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Winchester 670 in .264
« on: December 08, 2012, 06:35:10 pm »
I have been looking for a .264 for a while.  I had planned on finding one in a mod 70 but have a chance at one in 670.  Anyone with experience?  Fair price for a 90% rifle?  Thanks for any info.
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 05:02:36 pm »
The only old 70/670 in 264 I would want is the M70 Westerner.
However, Win. has one now in a good configuration & their quality is way up.
http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=001C&mid=535108
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 08:49:20 am »
 I remember the old 670 Winchesters, just didn't realize they chambered it in .264 Win. Well, before Winchester went belly-up I would say that $300-$350 would be a fair price for a used 670. Now, no telling. I think I would start off offering $300 and go as high as I felt Okay with. I doubt the previous owner (owners) ever shot it enough to hurt it, and even if it had a 22" barrel ( you didn't specify) it would still be a good using rifle. Every 670 I saw was in 30.06 and plain as dirt, ha, you can't hurt a rifle like that in the field though.
I have a good friend down in Texas who bought a Mod 700 BDL from another friend of ours, way back in the late '70s, he still has it. He (and now his boys) have shot bookoo deer/hogs with it at some impressive ranges. Good luck to you Pard.

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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 08:21:52 pm »
I remember the old 670 Winchesters, just didn't realize they chambered it in .264 Win. Well, before Winchester went belly-up I would say that $300-$350 would be a fair price for a used 670. Now, no telling. I think I would start off offering $300 and go as high as I felt Okay with. I doubt the previous owner (owners) ever shot it enough to hurt it, and even if it had a 22" barrel ( you didn't specify) it would still be a good using rifle. Every 670 I saw was in 30.06 and plain as dirt, ha, you can't hurt a rifle like that in the field though.
I have a good friend down in Texas who bought a Mod 700 BDL from another friend of ours, way back in the late '70s, he still has it. He (and now his boys) have shot bookoo deer/hogs with it at some impressive ranges. Good luck to you Pard.
Yea, the barrel was what I was refering to, but trying to  avoid arguments. If it is a 22" , just buy a used 270
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 04:41:35 am »
Thanks guys.  The barrel was a 24". I say was because I missed out on it. Somebody wanted it MUCH more than I did.  The search continues...
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 05:26:57 am »
I bought a Winchester 670 in 30-06 for a good price and had it rebarreled to 35 Whelen.  They're well built rifles with the best features of the famous model 70 but lower grade of wood for the stock.  Trigger is exceptionally well built.
 
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 08:58:17 am »
My hunting partner and his dad bought Winchester 670's in 30-06.  Both had accidental discharges when closing the bolt on a live round.  This was a factory defect and Winchester repair the rifles.  It seems there we a lot of accidental discharges.  Forthy years later my brother buys a 670 to build a wildcat on.  He had a accidental discharge and had the rifle repaired by a gunsmith.
 
I would buy a Winchester 670 after doing some testing to see if the firing pin dropped on closing the action.  Suspect the problem was part of a production run.
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 05:05:35 pm »
My hunting partner and his dad bought Winchester 670's in 30-06.  Both had accidental discharges when closing the bolt on a live round.  This was a factory defect and Winchester repair the rifles.  It seems there we a lot of accidental discharges.  Forthy years later my brother buys a 670 to build a wildcat on.  He had a accidental discharge and had the rifle repaired by a gunsmith.
 
I would buy a Winchester 670 after doing some testing to see if the firing pin dropped on closing the action.  Suspect the problem was part of a production run.

I picked up a 670 in 30-06 to use as a beater or possible re-barrel to 8x57.  A mistake.   Never had any accidental discharges, but had horrible feeding problems with jamming and stove piping of rounds.  It simply would not feed.  Ok as a single shot, but I wanted a repeater.

 A friend took a shine to it and thought he could fix it and he bought it from me and  spent a lot of time trying to make it work right.   A year later  he had a fatal  heart attack.  I hope that 670 did not contribute to his early demise.  :(

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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 02:50:49 pm »
Back in '08 or '09 I was looking for a 264 win mag. I settled on a new Rem 700 cdl limited edition in 264wm, just because it had a 26" barrel. Just thought I would throw that out as an option 4 you.

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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 02:57:53 pm »
Back in '08 or '09 I was looking for a 264 win mag. I settled on a new Rem 700 cdl limited edition in 264wm, just because it had a 26" barrel. Just thought I would throw that out as an option 4 you.

How did your Remington .264 work out?   What kind of loads?  Hunting?

Why did you pick the .264 and how do you like it?

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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 09:10:49 am »
In 1968 I was looking at a very nice Remington 700 in 264 Winchester on the bargin table at a big box store.  I did not buy it because I was keeping a young family in shoes. A neighbor had one in a Remington 700 but all he did was talk-the-talk.  He had a wife that did not allow him to leave the house without a leash on.
 
Years later when I wanted a rifle with a little more punch then my favored 270 Winchester I bought a 7MM Remington Magnum.  I wanted a 300 WM but there was not one on the shelve at that time.  I have found the 7MM RM to be very accurate with 145-grain, 154-grain, 160-grain, and 175-grain bullets.  Brass and on the shelve ammunition for the 7MM RM is easier to come buy.  Rarely do I see 264 Winchester ammunition on the shelve and brass is almost a mail order proposition.  So any issues can be easily over come.

I have witness two bucks taken with the 264 Winchester.  The hunter was using 140-grain Speer bullets.  His shooting with the 264 was outstanding.  The distance was about 100 yards and the buck did not move much, close to bang-flops.  Both exit holes were over two inches.

I like the .264/6.5 caliber and have owned and used a 6.5x55 on deer.  I used a 140-grain Nosler PT with outstanding results.  I can only image what the added velocity of the 264 would have done.
 

 
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Re: Winchester 670 in .264
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2012, 03:10:04 am »
there nothing fancy but a good serviceable gun. Id have probably jumped on it in 264 if it were under 500 bucks as its a rare chambering in a 670.
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