View Full Version : Winchester mod 70

October 23, 2011, 08:21 PM
What are your opinions on the model 70 extreme weather SS? I really like it but cant get over that they used 22" barrels on calibers that typically have a 24". Ex: 30-06, 270, 25-06. It probably doesn't really matter, or does it? But it bothers me lol. Thoughts??

October 23, 2011, 10:50 PM
You won't be able to take full advantage of the .30-06 family of cartridges with a shorter barrel. But you will be able to get enough velocity to do the job.

The same thing could be said of the 24" barrel as opposed to the 26", and so on up to iirc ~35".

That version of the Model 70 isn't meant to be a bean field gun.

TX Hunter
October 24, 2011, 11:36 AM
A 22 inch barrel is perfect for 30 06 class cartridges two inches of barrel wont make much diference.

October 24, 2011, 03:33 PM
22" is standard barrel length for the cals. you mentioned , except Rem. makes their 25-06s with a 24" ! If you need more velocity get a 300WM .

October 24, 2011, 07:14 PM
I may need to double check but I'm pretty positive most Remington 700s come standard with 24" and 26" in mag calibers. That's what they're doing lately, I don't know about back in the day though :)