The Winchester Model 70 Rifle has served in many roles.
During the Vietnam War, it was pressed into service as a sniper rifle. Forgotten Weapons examines a Vietnam-Era Winchester M70 Sniper Rifle.
The Winchester Model 70 rifle has been a hit with hunters for many decades. Add a heavy barrel and possibly a scope, and this fine weapon becomes a superb target rifle.
A sniper needs to engage small targets way out there with supreme accuracy, and Winchester M70 Sniper Rifle was perfect for that role. It was heavily used in the Vietnam War for sniper and counter-sniper work, along with marksmanship teams.