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 overmolded stock 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 carrying extra weight or dinging up the rifle when the hike gets rough. The free-floating barrel and M.O.A. Trigger System contribute to the rifle's exceptional accuracy. The classic Model 70 controlled round feed design provides the most reliable and smoothest cycling action in the industry. The Ultimate Shadow SS has a stainless steel action and barrel.