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    Remington's new 700 Alpha 1

    Not sure how much here is totally new, but Remington (Remarms?) seems to be cranking out some product:

    https://www.remarms.com/rifles/bolt-...el-700-alpha-1

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    Yes. That is interesting.
    Wonder what lead times will be given the “choose yer own” features.
    They’re offering some currently valid options.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms.

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    They look interesting for sure. Wonder what the MSRP is.

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    There's several online articles about this new 700 variant. From one article, several points:


    1. It’s built with a higher quality steel matched in the barrels and action.

    2. Tolerances have been tightened such that the actions are essentially “blueprinted” for accuracy right out of the box.

    3. Barrels are fluted and rifled 5R. This means the five grooves and lands are slightly radiused on the edges to reduce bullet scouring and groove fouling. Should be more accurate and easier to clean. Some claim a better gas seal, too.

    4. Muzzles are threaded and 11-degree target crowned.

    5. Twist rates are increased for most calibers and twist is marked on the barrel! Great idea.

    6. Ejection port is larger and magazine boxes longer. (3.924” and 2.975”)

    7. Diamond fluted bolt body machined from one billet back to the cocking/extraction cam. Handle dovetailed and brazed on, knob screwed on and interchangeable.

    8. Extractor hook in locking lug, internal coil spring activated, field replaceable.

    9. Simple twist and pull of cocking shroud to remove firing pin from bolt.

    10. Two gas escape vents in front receiver ring.

    11. Flat Timney Extreme Hunter trigger at #3.

    12. Oberndorf bottom metal in aluminum or steel.

    One guestimate of the price was around $1500. Accurate? I guess we'll find out.


    https://www.ronspomeroutdoors.com/bl...-alpha-1-rifle
    Last edited by Slater; 11-13-22 at 17:52.

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    That list of features sounds pretty good.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    Interesting that this new version is made from a higher grade of steel. Never heard of 700's having any issue with steel durability, longevity, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    Interesting that this new version is made from a higher grade of steel. Never heard of 700's having any issue with steel durability, longevity, etc.
    Neither have I. Sounds a little "marketing hype" to me. But the other features are tangible.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    This is wonderful news. Ive been HATING on Remington forever. I truly hope this once wonderful piece of America is brought back to life.
    I wonder is an of this new QC carrying over to the shotguns? Lord knows they need it bad.
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