Gear Review: Model 70 Featherweight Compact

Model 70 Featherweight Compact Introduced By Winchester Repeating Arms For 2011.

With smaller-framed shooters and those who like a lightweight compact rifle in mind, Winchester Repeating Arms has introduced the Model 70 Featherweight Compact. The new rifle features a 20-inch barrel, a 13-inch length of pull, an overall length of 39 ½ inches and weighs just 6 ½ pounds. The Model 70 Compact is the perfect rifle for ladies, young shooters and those looking for a light-weight mountain rifle.

The Compact Model 70 action has Pre-’64 Controlled Round Feeding, the easy-to-use three position safety and a jeweled bolt body with a knurled bolt handle. The rifle also uses the M.O.A.™ Trigger System that is easily adjusted. The stock is a satin-finished checkered walnut with a Packmayr Decelerator Pad. The rifle action is bedded and the barrel free-floated for exceptional accuracy.

The Model 70 Featherweight Compact comes in four popular calibers for 2011, 22.250 Rem., 243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., and 308 Win. Suggested retail price is $899.99.

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