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[Buyer’s Guide] Best Remington 700 Models

For me, there’s something about a classic Remington bolt-action rifle that can’t be beat.  

Remington 700 has been tried and tested for virtually every type of scenario.  And everywhere the Model 700 has been used, it’s come out on top.  It’s not a coincidence that this bad boy has been a favorite sharpshooter’s rifle in law enforcement and has seen military action from the Army and USMC in the form of the M24 and M40.

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Shooting instructor Todd Hodnett looking through the scope of an M40 sniper rifle.

In addition, all Remington Model 700 variants are equipped with Remington’s patented X-Mark Pro trigger system.  It’s a good trigger overall with about 3 1/2 pounds of pull weight straight out the box. But the real benefit of the X-Mark Pro is that you can adjust it externally.

However…the Model 700 and X-Mark Pro isn’t perfect. In fact, if you own an R700 with an X-Mark Pro made between 2004 and 2014, you should look into getting the trigger replaced. Remington was the target of a class action lawsuit due to safety issues associated with the trigger. The issues have since been corrected, but those older rifles need to be refitted.

So, with that out of the way, let’s look at some guns!

Best Remington 700 Models

1. Model 700 CDL

The Remington 700 CDL is a premium hunting rifle that’s based off the traditional design of the Model 700 which was introduced in 1962. It’s hailed as being an incredibly accurate and dependable rifle, which is why it’s become one of the most favored guns among hunters and collectors.

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When it comes to an American classic, the CDL can’t be beaten.


When talking about the top general hunting rifles, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Model 700 comes up at some point during the conversation.  Straight out of the box, the CDL is ready for virtually anything you throw at it.  After you mount your favorite scope, you’re ready to go.

Also, all CDL models come with an American walnut stock with a satin finish, which really gives the gun an elegant look.

Current calibers available:

  • 243 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 25-06 Remington – 24” barrel
  • 270 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 7mm-08 Remington – 24” barrel
  • 7mm Remington Mag – 26” barrel
  • 30-06 Springfield – 24” barrel
  • 300 Winchester Mag – 26” barrel

2. Model 700 CDL SF

The Remington 700 Classic Deluxe SF has the vintage Model 700 design that we’ve all come to know and love. It’s one of the higher-end sub-models because of the stainless steel fluted barrel (hence the name SF).  Aside from that, it’s virtually the same as your standard Model 700 CDL.

The CDL SF is a beautiful and exquisitely crafted gun

The benefits of the stainless fluted barrel include better shooting consistency and weight reduction.  Depending on the caliber of the gun, the CDL SF will weigh anywhere between 7 1/2 to 7 5/8 pounds.

Current calibers available:

  • 35 Whelen – 24” barrel
  • 257 Weatherby Mag – 26” barrel
  • 270 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 270 WSM – 24” barrel
  • 7mm-08 Remington – 24” barrel
  • 7mm Remington Mag – 26” barrel
  • 30-06 Springfield – 24” barrel
  • 300 WSM – 24” barrel

3. Model 700 BDL

remington 700 BDL model with iconic Monte Cristo stock
Pictured: BDL model with iconic Monte Carlo stock

The Remington 700 BDL is a deluxe model that’s functionally similar to the CDL but with a slightly different stock.

While made out of the same American walnut finish as the CDL models, the BDL’s Monte Carlo design brings a different look by providing a slightly lighter finish, different checkering pattern, and a raised cheek piece.

Also, the BDL is one of the few Model 700s to have a sight already built in.

remington 700 bdl with scope

The other major difference between the BDL and the CDL models is barrel length – the BDL has significantly shorter barrels.

Current calibers available:

  • 243 Winchester – 22” barrel
  • 270 Winchester – 22” barrel
  • 30-06 Springfield – 22” barrel
  • 7mm Remington Mag – 24” barrel

4. SPS Varmint

Remington 700 sps varmint
SPS Varmint has a basic design but still shoots like the best of em

One of the reasons why the Remington 700 SPS Varmint is cheaper than other Model 700 types is because of the stock design. Instead of sticking with the traditional wooden stock that gives the Model 700 a classic look and feel, SPS sub-models are equipped with a synthetic stock.  For people who aren’t big on aesthetics, this is a great way to get the quality of a Remington 700 without paying a grand for the gun.

