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#3073031 - 12/10/12 05:20 PM Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans
Model70Man
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I was reading on the web that Winchester is making their Model 70's in Portugal and some say in SC. Well, I went to their FB page and asked the question regarding the assembly of the new M70's and some quality control issues that I've been reading about. This is the reply I got

"We have made the decision to have the Model 70's assembled in Portugal starting in 2013. This is totally so that we can better meet our demand for this product so that we can fill more orders to our dealers. This is no way a reflection on the quailty. There is nothing wrong with the quality we are doing this to provide more deliveries. The gun will still be made in the USA only now just assembled in Portugal."

What a load of crap!!! American's cannot assemble them as fast as the people in Portugal? Let me get this straight. Winchester makes the parts, and then sends the parts to Portugal to be assembled, and then they send the rifle back to the US? How is this cutting cost, time, and resources to assemble a product?

I will not buy another Winchester product again post 2013, unless it's made in the US by American's. I'm sick!!!
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#3073107 - 12/10/12 05:51 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Model70Man]
ImThere
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Truly dissapointed.
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#3073110 - 12/10/12 05:53 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: ImThere]
BigD_625
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That's horrible.
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#3073221 - 12/10/12 06:48 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: BigD_625]
Model70Man
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Please voice your disappointment on their Facebook page! Looks like more Americans have lost their jobs at Winchester.
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#3073381 - 12/10/12 08:23 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Model70Man]
Rockhound
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Buy savage
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#3073398 - 12/10/12 08:31 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Rockhound]
pressfit
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you can thank the machinists union for this..
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#3073474 - 12/10/12 08:57 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: pressfit]
Gravey
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my parents bought my first deer rifle 25+ years ago and it is a model 70 30-06. Its the ranger model but the bolt is smoother than anything else I have. Bought a classic stainless 270 in the last year as my nasty weather gun. I'm not in the market for another rifle but if that continues the model 70 will be removed from the list. I'm sure there are plenty of folks in the USA to assemble them. Funny they can produce enough but not put them together? I call BS on that.
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#3073558 - 12/10/12 09:44 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: pressfit]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
you can thank the machinists union for this..


Yep

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#3073586 - 12/10/12 10:07 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: UTGrad]
Chaneylake
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the gun that "Won the West" just lost
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#3073601 - 12/10/12 10:17 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Chaneylake]
mr.big
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I have a very nice M70 Classic Featherweight 270 WSM pre 64 style bolt that was built in the last year before they went under that I would part with,,if I told you it was unfired you would not be able to tell that it has been fired about 30 times,,
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