Remington 700 PCR Review

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Garry Johnson, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Garry Johnson

    Garry Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Feb 18, 2017
    Last week I bought a Remington 700 PCR (precision chassis rifle) which is Remington’s late entry (February 2018) into the affordable precision rifle market. I was going to get the Savage Ashbury, but the Remington was about $100 less, which meant I could use the savings to reload more ammo. The included test target was a very respectable .53” at 100 yards with 168gr match ammo. This was from their C.A.T.S. (Computer Aided Targeting System), not an actual holes-in-paper target. I won’t go into details about this system, but if you are interested, go to Remington’s website and look it up.

    My first thought when I took it out of the box was, “Man, this thing is heavy.” According to the specs on the rifle, it weighs a hefty 10.5 lbs empty and even more now that I’ve added a scope, bipod, and muzzle brake. After fondling it for a while, I realized that the weak links on this gun were going to be the trigger and the magazine. The trigger pull out of the box measured 4.5lbs, but I was able to adjust it (using the instructions in the manual) to a satisfactory 2.8lbs. The magazine turned out to be a non-issue, much to my relief. Feeding wasn’t super slick, but it did its job.

    From Remington:

    Remington Model 700 PCR Features

    Remington Chassis
    24” barrel with 5R rifling
    Threaded muzzle with protector
    Tactical bolt knob, for swift, positive cycling
    X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger
    Aluminum handguard with SquareDrop
    Picatinny rail
    5-round Magpul detachable magazine
    Adjustable Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock
    Magpul pistol grip
    3-shot sub-MOA assurance

    Remington Model 700 PCR Specs

    Mag. Capacity: 5
    Barrel Length: 24″
    Twist (Right Hand): 8 (10 for .308 Win)
    Overall Length: 44″
    Length of Pull: 13.25-15.25″
    Drop (Comb): .25 – 1″
    Drop (Heel):*.25 – 1.75″
    Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
    Barrel Finish: Matte Blue
    Stock Material: Polymer
    Stock Finish: Matte Black
    Average Weight: 10.5 lbs
    MSRP: $1,199

    Big Green is offering 3 calibers: .308 Winchester (which is what I got); 6.5 Creedmoor; and 260 Remington. Note that the 3-shot sub-MOA is NOT a guarantee, but an assurance – big difference. Also, the going price for these on the web is $900 to $1099.

    Range report to follow.

    Garry
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  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice....love the 308
     

  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  4. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend

    528
    Aug 29, 2017
    Nice. Had no idea they were that affordable. I had a 308 built on a B&C tactical adjustable stock. Too heavy and clunky. Had my smith put the barrelled action in a MDR chasis PRS stock with a Calvin Elite flat trigger. Much better. Still didnt like it. Put a 6.5CM barrelled action in the MDR. Both are Brux bbl but the 6.5 is lighter contour. I finally like the combination. Have a half dozen 308's but only one 6.5. Remy makes a 5R 6.5 in SS with a Cerakote finish and HS Precison sandbox stock that I like the looks of a lot. They also just came out with Sendero II's and one is chambered in 264Winmag. Very interesting.
     
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  5. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    The Remington 5R appeals to me too
     
  6. Garry Johnson

    Garry Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Feb 18, 2017
    Unfortunately, the promised range report is going to be very late. I went to the range on Friday and just as I was getting my scope dialed in, the scope malfunctioned and I do not have a backup. The good news is that the scope has a lifetime warranty so, even though I've had it for six years and have no receipt, the company that makes it is going to either repair or replace it. I may try a scope off of one of my other guns, but the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate on the days I can get to the range.



    Garry
     
  7. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Bad time for it to fail but there really is no good time. Glad you have s good warranty
     
  8. Garry Johnson

    Garry Johnson Well-Known Member

    60
    Feb 18, 2017
    Hurricane Michael and a bout of the flu will delay RR even more. Hopefully some time in the coming week.

    Garry
     
  9. Garry Johnson

    Garry Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Feb 18, 2017
    Range report posted under Range Trips and Reviews.

    Garry
     
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  10. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011

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