Remington Model 700 XCR Compact Tactical.

A new .308 / .223 tactical rifle from Remington. I am looking forward to reading reviews about it.

When it comes to tactical firearms, there’s no more trusted name in the game than Remington. In rugged endurance, our Model 700 XCR Compact Tactical Rifle truly stretches the limits.

Our Model 700 XCR Compact Tactical Rifle, features a 416 stainless steel barreled action with Black TriNyte® PVD coating, providing a diamond-hard layer of defense against the elements. It features a OD Green stock with black webbing, wide tactical-style barrel fluting for rapid cooling, hinged floorplate magazine, and dual front swivel studs and rear stud.

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Black TriNyte® PVD coating

OD Green stock

Hinged floorplate magazine, Dual front swivel studs and rear stud

Barrel is free-floating with LTR-style fluting

Tactical-style 1 in 9″ twist (223 caliber)

Tactical-style 1 in 12″ twist (308 caliber)

20″ barrel

Chambered in .223 and .308

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Steve,
    I just found your website and thought that I would ask if you have been able to shoot the new Remington XCR 308 compact tactical.
    I have been vasilating between this rifle and having Sniper Central build me a gun on the Howa 1500 varmint with a McMillen stock (a cheaper way for me to go but a heavier gun.)
    I like the lighter weight, short action and features on the Remington as I am looking at using this gun to shoot targets and double as a hunting rifle.
    I look forward to hearing any opinions you may have, I am exploring my options.
    All the best to you,
    Steve Bowman
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Byron

    I bought one of these earlier in the year and can only say that it is a “hummer” or “tack driver”! I have the 308 caliber in the compact and it performs very well at ranges of up to 800 yards with a 168 grain sierra. I am sure that if I were shooting the 175 I could reach out to 1000+ but since I bought this primarily for a deer rifle I haven’t really tried to push that distance. If you are looking for peformance rifle out of the box then this is a great rifle! Very well built and very accurate.

    Byron – NC

  • Richard

    I owned both, XCR compact and long range tactical rifles. Both shoot sub-moa (less than .5” at 100 yrds) with FC 175 gr Gold Medal MatchKing.

  • Scott

    I purchased the .308 for hunting and targets. With VX 3-10 and 175gr and 168gr Federal Match it easily produced .5MOA @100 and I could shoot stamps at 200yards. That is before any trigger adjusting!

  • Scott Deerfield

    I am looking foward to trying some Black Hills ammo in it.

  • jon

    guys i just bought 308, how far back from the lands are you positioning the bullet?

    cheers jon

  • Scott

    Remington throats are waaaaay longer than they need to be.
    I load mine to 2.82″ (as long as will fit in the mag and feed), and I’m still a full .125″ (1/8th of an inch) off the lands in all 3 of my Remington 308’s.
    Provided your barrel is not a factory screw up of some sort this shouldnt be a problem. If you have any trouble closing the bolt make sure you are preping the brass (full lenght). Factory Federal 175gr. HPBT shoot pretty close to the handloads out past 200yrds but the Hornady 110 TAP coulnt be beat inside the 200and it is a rather short round. We measured several sub .5 MOA 3 shot groups. And the recoil was nice!
    She didnt like the Black Hills ammo for some reason

  • Jere VanDomelen

    I’m looking at the XCR Compact in 223 for a “tack plinker”.
    The other option is the 1# heavier LR 26″ barrel version.
    The LR says full alum bedding. What the compact got?

    The hook stock is a bit much, but would be nice in the bag.

    Sounds like both shoot .5 MOA in the 308, so I’d expect as good or better in 223. By 300yds, I’d move to my 243.


    Thx J

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