Originally Posted by Jim Oliver
AFAIK, there are three different "types" of Winchester 70 actions, not counting long/short actions:
The actual pre-64 and pre-64 type (so-called "Classic") actions with the long extractor and blade ejector.
The push-feed action with the small extractor (similiar to AR-15 extractor) with plunger ejector. Bolt face similiar to Rem. 700, but with better extractor.
The "CRPF" (Controlled round push feed) actions with a bolt face similiar to, but not exactly the same as the CRF actions, but with the push-feed extractor and blade ejector.
I have examples of all three on hand and will post pics if you guys are interested.
Yep, Jim's right. The .223 WSSM I had was a controled round push feed. Had a blade extractor with a blade ejecter. It worked really well for those short stubbys.
I'll be looking for a M70 Coyote this year chambered in the .223 WSSM as I still have the Brass and dies from that light weight rifle.
Jim, please post the photos for clarification for the others....
My gunsmith works on a lot of m70s of all types, He charges more for the claw extractor because the barrel needs to be head spaced and indexed with a cut made for the claw extractor in the barrel. Remys and the push feeds don't need this cut and some gunsmiths aren't willing to tool up for it.