The Remington Model 700 is a bolt-action rifle produced by Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, N.C., that was introduced to the shooting public in 1962. The rifle features a traditional Mauser-style two-lugged bolt and the action is designed for mass production, despite its cost-effective production methods, it is very strong and reliable. The receiver is milled from a steel round cross-section of the highest quality.
Remington Model 700 Action:
The Remington Model 700 rifle action is a manually-operated bolt action with 2 forward dual-opposed locking lugs and a rear safety lug formed by the bolt handle that sits in a recess in the receiver, the bolt face is recessed, fully enclosing the base of the cartridge, the bolt body face sits in a recess that has been cut into the breech end of the barrel leaving no part of the cartridge exposed.
The Remington Model 700 rifle bolt has an extractor that is a C-clip sitting within the bolt face, the ejector is of a spring-loaded plunger design, and fits into a hole in the edge of the bolt face recess. With the bolt handle acting as a third safety lug in addition of the two regular locking lugs plus the recessed bolt face which encompasses the cartridge case head makes the Remington Model 700 rifle action superbly strong.
The strangest feature of a Remington Model 700 action is that the recoil lug for the action is not attached to the receiver, it is attached along with the barrel in its barreling process.
Remington Model 700 Trigger Group:
It breaks like glass, and has virtually zero creep.
The X-Mark Pro™ Trigger delivers true custom-grade performance in a production trigger, user-adjustable with readily available tools, and come from the factory with a lighter average pull weight set at 3 1/2 pounds with a 2 pound range of adjustment. A mirror-like finish on its components enhances corrosion resistance and adds to its breaks-like-glass feel. The externally adjustable X-Mark Pro Trigger is now standard equipment on new ("2010") Model 700™ rifles.
Remington Model 700 Rifle Barrel Twist Rates:
Remington Model 700 rifle barrels have been being refined and tuned to what shooters demand by using information from Remington's ammunition plants as to what bullet weights are most sought after by shooters for any rifle chambering. By using this information they can put the exact rifle barrel twist rate inside the Remington Model 700 rifle barrel to match the most popular bullet weight therefore gaining an accuracy advantage in the factory sporting class rifle.
This is quite evident as you look at some of the Remington Model 700 chamberings, even though the bullet diameter is the same or caliber the only difference is the chambering of a more or less powerful cartridge the barrel twist rates are very different. Speed of a bullet plays into this as well, but Remington has fine tuned all of this information to create excellent, high quality, extremely accurate rifle barrels for their Remington Model 700 Rifles.
Rifling twist rates Remington Model 700 CDL:
Chambering - 243 Winchester, Twist Rate - 1 twist in 9 1/8 Inches.
Chambering - 7mm Remington Magnum, Twist Rate - 1 twist in 9 1/4 Inches.
Chambering - 7mm Remington Ultra Mag., Twist Rate - 1 twist in 9 1/2 Inches.
Chambering - 25/06 Remington, Twist Rate - 1 twist in 10 Inches.
Chambering - 223 Remington, Twist Rate - 1 twist in 12 Inches.
Chambering - 35 Whelen, Twist Rate - 1 twist in 16 Inches.
Remington Model 700 Variants (Current for "2010")
Remington Model 700™ CDL™ SF Limited Edition
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Tactical
Remington Model 700™ XCR II
Remington Model 700™ XCR II Camo Bone Collector™ Edition
Remington Model 700™ XCR II Camo (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Edition)
Remington Model 700™ BDL™
Remington Model 700™ CDL™
Remington Model 700™ CDL™ SF™
Remington Model 700™ CDL™ SF Limited Edition
Remington Model 700™ Mountain LSS
Remington Model 700™ Sendero® SF II
Remington Model 700™ SPS™
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Buckmasters Edition
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ DM
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Stainless
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Varmint
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Buckmasters Edition "Young Bucks" Compact
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Compact
Remington Model 700™ Target Tactical
Remington Model 700™ Varmint SF
Remington Model 700™ VLS
Remington Model 700™ VL SS Thumbhole
Remington Model 700™ VS SF™ II
Remington Model 700™ VTR™
Remington Model 700™ VTR™ Desert Recon
Remington Model 700™ XCR™
Remington Model 700™ XCR™ RMEF Edition
Remington Model 700™ XCR™ Tactical Long Range
Remington Model 700™ XHR