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Winchester Model 70 Coyote .25 WSSM

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Weighing a pound less than the Ruger, the Winchester Coyote gave good performance with heavy bullets from the new, short, fat rounds, but it didn't like the light bullets. Feeding was excellent, though the trigger needed to be adjusted. Note the marked downpitch. This rifle worked well, and we liked it.

Winchester Model 70 Coyote .25 WSSM

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The action was matte blued and the barrel was stainless. The action was lots shorter and lighter than either of the other rifles. The stock could have come from the same shop as the Ruger's.
The bolt had a checkered knob. The floorplate was steel, but the guard and bow were aluminum.
One advantage of the short WSSM cases is that the rifle can be built lighter. Top is the Model 70 bolt compared with the Weatherby's. The Ruger M77 .25-06 bolt was about as long as .257 Weatherby Magnum's.

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