Aside from the synthetic stock and matte black finish, the SPS Varmint doesn’t have much else that makes it stand out. All of its barrels are 26” long.

Current calibers available:

  • 204 Ruger
  • 22-250 Remington
  • 223 Remington
  • 243 Winchester
  • 308 Winchester

5. Varmint SF

The Remington 700 Varmint SF  is essentially the same gun as the SPS Varmint with a couple of minor upgrades. Instead of the matte blue barrel, you get a polished stainless steel finish that gives the gun a sleeker look.  Also, the Varmint SF’s barrel has six flutes that are designed to reduce weight and improve cooling.

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The Varmint SF’s iconic two-tone stock.

The biggest difference between the SPS Varmint and the Varmint SF is the dual swivel studs at the front of the SF’s stock, which allow you to attach a bipod with relative ease.  Like the SPS Varmint, the Varmint SF also comes only with 26” barrels.

Current calibers available:

  • 22-250 Remington
  • 223 Remington
  • 220 Swift
  • 308 Winchester

6. Model 700 VTR

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The Remington 700 VTR (which means Varmint-Target Rifle) is an excellent long-range rifle that’s designed to give you maximum precision.  Smaller than the other Varmint variants, the VTR calibers all come with a 22” barrel, making them easier to carry around.

remington 700 vtr
The VTR gives a tactical advantage over other Varmint sub-models.

Some other differences that set the VTR apart from the Varmint sub-models include its triangular barrel contour and its ported barrel design. According to Remington, the change in barrel contouring helps to reduce recoil and muzzle rise in VTR sub-models.

The VTR’s stock is similar to the SPS Varmint, but with a “Dark Earth” color scheme instead of black.  There are also black grip panels over parts over the front of the stock.

Current calibers available:

  • 223 Remington
  • 22-250 Remington
  • 260 Remington
  • 308 Winchester

7. Model 700 VLS

The Remington 700 VLS is functionally similar to the SPS Varmint, except for one obvious difference… it has a laminated stock.  Instead of the matte black synthetic design, the VLS (Varmint Laminated Stock) gives you a laminated woodgrain finish that gives the rifle a vintage look.

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The VLS with trademark woodgrain finish and Monte Carlo stock design.

The VLS also has the same elevated cheek piece design as the BDL model as well as a beavertail fore-end.  Aside from that, there’s not much different.  All barrels are 26” in length and even the calibers are the same as the SPS Varmint.

Current calibers available:

  • 204 Ruger
  • 22-250 Remington
  • 223 Remington
  • 243 Winchester
  • 308 Winchester

8. XCR Tactical

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XCR Tactical in Ghillie Green color.


There are a few perks to the Remington 700 XCR Tactical that make it worth the price difference.  For starters, the barrel has been given an extra layer of protection with a TriNyte PVD coating that protects it from corrosion and scuffs.  So, don’t worry about babying this gun too much.

The XCR Tactical also comes with a different type of stock (synthetic) provided by Bell & Carlson. It’s got an olive drab color with black webbing, giving the gun a really menacing look. Some other cool features include its extended grip, dual sling studs on the front of the stock, beavertail fore-end, and a recessed thumb groove just behind the pistol grip for additional comfort when lying prone or shooting off the bench.

All calibers of the XCR Tactical are 26” long and have a contoured barrel with three flutes.

Current calibers available:

  • 308 Winchester
  • 300 Winchester Mag
  • 338 Laupa Mag

9. XCR Compact Tactical

xcr compact tactical
XCR Compact Tactical is almost the same as the XRC Tactical but with different stock

The Remington 700 XCR Compact Tactical is essentially the same as the XCR Tactical…but compact.

Instead of a 26” barrel, it has a 20” one and is only available for 308 Winchester calibers, although I’m told that there used to be a sub-model for 223 Remington cartridges as well.

10. Model 700 Long Range

The Remington 700 Long Range sub-model supports long-action calibers, making it a great choice for all of the big game hunters out there.  It comes with a Bell & Carlson synthetic stock, aluminum bedding block, and an extra swivel for when you want to mount a bipod.

Model 700 Long Range with blue stock design

Every Long Range version has a 26” contoured barrel with a concave barrel crown. Overall, it’s similar to the SPS Varmint but designed for long-range shooting.

