I have a winchester , model 70 wssm with a simmons scope and...

5 years ago #1
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I have a winchester , model 70 wssm
with a simmons scope and a synthetic stock , black.
Serial # G3038936
Never been fired.
I would like to know more about it .
Its value . I dont know what power the the scope is and any other info you have

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5 years ago #2
Bert H.
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Hello,

What I can tell you is that your rifle is a U.S. Repeating Arms Co. manufactured Model 70 with the trademarked "Winchester" name on it. The original Winchester Arms company ceased manufacturing firearms in December of 1980 when they sold the New Haven factory to the newly formed U.S. Repeating Arms Co. (USRACo).

The WSSM line of cartridges was introduced the year 2000, but you failed to mention which specific cartridge your rifle is chambered for.

Bert H.

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5 years ago #3
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Winchester producded a package called the Pro Shadow Model 70 with a 3-9x40 "8-point" Simmons scope and Weaver style two piece bases. Same rifle as the "Super Shadow". It sold in various retail stores like Walmart. USRA was then bought by Fabrique National (FN) and I belive the WSSM series was discontinuted. They have a 22" barrel "light magnum" contour. The package weighs 7.1 lbs empty. MSRP was around $600 but usually discounted.

I bought one recently (used and fired but no visible throat erosion) in 223 WSSM for $399 in a local gunshop. They're Suitable for coyotes or deer depending on which caliber.


The WSSM action is shorter than the standard model 70 short action, so if you buy accessories like a scope mount or stock make sure it's for a WSSM.

The 223 WSSM has similar performance to a 22-250 or 220 Swift.
The 243 WSSM has Similar performance to a 243 or 6mm Rem
the 257 WSSM has similar performance to a 257 Roberts.

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5 years ago #4
TheElkSlayer70
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The .223 wssm blows the .22-250 out of the water ballistically. Try only 28 inches of drop at 400 yards, for a 55 grain bullet thats unbelievable. Yotes don't get up from that. I can't believe it was phased out!

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5 years ago #5
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The Elk Slayer70 wrote:
The .223 wssm blows the .22-250 out of the water ballistically. Try only 28 inches of drop at 400 yards, for a 55 grain bullet thats unbelievable.


You might want to look at your ballistics table again. Below are the numbers for Winchester 22-250 ammo. That is only 15 or 18 inches of drop out at 400 yards!! That is 53% to 62% of the .223 drop.

Rifle Ballistics Winchester
22-250 Remington 55 gr. Supreme® Ballistic Silvertip®

Short Traj. Long
Dist (Yds)
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Michael
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4 years ago #6
stevew
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Its a wallmart speciel

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