The 700 Magpul Rifle from Remington |SHOT 2017

It’s quite an achievement for Magpul to become the chosen supplier for the Remington 700 and get a model named after the company.

The 700 model is one of the most sold bolt-action rifles.

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Magpul actually already supplies a stock to a Remington 700 model, the almost three times more expensive Model 700 Tactical Chassis. That stock is called MAG307 PRS, but the rest of the furniture is from MDT.

The 700 Magpul is available in .308 Winchester (84293) or .260 Remington (84291) and the MSRP starts at 1 175 USD.

If there was a 6,5 Creedmoor model I think it could have some success too, but I can see why Remington would prefer the .260.

In terms of magazines, the Magpul bottom plate accepts AICS style mags.

From the Owner’s Manual: “While the Magpul magazine is embossed “7.62×51”, it is correct for use with the Model 700 Magpul chambered in both 308 Win and 260 Rem.”

 

From the Press Release:

Remington rifles built on the Model 700 action have made their mark from the front lines of combat to the firing lines of local shooting ranges. Adding to that reputation of tactical superiority in 2017, we proudly introduce the Remington Model 700 Magpul.

Features:

Carbon steel barreled action with tactical bolt handle

Metal finished in black Cerakote

22″ Heavy Free-floated barrel with 5-R rifling

Threaded muzzle with thread protector

  • X-Mark Pro Externally Adjustable Trigger

Breaks like glass, has virtually zero creep and offers a level shot control unmatched by any factory trigger today.

  • Magpul Hunter stock with aluminum bedding block

Designed to fit any shooter thanks to an adjustable length-of-pull kit and three comb-height inserts.

The Hunter 700 Stock from Magpul can be found here: https://www.magpul.com/products/hunter-700-stock-remington-700-short-action

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Are you already doing the math, trying to add what all these individual options cost? Like purchasing a 700 Rifle from your local gun shop, get the Magpul kit yourself and buy an expensive scope for the money you saved? 

Well you won’t get the heavier barrel with 5-R rifling nor the tactical bolt handle. You won’t (to my knowledge) get the Cerakote finish, and possibly miss out on a few other features (like the Magpul magazine).

I’m only missing a Picatinny rail on this rifle, that would have been very nice but probably cannibalize on other models.

Plus the 700 Magpul comes out of the box, so you can spend your time on the shooting range or hunting.

 





Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


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  • Keiichi

    Neat.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Why wouldn’t they release a 6.5 creedmoor before the 260? They seem out of touch.

    • Shaun Connery Oliver II

      Yeah, add a little more variety for crying out loud. But you are absolutely right, Remington barely listens to anybody. Oh wait, Remington is a part of Freedom Group…no wonder. I wished I’d go in there and change it from the inside out.

    • Smedley54

      Because the 260 is a Remington cartridge, and many shooters – like me – are in the market for a nice target rifle in 260. If the Savage BA Stealth were in 260 instead of Creedmoor, I would have already ordered one. There’s nothing wrong with the 6.5 Creedmoor, but I’ve shot 260 for a decade, and would prefer stay with it.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I get that but most of the people looking to buy this type of rifle are looking for a 6.5 creedmoor over a 260. More of the market is looking for a 6.5 at this point in time. You’d think remington would want to capitalize on that.

        • Smedley54

          I asked Savage what a Stealth in 260 would cost, and they were very helpful, but it was essentially the cost of a 308 Stealth with a Broughton or Krieger barrel. This is good for me and others with similar taste, but competitively Remington will need to build something in 6.5 Creedmoor – unless there are competitive reasons holding them back.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            If they are wanting to avoid it because it’s similar to the 260 then they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Wouldn’t surprise me though. I really don’t see the disadvantage for these companies coming out with different calibers. The only different part seems to be the barrel. Ruger seems to have figured this out and savage may not be far behind.

          • Smedley54

            Bolt face and COAL are very slightly different between the two, but the cartridges are amazingly similar. It may be their tooling cost, since a 700 Magpul is just a novel combination of existing components, while the Creedmoor would introduce an unknown variable into a product line Freedom Group is essentially milking – a tactic that Cerberus, their parent company, is infamous for.