Current calibers available:

  • 25-06 Remington
  • 7mm Remington Mag
  • 300 Winchester Mag
  • 300 Remington Ultra Mag
  • 30-06 Springfield

11. Model 700 SPS

The Remington model 700 SPS ($649.00) is pretty much the same as the SPS Varmint except that its barrel lengths and overall lengths are a couple of inches shorter.  

remington 700 sps

There are also more calibers available for the SPS than the SPS Varmint.

Current calibers available:

  • 223 Remington – 24” barrel
  • 243 Winchester – 24” barrel / 20” barrel
  • 260 Remington – 24” barrel
  • 270 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 270 WSM – 24” barrel
  • 7mm-08 Remington – 24” barrel / 20” barrel
  • 7mm Remington Mag – 26” barrel
  • 30-06 Springfield – 26” barrel
  • 300 WSM – 24” barrel
  • 300 Winchester Mag – 26” barrel
  • 308 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 300 Remington Ultra Mag – 26” barrel
  • 6.5 Creedmoor – 24” barrel

12. SPS Compact

Like the SPS, there are no extra features that make the Remington 700 SPS Compact ($539.00)stand out.  It’s a very basic 700 sub-model that’s just a smaller version of the SPS – they even look identical, so no picture!

All barrels are 20” long and the only calibers currently supported are the 243 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington.

13. SPS Tactical

700 sps tactical

The Remington 700 SPS Tactical ($699.00) is a slightly upgraded version of the SPS which includes a beavertail fore-end, a contoured barrel, and is slightly smaller for added maneuverability. The SPS Tactical also comes with a cool looking Ghillie Green stock.

You have the choice between a 20” barrel and a 16.5” barrel, and the current calibers available are the 223 Remington, 308 Winchester, and the 300 AAC Blackout.

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14. Tactical Chassis

If you want a gun that’s strong enough for military and law enforcement personnel, the Remington 700 Tactical Chassis ($2,900) is the rifle for you.  Built with a Magpul adjustable stock and pistol grip, this 700 sub-model delivers 100% consistency with every type of scenario.

remington 700 tactical chasis
The Tactical Chassis is a downright beast.

The coolest part about this gun is its aggressive design that’s similar to the AR-10. It comes bipod ready, has a Picatinny rail mount on top, and even has an AAC suppressor mount. But the best thing about this gun is its detachable box magazine with a five-round capacity.

Current calibers available:

  • 308 Winchester – 24” barrel
  • 300 Winchester Mag – 24” barrel
  • 338 Lapua Mag – 26” barrel

15. Model 700 Magpul

While the Remington 700 Magpul might be a slightly tamer version of the Tactical Chassis, it’s still an incredible gun.

It doesn’t have the rail mount, suppressor support, and bipod swivels like the Tactical Chassis has, but it does have an incredibly comfortable adjustable stock and a detachable box magazine capable of holding five rounds.

remington 700 magpul
If you don’t want the excess of the Tactical Chassis, the Magpul variant is the next best thing.

Overall, the 700 Magpul is a great rifle to have if you want an optimized long-range rifle without paying an arm and a leg for all of the AR-10-style features that come with the Tactical Chassis.

Current calibers available:

  • 308 Winchester – 22” barrel
  • 260 Remington – 22” barrel
  • 6.5 Creedmoor – 22” barrel

Honorable Mention

Bergara B-14 HMR

While the Bergara isn’t a Remington 700, it is based on the same design and takes all standard stocks, chassis, and triggers of the R700.

Bergara B-14 HMR
Bergara B-14 HMR

Bergara has been around for a while but has really made their name in the last several years as a great factory rifle with a lot to offer.

Amazing trigger, accurate rifles, smooth bolt — in a lot of ways these rifles offer a lot of benefits over the venerable Remington 700 while still maintaining all of the aftermarket goodness.

Bergara B-14 HMR side view
Bergara B-14 HMR

If you’re interested, take a look at our Hands-on Review!

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

That’s a Whole Lotta Rifles

There you have it, folks.  That’s the bulk of the Model 700s still in production.

Now, remember, the Remington 700 has been in production since the 1960s.  That means that a lot of different sub-models have been made during that time, including various calibers that have been added and discontinued over the years.  

This list is by no means a comprehensive guide of all Model 700s in existence.

So, what type of 700 are you shooting?  Which one do you want?  Let us know in the comments below!  And check out more of our favorite guns and gear in Editor’s Picks.

