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    Default Win 70 is returning

    This was borrowed from a posting on the AR Forum this AM:

    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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    Nothing at all on Winchester's gun page, nor on their news releases at www.winchesterguns.com. Sounds like a hoax to me.

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    I doubt it is a hoax. Every authority I heard talk about Winchester and it's demise said they would be back 2 years after they closed the plant doors due to licensing agreements. Early 2008 will be 2 years. They are right on schedule.
    I just hope they do not screw up a good trigger design when they make it "new and improved".
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    Default LH models??

    I sure hope so........I need a stainless, wrong handed .338 and I'm partial to M-70s

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    I hope you are right, I'm looking forward to the "new" rifle...... then again, I look forward to most new things!

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    Default C/W 2 year old rumor

    This is exactly what I was told was going to happen 2 years ago. Apparently, among other things, the 2 year hiatus was necessary to "union bust" and SC is where Win already makes (or made) their barrels. Still, it would be nice to see some cross conformation from another source or perhaps an official press release before feeling comfortable will 100% assurance. Hopefully the smoke will have settled by the SHOT show next year!!!

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    No hoax.

    They are coming back and will be at the 2008 SHOT show.

    The Extreme Weather model is everything you'd want in a stainless Model 70!

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    If it's not a hoax, show me the proof!!! Winchester has all of their press releases on their web site and this isn't one of them. Just because someone posts something on an internet bulletin board doesn't mean it's the truth.

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    I've never owned a M70, but I think I see another .375 H&H in my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    If it's not a hoax, show me the proof!!! Winchester has all of their press releases on their web site and this isn't one of them. Just because someone posts something on an internet bulletin board doesn't mean it's the truth.

    To be fair I can not prove what I posted is the truth. But in all fairness Winchester never mentioned on there web site for two months they were ceasing production of the M70 after it was common knowledge they quit.
    I am a betting man and I would bet my cash we see new M70's sometimes during 2008.
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    If it's true, the Shot show will be all over the place with the information, That's when the whore gun writers get all the invatations lined up for the year. It's not hard to get tickets for the show if you have an FFL and are a member of the NSSF.

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    I checked FN's sight as well (one BB posted this is where they would be built) and there is no mention of building the Model 70 or an agreement with Winchester. A Google search revealed several BB's posting similiar information, but nothing from an actual news or press release agency. Your post looks like something cut from a press release. Where'd you find it?

    Don't get me wrong,I hope it's true.

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    That is the word-for-word release sent out over a service called the Outdoor Wire.

    But I won't say any more as I might be labeled a "whore gun writer."

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    I'm a lefty, and if this time they smarten up and bring out lefties in a wider array of calibers, they'll have my attention. If they only do lefties in 270, 30-06, 7 mag and maybe 300 mag like before, I'm going to yawn and go back to sleep. Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt. Tore it up for rags a long time ago.

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    Found it on the AR forum under the gunsmithing section.
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    According to John Barnsness posts on the 24 HRCF he actually shot a few of these rifles a few months ago. As a gun writer one would think that he would not just make something like this up. I, personally, am looking forward to the return of the great Model 70!!

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    The return of the model 70 is documented in todays "Shooting Wire", available on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    If it's not a hoax, show me the proof!!! Winchester has all of their press releases on their web site and this isn't one of them. Just because someone posts something on an internet bulletin board doesn't mean it's the truth.
    I'll be the first to give you the "Told-ya-so" speech when there is an actual press release. I can be quoted on this forum more than once that the Winchester Model 70 and Model 94 would be coming back - and in the U.S.A.

    Looks like I was right . . .

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    Man am I glad to here that. I was so disappointed when they stopped making them. I had a 300WIN mag super grade and sold it. Now I will get me another one just to have a mod 70
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    Unhappy Mod. 70

    Why would they take the best feature on their rifle and change it? I am a Mod. 70 fan and the trigger was a big reason. Maybe it will lower the prices of the "old Mod. 70's".

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