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Remington Model 700 Bolt-Action Centerfire Rifle (1962)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/19/2014

The M24 Sniper Weapon System and M40 rifle are two militarized forms of the civlian Remington M700 rifle.

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The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Production by Remington Arms began in 1962 and continues today. The system fires from a variety of ammunition types based on model and barrel. The US Army's M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) and US Marine Corps' M40 rifles are both militarized forms of this civilian design.

Ammunition types fired from various Model 700 rifle versions (depending on model) include the .17 Remington, .17 Remington Fireball, .204 Ruger, .220 Swift, .221 Remington Fireball, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Win, 6mm Remington, 6.8mm SPC, .25-06 Remington, .264 Win Mag, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .280 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Remington Mag, 7mm RUM, .30-06, .308 Win, .300 WSM, .300 Win Mag, .300 RUM, .338 RUM, .338 Win Mag, .35 Whelen, .375 H&H and .375 RUM.

Ammunition is fed via 2-lug bolt-action from a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-round internal magazine. Detachable magazines might be encountered with specialized security and military versions. Civilian versions of the rifle include the Model 700 ADL, BDL and CDL while police versions encompass two major products in the 700P and 700P (LTR), the main difference in each of the police models being the type of barrel.

The base Model 700 weighs in unloaded at approximately 6lbs, 12oz. Overall length measures in at 1,055mm with barrel lengths numbering 22, 24 and 26 inches. Accessories include a bipod, shoulder sling and various telescopic sights.

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Specifications for the
Remington Model 700
Bolt-Action Centerfire Rifle


Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Remington Arms - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1962


Overall Length: 1055mm (41.54in)
Barrel Length: 610.00mm (24.02in)
Weight (Empty): 6.75lbs (3.06kg)


Caliber: Various - .223 Remington; .30-06 among others
Action: Bolt-Action; Rotating Bolt
Feed: 3, 4, 5 or 6-round internal magazine
Sights: Telescopic (Various)


Variants:
Model 700 - Remington Comapny Designation of civilian model; base model.


Model 700 ADL - Civlian Model; heavy barrel; redesignated to Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic).

Model 700 BDL - Civilian Model

Model 700 CDL - Civlian Model

Model 700 Safari - Civilian Model

Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) - Redesignated Model 700 ADL; similar to Model 700P; lighter barrel; different stock.

Model 700P - Security version of the M700; 26" heavy barrel.

Model 700P Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) - Security/Civilian version of M700; 20" fluted heavy barrel; optional Leupold Mark IV M3 10x40mm telescopic sight.

Model 700DM - Police model; detachable magazine with .308 ammunition.

M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) - US Army version of the M700

M40 - USMC version of the M700


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