.350 Rem Mag, model 700 worth?


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TexAg
February 8, 2012, 03:43 PM
We've got an older Model 700 in .350 Remington Mag. that's been sitting too quiet for too long. I think less than one box of shells have been put through it. It's not a common caliber, so that makes it a little trickier putting a price on it. Also, I guess Remington has reintroduced it in the 700 Classic line? I've seen those for sale in the $900 range. I imagine it's worth somewhere between $700 and $900. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to it's worth (98% condition)? Or what have you seen them go for in your neck of the woods?
Thanks!

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Float Pilot
February 8, 2012, 04:06 PM
The 350 Rem Mag is still somewhat popular up here in Alaska. Although it has pretty much become a hand-loaders cartridge due to the lack of selection in factory loads. Plus there is the matter of the rifling twist rates that Remington used, which in some cases limited to ability to use heavier bullets.

Is it one of the M-700 Classics with the black tipped fore-end and a 22 inch barrel? Or one of the later ones with the satin stock finish and plain fore-arm tip?

TexAg
February 8, 2012, 04:32 PM
I'll have to check, but I'm pretty sure it was manufactured in the 80s.

KodiakBeer
February 8, 2012, 04:49 PM
The whole point of the .350 was to stuff a powerful cartridge in a short action rifle. Remington discontinued the short action Model 600 in 1968, but didn't replace with the short action Model 7 until 1983.

So... the .350 Model 700 is neither fish nor fowl - a short action cartridge in a standard length action. The shooter would be better served with a .35 Whelen since it's a standard length .35 which is pretty much a ballistic twin to the the .350.

I would think it worth considerably less than the same rifle in .35 Whelen, 30.06, etc.

TexAg
February 8, 2012, 05:28 PM
Kodiak, I know what it isn't!

351 WINCHESTER
February 8, 2012, 10:37 PM
I had a 600 .350 and I sold it to Wild West Guns in Anchorage. Too much recoil and muzzle blast for Fl. critters. I figured it belonged in Alaska.

Float Pilot
February 8, 2012, 10:41 PM
I found a couple that are new in the box between $1,000 and $1,150. Asking price.
So your price guest-ta-mate, is probably good for a used version. I would not mind trying a long action-ed 350 Rem Mag so I good load the heavy TTSX type bullets longer than my current M-77MKII magazine will let me. Probably just as well that you are not up here to temp me...

MachIVshooter
February 8, 2012, 11:23 PM
I imagine it's worth somewhere between $700 and $900

I'd think more along the lines of $600. Nice rifle, but it's not ever been a popular chambering, and those who want it tend to prefer more compact rifles. I opted for the 673 Guide gun. I gave $649 for it just three months ago, and if your 98% 700 had been sitting right next to it for $599, I still would have bought the NIB 673 for $50 more.

Not trying to rain on your parade, but what Kodiak said is right. You're probably looking at a bit less than another 98% 700 BDL in a more popular chambering.

By all means, put it on GA for $895 and see what happens. Just don't be surprised if the bobber never dips.

DANS40XC
February 9, 2012, 11:27 AM
The 700 BDL's chambered in 350 RM were the least produced model.
The 700 Classic's did not have a black fore end tip in the stock.
The Seven KS Custom left Ilion w/ a McM gray syn stock.
The Seven CDL's have the black fore end tip.

Barrel code & serial number pre-fix letter will eliminate all doubt.

KodiakBeer
February 9, 2012, 01:03 PM
Kodiak, I know what it isn't!

If the rifle was cheap enough, I'd rechamber for .35 Whelen and be quite happy. That's just me though. The 350 Rem Mag has a following and I'm a member, but not in that package. Somebody else might be quite happy with such a rifle.

As pointed out above, the .350 is almost iconic in Alaska. It was designed for Alaska. You might consider getting ahold of some Alaska dealers and arranging a swap. It wouldn't set on the shelf long here, even in a medium length action.

Float Pilot
February 9, 2012, 03:17 PM
K. B.
The bolt face is opened on the 350s for the magnum diameter case head. So you would have to re-bolt it as well. Not worth the money.
As pointed out above the older BDLs in 350 Rem Mag are somewhat collectable since they were made in small numbers.

Hanshi
February 9, 2012, 04:07 PM
I never could understand the prejudice against the .350 Rem. For some reason the .35 Whelen is put on a pedestal and accorded a magic not available to the .350. They are ballistic twins with a very slight nod going to the .350 R when chambered in a good rifle.

