Monday, May 21, 2012

Winchester Reintroduces The Model 70 Alaskan

The Winchester Model 70 Alaskan is being reintroduced to the Winchester line of bolt action rifles. Now made by FNH-USA down in Columbia, South Carolina, it will be available in .30-06, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Win Mag.

It will feature one of the things that made pre-'64 Model 70s the "Rifleman's Rifle" - controlled round feed with a Mauser-type claw extractor.

From the press release:
For big game hunting in Alaska or anywhere else in the world, the new Winchester Repeating Arms Model 70 Alaskan comes back with all the features that have made the Model 70 a favorite among big game hunters. The Model 70 Alaskan will be available in three calibers 30-06 Sprg, 300 Win Mag and 338 Win Mag.

The Satin finish Monte Carlo walnut stock gives the gun a beautiful look and aligns the shooters eye up perfectly with open sight or a scope. The Model 70 Alaskan features a folding adjustable rear sight and a hooded gold front bead for fast target acquisition.

The pre-’64 style controlled round feed with claw extractor fully controls the cartridge from magazine to chamber to ejection. To help reduce felt recoil, the Model 70 Alaskan features the Pachmayr® Decelerator® Recoil Pad.

Some of the features on the Model 70 Alaskan that have given the Model 70 the reputation of being a very accurate firearm include:

  • MOA Trigger System - Zero creep and zero overtravel
  • Integral Recoil Lug -Forged and machined as part of the receiver
  • Free floating barrel – All Model 70 barrels are cold hammer forged
  • Alloy One-Piece Bottom Metal- Adds solid rigidity for better accuracy

Suggested Retail, $1,269.99
Now if they would only build this in a stainless model with a fiberglass stock I think it would stand up to the wet weather of Alaska.


  1. @Old NFO: It surely is. I think the barrel is actually 25 inches which you don't see much anymore.

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