Gun Review: Remington 700 in 300 Blackout

    I imagine the idea of a Remington 700 in 300 Blackout is as surprising to you as it was to me when they first came to market, but they are a great idea. Remington has listened to customers’ suggestions both civilian and police, and released some new models with upgraded features. One feature that’s been changed is one I’ve wanted for some time and that’s a larger bolt handle. The increased size just makes it easier to manipulate. The 300 Blackout also has a short 16.5 inch barrel and it’s rifling has been changed to the M24 5R type.

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    Stats 700 Police AAC:

    16.5 inch 1 in 7 twist barrel 5R rifling
    300 AAC Blackout
    Suppressor Ready Threaded Muzzle 5/8×24
    700 LTR Profile Aluminum bedded Stock
    40X Trigger (very crisp break)

    Enlarged bolt handle

    Enlarged bolt handle

    Steel floorplate

    Steel floorplate

    After some classroom time we hit the range to get some trigger time with all the new models. I made a beeline to the 300 Blackout. This particular rifle had an AAC suppressor attached to the muzzle. The ammunition made available were two types of supersonic (Remington/Barnes) and one subsonic match load.

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    All of our firing was done from 100 yards since the emphasis was on shooting the tightest groups possible. I set my scope at 8x and loaded with the supersonic rounds first. The results with both loads were good but when I changed to the subsonic load this rifle really shined. I fired 10 groups of 5 rounds each. My best group was all five rounds touching measuring just a hair under 7/8th of an inch! That’s impressive accuracy even when firing prone with a bi-pod. Something else I found impressive was the recoil and noise. Simply put there was none of either. It was like shooting a 22 rimfire with less noise than a .22 Short. It is hard to believe how quite it is.

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    I don’t have a price on this new model but I would imagine it’s a bit higher than a standard 700. Katie A. will be writing up the two new AAC suppressors shortly along with the new structure of the company and it’s goals for the future.

    These additional models of the 700 will have the same enhancements as the 700 AAC and also feature:

    20 or 24 inch
    Heavy Police profile
    M24 spec 5R rifling
    1 in 11.25” Twist
    Threaded Muzzle option
    Carbon Steel
    Police Parkerized finish
    Aluminum bedding block
    Torque to 65 inch lbs.
    40X trigger
    TWS options

    Katie A. will be reviewing the last of the new 700’s the 700 Police 5R RACS which has a modular chassis with folding stock.

    Remington Police 700 5R RACS

    Remington Police 700 5R RACS

    I know one question readers asked last year after the review of the Army sniper rifle the 300 Win Mag and 338 Lapua Magnum built on a chassis system was if they could buy one. Through this year you couldn’t (as a consumer). That changes in 2015. All of them including the Police 5R RACS will be available for purchase by the civilian market. The Remington Enhanced sniper rifle R2010 will run approximately $6000 rifle only.

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    Katie A and I were both able to hit a steel torso target with 8 inch reactive center at 1410 yards with the 2010.

    This is the 2010 rifle and the first ridgeline you see in the distance is where the 8 inch target is.

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    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.


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