        • josh

          umm… the 260Rem IS a 6.5mm. In a bolt action the 260 Rem IS better than the creedmoor. the creedmoor’s only advantage is the ease of use in an AR platform rifle, thats it.

          Most of the people who are in love with the creedmoor are just jumping on the bandwagon of a cartridge with a cooler sounding name… thats it. Anyone who knows anything about cartridges knows that the 260 is better than the creedmoor and that it is a “duplicate” round that was not even remotely needed.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            I’m not saying the creedmoor is a better shooter. The thing people love about the creedmoor is availability of factory ammo. A gun in this price range is going to appeal more to people like me buying ammo off the shelf vs reloader.

          • josh

            If people would buy things based on their merit and not on how cool its named the 260 Rem would have a much larger following which would mean that there would be more of a factory choice of ammo.
            But since people prefer to jump on the bandwagon just because everyone else is… the creedmoor is more popular because it sounds cooler. Just like the 300 BLK craze, another useless round (the 300 Whisper was first and has no real diff from the BLK, just a “cooler” name) that people who know nothing about firearms went gaga for.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            I think you’re over simplifying things. 300AAC brought standardization and Freedom Group funding. That’s why it was more popular than the whisper ever was.

            And people aren’t buying the 6.5 creedmoor over the 260 because of it’s name that are buying it because of the availability a good factory ammo. That availability was there before the popularity. For some reason Hornady came out with 6.5 creedmoor offerings vs the 260 Rem. Maybe licensing fees? The reality is the 6.5 is a better caliber for the average shooter just based off factory ammo options.

          • josh

            you just proved my point that the creedmoor and the BLK is driven by people who have NO clue about firearms and the cartridges that they use.
            -Caliber, there is NO difference in Caliber between the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 260 Remington. (i tried to tell you that earlier but you still dont get it, which just further proves that you dont know squat about this topic and you have no desire to learn, you just jump on whats “popular” at the time.)

            -There are NO licensing fees with any SAAMI rounds, as soon as it goes SAAMI it is open for anyone to use its name and dimensions.

            and yes, it is just the name that drove the popularity of both of these rounds. And that popularity is what drives whats on the shelf.

            -people weren’t interested in the 300 Whisper because of the name (sounds wimpy) and no one told them that they “needed” it. When the 300 Blackout came around…

            1) it sounds cooler than “whisper”, and

            2) a very aggressive marketing campaign that told everyone that they “needed” this round is why it did better than the “whisper” (whisper just sounds wimpy, and that is/ was its failing.)

            I get it that you dont want to be ID’d as a band-wagoner, but sorry to tell you that you are. Plain and simple.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            Sorry for misstating the terms of caliber vs cartridge. I do understand they are both 6.5 projectiles.

            What you fail to understand is most people are on budgets or don’t reload. So they need cartridges that had a decent supply and selection of affordable factory ammo.

            260 was much more popular than 6.5 creedmoor when hornady starting making good ammo readily available for the 6.5. I personally think whisper is a cooler name for a suppressed round than blackout. You fail to see that consumers are only part of the equation. An important part yes but they don’t control what products are on the market directly.

          • josh

            (disqus lost my first reply so here i go again, it’s less
            than half of my first reply but I’m not going to type it all over again.)

            I am not failing to understand the people on a budget. You just
            do not understand what I’m saying…

            Economics 101- supply and demand. If Remington had bothered
            to listen to the market and gotten on the 6.5mm revival they would have added
            more options to the 260 lineup, but they didn’t, which isn’t a surprise since
            they have destroyed their own business model and have taken down Marlin and
            H&R with them. And because of their hesitation the 260 is still sucking
            hind-tit.

            Since Hornady didn’t want to promote someone elses named
            round they created their own, the 6.5 Creedmoor. It sounds cooler and lets face
            it, a lot of people just hear the 6.5 and go “ooooo I gotta have it, it’s a 6.5!”
            They are too ignorant to understand that the 260 is a 6.5 as well, and that it’s
            actually a better round. Hornady made a huge push to promote the creedmoor, and
            with all the new shooters and wannabes out there these days they didn’t know
            about the 260 since it was introduced decades ago. And like most things with
            people these days, newer is newer so it must be better, even if it’s a lesser
            version of something else… its newer so I gotta have it.

