Articles on the Remington 700
When the Remington Model 700 first appeared 38 years ago, it was an instant hit with American shooters. Since that time, more than 3 1/2 million Model 700s have been manufactured and sold. That makes it America’s, really the world’s, best-selling centerfire sporting rifle. Talk about success stories!
Remington 700 Titanium: Remington’s new space-age rifle offers everything you like about the Model 700 – and less
The Remington M700 Titanium is an impressive rifle. Its basic design is that of the famous Model 700, which is America’s most popular bolt-action sporting rifle and boasts a production of well over 4 million units. The key feature of the new model is, of course the titanium receiver which helps keep rifle weight down to an amazing 5.5 pounds in the long-action and 5.25 pounds in the short-action. This light weight is achieved in a standard-sized rifle, 42.5 inches overall with the long-action, and a 22-inch barrel. The stock’s length-of-pull is 13 3/8 inches.
The Model 700 EtronX has two distinctly novel systems. While neither electric priming nor electronic triggers are new, the combination of the two in a sporting gun is a new development.
This rifle has no mechanical trigger, sear, cocking piece, mainspring or firing pin. Instead, what looks like a normal trigger from the outside is actually a micro switch. In place of a conventional striker assembly is a simple electrode that protrudes slightly from the center of the bolt face and engages a slight detent in what otherwise looks like a conventional large rifle primer. The electricity needed for ignition is provided by an ordinary replaceable radio battery concealed within the butt-stock that furnishes enough juice for at least 1,000 shots.
There’s no cocking piece, mainspring or firing pin inside the conventional-looking bolt; instead there’s an electrode powered by a battery housed in the buttstock that’s activated by a micro-switch trigger.
Remington 700 Manuals
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Books on the Remington 700
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Remington 700. If you have any questions that need answering this is the book for you. From an author who is an avid hunter and gun collector, his research is supurb.