Remington Arms released its new Model 700 PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle). The newest member of the venerable Model 700 family packs plenty of purpose-driven features, including a 3-shot sub-MOA guarantee, marking the Model 700 PCR as a great competitor in a growing and highly competitive precision rifle market.
The Remington Model 700 is one of the most popular and iconic bolt-action rifles in America and has been a primary choice of law enforcement and military snipers for decades. The new Model 700 PCR incorporates the latest materials and modular stock technology to create a rifle worthy of consideration to become the new Model 700 standard.
Overview of the Model 700 PCR
The newest Model 700 PCR rifle combines the legendary Model 700 action with an exclusive aircraft-grade anodized aluminum alloy chassis. The 700 action is custom contoured to the receiver providing the strongest and most reliable function over time. The chassis is Teflon coated to provide excellent durability and protection from the elements. There is a Picatinny rail factory set on the top of the action for scope mounting.
Rifle chassis systems have been enormously popular in recent years, and for good reason. A chassis system reduces overall weight while providing excellent rigidity and personalized modular function for each particular shooter. This combination of features allows chassis-built rifles a high-level of stability and shooter-to-rifle fit, providing a great opportunity for precision shots at distance.
- New Remington Chassis
- 24″ barrel with 5R rifling
- Threaded muzzle protector
- Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock
- Tactical bolt knob for faster and more positive cycling
- X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
- Aluminum hand guard with SquareDrop
- Picatinny rail
- Magpul 5-round detachable magazine
- Magpul pistol grip
- Remington 3-shot sub-MOA assurance
The Model 700 PCR will feature a 24.0″ carbon steel barrel with highly praised 5R rifling. The muzzle is capped with a threaded muzzle protector for those desiring personalized muzzle devices or shooting suppressed. The aluminum AAC SquareDrop handguard is free-floated ensuring the barrel is free from interference during the shot and the barrel harmonics are as true to design as possible. The AAC handguard offers Key-Mod or AAC SquareDrop accessory attachments.
Remington includes their X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger for the PCR. The X-Mark Pro is described as providing a clean, crisp, “glass-like” trigger break with virtually no creep. This trigger allows the shooter to make fine adjustments to trigger pull weight, without having to go to an armorer. The X-Mark Pro will ship from the factory with a 3.5-pound trigger pull, the lowest recommended pull weight by the American Sniper Association (ASA). However, the shooter will have the option of adjusting the trigger from 3.0 to 5.0 pounds of trigger pull.
The combination of superior manufacturing processes allows Remington to give a 3-shot sub-MOA guarantee, confirmed by the use of advanced CATS (computer-aided targeting system). This is the same system used to verify accuracy requirements for military rifles in action across the globe. Remington delivers its test 3-shot target performance with each rifle.
The Remington Model 700 PCR is currently chambered in 260 Remington, the hottest newcomer 6.5 Creedmoor, and the legendary .308 Winchester. (Note: Scroll down for the updated cartridge information.)
The current chassis is designed for short-action cartridges. The magazine fits into the magazine well with about an inch of space to the front. This tells me Remington is already preparing to accommodate long-action cartridges for the 700 PCR in the future.
Recognizing a rising acknowledgment of excellent design, Remington provides the Model 700 PCR a highly adjustable Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock. The Magpul PRS stock has been widely praised, and incorporated into numerous production rifle configurations. Adjustments for the length of pull (LOP), cheek weld riser, cant, and butt pad height are quickly and easily adjusted by the horizontal (LOP) and vertical (comb) dials on the rear sides of the stock. There is a QD sling attachment to the rear of the pistol grip.
In addition to the Magpul PRS stock, the Remington Model 700 PCR will also come with a Magpul pistol grip, and 5-round detachable Magpul magazine. A tactical enlarged bolt knob is a perfect addition to allow shooters the fastest and most assured cycling of the bolt-action.
- Barrel Material: Carbon steel, matte blue finish
- Receiver Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, Teflon coated
- Overall Length: 44.0 inches
- Barrel Length: 24.0 inches
- Twist Rate: 1:10 RH (.308); 1:8 RH (.260 Rem, and 6.5 Creedmoor)
- Weight: 10.5 pounds (unloaded)
- Length of Pull (LOP): 13.25 to 15.25 inches
- Trigger Pull: 3.5 pounds factory (3.0 to 5.0 pounds range)
- Stock: Magpul PRS Gen 3
- MSRP: $1,199.00.
BSD Final Thoughts
Remington is the longest active firearms manufacturer in the United States and has been a rock-solid competitor. In recent years they have suffered several setbacks with handguns, shotguns, and even the X-Mark Pro trigger for rifles. However, Remington rifles continue to be produced with outstanding craftsmanship and precision accuracy. The new Model 700 PCR appears to deliver on many levels.
The new Model 700 PCR looks to be an outstanding addition to the Model 700 family, and I’m predicting will become the go-to version for law enforcement, and competition shooters. The military already has specialized Model 700 versions (M24). The lighter-weight chassis design, sub-MOA 3-shot guarantee, along with highly modular and adjustable features make the Model 700 PCR an ideal precision rifle. Another reason I really like the 700 PCR is Remington has provided all these features and advanced design at an affordable price.
Remington is offering the 700 PCR in two very popular cartridges (.308, 6.5 Creedmoor), along with a well-known outsider (.260 Remington.) We’re looking forward to testing the 700 PCR ourselves and will report back on function, accuracy, and overall fit and performance.
Since the article was originally published, Remington eliminated the .260 Remington chambering and added te 6mm Creedmoor in its place.
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Do you have any information on the builtin drop (if any) of the mounting rail for the scope?
James I’m afraid we do not have that information. I would contact Remington directly to ensure you have receive the most accurate answer.