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  • Commenter Avatar
    Mark Hicks Sr.

    I have a Remington VSF LH in .308 and it's a beast. I've had it for prolly 11 or so yrs. Pd like $ 1,500 for it and had to order it in L.H. Then had to get scope of course, needless to say I couldn't drop a grand for optics cause it took my whole tax return to get the rifle lol! So I got some $250 Bushnell and it works but havent shot it in awhile. But I was under the impression the VSF was for " Varmint Synthetic Fluted" for the stock. Learn something every day esp from these great articles. BTW I think push feed like the Remingtons are more accurate then controlled feed like the Winchester 70s. IMHO. Just don't crawl around with a round in the chamber with ur bolt open. But who does that anyway?

    September 2, 2021 11:15 pm
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    Gregory Foxx

    I own thirteen Remington M700's in one variation or another ;Classic, BDL and CDL. Claibers ranging from .22-250 Rem to .300 Win magnum . Favorite is my CDL in .270 Win but my 7mm Weatherby magnum classic is a stong contender for the top spot. These range from forty years old to five years old. They have all always been reliable and accurate . I have other Remingtons ; a M750 carbine in .308 and a 870 , 1100 and 11-87 shotguns. I am a 100% Remington fan. With the the 7mm Weatherby I use Weatherby 154 gr. spire point ammunition. For all others I only shoot Rem Core-Lokt PSP ammunition. I too wwant to see Remington return and produce quality rifles and shotguns . At 77 years old - - I probably won't be buying many more but still wish them well. It all depends on weather "gun people" run the company or "venture capitalists" run the company into the ground by producing low-end , marginal quality product only .

    July 27, 2021 2:31 pm
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      dask yin

      your children must be very pround for you

      August 4, 2021 1:04 pm
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      Mark Hicks Sr.

      Roger that

      September 2, 2021 11:17 pm
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    Vernon Kitchen

    Looking for 338 Remington Ultra Mag Ammo

    June 2, 2021 7:27 pm
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    Doug

    Do they make a 204 left hand riffle

    March 28, 2021 5:53 pm
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      Mark Hicks Sr.

      IDK about now but it used to be they only made L.Hs in their upper grades like when you got to the BDLs and stuff. But I'm not sure now.

      September 2, 2021 11:22 pm
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    Scott W

    Love this rifle. I bought this summer 2020 (Gen. 2) .308, 24" barrel. This is where I went with it: Accuracy Systems "On-Off muzzle brake, Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x50 EBR 2C MRAD, Vortex Pro Rings, Harris 3-9 Swivel Bipod and also added panning swivel, Sure Shot Monopod, Trigger Tech Special with strait trigger, and lastly a KwikKlip bottom metal.
    This rifle is such a huge pleasure to shoot, it makes me look like I know what I'm doing. At almost 70 yrs. my eyes are not what they were as a young guy so those way out there shots are not going to happen for me but I have no reservations that a better shooter might achieve some pretty amazing results with it. This may not be the Ferrari of PRS but neither am I so I couldn't be happier. A quick mention on the Kwik Klip, I realize that these are hardly ever mentioned anywhere but hear me out. It is basically a design knock off of HS Precision's 1st. generation DBM. The fit to the stock is a perfect drop in using the provided spacer washers. The 4 rd. mags rattle when empty but function flawlessly and given the center feed design, strip and chamber so effortlessly. The black finish on the metal isn't going to last forever. So why use Kwik Klip? Affordability and convenience. I got frustrated with having that 4th. rd. roll over onto the bolt raceway every time I top loaded. Let's hope that the new owners of the brand will get Remington back onto stable ground and the 700 back with unmatched QC and rekindle the love affair.

    February 12, 2021 10:55 am
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    Duane Lamar Wolfgang

    I have 2 700's both are ADL's a 270 NWTF version with a camo stock. A 7mm Rem mag with a black stock. I recently upgraded to Timmney triggers in both guns. Love em.

    December 9, 2020 7:12 pm
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      Mark Hicks Sr.

      Anymore they are saying the ADL s are most accurate because of the strong top load stock. Good and solid. Just what I have heard.

