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Calfed
06-29-2013, 07:13 PM
I've been interested in Palma and F class matches for a few years now, but was unsure how much it might cost to get started.

Earlier this week I glommed this Winchester 70 .308 rifle at an on-line auction.

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/Target%20rifles/e86d38bb-ac76-4a0f-82ee-59e3bf67e5bb_zps07bcf0a2.jpg

Comes with a Hart barrel and OK Weber sights. I've obviously heard good things about Hart barrels, but does anyone know anything about OK Weber sights?

Better pics when it arrives.

Butch Lambert
06-30-2013, 07:08 PM
Maybe alright for Palma, but not for FClass.

Calfed
06-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Maybe alright for Palma, but not for FClass.

How so? Is the caliber (.308) not competitive? The lack of a scope?

Butch Lambert
06-30-2013, 07:22 PM
I say that, maybe a new barrel, stock, trigger, and a stock minimum. You will also need a Scope.

Calfed
06-30-2013, 07:41 PM
Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate your input.

Buying this was somewhat of an act of faith, because of the single picture and sparse description. I wish I knew how long the barrel was and what the twist rate is.

I got it for just under $750 and thought it was worth the risk.

What barrel length would be ideal for F class?

Calfed
07-01-2013, 04:50 PM
Got some good news from a poster on another Forum (Long Range Target Shooting). He was actually at the auction that I won this rifle at (I was bidding on line). He stated that all the rifle were in excellent shape.

Also advised that he had gotten two target rifles and that both came with logs...one had 300 rounds through it and the other 30. Apparently the prior owner, who is deceased, was a long time Camp Perry shooter and had lost his sight about 12 years ago. That sure seems sad.

Butch Lambert
07-01-2013, 05:28 PM
Did you post this on the long range forum and the FClass forum? Might be best.

Calfed
07-01-2013, 05:31 PM
Will do. Thanks, Butch

manitou210
07-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate your input.

Buying this was somewhat of an act of faith, because of the single picture and sparse description. I wish I knew how long the barrel was and what the twist rate is.

I got it for just under $750 and thought it was worth the risk.

What barrel length would be ideal for F class?

.308 guys where I shoot all using 32 to 34"

Calfed
07-20-2013, 12:56 AM
Thanks, Manitou. Still waiting for the rifle to arrive. I'll measure the barrel when it arrives.

virg
07-20-2013, 10:05 AM
I've been interested in Palma and F class matches for a few years now, but was unsure how much it might cost to get started.

Earlier this week I glommed this Winchester 70 .308 rifle at an on-line auction.

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/Target%20rifles/e86d38bb-ac76-4a0f-82ee-59e3bf67e5bb_zps07bcf0a2.jpg

Comes with a Hart barrel and OK Weber sights. I've obviously heard good things about Hart barrels, but does anyone know anything about OK Weber sights?

Better pics when it arrives.

When you get this rifle shoot it. If after developing your .308 hand loads, the rifle shoots five into 1/2 inch or less at 100yds, it will be competitive. Good luck...virg.

Calfed
07-21-2013, 08:34 PM
When you get this rifle shoot it. If after developing your .308 hand loads, the rifle shoots five into 1/2 inch or less at 100yds, it will be competitive. Good luck...virg.

Thanks Virg. I'm still waiting for this to arrive.