SOLD FOR: $2050
Model: 700 Tactical
Serial Number: G6514760
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (WZ Date Code)
Caliber: 6.8mm Rem. SPC.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Blind Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Remington / MODEL 700” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC. ILION, NY 6.8MM REM. SPC.” and on the chamber with “WZ”. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bolt is matched to the rifle and the bottom is etched “4760”.
Barrel Length: 22” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Weaver bases and rings holding a Tasco World Class 3-9×40 scope. The scope has some scattered light handling marks and a couple of little marks through the finish. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is textured grey synthetic with black webbing, a pistol grip, cheekpiece, and a fluted straight comb. There are a few light handling marks but no major defects. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber Remington recoil pad. The recoil pad exhibits some light wear from use and general handling wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few oil stains on the fluted barrel, otherwise, there is only light handling and light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition only due to the chip in the stock.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included are the previously described scope, leather sling, and paperwork including a manual.
Our Assessment: The Remington 700 needs no introduction, it has been one of the most popular bolt action rifles in America for decades, seeing use in target shooting, hunting, and in law enforcement. Remington had been producing sporting rifles for decades, but their Post-WWI Model 30 Sporter took too much time & money to make and required too much milling. After WWII they designed the Model 721 which used a receiver made of bar stock, meaning it could be turned on a lathe, cutting production time & cost. The basic design of the 721 went through further developments under the direction of engineer Mike Walker, and Remington went on to produce the Model 722 and Model 725, and finally, in 1962, the Model 700 was born. With the design, Walker desired to increase accuracy over previous designs so tight bore & chamber tolerances, a short leade, and fast lock time were used. Since its inception in 1962, it has been produced in just about any caliber and configuration you could think of. This one has a 22″ fluted barrel chambered for the 6.8 SPC cartridge. The 6.8mm Rem SPC was designed by Remington and the U.S. Army Marksmanship unit to replace the 5.56 NATO round to improve terminal ballistics and improve downrange lethality. This 700 looks sharp and was only available in 2005-2006, if you missed your chance then, a shot at one in high condition has just presented itself. Please see our photos and good luck!