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Winchester Model 70 Synthetic HV .223 Rem.

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The best accuracy in the test, due largely to an aluminum bedding block. Needs trigger work, however.

Winchester Model 70 Synthetic HV .223 Rem.

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The Winchester's two-tone metal finish made this a goodlooking firearm. A satin stainless steel finish on the gun's 26-inch free-floated barrel contrasted nicely with the blued receiver.
At 10 pounds 4 ounces, this was the heaviest of the test guns. A 0.87-inch-thick muzzle diameter (far left) accounted for the extra weight. The Remington barrel is shown center, and the Ruger is at right.
The Winchester's trigger broke crisply at 4.5 to 4.75 pounds and showed a little creep. To adjust this trigger, the pieces would have to be broken down and honed to get a lighter, smoother pull. That's a job for a gunsmith.

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