• Manufacturer: Winchester
  • Model: 70 Stealth
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
    .22-250 Rem
    7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win.)
  • Barrel: Winchester heavy contour
  • Barrel Length: 26.0" (660mm)
  • Twist: 1:10" RH (308)
  • Magazine: 5 Round Internal Box
  • Stock: HS Precision Kevlar/fiberglass graphite stock with a full-length aluminum bedding block
  • Weight: 10.75 lbs. (4.89kg)
  • Overall Length: 46.0" (1168mm)
  • Additional Notes: Model 70 Action, Push Feed, Matte Finish, Pillar Plus accublock

The Winchester model 70 Stealth is a direct replacement for their older “Heavy Varminter” and is advertised as a varmint rifle. But the solid black stock and matte black finish on all exposed parts lends itself well to tactical use. I figure this is the “politically correct” way USRA could build a tactical rifle. What ever the case, its a very nice entry level tactical rifle, and some think its the same as the FN Special Police. The quality of the rifles are fairly high for a production rifle, and accuracy is averaging around .65 MOA for these rifles with match ammo, with the typical rifles shooting between .5 and 1 MOA. That is the one big down side to mass produced rifles, you get a great rifle followed by a bad rifle, so be forewarned. The things I do not like about the Stealth is that it does not have the palm swell (like the Remington 700P) and it uses the push feed 70 action, I would prefer their claw feed, but the model 70 action is still a good action. I also prefer the wider trigger that is standard on the Remington rifles. Overall, the rifle is good and will perform as well as Remington and maybe even savage out of the box. There is a new serious player in the low end tactical rifle field.




I’ve got a .308 Stealth of the 1st series in use since 2001. With Federal GM 168gr. it shoots about .6 MOA on any day. Mine has got a 1:12 twist though.

It is a great rifle, and I wish that Winchester or USRAC would have paid more attention to the customers and CONTINUED production of it.

A long action / magnum version of it would have been nice.
The old Laredo LRH filled the bill, but they are impossible to get nowadays.


I’ve never regretted that I bought mine. After I got a trigger job done shortly after I bought it, I enjoyed it even more. It “eats” just about anything from quality M80 to Federal GM 168s.

Mine sports as of last year a Nikon M308 4-16×42 scope, in Leupold rings and on an EGW 20MOA rail.


If I would have known back then that Winchester would release the Stealth II .308 with a 1:10 twist, I would have waited.

But still, for going longer ranges, I can use Berger 175gr. OTM or Sierra 175gr. MK. The Stealth will handle my reloads.

Ron Sewell

I have a 2011 made stealth 2 in 308 with 26inch barrel and 1:12 twist. Using Sierra a 155 TMK’s, VIT-N140 powder, fire formed Lapua cases and bullet seating no greater than 5 thou back off the lands consistently shoots 5 shot groups no greater than 0.4″ inch at 100yds for average 2560fps. Only mods to gun are screw cut m18x1 for ase sl5 moderator and the superb drop in Timney M.o.a trigger set at 1lb 12oz. Shooting off bipod and backbag.

Rockey Lynch

Looking for a 1000 yard rifle sub moa in a 300 win mag. I have a 338 win mag in Winchester model 70 that shoots great, probably my favorite but I also have a ruger model 77 in 300 win mag and a Remington model 700 in 300 RUM I like. Any suggestions?

Mel Ewing

It’ll be difficult to hold 1 MOA at 1000 yards with any rifle due to all the variables involved. But you can get a 1 MOA rifle and then shoot 1000 yards with it.
The New Rem 700 Long Range is a good affordable way to do it with a heavy barrel rifle. The Sako TRG-42, Accuracy International, and others would all be excellent choices. Budget will be your biggest constraint.


I use for my pet .308 load 175gr. Berger OTM or Sierra 175gr. MK, over Hodgdon H4895 powder, or Alliant RL-15, cases by Nosler or Hornady. It is not too hot of a load. I’m still thinking about upgrading the scope to a Leupold Mark 4 by the end of this year or early

tom baily

I just got a stealth and mine Is CRF I have never seen a stealth with push feed I got mine used from cables and they had one more it had a slightly different stock but it had CFR to does anyone know what the difference is from the stealth and stealth 2

tom baily

Yes I found out today my stealth was part of a run made in 2011 thay where all CFR does anyone know if the newer coyote light rifles are any good thank you


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