      September 2, 2021 11:28 pm
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    Michael Dixon

    I have a Remington model 700 Alaskan Titanium in 7mm with a composite stock I think HS presision can anyone tell me anything about this rifle I don’t think they made them for very long, shoots the 139 grain Hornaday really good thank you

    December 9, 2020 2:15 pm
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    Bill

    I own a Remington 700 CDL in 30-06. I meat hunt big game (Elk, Mule Deer & Whitetail). Nowadays, everyone wants to follow the fad of hunting with really big guns (300 win mag +). However, My 30-06 will handle anything I can afford to hunt. Plus, it doesn't tear up too much meat. Interestingly, my hunting buddies with the really big guns shoot at the same distance I do (0 - 400 yards). If I ever get to travel and hunt exotic game, I'll pick up a 300 win mag. I love the wood grain in the stock.

    November 6, 2020 7:33 am
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    Chuck

    If you can find one of the 5R Gen2 rifles I’d recommend you snatch it up. Fantastic rifles with the HS Precision varmint/tactical stock for under a grand. With Remington bankrupt and sold off there’s no telling when these will be available again, if ever, and I can attest that with quality ammo they will shoot with custom rifles 3x their price.

    October 3, 2020 6:50 am
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    Beau

    I have a Model 700 Mountain chambered in 270. It has a 4 round detachable mag. I bought that gun around 1997 and I still hunt with it today.

    September 10, 2020 5:56 pm
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    Noel Rieusset

    Hello Everybody,
    I have just inherited two Remingtom 700,s.
    .17 Remington.
    .243 Winchester.
    Can anyone lat me know anything about these rifles please.
    Cheers
    Noel

    March 3, 2020 11:05 pm
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    Ross

    700's in 7 x 57 ? Classic, Mtn Rifle, any others ? small run of BDL's ??

    March 1, 2020 1:37 pm
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    Justin

    Just bought a 700 but not sure what model. How do I tell what it is?

    February 5, 2020 3:36 pm
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    pmmiles

    My current squad of 700s includes a mix of classic, mutt, rare, and other.
    The classic: a BDL in 257 Roberts. Accurate, stylish, and has helped several of my kids take their first elk and deer.
    The mutt: a BDL that was re-barrelled to 257 Wby. Very accurate, but heavy and picky about ammo. Handloads are a must.
    The rare: two actually, which is odd for a rare rifle, right? But two of my kids are left-eye shooters, so I have two LH bolts. A BDL in 30-06 that is partial to Remington factory loads, and a SPS compact (?) in 308 with a Boyds stock.
    And finally my personal rifle: a Sendero in 300 Win Mag. Sub-moa with most factory and handloads using 180gr or heavier. This rifle supplied my freezer with many cow elk when the kids were younger. (At the time Colo. was allowing 2 cow tags per year in some units)
    Also in the mix is a 721 in 30-06 that was made in 1954. Probably will still be working good in 2054.

    October 19, 2019 6:36 pm
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    Don Jones

    I recently bought a Remington 700 SPS in 6.5 creedmoor with the coyote tan finish and a # 3 contour 22" barrel. Just wondering what it would take to make this a really good shooting rifle

    October 16, 2019 6:16 pm
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      Rick Mattice

      I bought one over a year ago, the first thing I did was dump the stock and trigger and replaced them with a Grayboe Terrain stock and a Timney trigger. Plus I reload so I can tailor my rounds to the rifle. Needless to say it is a tack driver....

      January 1, 2020 5:32 am
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    Stephen

    I'm running my great grandfather's 1949 Model 721 Remington, the predecessor to the 700. After 70 years it's still a sub MOA tack driver.

    September 18, 2019 10:33 pm
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    Robbie Martin

    I purchased one of the last 700 VSF left hand .308's to be made.
    Shot excellent and had the now famous Xmark pro triggers. After
    hearing about the the recall I called Remington and sure enough my .308 was on the list.
    I had my trigger set at 3lbs. and never had any problems with the
    rifle. Sent it in and finally got it back after about 9 months, their
    Solution was to set my trigger at
    6lbs. and JB WELD the stupid thing
    In place. I got no satisfaction from
    Remington at all ! I finally was able to rid myself of all the Remington's
    That I owned so just buyer beware
    Dealing with a company that has basically went to h*ll in a hand basket !

    August 26, 2019 3:36 pm
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      Chuck

      You dumped all your 700’s because of that, instead of spending the $100-120 on a Timney and killing two birds at the same time (better trigger and dealing with the poor warranty work)? Doesn’t sound like that was well thought out...

