The Remington 700 is, without a doubt, the single most popular firearm in the United States. The AR-15 has it beat in terms of numbers, but that’s a platform made by many manufacturers. There’s only one Remington. It looks like Magpul has made its first new product announcement since announcing their move to Texas, and their SHOT Show surprise is a new aluminum bedded chassis for the Remington 700 platform. But wait, there’s more! They are also starting to manufacture polymer magazines compatible with the Accuracy International AICS mags. Which is a Godsend, since I hate paying $100 a pop for those babies . . .
From Jerking the Trigger:
Hunter 700, $259.95 MSRP has an anodized aluminum bedding block, uses SGA cheek riser and LOP spacers, has M-LOK slots, has dimples to add swivel studs and places to add our QD sockets, weighs 2.9 lbs, and works with factory Rem bottom metal as packaged, or….
Remove a spacer (30 seconds) and insert our hybrid steel and polymer Bolt Action Magazine Well (MSRP $69.95, includes one magazine) to use AICS compatible magazines, speaking of which…
The PMAG5 7.62 AC is an AICS compatible polymer magazine with anti-tilt follower, MSRP $34.95. The magazine holds five rounds as packaged to comply with hunting regulations, but if you clip the follower stop on a pre-scored line, it becomes a 6-round magazine, useful in competitive shooting disciplines or just for an extra round.