NEW: Remington 700 AWR – American Wilderness Rifle

Remington 700 AWR

Remington Arms Company has a new addition to their staple Model 700. They now have the Remington 700 AWR – American Wilderness Rifle. For people who treat their firearms like tools and not display pieces, this rifle is built to take a beating.

All of the components chosen to build up this Model 700 kept Mother Nature in mind. The action is built from 416 stainless steel for durability. The barrel is free-floated from the stock and utilizes 5R rifling. To seal out rust the rifle is finished in a black cerakote as well.

Remington 700 AWROf course, it would not be a 700 if it did not have the X-Mark Pro Trigger. For those who are uninitiated, the X-Mark Pro Trigger is fully adjustable and is a great out-of-the-box trigger. There are a lot of after-market triggers on the market that are worth consideration and may be better, but the X-Mark Pro Trigger is no slouch.

The stock used has quite a bit of curb appeal, but serves a purpose also. Remington chose a brown with black spider-webbing Grayboe stock. It is fiberglass and epoxy filled with the action pillar bedded into it. This makes the rifle a little heavier than others out there (7 Lbs. 6 Oz.), but still very manageable to hunt with.

At the moment, the following calibers and magazine capacities are available for consumers:

  • .270 Winchester (4-Round)
  • 7mm Remington Magnum (3-Round)
  • .30-06 Springfield (4-Round)
  • .300 Winchester Magnum (3-Round)

All of these offerings MSRP at the same price of $1,150 with the same length barrels, stocks, and overall weight. Aside from the caliber and their varying twist rates, the only difference among them is the magazine capacity in their hinged floorplate.

Remington had this to say about their newest Model 700:

In the wild and remote places that fuel your dreams, every opportunity is earned. The Model 700 AWR (American Wilderness Rifle) features a black Cerakote finish that protects its free-floated 5R barrel and legendary stainless steel action, forming a virtually indestructible barrier against corrosion and abuse. All solidly anchored within a high-performance Grayboe stock, it delivers the ultimate in strength, precision and all-weather durability.

These should be available to order through most gun shops already. While the MSRP flutters at $1,150 you should see them on store shelves for approximately $1,000.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • Bear The Grizzly

    I’m convinced Remington now markets exclusively to people who buy brands and overpay for their gear.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Everyone seems to be saying on average Savage and even Ruger are turing out more accurate guns in the similarly priced models. Especially Savage. I still want a rifle with a 700 action but I’ll probably go for one of the custom actions made by made another company.

      • Amanofdragons

        Usually for less.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        There is no doubt to me that a stock Ruger American will outshoot a stock 700 made after 2008 or so.

        All the competition in the hunting market from Ruger, Savage, Tikka, Howa, etc… and Remington release the same gun with a cerakote finish. Seems par for Remington.

      • Tassiebush

        My dealer says he’s encountered them with chambers not concentric to the bore and a warranty fix here in Australia is apparently to just ream it again with a larger reamer of the same chambering! That’s clearly not going to ever result in an accurate rifle.

  • yukon cornelius

    Aside from the stainless/cerokote finish combination, i dont see anything that really sets this rifle apart from the rest of remingtons fleet. Anybody have any experience with a grayboe stock?

    • Hellbilly

      Grayboe is a sister company of McMillan that makes standardized, i.e., slightly less expensive non custom stocks. They should be good to go.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        So it’s a stock that if it happens to work well for you doesn’t need to be immediately replaced. That’s nice. But they could have actually had something fair with a DBM system and ship it with a cheap Magpul AI mag.

  • Swarf

    Ha ha ha, Remington!

    Oh, you’re serious.

    • AC97

      Fúcking Freedom Group…

  • Twilight sparkle

    everything looks good except the price, just seems a little high.

  • Bill

    Priced too high for a utility/truck/patrol rifle
    No .308/7.62? No .223/5.56 carbine or light rifle?
    No detachable box magazine? I understand that some people think it would get lost in the wilderness, but you could always carry 2 or more, or be careful, or learn high to fire it as a single-shot.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      You just put more thought into this rifle than Remington did.

