Remington Gears Up for the 50th Anniversary of the 700

The Remington 700 was introduced in 1962 and is one of the most common American bolt-action rifles.  Designed from the ground up to be mass-produced but still extremely accurate, the 700 has found its way into all walks of shooting life, from target shooting to hunting to military service.

This is a militarized Remington 700. They’re chambered in 7.62 NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum.

After all, the Remington 700 is the M24 for Army snipers, as we as the M40 for the Marines.  It’s been chambered in twenty-nine calibers, from .17 Remington to .458 Winchester Magnum. 

For the 50th anniversary of the 700, Remington’s going to introduce a few new models, starting with the 2012 Limited.

The Limited will have a 24-inch barrel, be chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum, have an X-Mark adjustable trigger, (set at the factory to 3½lbs) a b-grade walnut stock with Fleur de Lis checkering, and a satin blue finish.  It will also have some commemorative engraving on the floorplate.  

The Limited will have an MSRP of $1400, which works out to a real world price of between $900-1100.

But they’re also planning to make a commemorative 700 CDL in satin nickel—its feature: a discounted price.  Remington hasn’t announced it yet, but we hear it’ll be a couple hundred off the MSRP (so $850, or $600-750 in stores).  

So far, it’s a good start.  We gotta wonder if they’re going to go all Year of the 1911 tho’.  Come out with a special edition of each model… could be interesting.

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