            People are easily brainwashed into believing what they are
            told, that’s one of the reasons that the Creedmoor and the 300 BLK have done so
            well. Just look at the Grendel, it is quite possibly the best round for the
            AR-15 and look how long it took to gain popularity, and its still not as
            popular as it should be. Granted the Grendel had a rough start due to Les Baer
            being a child and whining about Bill Alexander not letting the patent expire
            before SAAMI got involved so he could bastardize it. Bill wanted to make sure
            it was kept the way he wanted it so there wouldn’t be several different “grendels”
            out there (think about the 6.8 problems). But the man-child Les Baer just had
            to have his way and he created the 264 LBC which is the exact same thing as the
            Grendel. Les Baer’s complaints about the Grendel had a significant impact on
            its sales, despite how awesome of a round it is… that’s how easily people are
            brainwashed into things. No one wants to do their own research anymore, they
            just believe what they are told without much if any question.

            Customers-
            Again, economics 101, if the people went out and started to
            buy 260 ammo right now, and they demanded that Remington offer more variety, Remington
            would offer more, that is the foundation of capitalism, Supply and Demand. If
            there isn’t a supply for the demand of a particular item (260 Rem), something
            else, something that is close to what people want (the 6.5 Creedmoor), will sell
            if the company that is selling it wants to sell more of it.

            People make the ultimate decision as to what is on the
            market, if not, we would still be driving model T cars and the cell phone and
            computer would not be what they are today.

            People directly drive what’s on the market in a capitalist
            environment, granted we are stuck in a crony capitalist system right now… that
            needs to be destroyed and pure capitalism put back in its place.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            People don’t make the ultimate decision as to what’s on the market. Apple is the perfect example of that. Marketing and market availability create demand. You proved this with your description of Hornady and the 6.5.

          • Peatro Giorgio

            O Hell give me the 6.5×55 Sw Mauser . Both the 6.5 Creedmoor & the 260 Remington are little more then Mauser knock offs.. Each of the 3 are excellent choices . Fact is any cartridge in the 308 win case capacity medium length action are outstanding choice .
            Hell I love them all 243 win up through 358 win an the wild cat 375 win hand load propisition only. When designing a light weight fast handling rifle with sufficient power to take any game animal on the North or South American Continents. Winchester s 308 class cartridges can’t be beat. That is my opinion an I’ll stand by it.

          • josh

            I will agree that the 6.5×55 is an awesome round, it has been around for more than 100 years and kills moose easy. I have thought about getting one as 6.5-06 brass costs a fortune, or i just might say the heck with it and get the 264 WM and load it as i need.

          • Blake Keesecker

            Hornady now carries 260 Rem Match ammo that is about the same price as 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s definately becoming a ford vs chevy thing and the pluses and minuses between the two are disappearing.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            They didn’t when the 6.5 came out and now Winchester, Federal and others are all making 6.5 creedmoor 448 options on ammo seek. 248 for 260 remington.

          • Blake Keesecker

            Hornady now carries 260 Rem Match ammo that is about the same price as 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s definately becoming a ford vs chevy thing and the pluses and minuses between the two are dissappearing.

  • JoshCalle

    It’s definitely cool, I’m a fan of adding detachable mags to any gun, but the price seems a tad high for what it is.

    • FireForEffect

      street prices are a tad under $900. Found one for $880 from Lanbos armory.

      • Michael

        Do you have a link, as far as I can tell no one has them for sale yet.

  • Hardly a surprise… Remington also makes an 870 Express Magpul model, and the R-15 rifles use Magpul furniture extensively.

  • Jake

    Make it a bullpup, Magpul!

  • Steve

    Took a bone-stock 700P .308, had the barrel chopped to 20″ and dropped it into one of the Hunter stocks with the DBM kit. The ergonomics are vastly improved over the HS Precision stock and my group size didn’t change at all after re-tuning the hand-load.

    I’m a big fan of the direction Remington is heading with this. I didn’t exactly like the fore-end on the Magpul-edition 870’s, but the stocks are all solid.

    On another note, that “Model 700 Tactical Chassis” is quite the abomination, isn’t it?

    • Wingbert

      I never did like the look of AR buttstock and grips on a bolt gun. Kinda cheapens the look of the rifle IMO. Now the Remington Defense rifles, those are sexy.

