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Old August 2nd, 2016, 03:36 AM   #1
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M40 and Winchester M70 clones

Just a couple of my clones. Tokiwartooth did all the work on the green Redfield.
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 04:50 AM   #2
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Beautiful!. I'll have to get my 2 out and post one of these days.

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Old August 2nd, 2016, 05:30 AM   #3
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Wow, those are absolutely gorgeous.

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Old August 2nd, 2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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I like the detachable club on the rifle in the back ;)

But seriously great looking pair you got there

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Old August 2nd, 2016, 12:13 PM   #5
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Those are really nice!

Please explain the top scope? Why is there a spring, and it must be a LONG scope for 1000 or more yards? Why would you want a scope on your rifle that long? Just asking, not judging!

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Old August 2nd, 2016, 12:45 PM   #6
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Most likely it is a Unertl scope from yesteryear if you will. Marines and other services have used them in the past. The mounts are adjustable, tube itself moves when elevation/wind is required, no internal adjustments, all external. Spring is recoil spring and a good thing about that is when the rifle is fired, rifle recoils backward and scope moves in opposite direction, no scope scars on the bridge of the nose. Lyman also made some of those versions and would say today the Unertl brings a handsome price for not that common yet excellent optics for their day. Adjustments are very positive and precise.
Have a 16x Unertl and use in a Ruger No. 1, Rem. 40X/22 match rifle, and my Springfield '03 clone of the Marine sniper rifle.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 04:53 AM   #7
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Yes the scope on the Winchester is an Unertl 14X with fine cross hairs. Its a very rugged scope with very clear optics. Easy to use. Glad you guys like the old school look.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 07:28 AM   #8
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Thx to your post I've started researching how to get my hands on one of these... Very nice pieces!

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 10:14 AM   #9
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Nice setups!! M40 looks great.

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Old August 4th, 2016, 01:36 AM   #10
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Very, very nice rifles. I am partial to the M40 myself. The green scope came out really nice, great job by Toki!

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Old August 4th, 2016, 04:46 AM   #11
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Very nice.

I'm partial to the M70.

Mine is a 1948 Super Grade I inherited from my Dad.

It's been in the family for 66 years.

I've been considering having a clone done complete with scope but not sure if I want to do anything to the rifle.

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Old August 4th, 2016, 06:57 PM   #12
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Very nice.

I'm partial to the M70.

Mine is a 1948 Super Grade I inherited from my Dad.

It's been in the family for 66 years.

I've been considering having a clone done complete with scope but not sure if I want to do anything to the rifle.
I wouldn't make any modifications to the family rifle. It sounds like a nice one. You should be able to find another to build a sniper. Just my 2 cents.

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Excellent. Winchesters are on the top of my list.
My favorite clone is the FN SPR. Pre 64 action and all the enhancements to make it work.


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Old December 4th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #14
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Very nice ... your M40 looks like mine. How does the M70 shoot? Have been interested in making a repro.

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excellent thank you for sharing that

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