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Quick Remington Model 700 Facts:


First year of Production: 1962


The Model 700 is still currently in production


Overall Length
24" - 41.5"


Designed By: Mike Walker


Caliber: The Remington Model 700

was produced in over 50 different calibers




Remington Model 700


Model 700, Remington Model 700 serial numbers, values, prices




More Remington Model 700 Specs:


Weight 8.09 lbs without optics


Barrel length Barrel length
20-22-24-26 in


Action: Bolt Action Rifle

Effective range: Dependant on Caliber



3, 4, 5, 6-Round internal magazine Detachable magazines in model 700

Police version


Remington Model 700 Prices:  Varies


The Model 700 series of firearms are center fire bolt-action rifles manufactured by
Remington Arms since 1962, an according to multiple sources, is the most popular rifle in the world with over 5 million manufactured.

This Remington has a long and distinguished history in the military, police and civilian use that was an evolution of the Remington 721 and 722 series of rifles, which began in 1948.



Owners Manuals Downloads from Remington:

Model 700 EtronX Model 700, Model 700 ML



The Remington 700 was produced in many differing configurations depending on the use, Remington produced the basic 700 furnished with different stocks, barrels, finishes and over 50 different calibers.  Additionally, there are 3 lengths of action milled into the receiver. The short action is for cartridges less than 2.8 inches in overall length like the .308, the standard action for cartridges smaller than 3.34 inches in overall length like the .30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge, and a long action for magnum calibers larger than 3.34inches like the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum.  When purchasing this rifle, a buyer had the additional choice of magazine configuration.  The first option was a blind magazine which has no floor plate, the second is a conventional magazine with detachable floor plate and finally, a detachable box magazine. There are standard consumer versions as well as versions designed for military and police use. Some variants come with bipods, slings, fluted barrels and other options.

Model 700 Civilian Versions
There are many variants of the consumer version of the Model 700, including the Model 700, Model 700 ADL, Model 700 BDL, Model 700 CDL, and Model 700 Safari. Remington also produces a Mountain LSS version that is outfitted with a stainless steel barrel and laminated stock.  Laminated stocks and heavy barrel versions like the Model 700 SPS varmint are available for varmint hunting and are extremely accurate.
In 1996 Remington began producing the 700 ML, which stood for muzzle loading rifle for the black powder enthusiasts.

Remington Model 700P - Police Version
The 2 models available in the 700P are the standard 700P with a heavy barrel and the 700P Light Tactical Rifle or LTR which has a heavy barrel that is 20 inches and fluted. The 700 Ps also come in the Tactical Weapons System or TWS optional package which includes a Leupold Mark IV M3 10x40 scope, a bipod, and case.

The police version (700P) is also available to the public and has enjoyed high sales numbers and the rifle is popular with shooters and hunters.  Remington offers similarly styled, less expensive versions under the Special Purpose Synthetic or SPS package.

Model 700 Military Versions
Remington makes versions of the 700 for both the US Army and the US Marines.  Both the U.S. Army's M24 Sniper Weapon System and U.S. Marine Corps' M40 sniper rifles are built on the Remington Model 700 rifle design but with differing customizations, the main difference is the inclusion of a  heavy contour barrel. The M24 uses the long action bolt-face, whereas the M40 uses the short action.

The U.S. Army XM2010 Version
The United States Army has awarded Remington a contract for the upgrade of up to 3,600 M24 Sniper Weapon System rifles which are currently in use with the Army. The biggest modification for this rifle is the caliber conversion from .308 Winchester to .300 Winchester Magnum, which will allow the military with additional range capability and better ballistics characteristics. The program will change the weapon name from M24E1 to the XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle.

Remington 700 Models at a glance
Remington 700 BDL - This is the quintessential Remington 700, these rifles are equipped with the X-Mark Pro Trigger system which can be adjusted and avoids the stigma attached to the previous versions of triggers.

Remington 700 SPS  - This Special Purpose Synthetic rifle is the upgraded version of Remington's 700 ADL Synthetic value priced hunting rifle. The rigle has an ergonomically designed stock and comes in a youth size.  They are similar in most respects to the 700P but lack the H-S Precision stock. and the SPS Tactical has the 20" heavy barrel.

