Remington 700 Rifle Reference Guide
Complete short-action receiver and bolt assembly give the reliability and smoothness of the classic Remington 700 action combined with innovative features designed specifically for police, military, and civilian precision shooters.
These days Remington does a fine job manufacturing accurate rifles. However there may come a time when the old Remington 700 is not shooting groups as tight as it once did or maybe you just want the best accuracy that can be achieved from your rifle. A replacement barrel is a good investment. Its like getting a new and more accurate gun at half the price. All barrels for a Remington model 700 will be required to be fitted to some degree by a gunsmith. If you choose a barrel such as the Shilen it requires the least amount of work as it is pre threaded with a cut chamber. This means it only needs reamed to the final dimension. Other barrels are purchased as blanks and must be cut to length, threaded and have the chambers cut and reamed for your desired caliber. In many cases the barrel will require some sort of coloring or protective coating as many barrels are sold “in the white”. Note: There are no drop in barrels for a Remington 700. All replacement barrels must be fitted and headspaced by a qualified gunsmith Note: Replace your factory Remington 700 Trigger before you consider a new barrel. Visit the Remington 700 Trigger page for further information.
The Remington 700 SPS Tactical Barreled Action allows gun builders to start with a tried-and-true action and barrel combination, allowing them to add aftermarket stocks, optics and other options to build their ideal rifle. The Remington 700 SPS Tactical Barreled Action includes all of the same features found on the company’s SPS Tactical model, including a threaded barrel with a heavy-profile, perfectly suited for precision shooting.
Add all the convenience of drop-free, box magazine to your favorite Remington 700 BDL. Spring-loaded finger latch inside the triggerguard drops the box magazine free, speeds loading and unloading. Made from durable stainless steel and finished with bake-on, matte, black Teflon® coating that’s self-lubricating and resists scratches and wear. Updated version have positive locking springs on the bottom of both sides of the floor plate (holds the magazine box securely in place without the rubber o-ring), a polymer boot on bottom of box (easier to remove), and a guide slot and larger rear catch on back of box (ensures proper latch).
Remington 29663 700 5-R Military Specs .308 Winchester 24 Inch Stainless Barrel – Not appearing on the Remington website is one of their best kept secrets, the Remington 700 5-R Mil Spec. The Remington 700 5-R Mil Spec features a Remington M700 stainless steel barreled action with a 24 inch R5 mil-spec barrel, the same barrel used in the Remington Defense M-24 sniper rifles. Barrel features a 11.25 inch twist rate with five lands and grooves and eleven degree target crown. Stock has aluminum bedding in block in standard VS configuration.
The Remington M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR), formerly known as the XM2010 and M24 Reconfigured Sniper Weapon System, is a modular sniper rifle developed by PEO Soldier for the United States Army. It is derived from the M24 Sniper Weapon System and replaced the existing M24s.
The renowned Remington 700 rifle has been the platform of choice for military and law-enforcement snipers for years, and now you have a chance to enjoy the same kind of outstanding long-range shooting performance with the Remington 700 XCR Tactical Long Range Rifle. Chambered in the hard-hitting, long-range .300 Winchester Magnum Caliber.
REMINGTON CSR CONCEALABLE SNIPER RIFLE is a compact, lightweight, and highly modular sniper weapon system designed for use by operators whose mission requires them to reach their hide, engage their target, and exfiltrate unnoticed while under direct view of the enemy and local population.
REMINGTON 700 USR URBAN SNIPER RIFLE is designed for the modern day operator who needs advanced capabilities to perform his mission • The USR™ is the pinnacle of REMINGTON 700 tactical rifle development • It begins with the superb R700™ LTR,™ then adds essential tactical components such as a detachable box magazine, MARS rail, variable power optics, adjustable stock, muzzle brake, optional sound suppressor and bipod.
AB ARMS REMINGTON 700 MOD X CHASSIS SIDE FOLDER GEN 3 – American Built Arms Company presents the MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System™ Side Folder designed and engineered for military, law enforcement, and hunting enthusiasts. The A*B Arms MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System™ Side Folder is a lightweight (3 lbs. 6 oz.), ergonomic, drop-in chassis for the Remington® Model 700 Short Action. It serves as a modular foundation on which tactical accessories can be added according to the operator’s needs. Available in Black or Dark Element.
Made from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the MAGPUL REMINGTON 700 HUNTER 700 STOCK offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK compatible to accept a broad range of accessories.
AICS is the acronym used to describe the Accuracy International Chassis System for the Remington 700 Model Rifle. It was designed by and for competitive shooters for for long range competition and military applications. One of the biggest drawbacks of the AICS has been the cost of the magazines at well over $100. Well that is about to change. Magpul has once again done what they do best and introduced a magazine, the PMAG® 10 7.62 AC – AICS Short Action. If the PMAG® 10 7.62 AC – AICS Short Action proves reliable in the field it will no doubt at $35 be a game changer for Remington 700 and AICS shooters.
Sat through a second video today, this time it was “AGI BUILDING THE TACTICAL OR VARMINT RIFLE”. This looked like a pretty old transfer but the quality wasn’t bad. For the most part I found the video very interesting. The author Darell Holland takes you through the process of building a custom rifle based on a V block bedded Remington 700 action and a McMillan stock. For the most part he does a good job taking you through the process in detail with much explanation as to “Why”. I really enjoyed the simplicity of his shop. A milling machine, small lathe and a bead blaster was all he used. No special jigs and fixtures. This video is great for anyone who would like to know how to do the process from start to finish. I think this is one of the better AGI video’s. If you have access to these metalworking machines an indicator, chamber reamer and a few basic tools this video will instill the confidence to build a rifle.
he first step to an accurate firearm is a good trigger. Many Bolt Action Rifle shooters often feel that their factory trigger is “Good Enough” and they move onto attempting to improve accuracy by replacing stocks, pillar bedding the stock, lapping their bores and or replacing barrels etc. Time and money not well spent. Replacing the trigger is the single biggest improvement you can make to any factory firearm including the Remington 700. I learned this lesson early on. I purchased a Remington 700 Varmint Rifle in 22-250. The gun was plenty accurate if it was a deer gun but the 22-250 is varmint caliber intended for small targets at long ranges. It needed to shoot better. One day at the office an old timer Dave “Mac” McDonnel says to me you need to put a Jewell Trigger in that thing, then you’ll see how well it can shoot. I went home that night in began searching my trusty old Brownells catalog for the Jewell Trigger for my Remington 700. There is was and so was my sticker shock. The trigger cost one third of the price I paid for the rifle. I decided what the heck and ordered it anyhow. A week or two later my Jewell Remington 700 Trigger arrived. I spent an evening installing and adjusting the trigger. Wasn’t difficult, just an unfamiliar process. A few weeks later I headed to Vermont to visit my best friend. He had a tract of land that stretched as far as the eye can see so we could shoot without any distance limitations. We sighted in at 100 yards. The results were astounding. I could make one hole 5 shop groups with consistency. It was not even a challenge. We then set our sights on his garden slightly to the right of a target. We found we could should the cherry tomatoes off the plants with success in the high 90 percent. After that we moved to the tract of land. We were shooting oil cans and such at 100’s of yards reliably. I was quite pleased. That was the mid 1990’s. From that point on just about every firearm I have purchased has ended up with a replacement trigger and or a trip to a professional gunsmith.