Remington XR-100 A Good Rifle?


On An Island
August 28, 2013, 05:25 PM
I've found a Remington XR-100 in .204 Ruger that a dealer is holding for me until I can see it on Saturday. The dealer says it's condition is 9/10, that due to some minor wear around the bolt groove in the stock. Otherwise it is very clean (their words).

The XR-100 is a single-shot, bolt-action, thumbhole laminate stock, 26" bull-barrel, 40-x trigger, and is built around Remington's XP-100 pistol action.

As it's about 3 hours away I'd like to get your opinion on this rifle and if $990 is a reasonable price? Whatcha think, save the gas or go look?

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August 28, 2013, 06:34 PM
The rifle is a poor mans 40-X. It is built on a 700 action and IIRC has the solid receiver. There is nothing wrong with that.
I think $990 is well over the new price when they were introduced. I am thinking I looked at a .308 and it was like $750 at the time.( 7-8 years ago) The .308 was never cataloged and I regret not picking it up. By the time I done my research and went back it was gone.
The 700 BDL is now around 750-800 bucks.

On An Island
August 28, 2013, 07:00 PM
That's interesting. I read several articles that said it was the XP-100 action. Can anyone else hop in and help?

August 28, 2013, 07:11 PM
The XP-100 was a decent PISTOL, but with only one caliber and a single shot the T/C Contender pushed them out of the market.

Just my view on it.

August 28, 2013, 07:13 PM
From Remington's website:

"Thought a competition-grade target rifle was out of your reach? Think again. The Model XR-100 Rangemaster single shot target rifle, based on the legendary Remington XP-100™ pistol action, delivers match-grade accuracy at half the cost of a traditional custom target rifle. The single-shot, solid-bottom receiver design of the Model XR-100 Rangemaster produces an extremely rigid and stable action that results in tack-driving accuracy. Matched with a 26-inch hammer-forged varmint-contour barrel with concave target crown, the satin blued barreled action is fitted to a black and gray laminated thumbhole stock. The resin-impregnated stock provides exceptional strength and dimensional stability, and includes a rollover cheekpiece and a beavertail fore-end with lightening-vent cuts under the barrel channel for improved heat dissipation. A first for a Remington production gun, the Model XR-100 Rangemaster is equipped with an externally adjustable Model 40-X™ target trigger".

August 28, 2013, 07:16 PM
I have an XR-100 in 223 Remington.

It shot pretty well from new but would have a few flyers on e in a while.

It got better when I replaced the trigger. The Remington trigger in mine did not take well to adjusting.

Make sure the barrel is free floating. I forget if I had to relieve the barrel channel on the XR-100 as I was working on a couple Remington 700s at the same time and they benifited from free floating. In any case, mine is free floating.

I like my XR-100.

On An Island
August 29, 2013, 10:20 AM
Let me ask another question. Is this a better rifle than a 700 with the same barrel? I'm thinking it is due to the trigger, but I can replace a trigger on a 700 easily enough...

August 29, 2013, 10:33 AM
I have 3 XP`s & love em, don`t know about the XR`s though.................

August 29, 2013, 10:58 AM
I always thought the xp100 action was a single shot version of the 600 action?? Ether way is it worth it ?? That xp-100 rifle looks more like a model 7 than a xp-100 action.

No mention of a scope so for that price better have it bore scoped. It would not take to many rounds fired to start to wear on the bore a bit. MSRP was 900 bucks new. With no scope and great shape , to me , maybe $650 with a great bore.

Its only worth what you are willing to pay.

Buds had a new 223 xp100 rangmaster for sale for $757 bucks.

You could spend when figure in gas and time along with that 900 dollars and buy a new savage model 12 varmint or target for the same kind of money.

August 29, 2013, 11:22 AM
$450 for a used 700, add a stock, barrel and trigger and you're well beyond the asking price of this one. If you insist on a Remington, the caliber works for you and the stock suits you, it seems the price is the final hurdle you must decide on. If you want an affordable target rife, several manufacturers offer new in box options at similar prices in your choice of caliber.

On An Island
August 29, 2013, 12:46 PM
Good info y'all. I checked "Blue Book of Gun Values" and they show a 90% gun as worth $525, and a 95% worth $625. I'm going to have to do some phone-line horsetrading with that dealer....

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