A model 70, that has been "trued", will surpass a 700 that has not been. It (a model 70, push feed or CRF) , that wasn't a total wreck from the factory, can become a fine custom hunting rifle
. I had an early PF (push feed) that was set-up from the factory as a .222 Rem. Mag. (they hadn't started making SAs, yet). I couldn't get $200 for it, LA but SA cartridge. I ended up transfering it to myself and squared it up (it was no further out than some 700s I've seen) and barreled it in 6mm X 45mm (6mm/.223). She's a 250yd. shootin' little coyt' gitter, now. I am planning on using another I have for a 7mm STW. I'd say "have at it!" . JM thoughts on M70s.