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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Wow, someone should get fired in Ilion!
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I was in a gun shop yesterday and even the salesman was paying out Remington! I asked him his opinion on which one to get...a Savage 10 FCLP-K or a Remington SPS Varmint and he said definitely the Savage and that Remington is only running these days on their reputation.
 
 


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i don't like winchester's safety. i have only owned one and it was always getting hung and moving.the rifle shot good but the chamber was way over size.  real bummer for reloading.
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Originally posted by cowski cowski wrote:

i don't like winchester's safety. i have only owned one and it was always getting hung and moving.


Sounds like your safety was just poorly fitted so it hung up on the milled slot in the firing pin extension.  I've seen some like this, and that problem can be pretty easily fixed so the safety operates very slickly.  That's not a fault of the basic design, just in the execution of the design.
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My guess is that in a poll of rifle loonies, the Winchester three position safety would do extremely well.

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the ruger safety is very similar to the winchester one as well, so yeah sam i think you are right in that thought.
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The ruger just has a two position right?
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nope its a three also
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Dang its been to long since i handled that .243 ruger
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hey rifle dude i'm sure your right about that safety .it must of been made on monday morning .
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FWIW In the February issue of Eastman’s’ Hunting Journal the new Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather gets a very good grade. The only thing they criticized was that according to them, the hinged floor plate was a bit difficult & uncomfortable to open and the trigger while very good was set a bit heavy by the factory at 3 ¾ lbs.

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Well, they are adjustable!!   But what is wrong with 3 3/4 lbs. in a hunting rifle??  
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Well, they are adjustable!!   But what is wrong with 3 3/4 lbs. in a hunting rifle??  

Some of the rifles they liked a little better, semi custom guns were about a pound lighter in trigger weight. BTW, I don't think there are too many rifles coming out of the factory with 2 3/4 lbs triggers, you have to adjust them to taste yourself.

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i dont think anything under 4lbs is what i consider a good idea for a hunting rifle, but i live in a part of the country where its pretty cold during hunting season, so sometimes you wear gloves to shoot. a light trigger like the 2 3/4 lbs your talking about isnt a good idea.
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I can live with a light trigger in a 22 or a varmint gun...but a crisp trigger of 3-4 lbs. is fine in a deer rifle....
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

I can live with a light trigger in a 22 or a varmint gun...but a crisp trigger of 3-4 lbs. is fine in a deer rifle....
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  CRISP is the key word.  As long as the release of the trigger is predictable you can get by with a good bit of pull weight.  My Husqvarna has a CRISP pull at almost 7lbs(non-adjustable)but I'm satisfied with it.
 
  Just got a call from my SIL.  Seems his dad,whose worked for Winchester for 40+ yrs,just quit/retired.  Reasons being,along with a few other things going on in his life,it seems FN wanted him to go to China.   Ouch 


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I've got my eye on an  "Extreme Weather" at gunbroker, I keep going back and forth on it. I don't really need another rifle but you know, maybe my collection needs another Model 70Thinking
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my do all, go anywhere, take anything, no 2 3/4 lb trigger here, could get you hurt, 416 Safari
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Dale that is really cool but what do you do with it, have you ever hunted with it?
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Don't hunt as much as I used to, hunting stories are like fishing stories, and hunting is not like it used to be, if I went on it would be like listening to Ed. (when I was young, Colorado,Wyoming,Idaho grew up hunting the Salmon wilderness area, Montana (in those days Idaho and western montana were the same and then there as eastern montana, alaska, before oil, and the Dark Continent before  Edi amen and all the name changes.).

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Also add that I have guns that haven't been shot or looked at in 20, years, however I shoot this one everytime I thing I need a bigger gun, like another 338 Lap or something.

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That's a beauty Dale! I'll bet it puts a pretty good spank on you.
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Very nice dale.  Should do the trick on squirrels!
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416............. thank you sir may I have another  Spanker
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