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putting this one on my wish list, i want to get it in 416 ruger the stainless steel version, was wondering if anyone has used it... I was wondering what the recoil pad is like.. if it is any good. Also was wondering where I can get some scope rail or bases for it.
 

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I suspect it is their standard factory recoil pad. If so, it is a little bit better than a steel buttplate. Scrap it and buy a Limbsaver!
 

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Sortof off topic, but I have to applaud Winchester for putting a Pachmayr recoil pad on the new M70's...wish more rifle companies did that. Sure, it puts your price up a bit, but you end up selling with a better product.
 

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yea most stock pads on rifles are stiff as a brick, especially the heavy kickers. Marlin just started putting pachmayr decelerator pads on their new .45-70 SBL model and XLR and i believe GBL, but I could be wrong on the last 2
 

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it looks like such a handy rifle for north american hunting and also africa. From black bears to grizzlies to big moose and bison to elk, even whitetail- little overkill but oh well. short 20" barrel the more i see it the more I want it lol
 

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Here, here. The stuff that Winchester was using in the 1980's pretty much resembled red concrete......
 

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It has a better recoil pad than they have used in the past. As said before it comes with very good rings. No need to change them. I own one in a 375 ruger and I love it. Shoots very well and is handy as heck. Got a conquest on top and it makes for a deadly package. Will shoot moa or better when doing my part. Trigger is decent, finish is ok. Stock is very grippy, which I like. Good gun at a good price.
 

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It says the barrel is stainless steel, but it looks like they coated it with something, so the whole action and barrel is real stainless steel with that coating? Thanks Bro.
 

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I think the integral rings on the Ruger are the greatest thing since sliced bread! You will not be disappointed with that rifle.
 

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Its 100% stainless, but as you noted its got a coating because even stainless steel isn't maintenance free.

If you buy a new one before the end of the year, Ruger is also going to keep you warm with a free Carhartt coat.
 
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