I love mine.
I've got a pile of Winchesters, from most eras, but I just had my first custom built on my very first model 70 I ever got.
Winchesters have an integral recoil lugg. Meaning the lugg, & the action are one piece of metal, Rem is not. Thier recoil lugg is, in crude terms, basically a washer between the action , & the barrel. This makes them easier, & therefore cheaper to work on. It's also why there are so many Rem 700 knock offs, & clones for "custom actions". It's an inexpensive action to produce & a proven platform.
Winchesters are also a bit heavier, & many folks belive they're stronger, but they cost more to produce.
Both have a HUGE following, & endless aftermarket support. Both have won matches, & set records. Both are great buildable platforms. Can't go wrong with either.
I prefer Winchester to Rem. for a few reasons, but mainly the integral Lugg, & 3 position safety, & angle of the bolt throw.
I've always been a Winchester guy, but in all reality its a Chevy vs Ford vs Dodge thing. They all have thier own following for this reason or that, but in the end they are all just great American Trucks, & Muscle Cars.
PM me your Email if you want pics. I can't post them from my phone, & I don't own a computer.
Winchester Model-70 Long action.
-Action "squared & trued" not much to do there cause its got an integral lugg
-Bolt fluted & squared, & luggs lapped
-#4 Hart barrel 26" fluted 10 twist
-Jim See (Centershot rifles) "Mini Muscle brake".
-Stock pillar bedded, & barrel floated
-Leupold rings lapped, & screws upgraded.
-Opened bolt face from -06 to 300WSM
-Feed ramp & rails worked on.
-Had it throated for 200gr Accubonds loaded long, but I got a .205" center to center, 3 shot group with 180gr Accubonds over RL-17 with Fed. 215 primers, & Nosler brass.
I did my own trigger work.
Understand It's not a finished product yet, & I gotta put some lipstick on the lil piglet, but it's shootable...... Assuming less than 1/4" @ 100yds is good enough....
Haven't even tried the 200's yet.
I'm having some feeding issues that I'll have addressed by a local smith, & I've still gotta Cera-kote it, & possibly get a different stock, but I like the feel of my wood stock when it's snowing in Elk season anyway, so I may just keep it. Heck, I've been shooting with that stock since I was 13 hahaha.