New for 2021: Winchester Model 70 Long Range MB

   01.25.21

New for 2021: Winchester Model 70 Long Range MB

For most hunters, the name Winchester has been a household name for generations. I have personally used Winchester rifles and shotguns for decades. Now for 2021 Winchester has added a new variant to their well-known Model 70 line of rifles: the Model 70 Long Range MB. In the following press release Winchester outlines their most recent version of the Model 70.

The newest Model 70 variant from Winchester Repeating Arms comes in the form of the new Model 70 Long Range MB (Muzzle Brake). This new rifle features a fluted, heavy sporter barrel with a 5/8″x 24 threaded muzzle and muzzle brake. The free-floating, matte blued barrel is 24″ long and has a recessed target crown. The Bell and Carlson tan synthetic stock features flow-through fore-end vents and black web finish. that provides a solid feel from the bench without being too heavy to be carried in the field. The fore-end is wider with a flat bottom for excellent stability and is vented to improve barrel cooling. It has a tan finish and the grip is textured for improved grip in adverse conditions. The thick Pachmayr Decelerator pad helps take the felt recoil bite out of high-performance magnum cartridges.

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The Bell and Carlson Stock with Flow-Through Fore-End Vents on the New Model 70 MB

Like all Model 70s today, the Long Range MB features the Pre’-64 type claw extractor with Controlled Round Feed. The claw extractor locks onto the cartridge rim, making it easy to withdraw the cartridge from the chamber at any point after it leaves the magazine. The claw also aligns the cartridge with the chamber to reduce the chance of damaging the bullet tip. The cartridge feed lips are machined as part of the receiver for improved reliability in feeding.

The classic Three-Position Safety offers both on safe and fire positions, plus a middle position that locks the firing pin yet still allows the bolt to be operated, providing a greater margin of safety when checking the chamber condition or unloading.

The Long Range MB is equipped with a free-floating fluted barrel with a recessed target crown to protect the rifling. With quality optics, premium ammunition and good shooting conditions, 1 MOA accuracy can be expected — if you’re up to it. The fluted barrel provides additional stiffness without adding excessive weight. The caliber line-up is comprised of big game and varmint calibers.

Model 70 Long Range MB Specs

  • Action Length, Short Action
  • Calibers, 22-250 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Win, 6.5 PRC, 270 WSM, 300 WSM, 6. 8 Western
  • Barrel Length, 24 inches
  • Overall Length, 44 inches
  • Length of Pull, 13 ½ inches
  • Weight, 7 lbs 8 oz
  • Magazine Capacity, 5
  • Twist Rate, 14 inches
  • Barrel Finish, Matte Blued
  • Stock Finish, Tan Black Spider Web
  • Receiver Finish, Matte
  • Chamber Finish, Polished
  • Barrel Material, Steel Barrel
  • Light Varmint
  • Stock Material, Composite
  • Recoil Pad, Pachmayr Decelerator
  • Pistol Grip Cap, None
  • Checkering, Molded
  • Sling Swivel Studs, Matte Blued
  • Receiver Material, Steel
  • Trigger Finish, Matte
  • Bolt Slide Finish, Jeweled
  • Magazine Type, Hinged Floorplate
  • Trigger Material, Steel
  • Trigger Guard Material, Alloy
  • Floor Plate Material, Steel
  • Drilled and Tapped for Scope, Yes
  • MSRP $1,489.99
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