The Model 70 has always been a rifle for the ages and today's new Model 70 is the bolt-action rifle for the future. The Model 70 Extreme Weather Stainless utilizes a Bell and Carlson lay-up composite stock that provides a solid feel and features trim and lightweight ergonomics. It has a textured charcoal gray matte finish for rugged good looks and improved grip in adverse conditions. The sculpted cheekpiece helps insure proper eye-to-scope alignment from any shooting position and the thick, black Pachmayr Decelerator pad helps take the felt recoil bite out of high performance magnum cartridges. The Extreme Weather SS rifle's free-floating, fluted stainless steel barrel is made in the same factory as those found on U.S. military rifles and machine guns, and features a recessed target crown to protect the rifling. Like all Model 70s today, it features the Pre'-64 type claw extractor with Controlled Round Feeding so the cartridge may be easily withdrawn from the chamber at any point after it leaves the magazine. The classic three-position safety offers both on safe, and fire positions, plus a middle position that locks the firing pin, yet still allows the bolt to be operated, providing a greater margin of safety when checking the chamber condition or unloading. Two stainless steel sling swivel studs are installed as expected.