I by no means claim to be a "long range shooter ", although I really enjoy reading many of the posts on this site. However, I have shot and hunted most of my life. Growing up, many of my friend's dads had Winchester rifles, which seemed to shoot very well. The model 70 was (is) a classic. The 70 and the Rem 700 were the sniper rifles of choice for the Marines in Viet Nam. My question is this: Why don't I ever see much discussion of the Winchester 70 on these forums? It seems to me that all the attention is paid to the 700, Savages, and a host of custom jobs. Is the Model 70 not a "shooter" any longer? Has its reputation as being an accurate rifle faded into the pages of history? What's up with the Darling of Jack O'Connor?