Must be on a rifle kick these days! I just picked up a 1950's (mid 50's I think) Featherweight Pre-64 Model 70 in 30-06? Bore looks excellent and it has a slight monte carlo stock. Anything I should be aware of with this model as far as ammo selection or pressure or is this a strong as anything modern (or stronger)?
Trigger seems great compared to modern 70's but it's a wood stock and barrel is not free-floated. Should I have this done (for shooting in cold or hotter weather extremes) or leave it for collectibility sake? It has an older Bausch & Lomb scope on it and gives it a very retro authentic look, but it may have to be replaced. But maybe not.
In 10 days, I pick it up! In 10.1 days, I'll probably be shooting it! Appreciate any comments on my selection. Thanks.