New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

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New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by headspace » 29 Jan 2015, 7:46 pm

I was up in Brisbane the other day and not being a regular visitor to the big smoke thought I'd go look at a gun store. I went to Queensland Gun Exchange and nearly swooned as I walked in the door.

Anyway, I was poking around and one of the sales blokes came over and asked if he could help. I said I'd like to have a look at one of the Mod 70 Featherweights they had there in 243W. He got it out and handed it over and I could feel my wallet jumping around in my pocket.

Eventually I gave in decided to buy it. Let me say it's sculpture in walnut and blued metal. PTA is in.

Also, my heavy barrel 223 is going on the market to make room in the safe.

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Re: New rifle

Post by North East » 29 Jan 2015, 8:28 pm

Beef it up a bit.....30-06.
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Re: New rifle

Post by Westy » 29 Jan 2015, 8:48 pm

Love the model 70 in feather WEIGHT HAD ONE FOR EVER IN 270!!!!!You should have dropped by when you were up Dave the owner and Scott the manager a really good friends of mine could have screwed them on price JD!!!LOL Maybe next time

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Post by MalleeFarmer » 29 Jan 2015, 8:57 pm

Nice choice I've also just put a pta deposit in on a featherweight m70 .22-250 :)
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Re: New rifle

Post by brett1868 » 29 Jan 2015, 9:41 pm

North East wrote:Beef it up a bit.....30-06.


Beef it up a lot...50BMG :D :D :D
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by Seconds » 30 Jan 2015, 8:03 am

Saw the .223 in the classifieds.

Not a bad deal, good luck selling.
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by Old Fart » 30 Jan 2015, 11:13 am

A fine choice ;)
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Re: New rifle

Post by headspace » 30 Jan 2015, 4:00 pm

North East wrote:Beef it up a bit.....30-06.

Got a 308W That will do.
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by headspace » 30 Jan 2015, 4:02 pm

Seconds wrote:Saw the .223 in the classifieds.

Not a bad deal, good luck selling.

Thanks mate, I put a fair bit into the rifle and it's been great. Just find I'm more and more into classic hunting rifles, plus I've always loved a mod 70.
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Post by headspace » 30 Jan 2015, 4:06 pm

Westy wrote:Love the model 70 in feather WEIGHT HAD ONE FOR EVER IN 270!!!!!You should have dropped by when you were up Dave the owner and Scott the manager a really good friends of mine could have screwed them on price JD!!!LOL Maybe next time

Cheers Westy

Mate I ended up doing OK. My LGS is Pro Hunt in Lismore and I've known Brad for a fair while. I went in to get the PTO going and he got on the phone to QGE and ordered the rifle from them. Apparently they do a lot of business together.
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Re: New rifle

Post by 1290 » 30 Jan 2015, 4:15 pm

brett1868 wrote:
North East wrote:Beef it up a bit.....30-06.


Beef it up a lot...50BMG :D :D :D


Beef it up realistically.... 375H&H. none of this pussy softy oughtsix...
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by headspace » 30 Jan 2015, 8:10 pm

I think that these day after many years including half of 1290's avatar my shoulder is happier without a 375. I just got finished reading a book by a bloke called Karamojo Bell. He shot numerous elephant in the years before WW1 and he shot nearly all of them with a 7x57 Mauser. All head shots too. He got the name "karamojo" from the areas he did most of his hunting in what is now known as Kenya and Uganda. His opinion was that you shoot more accurately with a rifle that is comfortable to shoot, and is therefore more accurate because you can shoot it enough to get really good with it. Of course Elmer Keith would have scoffed at this. By the way most of his kills were head shot and usually one bullet did it. a 170gn round nose solid.
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Re: New rifle

Post by newsteadvic » 31 Jan 2015, 12:40 pm

brett1868 wrote:Beef it up a lot...50BMG :D :D :D

Only if the OP was desiring 12" groups at 100metres.
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Re: New rifle

Post by 1290 » 31 Jan 2015, 1:30 pm

newsteadvic wrote:
brett1868 wrote:Beef it up a lot...50BMG :D :D :D

Only if the OP was desiring 12" groups at 100metres.


come now, thats a bit of a low blow.... :lol:
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by Oldbloke » 31 Jan 2015, 1:37 pm

Brett, Have you slugged the bore? Oops wrong discussion. Lol
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Re: New rifle

Post by Joom » 01 Feb 2015, 11:11 am

newsteadvic wrote:Only if the OP was desiring 12" groups at 100metres.


Awwww snap!
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by whert » 01 Feb 2015, 11:12 am

How long to your PTAs take up there?
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Re: New rifle - Mod 70 Featherweight .243

Post by headspace » 01 Feb 2015, 2:24 pm

whert wrote:How long to your PTAs take up there?

Once you're fully licensed about 2weeks maximum mate, not as good as Vic though, but better than SA and WA.
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