Model 700 XHR

The Remington Model 700 Extreme Hunting Rifle is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in nine different cartridges. The Model 700 was introduced by Remington in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models. The XHR is similar to the Model 700 VTR in that it has a triangular barrel, but how they’re different is the XHR does not have a vented fore-end.

Ideally the a triangular barrel is supposed to balance tension and compression in turn allow the projectile to travel smoothly 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 a round barrel.

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 XHR features a jeweled bolt, meaning the bolt body is covered with tiny swirls that are supposed to help hold lubrication. Its synthetic stock is finished with Realtree AP HD and barrel has a matte blue finish. The XHR 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. And the rifle also features a Super Cell brand recoil pad and a hinged floorplate.

Remington recommends the Model 700 XHR for general hunting, however, the company has discontinued production of this model.

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