The Winchester model 70 Stealth is a direct replacement for their older “Heavy Varminter” and is advertised as a varmint rifle. But the solid black stock and matte black finish on all exposed parts lends itself well to tactical use. I figure this is the “politically correct” way USRA could build a tactical rifle. What ever the case, its a very nice entry level tactical rifle, and some think its the same as the FN Special Police. The quality of the rifles are fairly high for a production rifle, and accuracy is averaging around .65 MOA for these rifles with match ammo, with the typical rifles shooting between .5 and 1 MOA. That is the one big down side to mass produced rifles, you get a great rifle followed by a bad rifle, so be forewarned. The things I do not like about the Stealth is that it does not have the palm swell (like the Remington 700P) and it uses the push feed 70 action, I would prefer their claw feed, but the model 70 action is still a good action. I also prefer the wider trigger that is standard on the Remington rifles. Overall, the rifle is good and will perform as well as Remington and maybe even savage out of the box. There is a new serious player in the low end tactical rifle field.
WINCHESTER MODEL 70 STEALTH & STEALTH II
Essentially a varmint, or Coyote rifle, that can fill the role if needed
- Manufacturer: Winchester
- Model: 70 Stealth
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win.)
- Barrel: Winchester heavy contour
- Barrel Length: 26.0" (660mm)
- Twist: 1:10" RH (308)
- Magazine: 5 Round Internal Box
- Stock: HS Precision Kevlar/fiberglass graphite stock with a full-length aluminum bedding block
- Weight: 10.75 lbs. (4.89kg)
- Overall Length: 46.0" (1168mm)
- Additional Notes: Model 70 Action, Push Feed, Matte Finish, Pillar Plus accublock
I own one that I bought in 2000. Mine is. Stealth 1 in .308. It has a 1:12 twist. Mine does very well with a handload with Lapua brass, CCI BR2 primer, and Sierra 175gr. MK.
I wish sometimes that Winchester would re-introduce the Stealth in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 26” barrel. I would buy one right away.
I would agree!
Find you one and re-barrel it, bud. You won’t regret it and you can do whatever you want to that action/stock combo.
I did with a 223. No regerts.
You are spreading misinformation about the Model 70 stealth having a push feed action. here is winchester’s website clearly stating that it has the pre-64 action.
Check out the Stealth II
Honestly, I do not recall the first Stealth having it either, but I could be mistaken.
I have a stealth in .223 and it has push feed bolt
me too… they called it Controlled round push feed. the 308 has the pre 64 styled bolt
I have both push feed and claw, depends who made them.
My shooting partner uses an M700 I’ve one every bet using my M70 but when he uses my M70 he then has the edge.