Being equipped with a classic rifle elevates the level of fun and adventure while hunting. And when it comes to hunting deer, there is no match for the Winchester rifles. Back in the day, they were a pretty big deal. Even today, they are considered as classics and any hunter with a passion for antique rifles would love to get his hands on one of these.
Speaking of Winchesters, the most famous rifle available today is the Winchester model 70 Bolt Action. Initially introduced in 1936 by the W.R.A.C, it was and still is recognized as one of the best hunting rifles. Winchester model 70 is a 24 inch walnut clad and blued steel rifle with a novel 3-position safety system. This system allows you to cycle the unfired cartridges even when the safety is on and helps you determine the safety status of your gun.
Moreover, this amazing rifle has a blade-type trajectory which means that the shell case doesn’t fly out speedily while pulling the bolt back to reload the rifle. But, that’s not the best part. The forged steel receiver in the rifle really makes it a sensational firearm. Think about it. Solid steel! It couldn’t get any better! The receiver is designed very precisely so as to counter any flexing and provide maximum accuracy.
Besides all this, the Winchester model 70 rarely gets jammed. This is because of its classic CRF (controlled round feed) design. The purpose of this design is to cover the cartridge and hold it tightly till it moves from the magazine to the chamber so that it may not get stuck along the way. It is due to this awesome feature that this rifle was given the title of ‘Bolt-Action Rifle of the Century’.
Model 70 was developed as a .270 caliber rifle. This made it a light recoil rifle as compared to other contemporary firearms. Lighter recoiling means easy handling. With the capability to move at a speed of 3600 feet per second, its 90-grain projectile possesses more than 2500 foot pounds of energy. This much power makes it easier for a hunter to take out a mule deer even at distances like 700 or 800 meters.
To enhance your hunting experience, you can add a rifle scope which will assist in hitting those long range targets. Another ease the Winchester 70 is so great as it can easily be customized to fit such gadgets. You can get an effective rifle scope from online retail stores or any hunting sports shop.
With so many cool features, Winchester model 70 is rightly called the “Rifleman’s Rifle”.