According to Remington, the Remington 700 is the No. 1 bolt-action rifle of all time. Regardless of your favorite bolt guns, you can’t deny the rifle’s production history or popularity that spans more than 50 years and puts the 700 at one of the most produced bolt-action rifles ever. Manufactured in the U.S. since its debut in 1962, the 700 series is available in a variety of models and options. 

In a nutshell, the Model 700 series is versatile and reliable, and it’s been a top choice for everyone from beginner hunters and experienced safari-class hunters to the military. Although they’re all similar, variants include finishes, barrel weights, and calibers, so there’s bound to be a Model 700 to suit your needs no matter what those needs are. 

Some of the Most Popular Remington 700 Rifles

The Remington 700 is one of those guns that has seemingly countless variants. It can be confusing to decide which model delivers the best performance benefits. Below are some of the most popular Remington 700 models and what each variant brings to the table.

  • Model 700 Long Range: The added stability of a 26-inch, heavy-contour barrel combined with hard-hitting, long-action chamberings are reasons the 700 Long Range is perfect for those long shots. The standard extra swivel for a bipod makes it perfect for hunting.
  • Model 700 5-R Threaded: The 5-R has a hammer-forged barrel and 5-R rifling. The 5-R rifling profile increases barrel life expectancy, accuracy, and creates less fouling and bullet deformation over time because it has five lands instead of the normal six. It’s reliable and precise. It’s also available with a stainless, unthreaded barrel.
  • Model 700 SPS: Designed for accuracy, Remington calls the SPS Tactical a “workhorse built to drive tacks!” I’ll spotlight this model in more detail below.
  • Model 700 Varmint: The Varmint model is one of the most accurate factory-built models produced by Remington. It’s designed for tiny groupings with a heavy-contour, fluted barrel. I’ll spotlight this model in more detail below. 
  • Model 700 Sendero: Touted by Remington as being the “most accurate over-the-counter rifle” that they produce, the Sendero SF is perfect for hunting big game. The rifle was designed with input from serious shooters from across the country for time-tested performance. 
  • Model 700 XCR: Built for use in extreme conditions at long distances, the 700 XCR – Xtreme Conditions Rifle – features Remington’s proprietary TriNyte Corrosion Control System and is well-suited to harsh field conditions. It’s perfect for long-range precision shooters. 
  • Model 700 CDL: Engineered for precision, the 700 CDL pairs a receiver matched from a solid stainless-steel bar with a fluted barrel for weight reduction and shot consistency. It features a beautiful walnut stock and is perfect for big game hunting. It’s also available in a satin-finished, blued barrel and action.
  • Model 700 BDL: According to Remington, the 700 BDL is the most recognized configuration they make. It’s been a hunting favorite for over 40 years. It features beautiful metalwork and a high gloss American walnut stock. You can’t go wrong with this classic.    

Three Remington 700 Models We Love

A shooter fires a Remington 700 on the range
The versatility of the Remington 700 has endeared it to countless shooters at all experience levels. (Photo: Jeff Wood/

As you can tell from the list above, there truly is a 700 for everyone. Here we’re going to break down more details on the top three Remington 700 models sold at and why people are attracted to them. 

Model 700 SPS Tactical

Highly maneuverable and built to drive tacks, the Model 700 SPS Tactical features a heavy-contour, tactical-style barrel and dual-point pillar bedding on a black synthetic stock. Standard with Hogue overmolding on the stock to ensure great handling, it also has a semi-beavertail forend for stability when shot from a rest. 

Available Calibers: .308 Win, .300 AAC BLK, and another variant in 6.5mm Creedmoor


  • Heavy barrel
  • X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
  • Hogue overmolded, pillar-bedded stock
  • Durable satin black oxide metal finish
  • Hinged floorplate magazine
  • SuperCell recoil pad

Model 700 Varmint

Featuring a rugged, synthetic stock with overmolded panels and a vented beavertail forend to keep air flowing around the barrel, the Model 700 Varmint SF is among the most accurate factory-built rifles produced by Remington. The heavily contoured 26-inch barrel is fluted for weight reduction. Its stainless-steel barrel and synthetic stock lend to its weather resistance for accuracy no matter what conditions you find yourself in. 

Available Calibers: .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington, .220 Swift


  • Dual front swivel studs for sling and bipod.
  • 26-inch, heavy-contour barrel on most models
  • Concave target-style barrel crown
  • Remington synthetic stock with overmolded grip panels
  • Six longitudinal flutes to reduce barrel weight and increase heat dissipation
  • Dual front swivel stud system for mounting a bipod and sling
  • X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
  • SuperCell recoil pad

Model 700 Long Range

As stated above, the Model 700 Long Range offers consistency and long-range precision. It’s engineered to make your groupings look like one shot. Whether you’re looking at long-range big game hunting or just shooting long range for precision fun, this model combines the added stability of a 26-inch, heavy-contour barrel with long-action chambering to make those long shots count when they need to. 

Available Calibers: .25-06 Remington, 7mm Remington Mag, .300 Win Mag, .300 Remington Ultra Mag, .30-06 Springfield.


  • Bell and Carlson M40 tactical stock made with solid urethane combined with aramid, graphite, and fiberglass
  • Aluminum bedding block for added accuracy and an extra swivel for a bipod
  • 26-inch, heavy-contour barrel with matte finish
  • Concave target-style barrel crown
  • X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
  • Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
  • Magazine capacity – four in standard calibers, three in magnum
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