It has only been two years since the editors of American Hunter selected the Winchester Model 70 as the "top hunting rifle of all time." They called it "the American bolt action that defines a archetype." In this article, ten rifles were covered -- including some of the Model 70's most determined rivals -- but the Model 70 sits clearly at the top of the list in this very competitive field.
In the current issue of American Hunter Insider, the editors have compiled a selection of the best Model 70 articles over the years. If you have ever had a historical question about the Model 70, chances are you will get the answer in one of these articles.
Consider this the encyclopedia of the the Model 70. These are all links back to the American Hunter page. (Links and photo used with permission.)
It all started with the original 1936 American Rifle review. The article was aptly titled: The New Model 70" and is a great read, especially to get feel for it's original impression to gunwriters of the time.
Taking the Winchester Model 70 into the 1960s and 70s, The Model 70 Story: A Classic Advanced, will further your historical knowledge of this great rifle and details some of the more complex and difficult years in its history.
In Shooting 70 Years of Model 70s the five distinct generations of the Winchester Model 70 are outlined and explained. These articles give it all -- good, bad and ugly -- in the Model 70's history, and take you to the present generation of Winchester Model 70s. This includes today's model 70s make in Columbia, South Carolina and includes the new MOA trigger system.
We hope you enjoy reading these great articles from American Hunter. To get a few more details on today's Winchester Model 70s from an insider perspective, you might want to read these short articles found here on Winchesterguns.com.
Just for fun you might want to check out the Winchester Repeating Arms Trophy Room, right here on our Website. Recently, Winchester and Model 70 fan, Brad O'Connor, son of the late Jack O'Connor has posted some of his favorite photographs taken on hunts with his dad. These images -- and the stories behind them -- are priceless and part of the great Winchester story.
Click on the photo below to go to the Trophy Room and view just those submitted by Brad O'Connor. For those of you who don't know who Jack O'Connor was, ask you dad or wait until I write a story about his incredible life and his association with Winchester Repeating Arms and the Model 70 in particular.
Click on the image below to go to the Model 70 section on our site to look at specific Model 70s available right now.