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Remingtom 700 PCR Review
October 4, 2018
10:13 pm
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Last week I bought a Remington 700 PCR (precision chassis rifle) which is Remington’s late entry (February 2018) into the affordable precision rifle market. I was going to get the Savage Ashbury, but the Remington was about $100 less, which meant I could use the savings to reload more ammo. The included test target was a very respectable .53” at 100 yards with 168gr match ammo. This was from their C.A.T.S. (Computer Aided Targeting System), not an actual holes-in-paper target. I won’t go into details about this system, but if you are interested, go to Remington’s website and look it up.

My first thought when I took it out of the box was, “Man, this thing is heavy.” According to the specs on the rifle, it weighs a hefty 10.5 lbs empty and even more now that I’ve added a scope, bipod, and muzzle brake. After fondling it for a while, I realized that the weak links on this gun were going to be the trigger and the magazine. The trigger pull out of the box measured 4.5lbs, but I was able to adjust it (using the instructions in the manual) to a satisfactory 2.8lbs. The magazine turned out to be a non-issue, much to my relief. Feeding wasn’t super slick, but it did its job.

From Remington:

Remington Model 700 PCR Features

Remington Chassis
24” barrel with 5R rifling
Threaded muzzle with protector
Tactical bolt knob, for swift, positive cycling
X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
Aluminum handguard with SquareDrop
Picatinny rail
5-round Magpul detachable magazine
Adjustable Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock
Magpul pistol grip
3-shot sub-MOA assurance

Remington Model 700 PCR Specs

Mag. Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 24″
Twist (Right Hand): 8 (10 for .308 Win)
Overall Length: 44″
Length of Pull: 13.25-15.25″
Drop (Comb): .25 – 1″
Drop (Heel):*.25 – 1.75″
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Barrel Finish: Matte Blue
Stock Material: Polymer
Stock Finish: Matte Black
Average Weight: 10.5 lbs
MSRP: $1,199

Big Green is offering 3 calibers: .308 Winchester (which is what I got); 6.5 Creedmoor; and 260 Remington. Note that the 3-shot sub-MOA is NOT a guarantee, but an assurance – big difference. Also, the going price for these on the web is $900 to $1099.

Range report to follow.

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October 5, 2018
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garryj said
“Man, this thing is heavy.” According to the specs on the rifle, it weighs a hefty 10.5 lbs empty.

Wow, that is hefty for a bare bolt rifle .. even 24″.

October 5, 2018
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Optics and muzzle brake probably weighs 2-3 lbs…..

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October 6, 2018
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Unfortunately, the promised range report is going to be very late. I went to the range on Friday and just as I was getting my scope dialed in, the scope malfunctioned and I do not have a backup. The good news is that the scope has a lifetime warranty so, even though I’ve had it for six years and have no receipt, the company that makes it is going to either repair or replace it. I may try a scope off of one of my other guns, but the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate on the days I can get to the range.

 

Garry

October 13, 2018
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Hurricane Michael and a bout of the flu will delay RR even more. Hopefully some time in the coming week.

Garry

October 16, 2018
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Range report posted under Range Day.

 

Garry

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