  • Vet for Trump

    Would be nice to have a stock like that for my Savage Axis .308 Win.

  • Bill

    Want. Now.

  • Wingbert

    “…but I can see why Remington would prefer the .260.” Is this only because the .260 has the remington name attached to it? I already have a R700 .308 build and am currently looking into the option of rebarreling it to a 6.5 CM. Wish Remington would simply release a out-of-the-box option

  • The Fractious Boogur T. Wang

    Should add a ,280 Rem. to the line-up.

  • Jay Andre

    That is one ugly gun! Not a single thing is attractive about it!

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    No 6.5? Lets see here:

    R700 receiver, bolt, and trigger: $350
    Magpul stock & Bottom Metal: $330

    That leaves $500 (compared to MSRP of Magpul R700) to buy the barrel of your choice in any caliber and have yourself or a qualified gunsmith install it. Buy your own 6.5 Barrel and build it yourself. Personally Id rather go with a Hogue stock and PTG Bottom Metal for about the same price as the Magpul setup.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Could someone enlighten me on why 6.5CM is any better than .260Rem?

    I dont own either or do long range shooting. But to me they seem interchangeable.

  • Jason Lewis

    $1175? The stock by itself is $200 and a 700 SPS Tactical is $660 at Bud’s. Am I missing something here or is it better to buy separate and have the original stock to sell on Ebay?

  • josh

    wow, this is weird, this is part of my first response from yesterday… i dont know how or why it showed up today.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    If you look at the history of the Ipod and Iphone people were calling them crazy saying people would never pay that much for their devices. Apple created the demand. Beats who Apple bought did the same thing. Sales 101 create the demand.

    • josh

      you just dont understand. and it is now 100% evident that you refuse to learn anything that will challenge your misguided ideas. (seems to be a lot of that going around lately…)

      go take an economics class, and make sure its NOT from some left wing socialist professor (Marxists have NO idea what-so-ever about economics.) Or go get the book “economics for dummies” im sure they have it on Amazon.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I don’t think I’m the one having that issue.

        • josh

          if you think/ believe that the manufacturer is what drives the market and not the consumer (people) then yes you are one that is having the “issue”. The manufacturer controls the price of a product by limiting the number of a product that is available, but only to a point, if they make it too expensive they wont sell anything and they go out of business. If the make too much of something they lose money due to not being able to make a profit (profits get lost to storage and other factors).

          BUT, if the consumer doesnt want something they arent going to buy it and that company will go out of business Unless they adapt to the Market, the wants/ needs of the people… (unless the government forces them to buy it, and at that point it is no longer capitalism)

          Again, take an economics class.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            You should take the economics class as you are the one who doesn’t understand it and has obviously never applied anything you have heard. Economics is an extremely complicated subject and isn’t as simple as you think. I’ve read more marketing books that than you have obviously laid eyes on. I also own and run my own business dealing with sales, product development, manufacturing, shipping, inventory control and a ton of other aspects.

            You also fail to understand the concept of market support for a product. If there isn’t support(ammo) then there isn’t going to be a large market. That’s the role manufacturers and businesses play in creating demand. ACR is a prime example of that. People wanted the quick change barrels but bushmaster didn’t offer them thus not capitalizing on the hype magpul had created.

          • josh

            you didn’t read anything that I wrote did you, you just want to disagree with someone who you feel is treading on your turf.
            I have said time and time again that Yes, the manufacturer needs to have a good product line if they want the item to succeed, BUT without the consumer WANTING the item, it doesn’t matter what the manufacturing people put out… if the PEOPLE DONT WANT IT, it doesn’t matter what or how much the manufacturer puts out… it will fail.
            You happened to pick an industry that you knew would have people wanting an item, that does not mean that because you (or anyone else) are making holsters is the reason that people are buying pistols.
            How conceited are you to believe that the only reason people buy pistols is because you make holsters? (this is the attitude that you are putting out there, this is what you are trying to convince me of… that because, ONLY because a manufacturer puts an item out there is the ONLY reason that people want it… you are insanely vain if you think that.)

          • Harry’s Holsters

            Quit trolling man.

          • josh

            you need to say that into a mirror dude…

  • Shqype

    This rifle is perfect … if you don’t aim.