Model 700 Civilian Versions There are many variants of the consumer version of the Model 700, including the Model 700, Model 700 ADL, Model 700 BDL, Model 700 CDL, and Model 700 Safari.Remington also produces a Mountain LSS version that is outfitted with a stainless steel barrel and laminated stock.
In 1996 Remington began producing the 700 ML, which stood for muzzle loading rifle for the black powder enthusiasts.When purchasing this rifle, a buyer had the additional choice of magazine configuration.The first option was a blind magazine which has no floor plate, the second is a conventional magazine with detachable floor plate and finally, a detachable box magazine.There are standard consumer versions as well as versions designed for military and police use.Some variants come with bipods, slings, fluted barrels and other options.Remington Model 700P - Police Version The 2 models available in the 700P are the standard 700P with a heavy barrel and the 700P Light Tactical Rifle or LTR which has a heavy barrel that is 20 inches and fluted.
The 700 Ps also come in the Tactical Weapons System or TWS optional package which includes a Leupold Mark IV M3 10x40 scope, a bipod, and case. Marine Corps' M40 sniper rifles are built on the Remington Model 700 rifle design but with differing customizations, the main difference is the inclusion of a heavy contour barrel. Army XM2010 Version The United States Army has awarded Remington a contract for the upgrade of up to 3,600 M24 Sniper Weapon System rifles which are currently in use with the Army.
The police version (700P) is also available to the public and has enjoyed high sales numbers and the rifle is popular with shooters and hunters. The M24 uses the long action bolt-face, whereas the M40 uses the short action. The biggest modification for this rifle is the caliber conversion from .308 Winchester to .300 Winchester Magnum, which will allow the military with additional range capability and better ballistics characteristics.
The Model 700 series of firearms are center fire bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms since 1962, an according to multiple sources, is the most popular rifle in the world with over 5 million manufactured.
The Remington 700 was produced in many differing configurations depending on the use, Remington produced the basic 700 furnished with different stocks, barrels, finishes and over 50 different calibers.
Additionally, there are 3 lengths of action milled into the receiver.
The short action is for cartridges less than 2.8 inches in overall length like the .308, the standard action for cartridges smaller than 3.34 inches in overall length like the .30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge, and a long action for magnum calibers larger than 3.34inches like the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum.