It Ain’t Your Father’s Winchester…

Well, the gentleman took my offer and I went down and picked up another rifle today…

Prairie dogs, wood chucks and other varmints beware 🙂

I’m now the proud owner of one VERY slightly used Winchester Model 70 Coyote Light in 22-250. It has literally had 20 rounds total through it, and really isn’t even broken in. He even threw in the rest of a case of BH Gold 50gr V-max too 🙂

It’s got a composite stock, 24 inch fluted medium heavy barrel, and a Loopy 4.5×14 scope on it. Definitely NOT your father’s Winchester, this one has a CNC milled pre-64 action and new trigger and I will tell you it feels like it’s had a thousand rounds through it! It is smooth as butter, the trigger is as good as the ones on my sniper rifles and this is a brand new gun! Winchester (and FN in South Carolina who builds the guns) got this one right!

But I do have a question…

Why oh why would someone order a varmint gun like this and get a DUPLEX RETICLE???

So the scope is off, shipping it back to Loopy for a varmint reticle install and they are going to throw in a CDS knob for the BH ammo!

Range report to follow when I get it re-assembled… AD, now I won’t have to borrow your .22 next time, and I might even let you shoot this one… 🙂


It Ain’t Your Father’s Winchester… — 10 Comments

  1. Nice acquisition! I have my Fathers Winchesters, (the .243 Model 100 comes to mind right now) I take offense! (kidding, I kid) I look forward to your range report!

  2. Keads, I’ll take a picture of it with it’s grandpa… A 1940 Model 70 in 30.06 and post it after the range check 🙂

  3. @ Old NFO- I look forward to it! I will try to get some of the long guns up on the blog. A lot of history there, but I seem to be a handgun person!

    I live very close to the SC factory.

  4. I’m sorry, but it is what it is.

    I’m still looking for My Perfect Remington 700 Sniper Rifle in .308.

    I’m still considering how I could reach out and Touch someone.