While here at the Show I just learned some news about the Model 70 Compact.
Outdoor Life magazine recently gathered five junior shooters from Glasgow, Montana, in order to wring out seven different long guns specifically designed for younger shooters. We are pleased to report the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact was among the top finishers.
The five shooters were allowed to set their own criteria as to what made a good youth gun great. While accuracy and gentle recoil were certainly considered, these young shooters were most interested in stock fit, ease of use, safety and (of course) the ‘cool factor.’
The magazine report praised the Model 70 as “…a testament to Winchester that the scale is diminished without affecting the M70’s familiar lines. Simply put, this was the loveliest gun in the test, even with a 20-inch barrel and 13-inch length-of–pull.”
Kaden Fossum, one of the five young testers, posted one of the tightest groups in the entire test, firing five rounds into a tiny .688-inch group with bargain basement 22-250 Remington ammo. “I love this gun. (It’s) perfect for deer.” was how Kaden summed up his experience with the Model 70.
While the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact was by no means the least expensive gun in the test, it’s a rifle that the young shooter in your life can handle well now, and still provide a lifetime of reliable, accurate service for decades to come. And someday it will be passed along to the next generation of up and coming youngsters with a taste for the great outdoors.
To see the complete test article, pick up a copy of the December/January issue of Outdoor Life.
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