The Return of the Model 70
Word on the street is the Winchester Model 70 is back. Winchester Repeating Arms announced the rifleman’s rifle will continue production in 2008 and it will continue to be American-made. I lament the fact that the barrel won’t be stamped with New Haven, Connecticut, but Columbia, South Carolina, is fine by me. Expect the classic pre-‘64 controlled round feeding, characteristic three-position safety, and improved fit and finish. They’ll ad a bit of enhanced accuracy, too. It will also tout a new M.O.A. trigger system. Should Savage and their AccuTrigger be looking over their shoulder? The M.O.A. is said to have zero take up, zero creep, and zero over travel. You can look forward to this spring with models in Super Grade (SRP: $1149), Featherweight Deluxe (SRP: $999 – $1049), Sporter Deluxe (SRP: $999 – $1049), and Extreme Weather SS (SRP: $1149 – $1199).