Make: Remington, modified by Robar Arms
Model: 700 BDL receiver / SR60 modified
Serial Number: D6844523
Year of Manufacture: Modern; The rifle was paid for after customization in 1995.
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine with Hinged Floorplate.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.308 WIN.” The right side of the barrel is marked “ROBAR SR-60”. The top tang is marked “F / S”. The left side of the receiver is marked “D6844523 / Remington MODEL 700”. The bottom of the scope is marked “LEUPOLD / MARK 4 / M3-10X / 275056C”. The recoil paid is marked “Decelerator”.
Barrel: The Robar Tactical Division installed Schneider stainless steel match grade SR-60 barrel is 26” long. It is outfitted with a muzzle break with a pattern of seven chevrons, five holes a piece and two strait rows of five holes on each flank of the barrel; the break is 2-3/8” long. The barrel’s muzzle at the break is 0.911”. The break was not removed and we could not get an accurate M.E. reading. The barrel is fluted and free floated for 24-5/8” from the muzzle back.
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The receiver is drilled, tapped and is outfitted with a one piece Leupold Ultra base and ring system. The scope is a Leupold Mk IV (Mark 4) fixed 10 power scope with a Mil Dot reticle. The optics are very bright and sharp with no apparent damage to the objectives or internal workings. For more information on this scope, please go to: https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/mark-4-lrt-riflescopes/mark-4-lrt-10x40mm-30mm-m1/ A sunshade and two scope caps are provided as photographed. The scope and mounting system rate in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: From Robar’s SR60 description: “Robar’s custom synthetic build by McMillan Fiberglass Stock Co. An ambidextrous, Monte Carlo stock completely bedded with aluminum pillars and free floated barrel channel, Robar’s exclusive ‘non-slip’ package. Sling swivel studs are standard (THOUGH NOT PRESENT WITH THIS AUCTION!).” The stock exhibits scuffs and scratches in sparse areas, as photographed. There is a notable scratch on the belly near the toe. The LOP measures 13-7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Decelerator brand recoil pad. The pad has a black spacer and only exhibits minor scuffs. The Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Chrome Sulphide
Finish Originality: All Original as Customized.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. For more information, please see “Barrel” above.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows sparse scratches and scuffs. The receiver’s left side has some thinning and wear with light scuff marks. There is wear on the bolt body and inside of the receiver from use; the wear is not heavy or extensive and has only resulted in finish loss. The trigger and guard have light losses of finish. The hex screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The included pamphlet claims a trigger pull weight of 2.5lbs, our Lyman trigger scale read 2.67 and 2.7 pound pulls. The pamphlet mentions that the action is “Completely accurized, machined, ground and lapped.” The itemized receipt mentions that a Tubbs firing pin was installed. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a Leupold Mark 4 Mk 4 and Leupold Ultra rail / ring system as described above in “Sights / Optics”. Provided in this auction is Robar Companies, Inc. original paperwork with modification descriptions, itemized accessory receipts, Robar rifle guarantee paperwork, inspection checklist, rifle break in instructions and paper targets with sub-MOA zeroing groups.
Our Assessment: From Robar’s SR60 pamphlet “The SR60 is a rugged, dependable, easy to use rifle. The stock is the same design as the one used by the U.S. Marine Corps on their M-40 A1 Rifle. The SR60 is the industry standard for precision rifles and proves this by delivering ½ M.O.A. accuracy, guaranteed. The metal finish is our standard black Chrome Sulphide, which meets MIL-C-13924B for corrosion resistance. The rifle has a proven track record with many military and police units.” The rifle is chambered in .308 Winchester. From Gunnersden.com: “The short-rifle-action 308 Winchester rifle cartridge was introduced to the public in 1952, since that time, additional rifle cartridges of different calibers and names have been introduced based on the use of the 308 Winchester cartridge case as the parent case thus creating a family of rifle cartridges with similar case capacity for rifle powder that fit lighter weight, short-action-rifles.” This is a very solid platform with a nearly $2,000 scope; it has been customized by Robar Arms, is chambered in .308 Winchester and has the paperwork to prove it’s 1/2 MOA capabilities. Be it tactical or Benchrest, this rifle will handily resist corrosion and sloppy groupings in one fell swoop. Please see our photographs of the paperwork for further detail, especially on how to break the barrel in. The rifling is sharp, the rifle is in about Excellent condition and it is begging to hit the range.