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Remington 700 Classic

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shotgun12, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Shotgun12

    Shotgun12 New Member

    May 5, 2005
    Wondered if anyone would explain what the differences are, between the Remington 700 BDL, and a 700 "Classic"?
  2. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Active Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Mobile, Alabama
    The BDL is equiped thusly

    Hi gloss polyurethane checkered stock with ebony forend. Checkering may or may not be "pressed". Hard plastic butt plate or hard rubber butt pad. Iron sights.

    The "classic" had a satin oil finished walnut stock with cut checkering, soft rubber recoil pad, no sights.

    The classic deluxe had the above and the ebony cap, nicer walnut and the new R3 recoil pad.

    The high gloss polyurethane stock of the BDL and the iron sights and butt pad are a turn off for me. But many years ago, I thought they were the cats meow...

    Most of the classic and classic deluxe models are equipped with the "j lock", but not all.... I have an early one in 6MM that has no J lock.
  3. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Mentor

    May 5, 2005
    Garrettsville, Oh.
    Classics are one caliber a year.

    The classics are made in one run every year, each year a different "classic" chambering. So this year it will be the caliber ABC, next year it will be caliber XYZ. Usually obsolete calibers catering to handloaders. Remington will produce ammo for that year, but the next year they will produce ammo for that year's rifles.

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