I inherited a 1979 Winchester Model 70 XTR in 30-06 from my wife's uncle. It has a cheap Tasco scope but good looking hi-rise mounts.
What interests me me is the lack of a mag floor plate on this model. One would think that such a thing might be a good idea given the large size of the cartridge, but on this rifle there is only stock-wood where a floor plate belongs.
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I spent about 2 hrs on the internet trying to find out about this model, but in nearly every image there is a floor plate.
Any ideas about his? Was this some kind of hybrid or maybe a special run?