Q: Why did Winchester change the trigger on their Classic Model 70? In my opinion there was none better and I much preferred it over the ones they’ve replaced it with. What do you think?
A: I agree with you! The original Model 70 trigger was beyond simple – two major parts, plus a screw, a spring and a couple
of little nuts. The spring, screw and nuts allow the trigger to be adjusted for over-travel and pull weight in a matter of minutes. Today we see extremely complex encased triggers with levers, tiny parts that freeze or get dusty and seize-up. The
brute-strong, simple Model 70 trigger was the best ever seen on a hunting rifle and was rugged and foolproof. I’ve never known one to give any trouble.