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Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« on: May 22, 2024, 08:49:31 PM »
I am looking at this rifle in 7mm-08. It will primarily be for Blacktail. Does anyone have any experience with this rifle, in any caliber?

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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2024, 09:03:56 PM »
No experience with the new ones with the brake, but had a 300 Win EW. Good rifle, easily sub MOA. A lot of people don't like the stock though. Also shot an EW 308, not mine, that was also easily sub MOA.


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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2024, 09:36:53 PM »
I have the Extreme Weather MB 6.5 PRC,  nice rifle and shoots very well,  sub MOA with hand loads.   My only complaint is the trigger guard is a painted alloy and should have been stainless steel as the paint will eventually chip.

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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2024, 08:24:28 PM »
I’ve owned the non braked version in 30-06 for a few years now. It’s become my “do it all” sort of rifle, which was my plan since I don’t seem to have time to tinker around with my oddball rifles and cartridges much these days. I mounted a Tract Toric 2-10x42 scope on mine.

I haven’t shot a lot of factory loads, but I do have a 165gr speed hot cor handload at 2900fps that shoots under a half inch at 100 yards most days.

It came with a 5.5lb trigger which I didn’t appreciate on a $1000+ rifle. However, swapping the spring out with an “Ernie the gunsmith” trigger spring dropped it to 2.5lbs, it’s now one of the nicest triggers on any of my hunting rifles.

I can’t really complain about the stock, but it would be nice if they would have used the “featherweight” contour for them. The forend is a little on the chunky side, something slimmer would be an improvement. Fun fact: it’s the exact same stock profile as the one on a knight ultra lite.

I also wish they had an actual stainless floorplate and trigger guard, I may add those to mine someday, but being painted aluminum doesn’t affect function at all.
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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2024, 09:05:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies and info! All great stuff.

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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2024, 11:16:59 PM »
Not exactly the same, but I have the super grade maple version in 6.5 CM. Shoots better than I am able, bolt operates nice. The one thing I am still getting used to on M70 is the safety. I did have it get caught on stuff while going through brush and it went off safe. This was BT hunting, so keep that in mind. But, that was probably more the way I use my guns as a shield. The extreme weather would be good, the blue rusted after one outing in WW rain and a short stowage like a day or two. That shouldn’t be a problem with CRES/SS

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Re: Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather MB
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2024, 12:30:14 AM »
 I have one in .270, no brake, is a quality rifle IMO. :twocents:
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