I have an older Model 70 that is not a pre 64. Mine is a 270 that I really like. Having the 270 was very handy during the shortage. 270 ammo was always in stock during the shortage. I bought the 270 because I was reading about Jack O'Connor's exploits with a Model 70 chambered in 270. I can say the model 70 is one gun I have never considered selling or left with a family member for an extended period of time.
IMO, you can do a hell of lot worse than a model 70 that someone bought for you to use. I have never found a better rifle than a free rifle.
Last edited by John_Deer; 02-16-2014 at 10:40 PM.