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Winchester Model 70 Alaskan Centerfire Rifle

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Key Features

  • Hooded Gold Bead Front Sight

  • Folding Adjustable Rear Sight

  • Recessed Target Crown

  • Cold Hammer-Forged Free-Floating Barrel

  • Pachmayr Decelerator Recoil Pad


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Product Description
The most respected bolt-action rifle in the world, the Model 70 remains the all-American rifleman's rifle. The Model 70 features Winchester's M.O.A. trigger system, improved fit and finish, and enhanced accuracy. The satin finish Monte Carlo walnut stock with cut checkering looks exquisite and aligns your eye perfectly with open sights or a scope. The pre-'64 style controlled round feed with claw extractor fully controls the cartridge from magazine, to chamber, to ejection. The alloy one-piece bottom metal adds solid rigidity for better accuracy.
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Specifications
Model Model 70 Alaskan
Type Centerfire Rifle
Action Bolt Action
Caliber .30-06 Sprg.
Barrel Length 25"
Weight 8.8 Lbs.
Sights Open Sights
Finish: Stock Walnut
Finish : Barrel & Receiver Blued
Capacity 5 + 1
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Winchester Model 70 Alaskan Centerfire Rifle
 
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5.0

Craftsmanship, Beauty, and Sub-MOA

By Montana

from Laurin, Montana

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Pros

  • Exceptional Performance
  • Out-of-the-box Accuracy
  • Superior Craftsmanship

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • 180 Grain Psp Bullets
  • Anchor Elk To 500 Yds
  • Any Game – Any Continent

Comments about Winchester Model 70 Alaskan Centerfire Rifle:

I have been actively shooting for greater than 40 years; and between rifles I own and those of my many family members and friends - I have interacted with many fine rifles throughout that time: None better than the Winchester Mod 70 Alaskan .30-06.

About 30 years ago, I quit trying to shoot .30 cal rifles...and switched to .270 Win because I had much sensitivity to recoil of the .30-06 back then - and - because every deer and elk I shot with a .308 Winchester simply ran away. Back in those days, the rifle butt was either steel, hard plastic, or a pad with appearance of rubber...but harder than a rock. As a result, getting pounded from a .30 cal was not much fun.

I switched over to a .270 Weatherby Vanguard all those years ago. Every fox, coyote, deer, and elk that I shot was a one-shot kill. Nothing ever walked away. Nothing ever got more than three steps from impact before falling dead. And yet, while accurate for maybe the first three shots - the Weatherby groups opened dramatically as the barrel heated up - which it did almost immediately.

When I noticed that Winchester had Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pads installed on their rifles, I decided to take another look at the .30-06 - a rifle proven to anchor any game. Two styles in the Mod 70 line caught my eye...yet...the open sight option on the Alaskan sealed the deal for me. I will always purchase a rifle with open sights for a backup system over a slick barrel any day. The other feature that caught my attention: The Dog Knot on the barrel of the Alaskan. Throw in the free floated barrel - and the decision was made. I had to have a new Winchester.

I scoured every local store looking for a Winchester Mod 70 Alaskan .30-06: There were none to be had. I then took to calling several stores with national presence: None to be had. I then took to scouring the internet: There were none to be had. I continued to check over the period of 3 years. Finally!! I found one at Gander Mountain in North Carolina. I quickly called Gander and asked if they could ship to my FFL Agent here...they could. I then waited two weeks until the rifle arrived at the local Gander Mountain store, where I picked it up. I knew immediately that I had found a quality rifle.

I fitted the rifle with a custom Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40mm CDS Matte scope cradled in Burris Signature Rings and Burris Universal 2-Piece Mounts. I had originally tried Leupold F/R Reversible Mounts - but no matter what configurations I tried - I just could not get the scope to a location suitable to matching eye relief given my position of mounting the rifle. In the end, the Burris rings and mounts matched together worked perfectly, and they truly complement both the scope and rifle.

I took the rifle to an outdoor range...fired 1 shot at 25 yards...and the bullet hit perfect left-to-right but 6 inches low. I didn't fire another round. I returned home; after running the math, I inserted two 0.010" shims under the rear mount. I returned to the range. Two shots...adjustment and torque of the windage screws...and I was back on perfect center...and as expected...shooting 1 inch low now at 100 yards. A quick adjustment of the CDS dial, and I was shooting near the bullseye. I say 'near' because I was shooting in a gusting 15 MPH Wyoming wind that day.

I followed up two days later shooting in an indoor range...and as expected...found that without the wind, I was shooting 1/2 MOA to the left. A quick correction of the CDS dial...and I was shooting the bullseye. Using a Harris bipod and a Caldwell rear sandbag - I hit precisely the center of the bullseye the next 5 shots in a row using 180 grain Remington Core Lokts. I then switched to 165 grain Remington Core Lokts - and was perfect for windage but now shooting exactly 1 inch high. I doped the scope using my CDS dial, and I was again shooting bullseye.

The Alaskan shoots both the 165 and 180 grain Remington Core Lokt ammunition very well; but, the rifle most certainly favors the 180 grain bullets. The rifle shot both sub-MOA. In fact, I have never had nor seen a rifle shoot so well out of the box with factory ammo. Everything that rifle did was sub-MOA. In total, all were inside 3/4 of an inch at 100 yards - using a bipod and rear sandbag in an indoor range (wind removed).

Now back to recoil. Fitted from Winchester with a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad - this .30-06 actually has less felt recoil than my .270 Win! Now that said - I had some time ago also fitted my Weatherby Vanguard with a Limbsaver grind-to-fit recoil pad. I was shooting 130 grain Win PP bullets from my .270; and, I was shooting 180 grain PSPCL bullets from my .30-06. And yet, I shot both rifles at the same ranges...one after the other - and, I am convinced that the Winchester Mod 70 .30-06 Alaskan had much less felt recoil: The rifle is simply an absolute pleasure to shoot.

The Vanguard barrel heats up dramaticly after 5 shots. The Win Mod 70 Alaskan barrel had barely noticiable appriciation in heat after 15 shots.

And finally, I did receive a rebate check from Winchester. They promptly sent me a ~$100 check to offset the tax man.

I will be back to hunting in Montana, soon. I am looking forward to putting this Winchester Mod 70 .30-06 Alaskan rifle to work. THANK YOU, WINCHESTER!

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