New from Remington: 700 PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle)

At a recent TTAG writers meeting Nick reckoned Remington should freshen up the venerable 700. Done! A new version is due to hit the shelves sometime in 2018. The new 700 PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle) has a 700 action in a Teflon-coated anodized aluminum chassis. The 700 PCR clearly takes aim at . . .

the Ruger Precision Rifle. To take on their Arizona antagonists, the updated 700 went full Magpul, including a Gen3 PRS stock, Magpul grip and one five-round . . . you guessed it . . .Magpul mag.

New Remington rifle

The 5R rifled threaded free floating barrel is covered by a removable aluminum handguard with key mod attachment points. I guess by the time the engineers worked their way to the front of the rifle they had forgotten about Magpul’s Mlok system.

The three rings of steel are still present as always — the action hasn’t been changed.

Big Green claims the PCR will shoot a three-round sub-MoA group right out of the box. All Remington 700s are live fire tested, but these (like the military contract versions) are tested using a system called CATS which electronically detects the impact location for the rounds and only those which pass the test are accepted. It eliminates any fudge factor so you can be sure there’s as little human error as possible. The target is included in the box, too.

The PCR will be available in 308, 6.5 Creedmoor and of course 260 Remington (Magpul doesn’t make a round). The gun MSRP’s at $1,199 ($968 street but not available yet).

Should the folks at Ruger be worried? Yes. Yes they should.

comments

  1. avatar n64456 says:

    Will they make a version for lefty’s?

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      I was just about to ask whether a left-handed version will be available for people who are left-handed and/or left-eye dominant. Remington and Ruger are missing out by ignoring this segment of the population.

  2. avatar achmed says:

    The concept is good. Based on most Remington’s I’ve seen over the past few years I have no confidence in execution. Also there’re a couple red flags like – as the author points out – assurance vs. guarantee. Now accuracy guarantees are sort of BS anyway because of all the variables and many people can’t shoot to begin with. But hopefully the rifle is not just marketing BS and product positioning.

    1. avatar Hunter427 says:

      Why the same caliber? 260 rem, 6.5 creedmore. Why why why

  3. avatar TP says:

    SquareDrop slots…Seriously. Has Magpul PRS and grip, why not M-LOK???

    1. avatar Fit2BTyed says:

      My same thoughts exactly. SMHID

    2. avatar Bill Brandon says:

      Because Remington owns Advanced Armament Co and AAC owns Square Drop. Personally I’da preferred Mlock.

  4. avatar pwrserge says:

    Get me one with MLOK and in .30-06 and we’ll talk.

    1. avatar El Duderino says:

      .30-06? Who makes a factory precision rifle in .30-06 anymore?

  5. avatar Kyle says:

    “The 5R rifled threaded free floating barrel is covered by a removable aluminum handguard with keypad attachment points.”

    First SIG with their proprietary rail on the P365, and now Remington with their newfangled keypad attachments.
    At least they’re catering to their target demographic of keyboard warriors.

    /Sarc

    1. avatar Gerbs says:

      If you read the lit, SIG went with a proprietary rail because a 1913 Pic rail is too large for a pocket pistol.
      1913 is great at a lot of things, but we’re seeing MLOK, Keymod, and other systems continue to arise because its not great at everything.

      1. avatar Kyle says:

        Notice the “/sarc” detached from any individual statement, because it applied to the comment in its entirety (at least before they corrected the typo).

        I read the lit, and I agree with the decision. I don’t need a pic rail that I’ll never use on a gun of that size tearing up my skivvies.

  6. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

    Why would you attach a keypad to your rifle? I might pick one up but I’ll wait till after everyone finds out it doesn’t shoot MOA, the QC still sucks, and the recalls are all complete. Remember guys the same folks that put together those other 700s that come from the factory off center, that you yourselves suggest buying only the action and building a rifle from that, are the same ones putting this rifle together and sending it through the same QC department that checked the other Remington models.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      All the “QC” in the world doesn;t matter if you’re building junk. AND if you’re building quality you really don’t need a “QC dept”.