I have one of the "Classic" model from the mid 1980s which I ordered prior to their official release. My deer load with the Hornady 200grn sp gets 2700fps and that's with a slightly reduced load. I've taken many deer with this load and with my one (first and only) box of 250grn Rem pointed bullets. This is a light rifle with a 22" barrel and is a true sub moa rifle. With bullets up to 250grns it will easily equal or exceed the .35 Whelen. I will not list the top velocities but will admit it is almost a handloader-only proposition. New brass is plentiful and available and I stocked up long ago.

I don't know about the production model of this caliber but the limited classic is one of the very finest rifles I've ever owned and is a favorite of mine. The caliber will handily take anything on the North American continent. Recoil can be a factor for some in this light rifle but you don't get something for nothing. This model was meant to shoot and hunt. Mine is not for sale.

MachIVshooter
February 9, 2012, 04:25 PM
New brass is plentiful and available

Please tell me where. I've been searching for 4 months, eveyone is completely out of stock. Got a bunch of 225 gr. Accubonds begging to be seated in a shiny new case...........

Float Pilot
February 9, 2012, 04:36 PM
The 350 Remington Magnum was the original commercial Short Magnum. The case is very similar in design to the new 325 WSM. In fact I shaved the magnum belt off a couple 350 Rem Mag brass and nobody could tell the difference other than the slightly large hole.

My Ruger M-77MKII has a slightly longer magazine than the Remington Model Sevens and the old original 660 Mohawk series. Thus i can load longer bullets and still have some room for powder. I would not mind trying one of the BDLs if the rifling twist was correct for longer bullets.

Float Pilot
February 9, 2012, 05:16 PM
Mach IV
RE: 350 rem mag brass

Midway is expecting more Remington made brass in March. they have the expensive (but better) Nosler brass in stock right now...

These guys also have some in stock
http://www.blue-star-inc.com/catalog/nrbrass.htm

Widners is out of stock
Midsouth is out of Remington Brass but they do have the Nosler in stock.

Quality Cartridge also makes 350 Rem Mag brass. I use their brass for my 416 Taylor and it is very good stuff.
http://www.qual-cart.com/catalog.pdf

MachIVshooter
February 9, 2012, 06:00 PM
Midway is expecting more Remington made brass in March

Hope so. But they were also expecting it last month and this month.

The Nosler stuff is ridiculously priced. I will if I have to, but almost $2 per piece of brass is insane.

Blue Star has been out of business for awhile now, even though their website is still up.

KodiakBeer
February 10, 2012, 01:57 AM
The bolt face is opened on the 350s for the magnum diameter case head. So you would have to re-bolt it as well. Not worth the money.

Yeah, didn't think of that.

KodiakBeer
February 10, 2012, 02:09 PM
TexAg,

Again, I'll bet if you contacted WW Guns or somebody else in Anchorage you could arrange a mutually beneficial swap. Somebody up here has a nice custom prairie dog rifle with five years of dust on it that they'd happily swap for anything in .350 Rem Mag.

TexAg
February 10, 2012, 02:52 PM
Thanks, I may do that. It appears to be an 85 model, KF is on the 22" barrel and no black fore arm tip. Also has Redfield base and rings I believe.

xXxplosive
February 10, 2012, 03:00 PM
Was going to purchase a nice 600 a few weeks ago..........couldn't find any commercially loaded ammunition for the rifle other than around $70.00 per box from Midway.....called Remington.......was told they are no longer producing this caliber......too bad, always wanted that rifle.

MachIVshooter
February 10, 2012, 05:53 PM
called Remington.......was told they are no longer producing this caliber......too bad, always wanted that rifle.

Whoever you talked to is clueless. The model 7 CDL is currently listed in .350 RM. Nice little rifles, too.

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-seven/model-seven-cdl.aspx

TexAg
February 10, 2012, 06:25 PM
I was just thinking it would be odd to stop supporting their own cartridge they still make guns for.

MachIVshooter
February 10, 2012, 06:46 PM
I was just thinking it would be odd to stop supporting their own cartridge they still make guns for.

They still offer Core-lokt 200 gr.

R350M1

http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/centerfire/rifle-cartridges/core-lokt-centerfire.aspx

xXxplosive
February 10, 2012, 10:48 PM
Well, I called Remington and they said that caliber is no longer in production......I sadly didn't buy the gun.

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