New to the sight and I must say WOW! Very impressed in what I have seen so far.
I have long been a Classic Winchester guy but recently picked up a new Model 70 Extreme Weather in 30.06. I am so impressed with this rifle that to my mind this may be one of the best factory rifles I have ever held.
The Bell and Carlson stock has a gunny feel that you normally only find on custom guns and the lines and fit are first class. My trigger broke clean at 3 pounds and the 22" stainless fluted barrel not only balances well but is tapered to a clean look. The action glides smoother than any classic I have shouldered and reminds me of a pre war action.
I topped this rifle with a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33 in LW talley mounts. Combined its a touch under 8 pounds. Just about perfect for a 30/06 class rifle.
Furthermore, with this rifle/ cartridge combo, I can load 165 grain noslers for deer/elk/sheep...180 grain noslers for moose, elk, plains game, and by chance if I ever hunt Brown Bear or Say an Eland....220 grain Nosler Partiton at 2400 should do the trick - plus with 5+1 capability thats 1320 grains of bullet to cover my butt. Plus the Extreme Weather finish should stand up to the elements pretty well.
I just don't see myself hunting with any other rifle for a long time to come!!!