- Jan 31, 2021
This is my first Winchester. I have admired them from afar for 40 years, until last week. This is a 2002 7mmWSM; it was made at that time with a sporter barrel placed into a featherweight stock. I'm not a fan of Leupold Standard or Dovetail setups. What do you suggest? For a scope I'm thinking a 2-7 Leupold, or the 2.5-8. Both have a small bell, something under 40mm. I would prefer low rings. Finally, I'm going to deer hunt with this regularly.
Should I consider Leupold Standards? A Picatinny Rail? Will Talley's hold up? My default would be DNZ Game Reaper 2s. I don't want the mounts to go over top the action unless running a rail. I just don't know anything about these guns and would appreciate all you M70 lovers to weigh in.