My neighbor asked me to take a ride to Sportsmans this morning. They have a nice Winchester Model 70 Stealth for sale at a reduced price, $320.00 less than published MSRP. First impressions are very good but I know nothing about the new MOA trigger system. Pull was a bit heavy for my taste, anyone have knowledge of the new trigger? There doesn't appear to be any after market replacements at this time.
Fit and finish of the stock, pad, Pre 64' CRF bolt, barrel, etc. was very nice. The rifle is chambered in .308Win and has a heavy contour 26" barrrel. His intentions are target shooting and lower 48 hunting opportunities. It's a bit heavy for a long pack but a nice compromise for hunting and target shooting.
He may go ahead and buy it today. I asked him to think it over and look at a few other possibilities. Personally I feel at the reduced price it's a very nice rifle. This will be his first rifle purchase if he goes with it. Just last year he had never fired a weapon, now he has two hand guns.
Last night my wife and I cooked a deer steak and beer battered Halibut for him and his wife. This morning he bought a hunting license and filled out paper work for the Elk draw.