      September 29, 2020 9:49 am
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    Doug Gracey

    I have a 30/06 BDL and 338 win mag BDL both are left handed 1986 and 1988 respectively. Both are free floated and bedded 1 moa on the '06 1.25 moa on the 338. Many whitetail, muley and antelope and a couple of elk coyote black bear and a bighorn sheep. Hand loaded every round for both guns . Till death do is part.

    August 25, 2019 4:22 pm
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    Tim Jackson

    What do you think of the Gen2 5R

    May 24, 2019 4:38 pm
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      Tim Jackson

      Looking at one in 6.5 Creedmoor

      May 24, 2019 4:39 pm
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      Chuck

      Excellent rifles. Picked one up in 308 and liked it so much I bought another in 6.5 Creedmoor. Excellent balance with the fluted barrel and actions are nice and smooth. Accurate rifles as is but I put Timney Calvin Elite triggers in both and they’re absolute tack drivers with factory ammo; 308 averages under .5 MOA with Federal 168 Gold Medal and 6.5 averages .25 MOA with Hornady 140 ELD-M. Again, as stock with noting more than the trigger replaced. If you can find one if highly recommend picking one up.

      September 29, 2020 9:56 am
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    robert campbell

    I would like to know any opinions about rebarreling a 700 into the 358 win as another SA action cartridge based on the 243 or 308 win design Yes, I know a 358 isn't a super long range cartridge but for bear or a brush gun with punch

    May 22, 2019 10:54 am
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    James vandiver

    I would like to know if my trigger is.adjustable

    Breaks clean but would be better for my taste if it were a little lighter

    March 5, 2019 11:51 am
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    James vandiver

    I have a 700 bull barrell in 308..after research I've found the rifle was made dec of 1995. It is aluminum bedded.prefloated and has a composite stock not plastic..I've found this one to be an absolute tack driver. I had to call remington to find out it is a vs model..any info on would be helpful.

    March 5, 2019 11:47 am
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    Ross

    i would love to see an article about aftermarket stocks and upgrades for the 700, it seems to be a rather large market.

    October 2, 2018 1:02 pm
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    John Magee

    I recently bought a 700 LR in 7mm Mag. Spent shells stick in the chamber and must be tapped out with a mallet at the bolt, very disconcerting. Sent it back to Remington, they returned it stating that they cleaned and polished the chamber. Guess what? Shells still stick. Now they are sending it to someone else so they can have a go at it. The Remington guy said I should use factory loads. I said that would put me in the poor house. I've been handloading ammo for 45 yrs. and have never encountered this problem before. The jury is still out on Remington. Comments are welcome.

    September 7, 2018 10:03 am
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    Brian white

    How about and caliber by year article on the 700 classic. I'm shooting and 375h&h mag 700 classic that was bout in 2005 in and small town in southern west Virginia.
    I hunt deer and bear with it here in northern west Virginia. Loaded with Barnes 235grain tsx bullets or speer 225grain hot cores ,makes tracking much easier. I believe that it was made in 1996 but I'm not confirmed this yet....

    July 23, 2018 12:15 pm
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    Marco 30-06 hunter

    I have a left hand Mod 700 BDL 30-06. Beautiful stock, and Barrel has Iron sights. I can shoot 3 inch groups all day at 120 yards. my particular gun was made in the early 80,s. I strongly recommend finding one for your own collection and use. Should be able to find in great condition for around 600. Newer rifles really don't come with iron sights and are set up for optics. love open sights myself. Everything ive bagged hunting have been within 200 yards, and taken with open sights. just my preference

    May 26, 2018 5:02 pm
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    Joe L

    The first time I handled a Model 700 was at Whittaker's and it was a VTR model. I absolutely fell in love with the gun and the action, but not the price tag. A few months later I spotted an ADL model in .308 with a 24" barrel at Academy Sports for a steal at $350 and bought it that day. While the stock may leave a lot to be desired, the rest of the rifle doesn't. Its still a Model 700 after all. It is a tack driver.

    October 20, 2017 5:15 am
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      Matthew Gaines

      I have a 700 in 6.5 and put an archangel AA700b stock on it off Ebay for 278$ drop in fit. Very nice stock a little heavy but way better than the factory stock with no bedding.

      December 17, 2018 5:53 pm