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Saw this on a web site and thought it might be good news for many.....

 

The Model 70 Is Back!

Morgan, Utah - The Winchester Model 70 is one of the most respected bolt-action rifle designs in the world. Winchester Repeating Arms is excited to announce the return of the Model 70 for 2008. The All-American Model 70s will be built by American craftsmen in Columbia, South Carolina, at the same state-of-the-art factory (FN Manufacturing) as the rifles and machine guns used by American's Armed Forces. They are made to the exact ISO 9001 standard of quality that the U.S. Government insists upon for military firearms.

For 2008 the new Model 70 has the all new M.O.A.™ Trigger System, improved fit and finish and enhanced accuracy to go along with its classic Pre-64 Controlled Round Feeding, Three-Position safety and solid, sure handling.

M.O.A.™ Trigger System. The new Model 70 M.O.A.Trigger System is the most precise three-lever trigger system ever offered to sportsmen. 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.

Three-Position Safety. The improved three-position safety on the new Model 70 has proven effective and highly popular with hunters and shooters for decades. Convenient to operate with the thumb of the firing hand, the Model 70 safety lifts the firing pin away from the sear. Then the safety selector is in the middle position, the action can still be operated, allowing unfired cartridges to be cycled with the safety on.

Hammer-Forged Barrel. Model 70 barrels are cold hammer-forged from a solid billet of steel for accuracy and long life. Massive rotary hammers shape the barrel steel around a mandrel to create the rifling. The barrel is threaded, target crowned and installed on the receiver. The chamber is then reamed and the bolt is headspaced. This results in 1 MOA accuracy for three-shot groups using properly managed barrel, quality match ammo and superior optics under ideal weather and range conditions.

Blade-Type Ejector. The Model 70's blade-type ejector allows full control when ejecting a fired case. When pulling the bolt back slowly the empty case pops out gently, which is perfect for target shooters and varminters. Pulling the bolt back smartly allows the empty case to clear the port with greater force. The blade-type ejector helps to eliminate short-stroking malfunctions.

The new Winchester Model 70 will be offered in a Super Grade, Featherweight™ Deluxe, Sporter Deluxe and Extreme Weather SS models for 2008. All will feature a thick black Pachmayr® Decelerator® pad that will help take the bite out of recoil.

The Super Grade will be offered in 30-06 Sprg. and 300 Win. Mag and will feature a fancy grade walnut stock with contrasting black fore-end tip and pistol grip cap and a sculpted shadowline cheekpiece. Suggested Retail $1,149.00

The Featherweight Deluxe has an angled comb walnut stock with Schnabel fore-end and satin finish with elegant cut checkering. It will be offered in popular long and short action calibers, including WSM chamberings. Suggested Retail $999.00 to $1,049.00.

The Sporter Deluxe features a satin finished walnut stock with cut checkering on trim fore-end and pistol grip, along with a sculpted cheekpiece. Available in popular long action and short action WSM calibers. Suggested Retail $999.00 to $1,049,99.

The Extreme Weather SS's premium Bell and Carlson composite stock features a trim, light feel with textured matte surface that gives a sure grip in any conditions. The Extreme Weather SS has a free floating, fluted stainless barrel to help minimize weight. Available in popular long action and short action WSM calibers. Suggested Retail $1,149.00 tp $1,199.00. Delivery on all models will begin in June of 2008.



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holy sh*t i aint gonna give that kinda coin for a winny. but thats cool to know
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Good news, Roy!  I had heard rumors earlier this year that FN, the parent company that owns Browning and the now defunct USRA would reintroduce some of the Winchester brand rifles and figured the Model 70 would have to be the first one.  I would imagine the M94 wouldn't be too far behind.

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of course msrp is usually a lot higher than what they actually sell for, maybe i will buy one in a .270 since they are pre64 like actions i would like to see one in a .264mag i would buy that.
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Didn't take Pyro too long to give in. 
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DID I JUST READ,, WHAT I JUST READ!!!!!!...... A 270 FOR PYRO??????????        Its not getting too deep is it!!...............Hey! Maybe Winchester, along with the .270 Model 70, will give away an autographed Jack O`Connor framed plaque!!!!!           
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sorry guys that wont ever happen even if i won one in a raffle it  would be traded the next day and never taken from the box.
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Love it!  Looks like the biggest change is the new trigger.  I actually like the original trigger - simple, simple, simple.

 

264 win mag would be cool if they'd back it with some new factory ammo in various loadings/bullets.

 

Pulled out my last Winchester Catalog, a 2006 edition.  The rifles may not be indentical but I've listed some suggested retail prices for comparison.  All were CRF.

 

     Model 70 Super Grade III, Blued: $1036 standard calibers, $1076 magnum calibers

 

     Model 70 Featherweight, Blued: $762 standard calibers, $792 WSM

 

     Model 70 Sporter III, Blued: $742 standard calibers, $773 magnum and WSM

 

     Model 70 Shadow Elite, Camo, Fluted Stainless (no mention of Bell and Carlson stock): $808 standard calibers, $839 magnum and WSM

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Come on pyro6999, go for the .270 winchester, everybody has to have one of those in his collection.  You know you do, but make it in a 700.
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not gonna do it
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pyro6999, I could see you now, with RMS, slinking through the brush, with your new 270 winchester.  You can do it.
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plus there are a few other calibers out there right now that i wanna get, like the .264
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I thought you had that?
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.264 win mag? no i have a 6.5 remington mag big difference there, mine is a short action but it is a belted magnum, not near as much omph as the .264 win mag, mine 6.5 is just a hair faster than a .270 shooting a 130 grain bullet, not enough to notice, just better ballistics down range.
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i wouldnt even use a .270 to put a tsx through rms's atv motor
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

pyro6999, I could see you now, with RMS, slinking through the brush, with your new 270 winchester.  You can do it.

 

  Wouldn't that make a great hunting show episode?!!!  And what better way to honor pyro's hero, the late, great Jack O'Connor than for him to get his new .270 in the legendary Win M 70!!!!

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and run it over with my d-6 dozer!
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There is an intersting article on the new Model 70's with pictures at OutdoorLife.  Don't know if we can do links so just Google this: "The Model 70 is Back"

 

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 Awsome!!!!!  I was wondering when and this is quicker then I expected.  Hummmm need to start saving.   Would love one in a .375 H&H we'll see if they make it in the large calibers.
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