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.
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.
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
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.