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The Remington 700: A Look at the Rifles Behind the 700's 50th Anniversary

The Remington 700: A Look at the Rifles Behind the 700's 50th Anniversary

To pay homage to this classic, we take a look back at the different models that helped make the 700 the best-selling rifle of all time.
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from husker415 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

Been hearing from gun dealers and reading on-line blogs that my beloved Remington rifle is crap now! The new investment company owners are cutting corners and complaints are coming in. A sad day for a great company. The investment group is ringing every bit of money out of Remington and when it's dying they will sell it. Much like Romney' Bain Capital group. Sad, very sad. Buying my first Winchester model 70 this summer. My father is rolling in his grave. :(

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from Jim Mongiat wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

What about the 788 line. Great rifles for the price. owned 22-250 and .308.

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from Mike Hale wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I forgot to mention the 700 ETRONX, rechambered to 22-250AI, yes I bought one, the price was right and I bought enough primers to last my lifetime..... lol.... It's also murder on the coyotes.. So, yes I love the 700's....

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from Mike Hale wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I'm at home with my 700's, The 270win BDL LH has taken more than 35 head of Mule Deer, some big, some small, even a few does. It's taken 2 cow elk, countless coyotes, priarie dogs, pot guts, lol..., The 7mm has taken a number of elk, it too is a lefty.... The little 243win has taken Mulie's, coyotes, rabbits, and is the funnest to shoot.. I never stop tinkering with them, stocks, triggers, scopes, rings. I reload for all of them, they have given me a lifetimes enjoyment.....

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from bobkumm wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

I have two model 700s in.270 and .243 they are the best rifles I have ever shot.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

LIke Eltury, I was surprised that the Remington Classic 700 was not mentioned. I say this because it was more than a particular favourite of mine, the stock design and clean lines made each of the calibers made available much desired by the public. It heralded the Model CDL with its straight line classic style of stock, satin finish and low glare blueing. Years ago, I sold that Classic 25-06 to buy the kids winter jackets which I don't regret. Unfortunately, I have yet to fine a 25-06 as accurate as that thing was out of the box. I killed the two trophy whitetails with that rifle!! Mmmm, maybe I should have had the kids wear an extra sweater. Water under the bridge!!

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from peteyraymond wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I wanted an accurate heavy-barreled deer rifle, so I bought a 7MM Mag Remington Sendero. The first time I took it to the range I had a three shot group that I was able to cover with a dime. That kind of accuracy right out of the box from a non-custom rifle is amazing. I have to completely agree with the statement "Remington touts this rifle as the most accurate over-the-counter centerfire it’s ever produced."

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from sarg wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I bought an ADL (308) in 1983 and it has been my alltime favorite deer rifle ever since...I would not trade it for any rifle I know. my go-to rifle and has the pretty,deep finished stock and deepest blue I have seen on any rifle....still looks new.

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from eltury wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Where's the 700 Classic? Did I miss it?

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from Erik Wilson wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I, like many of you out there own a 700 BDL. I just love the white spacers. I can't believe there aren't Tail Fins spouting off of it as well! Must be something wrong with me, I think the thing is "cheesy", but all my friends "have always liked the 700 BDL". Good shooter though. Still think the post 64 Win Push Feed is a stouter platform, but the 700 had a 2 year head start, and upset Win 70 fans.

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from eltury wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Where's the 700 Classic? Did I miss it?

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from peteyraymond wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I wanted an accurate heavy-barreled deer rifle, so I bought a 7MM Mag Remington Sendero. The first time I took it to the range I had a three shot group that I was able to cover with a dime. That kind of accuracy right out of the box from a non-custom rifle is amazing. I have to completely agree with the statement "Remington touts this rifle as the most accurate over-the-counter centerfire it’s ever produced."

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from Mike Hale wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I'm at home with my 700's, The 270win BDL LH has taken more than 35 head of Mule Deer, some big, some small, even a few does. It's taken 2 cow elk, countless coyotes, priarie dogs, pot guts, lol..., The 7mm has taken a number of elk, it too is a lefty.... The little 243win has taken Mulie's, coyotes, rabbits, and is the funnest to shoot.. I never stop tinkering with them, stocks, triggers, scopes, rings. I reload for all of them, they have given me a lifetimes enjoyment.....

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from sarg wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I bought an ADL (308) in 1983 and it has been my alltime favorite deer rifle ever since...I would not trade it for any rifle I know. my go-to rifle and has the pretty,deep finished stock and deepest blue I have seen on any rifle....still looks new.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

LIke Eltury, I was surprised that the Remington Classic 700 was not mentioned. I say this because it was more than a particular favourite of mine, the stock design and clean lines made each of the calibers made available much desired by the public. It heralded the Model CDL with its straight line classic style of stock, satin finish and low glare blueing. Years ago, I sold that Classic 25-06 to buy the kids winter jackets which I don't regret. Unfortunately, I have yet to fine a 25-06 as accurate as that thing was out of the box. I killed the two trophy whitetails with that rifle!! Mmmm, maybe I should have had the kids wear an extra sweater. Water under the bridge!!

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from bobkumm wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

I have two model 700s in.270 and .243 they are the best rifles I have ever shot.

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from Mike Hale wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I forgot to mention the 700 ETRONX, rechambered to 22-250AI, yes I bought one, the price was right and I bought enough primers to last my lifetime..... lol.... It's also murder on the coyotes.. So, yes I love the 700's....

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from Jim Mongiat wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

What about the 788 line. Great rifles for the price. owned 22-250 and .308.

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from husker415 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

Been hearing from gun dealers and reading on-line blogs that my beloved Remington rifle is crap now! The new investment company owners are cutting corners and complaints are coming in. A sad day for a great company. The investment group is ringing every bit of money out of Remington and when it's dying they will sell it. Much like Romney' Bain Capital group. Sad, very sad. Buying my first Winchester model 70 this summer. My father is rolling in his grave. :(

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from Erik Wilson wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I, like many of you out there own a 700 BDL. I just love the white spacers. I can't believe there aren't Tail Fins spouting off of it as well! Must be something wrong with me, I think the thing is "cheesy", but all my friends "have always liked the 700 BDL". Good shooter though. Still think the post 64 Win Push Feed is a stouter platform, but the 700 had a 2 year head start, and upset Win 70 fans.

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