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"Our Winchester Model 70 Synthetic Heavy Varmint test gun, catalog number 12344, was the priciest gun in the test at $746. The classic stock design, similar to the Remington’s, also included pillar bedding and a full-length aluminum block, machine-cut to fit the receiver, and built into the stock. Glass bedding around the front and rear stock screw area of the receiver was included. The charcoal-grey composite stock had a 2.5-inch beavertail forend with a flat bottom. This improves stability and the ability to see through the scope to spot the bullet impact. Under ideal recoil conditions, the gun will move straight back with minimal disturbance in the sight picture. The flat forend keeps the gun upright during recoil, and after the shot, the shooter simply pushes the gun forward into the rest.
The Winchester’s overall accuracy groups averaged 0.68 inches with five test ammunitions. This overall group average was only 0.05 inch bigger than the Remington’s tally. Our best group average with this test gun came with PMC’s 55-grain HPBT bullet: 0.38 inches.
The Winchester’s two-tone metal finish made this a good-looking firearm. A satin stainless steel finish on the gun’s 26-inch free-floated barrel contrasted nicely with the blued receiver. At 10 pounds 4 ounces, this was the heaviest of the test guns. A 0.87-inch-thick muzzle diameter accounted for the extra weight. "