Hello to all of our fellow pre-64 Model 70 enthusiasts. I hope this Campfire post finds you healthy and your family not directly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are all safe and healthy here at pre64win.com, but are deeply concerned by the situation around us. I am praying that lives will be spared, that our country can get back to work soon, and that our economy will recover quickly. I am writing from my home in Washington State where we have seen greater impact from the virus than many places in the US. The first known case of Coronavirus in the US occurred in a town just 10 miles from here and the pre64win.com shop is located just 6 miles...
Jack O'Connor is the central figure in the history of the Winchester model 70 - no individual contributed more to the legend and legacy of the rifle. O’Connor’s was enormously influential in making the pre-64 model 70 desired, and also in making the post-1963 model 70 despised. As such, it is impossible to separate the legacy of the model 70 from that of Jack O’Connor. This article takes a look at O'Connor's history and his relationship with the Winchester model 70.
This Campfire article walks the reader through the process of building a custom rifle and addresses the questions we are most frequently asked by prospective custom rifle builders. Starting with selecting a receiver, and working all the way through choosing the right barrel and furnishing your rifle with a stock, this article will familiarize you with the process of building a custom rifle, discussing factors to consider when making many of the key decisions which must be made along the way to a completed rifle.
What is the best pre-64 Winchester model 70 receiver for building a rifle .270 WSM on? Is there even such a thing as a short-action magnum receiver in the pre-64 years? If I am building a .300 Weatherby magnum, should I choose the H&H magnum receiver, or will the short magnum receiver work? This Campfire article will address the most common questions and misconceptions we see regarding pre-64 receiver differences, as they relate to chambering.