Model 700 Varmint SF

The Remington Model 700 Varmint SF is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in six different cartridges. The Model 700 was introduced by Remington in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models. The Varmint is similar to the Model 700 SPS Varmint in that it has a synthetic stock with a vented fore-end. But unlike the SPS, the Varmint SF has a fluted stainless steel barrel. The Varmint SF is also equipped with dual front swivel studs for attaching a sling or bipod.

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.

Remington recommends the Varmint SF for varmint hunting, of course, however, the company has discontinued making it for .17 Rem. Fireball and .204 Ruger.

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