Model 70 Featherweight Compact

The Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem. and .308 Win. Winchester introduced the M70 in 1936 and it has been modified and updated throughout the years. The Featherweight Compact is, of course, a shorter version of the Featherweight, and intended for extended carrying in, say, the mountains or for novice or smaller-framed shooters.

It features a jeweled bolt body with a knurled bolt handle that aids in gripping. Jeweling means the bolt body is covered with tiny swirls that are supposed to help hold lubrication. The Compact’s three-position safety system allows shooters to cycle unfired cartridges with the safety engaged. It has Winchester’s popular MOA trigger system. The engineering of the MOA system is meant to minimize excessive movement in the trigger mechanism during firing, resulting in a decrease in shooter error. This system also allows the owner to individually tune the trigger by tightening or loosening a set of screws.

Winchester recommends the Featherweight Compact as an all-purpose rifle ideal for novice training, hunting, and leisure shooting.

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