My .308 MX is going to have to move over as I broke down and ordered a Winchester model 70 Supergrade in .243. This gun is a chunk of steel and walnut, no plastic or alloy. The fit and finish is superb. I understand they are made here but shipped to Portugal for final fit and polishing of parts. After examining one( I always order direct from Winny or Browning) I can see why. Much loving labor involved. Going to see how many deer I can kill with it before I die. I will put up pic. when I get it.I know they are expensive but nice things don't come cheap.Of course it will wear a gloss leupy scope of fixed 6x power. -Locoman
I have a bunch of Brownings, all made and assembled in Belgium. I have examined numerous of the Portugal assembled guns, and although I did not want to like them, honestly the most noticeable difference was the wording "..assembled in Portugal."
Many of the current production Winchesters are nicer than the legendary pre-64s. Enjoy your rifle.
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That is the right way to do it. Took a Browning/Winchester Model 70 Featherwieght 25-06 that had a very plain stock, bought a new factory Supreme XXX walnut stock of GB for $250.00 then another $150.00 to get it bedded. Would have been just as well of, probably better off, to have just ordered a Supreme in the first place. Cuz my gunsmith still has it .
It is going to be beautifull.
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Congrats, and sure it will be a nice rifle... enjoy! I bought my daughter a new Winchester shotgun not long ago that is very nice; and supposedly the machined parts for it made in Belgium/FN with the stocks and final assembly in Portugal as well. She's a happy camper, and I sure like it too...
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Thanks all. According to the gun smith I talked to the guns are manufactured here but they require a lot of finish polishing. He said the bolts and internal parts are hand polished. Therefore it is cheaper to send them there than pay someone here $20.00 an hour to work on one gun all day which is what he said is required to get the quality that is the end result. I will post pictures for the members here when it comes.-Locoman