“The Riflemanʼs Rifle” is the title Winchester gave to the Model 70, a legend in its own right, that risked oblivion when the New Haven, Conn., plant was closed down in 2006.
The Winchester Model 70 is a fixed magazine fed, bolt action rifle designed for dangerous game hunting, and is available chambered in .375 H&H Mag. cartridge.
The stock is built out of extremely solid and heavy American Walnut, featuring a very dense and straight grain, finished flat, that surely is not very fancy, but it’s tough! Two steel cross-bolts, placed ahead of and behind the magazine well, further avoids stock splitting.
On the butt stock a rubber Pachmayr Decelerator Pad checks the healthy recoil of the .375 H&H Mag. The good quality checkering on the fore-end and pistol grip is laser-cut, and it gets the job done. The steel rear sling swivel base, mounted 5 cm from the buttstock, is almost flush with the underside of the stock.
The Safari Express muzzle features a recessed crown to protect rifling
The cold hammer-forged, 4140 chromemoly steel barrel is 24 inches long (610 mm), sports a 1:12 RH rifling and its contour is quite heavy; the barrel starts at 31mm diameter at the receiver and ends at 18.4 mm at the muzzle, which features a recessed crown to protect rifling.
A band front swivel base is mounted on the barrel about 30mm forward of the fore-end tip, since on large caliber rifles, if the sling swivel stud is mounted in the fore-end, it could cause discomfort or injury to the shooter’s hand during recoil.