Winchester model 70 is a bolt action sporting rifle with an iconic place in American sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters ever since it was introduced. Trigger creep has been virtually eliminated in the new Model 70, it also uses M.O.A. trigger system that has no take up.
- The Winchester Model 70 Alaskan is not offered chambered as a .308 Winchester rifle – therefore, the combination of model and cartridge is completely wrong. There are other variants of the Model 70 that do, however, chamber in .308 Winchester.
- The Alaskan model only comes in certain long/magnum cartridge chamberings, namely .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum and .375 Holland & Holland.
- Of the calibers available, the .30-06 and the .300 WM are the most realistic and suitable rounds. Offering more power than existing rounds, they would implement some variety into the currently limited selection of bolt actions. As long as the weapon remained in few numbers, it would not necessarily be overpowered.