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    New (1965)model winchester m70 heavy barrel target still in box

    Digging through my stuff I've came upon a rifle I bought when I was
    15 years old.
    It's a 26 inch 30:06 that I never got around to.
    The barrel is 1.150 at the chamber and tapers to .890 at the muzzle.
    Is there still any interest in a rifle like this?
    Serial number 81001247 which puts it mid 1965.

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    Well, being as it's one of the first post-64 Model 70's, it's probably ugly as homemade sin, with pressed checkering on a club-like stock and a dull parkerized-looking finish on the receiver.

    No insult meant, because that being said, I had a heavy barrel .225 of the same vintage that I bought new at about the same age and it shot lights-out. Wish I had never got rid of it.

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    This is a target model rifle hence no checkering at all and a pretty nice looking piece of straight grained walnut.the barrel is not polished on the exterior so it has a dull deep black finish. I don't have any idea how it shoots yet but it certainly looks like a winner.
    I've had uglier full blown benchrest rifles.

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    The earlier posting about the checkered 225 of dubious quality got me wondering so I looked farther.
    This model of target rifle was only available in 2 cartridges. 30:06 and 300 winchester. All long actions with notches for stripper clips.
    If anyone knows more about these, please let me know.

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    Is this a "push feed"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Is this a "push feed"?

    Yes

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    [QyesUOTE=John S;829104]Is this a "push feed"
    Yes it is

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    Exclamation take it out of the box

    Take it out of the box and shoot it

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    Let me see

    if there is any info on checkering on target models, post 64 in Rule's book. Recollection is they were not checkered as has been mentioned.

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