Ya, it's not an "expensive" rifle. I own a bunch of Winchesters from most eras from pre-64 to when Winnie closed thier doors. Some of my favorites have been Model-70 XTR's. One in 300Wby, One in 300Win, & one in 30-06.
I just had my first custom built on an old Model-70 xtr I got when I was 13. Started life as an -06, now it wears a 26" Hart & is chambered in 300WSM!!
You've got a great platform in that Model-70. Hope it's a shooter for you. And, if not, you can certainly make it one
I can tell you that I plan on owning many more ol push feed XTR's for inexpensive L/R builds.
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