Remington 700 SPS Varmint - This is a design specially designed for the hunter focused on small prey. It has a smaller stock with a vented fore-end and a 26 inch heavy barrel.

Remington 700 Tactical Long Range - This is the sniper rifle used by many military and police units. It has a 40-X scope and external trigger pull adjustment with a free-floating barrel.

Remington 700 VTR  - The Varmint Tactical Rifle is designed to be a marriage of the SPS Varmint, and the Tactical Long Range rifles. It has a machined muzzle brake and a 22" barrel. It is available in two sizes: 223 caliber tactical style 1 in 9 inch twist or 308 caliber tactical style 1 in 12" twist.

Remington 700 XCR - This Xtreme Conditions Rifle is treated with a new Remington corrosion control product to make it highly resistant to scratches and corrosion. Remington has utilized Hogue's patented new grip and fore end that is designed to avoid slippage even in adverse conditions. The two available sizes are the standard 24 inch barrel, or a 26 inch barrel and the X-Mark Pro Trigger which was designed for the Remington Tactical Long Range rifle.

Remington 700 XCR Compact Tactical - This has all the options and features of the Tactical Long Range and Xtreme Conditions rifles.

Remington 700 Sendero SF II -  It is chambered for magnum and ultra magnum cartridges. According to Remington,  this model is the most accurate rifle for sale today, and sports a fluted heavy barrel.

Remington 700 Misfire issues

After CNBC ran a story about the Remington 700 misfiring, or firing without the trigger being pulled, a stir was caused in the shooting public.  The truth of the matter is that according to the facts, there are only 75 lawsuits in total against Remington for this reason, and based on production numbers, 99.9985% function perfectly.  With those numbers, could this really be a design flaw?.  Furthermore, despite claims that the situation is easily reproduced, and hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent on experts, nobody has EVER been able to cause a Remington 700 to fire without the trigger being pulled, the cause of these suits may be a result of owners modifying incorrectly a factory 700.

Additionally, Remington no longer uses the Walker Trigger, which is the trigger that was claimed to be defective.



Remington Model 700 Serial Number Lookup:

Remington Firearms manufactured after 1921 have a code located on the left side of the barrel near the frame that identifies the year and month of manufacture.

B - Jan L - Feb A - Mar C - Apr K - May P - Jun
O - Jul W - Aug D - Sep E - Oct R - Nov X - Dec

Serial Numbers by date (factory record book)

 M - 1921

N - 1922

P - 1923

R - 1924

S - 1925

T - 1926

U - 1927

W - 1928

R - 1924

S - 1925

T - 1926

U - 1927

W - 1928
X - 1929

Y - 1930

Z - 1931

A - 1932

B - 1933

C - 1934

D - 1935

E - 1936

F - 1937

G - 1938

H - 1939

J - 1940

K - 1941

L -1942

MM - 1943
NN - 1944

PP - 1945

RR - 1946

SS - 1947

TT - 1948

UU - 1949

WW - 1950

XX - 1951

YY - 1952

ZZ - 1953

A - 1954

B - 1955

C - 1956

D - 1957

E - 1958

F - 1959

G - 1960

H - 1961

J - 1962

K - 1963

L - 1964

M - 1965
N - 1966

P - 1967

R - 1968

S - 1969

T - 1970

U - 1971

W -1972

X - 1973

Y- 1974

Z - 1975

I - 1976

O - 1977

Q - 1978

V - 1979
A - 1980

B - 1981

C - 1982

D - 1983

E - 1984

F - 1985

G -1986

H -1987

I - 1988

J - 1989

K - 1990

L - 1991

M - 1992

N - 1993

O - 1994
P - 1995

Q - 1996

R - 1997

S - 1998

T - 1999

U - 2000

V - 2001

W - 2002

X - 2003

Y - 2004

Z - 2005

A - 2006

B - 2007

C - 2008

D - 2009
E - 2010

F - 2011

G - 2012


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