|PRICE:||R 13,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|CALIBER||7mm Remington Magnum|
|CONDITION||Good 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 7mm Remington Magnum rifle cartridge was introduced in 1962 and was directly derived from the belted Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum.
The original purpose of the belted magnum concept was to provide precise headspace control, since the sloping shoulders, while easing cartridge extraction, were unsuitable for this purpose.
The 7mm Remington Magnum offers ballistics better than the .30-06 Springfield with all available bullet weights.
This is due both to the higher muzzle velocity of the magnum case compared to the Springfield and that .284 diameter bullets tend to have better ballistic coefficients than .308 bullets of comparable mass.
Because of its flat shooting nature and the relatively tolerable recoil, the 7mm Remington Magnum is especially popular for big-game hunting in Canada, the United States, as well as for use on plains game in Africa.
It has also been chambered in sniper rifles for the US Secret Service counter-sniper team.
This gun is in good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There is some light wear around the muzzle and a few very small patches of extremely light wear on parts of the barrel, otherwise the overall finish is quite good.
The finish on the receiver is still very good with no discernible marks.
There are a few very small chips to the finish of the trigger guard, and fair amount of wear on bolt the handle.
The jeweled bolt is still very clean, smooth and tight.
The wooden stock is still in very good to excellent condition with no discernible marks or scratches.
It is fitted with a Swarovski-Optik Tirol Habicht 6, fixed power scope (6 power), which has some wear to the edges of the mounts and a few light scratches on scope itself.
This firearm is suitable for medium to large game hunting, and long range shooting.