Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Deluxe

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Garry Acuncius Garry Acuncius on Oct 28, 2012

    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 Viejo on Nov 04, 2012

    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?