Re: Differences Between Model 70 and 700?
There are more knowledgeable folks here that will likely chime in.
But, in a nutshell...
Both will withstand more than SAMMI spec pressures.
Both have been very successful in a broad range of competitive applications.
Both have more than adequate aftermarket support to build any kind of rifle you desire.
I shoot both and like them. Regardless of which one I'm shooting, I'm not in fear of blowback, broken extractors, or flexing, etc... A good smith can make a great shooter out of either one.
I like the M70 safety, flat bottom reciever, integral recoil lug.
I like the option of Rem 700 clones with excellent quality and tolerances. You don't see many M70 clones because the machine work is more complex which makes them more expensive to build.