Remington 700


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schromf
March 13, 2004, 12:11 AM
I popped into a gunstore today that I don't frequent too often cause I don't like the drive and saw some very nice rifles. One in particular caught my eye a old Remington 700 in 243 WInchester. How old I am not sure but the checkering was real not stamped which was a clue, and the magazine plate was real steel. Any ideas when this might be made? My guess is the early 60's but I am not sure when Remington brought out the 243 in the 700.

Asking price was $395.00 with scope and rings ( junkers ) any comments?

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Freedomv
March 13, 2004, 04:49 AM
I am trying to remember when the ...243 came into production. And if I every saw a Remmington 700 with a cut checkering stock. All I ever remember are stamped (cheaper to make) which would indicate to me that this was a top of the line rifle or at least a better grade that was offered. I would have to agree with you that it would have been early 60's. This really doesn't help you much I guess, just my 2 cents worth.
Vern

schromf
March 13, 2004, 02:11 PM
Well I called and got the date codes on the rifle and I was pretty far off it seems. It is PZ and I think that makes it a 1975. Which makes me think it might have been a improved grade or someone might have cleaned up the checkering. My purpose on this as I was buying a good action to work with on a 6mm Rem or 257 Roberts and really wasn't to interested in the barrel or stock. I thnk I might try shooting it first as some stock 700's can really be a suprise in the accuarcy dept.

Anyway I decided to buy it and see how it works out.

Another question do the new 700's have the serial numbers engraved on the bolt?

Freedomv
March 13, 2004, 04:42 PM
Have you concidered the older 722 action? I like to use them as the bolt is not checkered and usually can be bought quite reasonable at gun shows. They are a good buy in my book. Plus they are drilled and tapped for reciever sights and have a notch cut out for stripper clips should you want to shoot matches.
Vern

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