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#1 silvertip-co

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:44 PM

http://www.howardcom.....Model 70.html

I guess a $700 rifle for $1200 means its made in Belgium. Glad I bought mine for 275 off a rancher.

All that aside its nice to see the return of an old and dear friend.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:08 PM

Doesn't the release say they are now made in Columbia SC?

I like M70s and have used them but can't say I ever considered them a $1200 rifle. That pricing smacks of marketeers trying to ride a name to justify a price. That strategy never lasts long. You can't have "grass roots" appeal without someone looking real hard at your dirt.

Honestly, I'm glad they kept manufacturing stateside. That's an accomplishment nowadays. It really is. But the price hike is gonna hurt them and hurt them very bad.

IMO, the days M70s are made here are still numbered.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 07:00 PM

Glad to hear the 70 is back also cannot agree that at the SRP listed they are still in trouble. I wonder if their new trigger which sounds pretty good can be retrofitted to older models. I own two model 70's and like them a lot. One is an old pre 64 model 70 customized with a great trigger. The other is a post 64 model 70 in 270 with an ok trigger. My only problem with either one was on the post 64 gun the safety stuck and had to be worked on.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:54 PM

Oh I see it is made in SC. Youre right Leo I missed that. Probably a non-union plant.
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