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Winchester Model 70 (Pre-'64) .416 Taylor

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We'd Buy It over the .416 Rigby for most uses. The short case was easy to form, and would fit into many types of readily available actions. This one is built on a pre'-64 M70 action, one of the best available. The rifle could have stood more weight, but was handy and controllable as it was.

Winchester Model 70 (Pre-'64) .416 Taylor

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Taylor had clean lines and a hinged floorplate. Winchester's trigger was just great. The completed checkering will wrap over the top of the wrist, and ought to greatly improve the looks of the rifle.
A simple but powerful rifle is a joy forever, but we'd have liked more weight.
The Redfield aperture sight is steel. We removed its small eyepiece for rapid-fire testing, but left it in for best accuracy. We would hunt with it removed, as shown. The clean lines are classic pre-'64 M70, though the stock is an improvement over factory version.
Here is more simplicity in the front sight. Its brass insert helped us see the sight against dark backgrounds. The front base is sweated to the Marquart cutrifled barrel; it stayed on. There's a slot under the front blade for a hood, and we would put one on if we owned this rifle.

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