I bought the Remington 700 in 223 a couple of years ago.  Based on the purchase price it seemed to be a lot of gun for the money.

After two years of shooting with the rifle, I find my first impression to be pretty much on the money.  I reload my own ammunition so I have worked up several loads for it and find it is not picky about what you use.  I was able to work up loads that were well under 1 minute of angle with sierra and hornady bullets.  With Sierra, I use the 52 grain MatchKings and with Hornady, I use the 55 grain A-max.  These loads reliably shoot into 1/4 to 1/2 minute of angle when I do my part.  This summer, I was able to reliably take prarie dogs out to 450+ yards as long as the wind cooperated.  (In Arizona that can be a problem).  I have a 4-16 power scope in it at this time.

I was a little leery the first time I took the thing down and found the recoil lug for the barrel was a thin piece of metal that was embedded in the stock and fitted into a groove cut into the barrel.  However, I have yet to find this to be a problem.  I have taken animals from prairie dog size up to large feral dogs and coyotes with this thing without problem.  If I have one complaint, it is that the trigger is not as crisp as I like in this rifle.  However, it does not detract from my shooting ability so I have done nothing to change it.  For an out of the box rifle, considering initial cost, I couldn’t be happier.

By: Geoff Keahey

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