Model 700 BDL

The Remington Model 700 BDL is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in 12 different cartridges. The Model 700 was introduced by Remington in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models. The BDL is considered a deluxe model like the Model 700 CDL, but what makes the BDL different is its Monte Carlo stock with a raised cheekpiece and the fact that it has sights.

Remington says the Model 700’s action forms “three rings of steel,” meaning it uses a push-feed action where the bolt pushes the round towards the chamber and the extractor does not grab the rim of the cartridge until the bolt is completely forward and locked. It doesn’t affect the smoothness of the action, but does cater to one’s preference. Some prefer the push-feed action over a control-round feed action (which does the opposite).

Also, according to Remington, the Model 700’s receiver was milled from a single piece of steel, so it’ll be more resistant to wear overtime than those not milled from a single piece of steel. A durable receiver is necessary especially when absorbing the force of the initial explosion that sets off heavier loads.

The Model 700 BDL features a carbon steel barrel with a high polish blue finish and the stock is American walnut with a glossy finish. It has a checkered fore-end and a padded butt. The BDL is equipped with Remington’s patented X-Mark Pro adjustable trigger system, which has a pull weight of 3.5 pounds with two pounds of adjustment to suit the shooter’s individual needs. What’s unique about the X-Mark Pro trigger system is that it can be adjusted externally. The Model 700 BDL is also equipped with a hinged floorplate magazine, and an adjustable rear and hooded front sights.

Remington recommends the Model 700 BDL for general hunting, however, several models have been discontinued.

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