Story of a Rifle

The Fox family has used the same pre-1964 Model 70 Featherweight Winchester for three generations. See the photos that tell … Continued

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Jimmy Fox, the original owner of the Model 70, scouting some country during a hunting trip.
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Fox used the .30-06 to take this black bear in some steep country.
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An old-school hunting camp, with coiled rope, Coleman lanterns, rough-hewn table, is familiar turf for the venerable Winchester M70.
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Jimmy Fox carried his model 70 on many hunts before passing it down through his family.
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Looks like the Model 70 did double duty on this bear with a lever-gun.
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The Winchester struck twice on this hunt, downing a black bear and the nice buck just below it.
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Another shot of the two animals: the wide buck with the black bear.
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With its trim lines the M70 is perfectly at home in a scabbard.
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Jimmy Fox’s Winchester has accounted for many deer over the years.
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The .30-06 is America’s favorite and most versatile hunting cartridge. Here it was used to down a fine 6×6 bull.
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Another bull elk downed by the rifle the Foxes called “Ole’ Meat In The Pot.”
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Another view of the nice 6×6 elk that fell to the Winchester M70.
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The Model 70 heads north on a caribou hunt.
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Some people say the .30-06 isn’t adequate for large bears, but countless browns and grizzlies have been cleanly killed with the cartridge.
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The odyssey continues for the Fox’s Model 70, here in the hands of Jackson Fox, the grandson of Jimmy Fox.
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The Model 70 now wears a new scope but other than that it is in original condition.
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A high-planes hunt for antelope and mule deer: familiar turf for the Model 70.

The Fox family has used the same pre-1964 Model 70 Featherweight Winchester for three generations. See the photos that tell the story of this rifle named Ole Meat-in-the-Pot.