Model 700 Target Tactical

The Remington Model 700 Target Tactical is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in .308 Win. The Model 700 was introduced by Remington in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models. The Target Tactical is the most expensive and custom-like rifles of the entire 700 family.

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 Target Tactical features a 26″ stainless steel hammer-forged barrel, meaning a machine carefully pushed a mandrel through the bore to carve the grooves. This process is known for producing accurate and durable rifling. Similar to the Model 700 VTR A-TACS, the Target Tactical’s barrel features Remington’s patent-pending triangular configuration. Ideally the a triangular barrel is supposed to balance tension and compression in turn allow the projectile to have a balanced travel through the bore. It is said that a triangular barrel is, in fact, more accurate than a round barrel, however, the industry standard is round, so everything else like the stock and bedding are designed for round barrels.

The Model 700 Target Tactical has a Bell and Carlson brand composite stock finished in olive drab green. The stock also includes adjustable comb and length of pull. The Target Tactical model is also 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.

Remington recommends the Target Tactical for long-range shooting.

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