|PRICE:||R 12,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|CONDITION||Excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt-action sporting rifle.
It has an iconic place in American sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters since it was introduced in 1936, earning the moniker “The Rifleman’s Rifle”.
The Model 70 was originally manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company between 1936 and 1980.
From the early 1980s until 2006, Winchester rifles were manufactured by U.S. Repeating Arms.
Pre-1964 manufactured rifles were made using a Mauser-type non-rotating claw extractor which would provide controlled round feeding.
Post-1964 models were changed to a simpler, push feeding action, similar to that of a Remington 700 bolt.
Throughout its life, the Model 70 has been offered in many grades and styles, and chambered in at least 42 different calibers.
It has been adopted and used as a sharp-shooter and sniper rifle in various police and military forces around the world, including the United States Marine Corps.
The .222 Remington, also known as the triple deuce, triple two, and treble two, was the first commercial rimless .22 (5.56 mm) cartridge made in the United States, introduced in 1950.
As such, it was an entirely new design, without a parent case.
The .222 Remington was a popular target cartridge from its introduction until the mid-1970s and still enjoys a reputation for accuracy.
It remains a popular vermin or “varmint” cartridge at short and medium ranges with preferred bullet weights of 40–55 grains and muzzle velocities from 3,000 to 3,500 ft/s.
This gun is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The finish on the barrel and receiver is excellent, with only a single, tiny, light scratch on top of the barrel.
The wooden stock is almost perfect, with only very few, tiny, light dents in places.
It is fitted with a Leupold 3×9 VARI-X II scope.
This firearm is suitable for hunting small sized game and vermin.