With the Triple Zero Advantage.The new M.O.A. Trigger System is the most accurate three-lever trigger system in the world. The trigger mechanism works on a simple rotating lever principle and has been completely redesigned to exhibit zero run-up, zero creep and zero overtravel. The towing weight ranges from 3 to 5 pounds and is factory set at 3 3/4 pounds. Because of the improved ergonomics, the wide, smooth triggerpiece and the 2:1 mechanical advantage created by the unique design geometry, it actually feels like half that weight. Click “Read More” below for the rest of the story.
With the Triple Zero Advantage.The new M.O.A. Trigger System is the most accurate three-lever trigger system in the world. The trigger mechanism operates on a simple rotating lever principle and has been completely redesigned to exhibit zero run-up, zero creep and zero overtravel. The towing weight ranges from 3 to 5 pounds and is factory set at 3 3/4 pounds. Because of the improved ergonomics, the wide, smooth triggerpiece and the 2:1 mechanical advantage created by the unique design geometry, it actually feels like half that weight. Click “Read More” below for the rest of the story.
PRE-’64 STYLE CONTROLLED ROUND FEED WITH CLAW PULLER. Completely controls the cartridge from magazine, to chamber, to ejection
Winchester M.O.A Trigger System.
WINCHESTER MOA TRIGGER SYSTEM.
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No recording. Intake is the distance the trigger piece travels before the sear moves toward release and the shooter feels resistance. The new Model 70 M.O.A. The trigger system has no run-up because the pick-up spring keeps the trigger piece in constant contact with the actuator.
No creep. Creep is the perceptible movement of the trigger before the firing pin or striker is released. Creep has a negative impact on accuracy because it adds inconsistency and uncertainty while pulling the trigger. This helps to pull the trigger and thus contributes to the movement of the firearm during shooting. The 2:1 mechanical advantage created by the unique geometry of the tractor design is how creep is virtually eliminated in the new Model 70 M.O.A. Tractor.
Zero over-travel. Overtravel is the backward movement of the trigger after the firing pin or striker is released. It can actually bump the rifle away from the intended aiming point and is also very distracting to the shooter. That’s why the new Model 70 is M.O.A. The trigger system is factory set so that there is no discernible overtravel. Where you aim, is where you shoot.
The Model 70 is no ordinary bolt action. The Model 70 still has the famous 3-position safety that is conveniently operated with the thumb of your firing hand, taking the firing pin away from the sear. When the safety is in the intermediate or center position, the action can still be operated, allowing unfired patterns to be cycled with the safety on. It is smooth to turn on and easily identifies the gun’s safety status.
A knife-shaped ejector gives you complete control when ejecting a fired case. If you pull back the latch slowly, the empty case won’t fly anywhere, so you can catch it in your hand and the case won’t be damaged when it hits the ground. Retracting the latch quickly ejects the cartridge with more force, throwing it far away from the action.
The forged steel receiver starts as a forged from a solid block of steel. (What is stronger?) This is expensive to do, but the regal Model 70 is worth it. Each finished forging is precisely machined, creating a strong, rigid and solid receiver that resists bending and delivers uncanny accuracy. The bottom profile of this receiver is flat to provide a larger surface area for bedding. It is embedded with a two-part epoxy in two places, on the front and back to prevent things from shifting in the stock while shooting. Why all this effort and time? This maintains the utmost accuracy.
If one feature were responsible for the Model 70 being known as the “Bolt-Action Rifle of the Century,” it would be the classic CRF (Controlled Round Feed) bolt design. This is a huge claw puller that slides and locks smoothly on about a quarter of the base of the cartridge. This exerts complete control over the cartridge from the moment it leaves the magazine, when it enters the chamber, gripping firmly until the cartridge is completely ejected. This design also allows an unfired cartridge to be removed even if it is not yet fully filled. It is another feature of Model 70.
Most rifles have a recoil cam installed between the barrel and the action, much like a washer on a bolt. It is a metal piece that extends under the receiver and fits into a matching recess in the flask. It helps spread the hammering effects of recoil over a wider area so that the rifle is not damaged. The recoil cam in Model 70 is not added during assembly. It is forged and machined as part of the receiver.
This allows the barrel to be perfectly aligned with the receiver’s front ring for greater accuracy. There is nothing that could ever move or shift the barrel out of alignment.
Accuracy is almost impossible if a barrel is of low quality, either of inferior steel, poor workmanship or poor fit. Today, the barrel of Model 70 is drawn with a knob in a process that ensures superior accuracy and durability.
Mule deer hunter with Model 70
Free-floating a barrel in the stock means that no part of the forearm area touches the barrel. The slightest pressure from the forearm while holding the barrel can adversely affect accuracy. Try pulling a dollar bill under the barrel of your current rifle. Does it slide all the way to the receiver without hanging up? If not, you are missing the kind of accuracy that produces results in the field.