  • SomeRandomGuy

    Cerakote instead of QPQ Nitrate (i.e. Melonite)…really? While Cerakote is an awesome coating, Nitrating doesn’t wear off without some seriously aggressive gouging (at least the treatment to the surface of the steel doesn’t, even if the blackening on the surface of it does).


    No 308 winchester? Dafuq?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      They are all long-action cartridges, homie.

  • Joe Met

    At the moment, the following calibers and magazine capacities are available for consumers:

    .270 Winchester (4-Round)

    7mm Remington Magnum (3-Round)

    .30-06 Springfield (4-Round)

    .300 Winchester Magnum (3-Round)

    These are cartridges, NOT calibers

  • Jim

    If this were a ‘real’ wilderness rifle, it would have iron sights as a back-up to optics. When you are out in the wild where you are not at the top of the food chain, you want a rifle that can save your life if things go wrong. Look at the rifles the professional hunters carry in Africa and Alaska, iron sights on all of them. They are there for a reason.

  • Goody

    “This rifle is built to take a beating”, that’s interesting, I’ve seen a few Lemmingtons that have been proof tested in taking a beating.

    Pass. Remington have a long way to go, adding more SKUs won’t help.

  • Darren Hruska

    These still come with a trigger? Seriously?! Everybody knows that the preferred way of firing a Remington 700 is by tickling the bolt handle.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    This would be a great rifle for $450 street.

  • nick

    “In the wild and remote places that fuel your dreams, every opportunity is earned”….yes, that’s true, however….

    ….chatting with some of my fellow contract guides over the holiday, none of us ( that would be 0) are jumping up to rush out and score ourselves this “real” wilderness rifle …. Our Customers normally carry some top of the line shooting systems , that’s true, but for us, its older, well worn in but highly functional ( read inexpensive as we can find and still place a long solid hit) . Our rifle choices are as varied as us, but as a rule, older, and its not uncommon to see 40 year old Weatherby’s, and sporter and cut down milsurp, and more than a few “classic” guns that would be in a collectors case in the south

    If any of you take guided hunts, look closely at your guides, what we carry works, or we wouldn’t carry it. There are a few professional sponsored guides that have the latest gear…but they are just that, sponsored….most of us sheep camp guides and packers, well, lets say we are not able to spend that kind of $ on this.

    I will continue quite happily guiding with my 1912 6.5 Swed for sheep, and a heavy 200 gr round in my Finnish Mosin for Bison, and Jim is correct, we like to have irons too, nice to have when your horse tries to rub you off a tree trunk and nails your rifle scabbard for the 5th time that day… it makes a for a higher scope, but the sheep don’t shoot back 🙂

    have a great one !


  • Blake

    & of course they won’t build the 7mm Rem Mag with a long enough (i.e. >24″) barrel to allow the cartridge to do what it does best.

    If somebody could design a purpose-built bullpup for belted magnum calibers with a really long barrel (i.e. >28″) for around a kilobuck, I’d think it sell quite well if marketed correctly.

  • Frank Grimes

    I hate Ruger.

    I would, however, buy the Ruger American 10 times out of 10 over this overpriced turd.

  • DGR

    I hunt with a beautiful 1962 Winchester 70 in 30-06 with a walnut stock and deep beautifully blued barrel. Sometimes it would be nice to hunt with a rifle that I wouldn’t have to watch so closely, but then I would be hunting with a rifle that I wouldn’t want to look at so closely. Well heck, maybe id see more deer if I didn’t spend half of my time admiring my rifle… so maybe they have a point…

  • Nicholas Trueblood

    would never pay a grand for a bolter without any sights and isnt drilled and tapped for a rail

  • Blake

    Spiffy, but at 5 grand, it costs more than what I paid for my first & second cars together.

    (Also, they don’t seem to offer a 7mm Rem Mag option…)

    I’m thinking more along the lines of a simple good-quality inexpensive synthetic stock like Bell & Carlson or Hogue, but in a bullpup configuration with a trigger kit, so one could build a “compact” long-barrel bullpup belted magnum on common Rem 700, Savage, Howa 1500, Tikka T3, CZ-550, etc. actions. for around a grand.