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Well I have one in .30-06. It is a very consistent 3/4" to 1 1/2" shooter, depending on the load. It is a BOSS model, but I have never fiddled with the BOSS much. I assume I could get it dialed in more accurately with certain loads if I did. With standard cheap Federal 165s, it shoots 1" consistently. I can get it under 1" with handloaded Nosler 165 BTs. The fit, finish, and quality of this gun is top shelf.
 

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Mine is a 270 Win. from 1989 and on my best days, it is right around .750". On average, I'd say closer to 1.5", but that's probably got more to do with my eyes not being what they used to be.
 

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Sir,

I bought mine in around 96, I think- featherweight classic, 6.5 Swede. I have to say that mine is uncommonly accurate. The factory trigger was an abomination, so I went the timney route, and that helped out a great deal. Fast rifling twist, that has handled every bullet weight from 100 to 160 grains, although generally mine preferes 140s.

A very well balanced rifle, just light enough to carry all day, just heavy enough to lock in on target with muscling. Recoil is non-existant, kicks liek a 243. I taught my daugther how to shoot this gun, and she didn't notice the recoil at all.

I think its a great gun to own, wouldn't part with mine, although I don't hunt with it that much any more.

Best to you Sir.

Steve
 

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This one has been sitting in my safe for about three years. It begs to go hunting.
Its a Model 70 in 6.5x55 and after working up a good 140 grain flat base load (Sierra SP), the .6-.7 edge to edge groups that this rifle shot allowed me to put a better scope on it. The 4.5-14 Leupold works great for what I use it for, and this rifle has killed one buck and 4-5 pigs before I put it in the safe.
The trigger has been worked on, not replaced, and it could be better but its workable.
The 1 in 8" twist on the barrel is perfect for the longer bullets, so the 129 SST's, 130 Gr Accubonds, and the 140 Grain Sierras, Speer, or Partitions work best.
I don't know when it was made but I bought it new.
No accuracy problems here.
Happy New Year
 

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My Dad has the same rifle. Accuracy has never been a problem. This rifle shoots the 140’s and the 160’s especially well.
From the box, this rifle suffered from many problems. The safety was rusted and required quite a bit of cleaning before it would work properly.
The firing pin hole in the bolt was oversize and had to be bushed. The primers would flow back into the firing pin hole with factory loads.
The trigger required work but cleaned up very well.
Dad has spent quite a bit of time on this rifle but it has been worth the effort. It is now a good-looking rifle with excellent accuracy.
The only negative comment Dad makes about it is he would have not enjoyed paying for all the hours he put into the rifle.
 

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It depends

I bought a 6.5X55mm Featherweight and a number of other Winchester Model 70s in the 1990s and have never noticed a problem. Take care...
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While I didn't have a Winchester Model 70 "Featherweight" in 6.5 X 55 m/m I did have one in 7 mm Mauser which was always very accurate.
 

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Well I have one in .30-06. It is a very consistent 3/4" to 1 1/2" shooter, depending on the load. It is a BOSS model, but I have never fiddled with the BOSS much. I assume I could get it dialed in more accurately with certain loads if I did. With standard cheap Federal 165s, it shoots 1" consistently. I can get it under 1" with handloaded Nosler 165 BTs. The fit, finish, and quality of this gun is top shelf.
I have the same gun in .300 Win Mag, and it is one of the most accurate factory rifles I have ever owned. I too have the BOSS, but it shoots <1 MOA with factory Remington ammo, so I have never seen a need to mess with the BOSS. I am going to be trying handloading this year, so I may play with it some, but it is really not "necessary". Awesome gun and I would not hesitate to buy another one from that era. I cannot speak to the new ones being put out by FN. Dan
 
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