Winchester 70 XTR 7MM Mauser Just In!

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  1. Edge

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    Nice looking rifle!
     
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  2. TOBY458

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    Thanks!
     

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    Well now, if he buys the Heym, what then becomes of the Parker Hale .404?? Hmmmmm?:D:D:rolleyes:o_O:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  4. TOBY458

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    Well.....I DID buy the Heym 404. So....I gots some decisions to make!
     
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    My favorite make of rifle ( Winchester Model 70 ) and 1 of my favorite calibres : 7 × 57 Mauser. Congratulations on the new lovely addition to your battery. Do you plan to use Norma Orynx 152 grain soft points in it ? Or RWS 162 grain ammunition in it ? Either choices are very solid.
     
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  6. sestoppelman

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    I think you may be worse than me! :eek::eek::D
     
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  7. TOBY458

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    Well.....I DID buy the Heym 404. So....I gots some decisions to make!
    Thanks! I will hand load ammo for it. I'll most likely load a 140 grain bullet for deer. If I were to use it for larger game, I'd use a 150 gr Swift or something similar.
     
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  8. sierraone

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    Now just waiting for the classified section to open up in a couple of days!
     
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    I was wondering where you were going to land on that one! Congrats!
     
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    Congrats on the 404J! Pictures please :)
     
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  11. TOBY458

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    I shot this rifle with the iron sights today. 25 yards only. Just wanted to check regulation of the sights. It shoots a bit high, so I will need to either adjust the rear sight down a bit, or install a taller front sight. I have a set of front sight inserts, so I may just install a taller insert, so the rear sight can stay all the way at the top. To me, that makes the rear sight easier to pick up in low light.
     
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    Thanks! I'll post pictures and a full write up when I get the Heym 404 in my hands. I had to have them ship it to me so I wouldn't have to pay sales tax in Texas.
     
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    Don’t blame you doing that, saves 9% or so. Looking forward to the pictures and review...
     
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  14. TOBY458

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    I installed the taller front sight insert today. Now she's dead on with the iron sights. Very sweet shooting little rifle in the perfect deer/PG caliber.
     
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  15. 2400

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    Nice rifle!

    I have a 7X57 just like it and love it, it has a 2-7x33 Leupold on it and it's the right scope for the gun in my opinion.
     

  16. TOBY458

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    This rifle was sold to another AH member. Maybe when he puts a scope on and shoots it a bit, he can give us a report on how she shoots!
     
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