“The Rifleman’s Rifle” is better than ever. This newest version of the Winchester Model 70 features a protective Cerakote® FDE finish on the barreled action. A tough, super stable Bell and Carlson™ synthetic stock is impervious to moisture and includes a sculpted cheekpiece and TrueTimber® VSX finish. Accuracy is achieved with a free-floating, fluted sporter-weight barrel in many of today’s – and yesterdays – favorite calibers. This is a Model 70 for extreme conditions and for serious, tough hunts where you need a rifle that can handle the elements and maintain top performance.
- Reciever – Steel; FDE Cerakote finish
- Barrel – Tungsten Cerakote finish; Free-floating; Muzzle brake
- Action – M.O.A. Trigger System; Pre-’64 action; Three-position safety; Controlled Round Feed; Controlled ejection
- Stock – Bell and Carlson™ synthetic stock with sculpted cheekpiece; TrueTimber® Strata Finish
- Hinged floorplate; Jeweled bolt body; Knurled bolt handle; Pachmayr® Decelerator recoil pad; Sling swivel studs
|Action||Bolt||Action Length||Short Action|
|Length of Pull (in)||13 3/4||Drop at Comb (in)||1/2|
|Drop at Heel (in)||1/2||Stock Material||Composite|
|Stock Finish||True Timber Strata||Recoil Pad||Pachmayr Decelerator|
|Pistol Grip Cap||None||Trigger Guard Material||Alloy|
|Trigger Guard Engraving||None||Trigger Material||Stainless Steel|
|Trigger Finish||Matte||Receiver Material||Steel|
|Receiver Finish||Flat Dark Earth Cerakote||Magazine Type||Hinged Floorplate|
|Magazine Capacity||5||Floor Plate Material||Steel|
|Drilled and Tapped for Scope||Yes||Bolt Slide Finish||Jeweled|
|Barrel Material||Steel||Barrel Contour||Sporter|
|Chamber Finish||Polished||Barrel Finish||Flat Dark Earth Cerakote|
|Twist Rate (in)||8||Overall Length (in)||42 1/2|
|Weight||6 lbs 12 oz||Checkering||None|
|Sling Swivel Studs||Cerakote|
It’s still the Rifleman’s Rifle. No other bolt-action in history can inspire the passion, command the loyalty or create a sense of excitement among dedicated marksmen like the Model 70.® Since 1936 it’s been the benchmark against which every other bolt-action rifle is measured. Discover the rifleman’s rifle for yourself.
Three-quarters of a century of total performance is what comes with every Winchester Model 70. Today’s Model 70 has the addition of the M.O.A.™ Trigger System, improved fit and finish and enhanced accuracy to go along with its classic Pre-’64 controlled round feeding. It is all there: Three-Position Safety and solid, sure handling. The M.O.A. Trigger helps the model 70 deliver the extreme accuracy benchmark 1″ group at 100 yards. It’s what you deserve.
The Model 70’s new M.O.A. Trigger System is the most precise three-lever trigger system in the world. Operating on a simple pivoting lever principle, the trigger mechanism has been completely redesigned to exhibit zero take up, zero creep and zero overtravel. The pull weight ranges from 3 to 5 pounds and is factory-set at 3 3/4 pounds. Because of the enhanced ergonomics, wide smooth triggerpiece and 2:1 mechanical advantage created by the unique design geometry, it actually feels like half that weight.
Take up is the distance the trigger piece travels prior to the sear moving toward release and the shooter feeling resistance. The new Model 70 M.O.A. Trigger System has no take up because the take up spring keeps the triggerpiece in constant contact with the actuator.
Creep is the perceptible movement of the trigger prior to the release of the firing pin or striker. Creep has a negative influence on accuracy because it adds inconsistency and uncertainty during the trigger pull. This contributes to jerking the trigger and thus adds to the movement of the firearm during firing. The 2:1 mechanical advantage created by the trigger design’s unique geometry is how creep has been virtually eliminated in the new Model 70 M.O.A. Trigger.
Overtravel is the rearward movement of the trigger after the firing pin or striker has been released. It can actually jar the gun away from its intended point of aim and is also very distracting to the shooter. That’s why the new Model 70 M.O.A. Trigger System is set at the factory to have no perceptible overtravel. Where you aim is where you shoot.
The Model 70 is no ordinary bolt action. The Model 70 still has the famous 3-position safety which is convenient to operate with the thumb of your firing hand, lifting the firing pin away from the sear. When the safety is in the intermediate or middle position, the action can still be operated, allowing unfired cartridges to be cycled with the safety on. It’s smooth to engage and easily identifies the safety status of the rifle.
A blade-type ejector gives you full control when ejecting a fired case. If you pull the bolt back slowly, the empty case doesn’t fly anywhere, so you can catch it in your hand and the case is not damaged as it hits the ground. If you pull the bolt back quickly, it ejects the cartridge with more force, throwing it well clear of the action.
The forged steel receiver starts as a forged from a solid block of steel. (What could be stronger?) This is expensive to do, but the regal Model 70 is worth it. Each finished forging is precisely machined, creating a strong, stiff and solid receiver that resists flexing and delivers uncanny accuracy. The bottom profile of this receiver is flat to offer greater surface area for bedding. It is bedded with a two-part epoxy in two places, at the front and rear to keep things from shifting around inside the stock during firing. Why all this trouble and time? So pinpoint accuracy is preserved.
If there were a single feature responsible for the Model 70 being known as the “Bolt-Action Rifle of the Century,” it would be the classic Controlled Round Feed (CRF) bolt design. This is a massive claw extractor that smoothly slips onto and secures about one-quarter of the base of the cartridge. This exerts full control over the cartridge from the time it leaves the magazine, as it enters the chamber, gripping tightly until the cartridge is fully ejected. This design also allows an unfired cartridge to be extracted even if it is not yet fully chambered. It’s another feature found on the Model 70.
Most rifles have a recoil lug that is installed between the barrel and the action, much like a washer on a bolt. It is a metal piece that extends below the receiver and fits into a matching recess in the stock. It helps spread out the hammering effects of recoil across a wider surface so the rifle won’t be damaged. The recoil lug in the Model 70 is not added during assembly. It’s forged and machined as part of the receiver. This allows the barrel to be trued in perfect alignment to the front ring of the receiver for greater accuracy. There is nothing to move or shift the barrel out of alignment, ever.
To accuracy is nearly impossible if a barrel is of low quality, either from inferior steel, poor workmanship or poor fit. Every Today, Model 70 barrel is button rifled in a process that assures superior accuracy and durability.
Free-floating a barrel in the stock means no part of the forearm area touches the barrel. The slightest pressure from the forearm as it cradles the barrel can adversely influence accuracy. Try pulling a dollar bill under your current rifle’s barrel. Does it slip all the way to the receiver without hangup? If not, you’re missing the kind of accuracy that produces results in the field.
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