Winchester Model 70 SPR .308

At the Browning section of IWA, there were a number of “IWA Specials” – weapons that are going to be sold in small numbers to test the reaction of the market. One such weapon was a Winchester Model 70 SPR – in simple terms, a very nice precision rifle. Made by FN in South Carolina, it features a pre-’64 type action and what I believe is a MacMillan stock with an adjustable cheekpiece. The barrel is hammer forged and chrome lined, and was exceptionally thick. It’ll be available in the US very soon.

Winchester Model 70 SPR .308 Overview

[ Andrew is a former US Navy Hospital Corpsman who was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq with the 5th Marine Regiment. Today, when not at the range or a Larry Vickers tactical training course, he blogs at the excellent Vuurwapen Blog ]



Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


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  • Lance

    How much for one?

  • charles222

    Yeah, count me as interested as well.

  • jdun1911

    How much? I would assume it is a lot.

    A low end McMillan stock cost around $500. I expect the rifle to be at least $1500. The one that is shown on the video is A4 Tactical and current price should be around $500.

  • KLee

    Go to FNH USA. These have been sold in the US for years. I’ve had mine since 2007.

  • Lance

    @ KLee

    Thats the FN patrol rifle not M-70 SPR.

  • JT

    I too wonder about the price. Someone can make a pretty nice complete rifle out of a savage bull barreled action for a little over $1000, and that’s with high quality mounts, rings, scope, and designer stock.

  • KLee

    http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/family.asp?fid=FNF006&gid=FNG005

    The SPR’s use controlled round feed Mod. 70 actions. The PBR (or whatever they’re marketed as now) are push-feed. I paid $1100 for mine way back when. It is consistently sub-0.5 moa with Federal 168 GMM.