At first glance, the Model 70 Ultimate Shadow, with its flowing lines and integrated, rubberized, oval-dot gripping surfaces on the pistol grip and fore-end looks very different from other composite rifles. When you pick it up, you'll know why. The stock immediately gives you a comfortable, secure hold even when wet or cold. It feels tight in your hands and gives you better control from any shooting angle. The Ultimate Shadow is also lightweight. You can carry it into remote, rugged country without worrying about any extra weight, or dinging up the rifle when the hike gets rough. The free-floating barrel and M.O.A. Trigger System contribute to exceptional accuracy and its classic, Controlled Round Feed action continues to make the Ultimate Shadow's receiver the most reliable and smoothest cycling in the industry. The Ultimate Shadow SS has a stainless steel sporter contour barrel that offers reduced weight and pinpoint accuracy. Matte metal surfaces reduce glare and a WinSorb Technology recoil pad provides optimal protection against felt recoil.