Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Deluxe

As the name suggests this is the light weight version of the model 70 and is avlible in most common sporting calibers.

The legendary handling and quickness of the Model 70 Featherweight Deluxe is justly famous among hunters everywhere. The Model 70 action offers Pre-’64 style Controlled Round Feeding, a three-position safety and is highlighted by a jeweled bolt and knurled bolt handle. Inside is the new M.O.A. Trigger System, the finest trigger ever offered in a bolt-action with zero take up, zero creep and zero overtravel.

Like the original Featherweight, the angled comb walnut stock still features the Schnabel fore-end and satin finish with elegant cut checkering. A premium Pachmayr® Decelerator® recoil pad helps soak up felt recoil. It’s available in the most popular long and short action calibers, including WSM chamberings.

Available in .243, 7mm-08, .308, .270, 30-06, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, .270 WSM, .325 WSM

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  • Eric Soderman

    Topic: Model 70 6mm produced in 1995 only? Helping my Father-in-law find additional history on this as he owns one and is toying with the idea of selling it. We have only located one on the web (Gunsamerica) auction. Not just the value would like to hear anyones insight as to why this was such a limited production. Does anyone know how many were produced or share advice with this novice on who to contact to find out more.
    Best Regards to all.

  • Have 2 Winchester Featherweight Model 70 Deluxe
    2008 LTD Rifles 30-06 and 270
    Would like to know production numbers on both and any opinions
    The 30-06 has been fired 9 times to sight in and the 270 is unfired

  • Viejo

    I bought a Model 70 Win. 300 mag. (NIB) back in 1966; I still don’t know why, I just did it on a whelm. Didn’t shoot more than 50 rounds though it before I gave it away in 1969. Accuracy was so-so, action was not smooth. The rifle is up for sale by the second owner.
    Has any of the readers had experience with both Weatherby Vanguard and New Winchester Mod. 70 rifles in 243? How do they compare in smoothness of action, accuracy, and general “it just feels good” categories?