Model 700 XCR Tactical Long Range

The Remington Model 700 Extreme Conditions Rifle Tactical Long Range is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .223 Rem., .308 Win., and .300 Win. Mag. The Model 700 was introduced by Remington in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models.

What makes the XCR Tactical Long Range unique to the 700 family is that it employs a Bell and Carlson brand synthetic stock and a beavertail fore-end with recessed thumb groove/pistol grip. Both stock and fore-end are finished in
olive drab green with black webbing.

The stock is aluminum bedded, so the components fit seamlessly and have an increased durability. Its barrel is fluted for reduced weight and is also free-floating, meaning it does not come in contact with the stock. On the tip of that barrel is a target crown that helps improve barrel harmonics, so when a shot is fired the vibrations in the barrel won’t shake too violently and throw off the trajectory of the round.

Unlike the other XCRs, the Tactical Long Range is equipped with Remington’s premier 40-X externally adjustable trigger that has a pull weight of 1.5 to 3 pounds. All all metal components have been finished with a TriNyte coating.

TriNyte is a Remington patented corrosion resistant, electroless nickel coating. In a nutshell, electroless nickel plating deposits a nickel finish on the metal’s surface without using an electric current. This procedure deposits the finish evenly as opposed to an electroplating nickel finish. This process produces a very durable finish, however, compared to the latter process, it said not to have as long of a lifespan. TriNyte is typically applied to weapons designed for wet conditions like the Marine Magnum.

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 Model 700 XCR Tactical Long Range to be used in wet environments or during inclement weather.

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