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I heard there was a recall on some of Winchesters Stainless Steel Classics. Has anybody else heard that?
 

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I checked Winchester's web site and a few others but did not see mention of a recall.
 

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That would probably be best, as I don't remember Remington going all out to fix the 700's. Keep us posted on what you find.
 

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Called them today, the recall was for the safety's. They are turning color. There isn't any safety issue. Traded 2 guns for a brand new Model 70 Classic. It's just your size, .338 Win mag. Can't get rid of the magnums I guess!:cool:
 

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Turning color? I guess Autumn has arrived if the safeties are turning colors too!!! Just one question, what color are they turning? I'd hate to have a rifle with a pink safety on it. :D

The 338 and your hunts up here go together like bread and butter. It's a lot of horsepower, no doubt about it and you may never need all of it, but it is perfectly at home hunting in Alaska. Least I've never had a problem with it.
 

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I don't know what color their turning, this one has been sitting on the shelf since 99 and it's still stainless steel. I got a great deal on this gun and traded off 2 that I haven't shot for awhile. Still have to sell the Weatherby though.;)
 

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My Winchester Classic Stainless will be 10 years old soon and the safety is still the same as it ever was. The matte finish on the barrel is rubbed shiny in a couple of places from use and the stock's a little scratched up but the safety's still perfect! ID

PS - I second the opinion on the .338. It's about the only magnum caliber I would even bother with today. It shoots a big bullet at 30-06 velocities, basically. I think that's a good thing!
 

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Don't need that shinney stuf in the woods or in the open. A good hunting rifle doesn't need to be pretty, just shoot accurately and work each time. Hunting in Colorado a few years ago i watched a hunter make his way through , the woods by the reflection off of his rifle. The .338 is a good rifle caliber but I would have a muzzle brake installed. Did that with my 7mm Rem Mag when I replaced the barrel and I'm very happy that I did. I shoot that rifle a lot and it's more pleasant to shoot with the brake on. And those of you that might think I'm a woose, just remember that the sins of youth will come back to visit you in your old age, if you make it that far.
 
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