For the money a Model 70 is a best buy, have one made just before Winchester closed their old factory and moved South. Being left-handed makes finding relatively inexpensive DG rifles difficult. Sent gun to gunsmith in Pa. who went over rifle to the tune of about 700.00 dollars, coating barrel inside and out, bedding stock, new recoil pad, trigger job and mounting scope[Schmidt&Bender] and I love it. My favorite rifle hands down, use it on everything in Africa. For whatever reason shoot it better than less powerful guns I own.