IMPORTANT: This owner’s manual pertains to the Model 70 manufactured from 1992 to present.
If you are not sure what year your Model 70 was manufactured, check out the Winchester Model 70 Serial Number Lookup.
- The Model 70 is a bolt-action rifle that operates by lifting the bolt handle, drawing the bolt rearward and then sliding the bolt forward and rotating the bolt handle downward until it stops.
- This process takes a cartridge from the magazine and loads it into the chamber for firing.
- The Model 70 features a precision-machined coned breech that aligns the cartridge with the chamber without damaging the bullet point.
- This improves accuracy and ensures smooth, snag-free feeding as the cartridge neck and shoulder are guided into position
- The Model 70’s Pre-’64 type design uses a blade system that allows you to vary the amount of ejection force.
- Pull sharply rearward and the cartridge ejects clear of the rifle.
- Pull slowly and easily remove the cartridge from the action.