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The two available sizes are the standard 24 inch barrel, or a 26 inch barrel and the X-Mark Pro Trigger which was designed for the Remington Tactical Long Range rifle.
Remington 700 XCR Compact Tactical - This has all the options and features of the Tactical Long Range and Xtreme Conditions rifles.
Model 700 Civilian Versions There are many variants of the consumer version of the Model 700, including the Model 700, Model 700 ADL, Model 700 BDL, Model 700 CDL, and Model 700 Safari.
Remington also produces a Mountain LSS version that is outfitted with a stainless steel barrel and laminated stock.
Remington Model 700P - Police Version The 2 models available in the 700P are the standard 700P with a heavy barrel and the 700P Light Tactical Rifle or LTR which has a heavy barrel that is 20 inches and fluted.
The 700 Ps also come in the Tactical Weapons System or TWS optional package which includes a Leupold Mark IV M3 10x40 scope, a bipod, and case. Marine Corps' M40 sniper rifles are built on the Remington Model 700 rifle design but with differing customizations, the main difference is the inclusion of a heavy contour barrel. Army XM2010 Version The United States Army has awarded Remington a contract for the upgrade of up to 3,600 M24 Sniper Weapon System rifles which are currently in use with the Army.
It has a 40-X scope and external trigger pull adjustment with a free-floating barrel.
Remington 700 VTR - The Varmint Tactical Rifle is designed to be a marriage of the SPS Varmint, and the Tactical Long Range rifles. It is available in two sizes: 223 caliber tactical style 1 in 9 inch twist or 308 caliber tactical style 1 in 12" twist.
Some variants come with bipods, slings, fluted barrels and other options.After CNBC ran a story about the Remington 700 misfiring, or firing without the trigger being pulled, a stir was caused in the shooting public.The truth of the matter is that according to the facts, there are only 75 lawsuits in total against Remington for this reason, and based on production numbers, 99.9985% function perfectly.This makes them light weight and easy to carry around.They also have short recoil when you shoot them, which means they are easier to aim for better accuracy.