Now you can purchase the
Model 710 in the 7mm Remington Magnum or .300 Winchester Magnum with a 24-inch barrel,
detachable box magazine and a bore-sighted Bushnell 3-9x40mm scope for only $426. Quite a
rifle for such a modest price, and it should certainly help get younger shooters into the
For the collector, the
24th version of the Limited Edition Classic is being chambered for the 8mm Mauser (8x57mm
S). Although originally a German military cartridge, it never seemed to gather much
interest with American shooters, possibly because of its limited availability in sporting
firearms. This new rifle may help and features a traditional classic-styled stock less the
monte carlo comb and comes with cut-checkering, a highly polished 24-inch barrel and a
Now in its fourth year,
Remington offers the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation trade rifle with a portion of the
proceeds being donated to RMEF. This year the chambering will be the .300 Winchester
Magnum with a Real Tree Hardwoods Gray camo stock, 416 stainless steel long-action
receiver and a 24-inch barrel. With a commemorative laser engraved floorplate denoting the
occasion, retail will be $835.
To finish out the rifle
line, the Model 700 ADL Synthetic and Model Seven will be offered in special youth models.
Designed for younger hunters, the length of pull is 12 3/8 inches and caliber choices will
be from the .223 Remington to .30-06, depending upon which model you choose.
In ammunition, there has
been a lot going on. One of the high-lights of the ammunition session is what Remington
calls its Managed-Recoil line of centerfire
cartridges. Available in .270 Winchester, .30-06 and 7mm Remington
Magnum, basically it offers roughly half the recoil. At the
seminar we were told the common .30-06 will feel like the .243 Winchester
on your shoulder. It certainly did at the range, but the question beckons - how do they
perform on game?
According to Remington
execs, each load has been specially designed for the cartridge, so it offers good
expansion, 85 percent weight retention and at least 1,100 foot-pounds (ft-lbs) of energy
out to 200 yards. Ideal for deer-sized game, this is the perfect ammunition for folks who
want to hunt but are sensitive to recoil.
For the military,
Remington developed a new cartridge that will reach out to opposing forces to at least 500
meters. Called the 6.8mm Remington SPC, it is made from the older .30 Remington case
necked down to a .270 bullet dimension. The 115-grain bullet will generate 2,800 fps at
2,002 ft-lbs of energy and offers minor modifications to current M16/M4 or M203 lower
has upgraded its ammunition line to include new Gold Box ammunition that offers custom
performance right out of the box. Teamed with its proprietary Premium Core-Lokt Ultra,
Scirocco Bonded and AccuTip bullets, they have enhanced accuracy and, depending upon the
bullet, a high ballistic coefficient.
Seven new offerings from
.25-06 Remington to .338 Winchester Magnum top the list in the Premium Core-Lokt Ultra
ammunition, and the popular AccuTip bullet has been added to include popular varmint
cartridges from .17 Remington to .243 Winchester. There is a Premium Match ammunition in
6.8 Remington SPC, .300 Winchester Magnum and .300 Remington SA Ultra Mag. Remington reps
also stated that more and more components will be available to handloaders in the future,
including smaller prepacked packages of brass and bullets.
Additionally, for the
shotgun enthusiasts, new models have been introduced with a Model 11-87 Waterfowl Camo
topping the list plus four new Model 1100s, including the Classic Field 20, Tournament
Skeet 20, Model 1100 Sporting 28 and a Model 1100 Sporting 410 (presently the only .410
semiautomatic being made), along with more smoothbore ammunition in Buckhammer, slugs and
conventional shotgun shells in new and brighter packaging.
Remington, like all the
others in the business, looks forward to an exciting year in 2004. Looking at the new
product line, the company is obviously in it for the long haul.
For more information and
a fact-filled catalog, contact the Marketing Department, Remington Arms, 870 Remington
Drive, Madison NC 27025.