      1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

        In a factory with good leadership and the right atmosphere, EVERY employee knows that he is the QC Department.

  7. avatar Guy Dude Man Homey Buddy says:

    Remington’s “us too” rifle is a bit behind the curve. With everyone moving from Keymod to M-Lok, the Remmy boys didn’t get the memo. Also, way late to the game just like with their 700’s in 6.5Creedmoor.

  8. avatar Joatmon says:

    No thanks. I’ll stick with my old 700 BDL when Remington knew how to make a quality product.

  9. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    I love the chassis rifle concept, especially the adjustable stock. Someday gonna pull the trigger on one in 6.5 Creedmoor. Looking forward to the reviews on this.

    Not sure why all the fuss over Keymod vs. M-Lok. You’re going to buy whatever adapter you need to hang a bipod on there and call it a day. It’s not an AR-15 fer cryin’ out loud.

  10. avatar FrmrDave says:

    Silencer ready? How quiet is it?

  11. avatar skoon says:

    Buy savage or ruger and support a good company with a good product. Not freedom group that ignores bad triggers in ever 700 ever.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      I will buy one but which is best????

  12. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Too late.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Yea, I have to agree.

      If they’d gotten something going on this much earlier, they could have had the entire market with a couple of patents

      eg, if Remington had bought out Gary Eliseo’s “tube gun” idea, they could have had the market. They didn’t even have to do any work, just file some patents, do a halfway decent job making the chassis, and poof, they’d have been ahead of the market, and owned it.

      But nooooo… and the reason is that Remington’s management is a bunch of sales/finance types, not gun people. There are some days that I look at executive decisions in most gun companies and I wonder “Do they even shoot on a semi-regular basis? Do they go to any ranges or competitions, and see what shooters are actually using/pursuing/seeking in a gun?” Going to shooting competitions would be high on my list of marketing activities for market research if I were in gun company management… but what do I know? I don’t have a MBA from Harvard.

      I think Bill Ruger was the last true “gun guy” to run a major gun company.

      1. avatar Chris says:

        Way late, rem marketing has been bad forever. Making a PRS and not offering it in the 6mm shows how behind they are with most PRS shooters leaning to the 6mm

    2. avatar Accur81 says:

      I like the Savage GRS Limited in 6.5 Creedmoor or some of the Barbara offerings. The Ruger is nice, but I’ve got a thing for 416 stainless.

  13. avatar Rimfire says:

    I’d prefer the Winchester XPC chassis rifle, or the Ruger anyday. I am so over anything Remington

  14. avatar Hunter427 says:

    Remington should stick to razor blades

  15. avatar Taylor LeBlanc says:

    “Should the folks at Ruger be worried? Yes. Yes they should.” Now that’s funny! Ruger seems to make guns that work, so ,no, they should not be worried.
    And whats up with the keymod BS? Really. Your years late to the game and you come with this?

  16. avatar Coen says:

    But is the barrel easy to change? How could this not be answered in the story??

  17. Awesome looking rifle with lots of useful features! I want one! 🙂

  18. avatar Charlie says:

    “Should the folks at Ruger be worried?”

    Maybe the folks at Remington should be worried. The Tikka T3X CTR already does all of these things at a lower price point. I picked a JRTXC316S up last November and have been shooting ~ 0.64 MOA groups with Remington 180 gr CL-PSP (Ooooh! That’s gotta burn. ;-).

    The Tikka is good equipment. It doesn’t have the Magpul stuff (about which I couldn’t care less) or the fancy handguard, but it does have a free float barrel, a 10 rd mag, and a nice rail on top. That works for me!

  19. avatar Tristan says:

    I would be interested to see a side by side comparrison of the 700 PCR to the 700 Tactical Chasis. Let me know if you know of one. Quite a price difference in the two guns. Is it justified?
    700 Tactical Chasis $2,900.00 MSRP
    700 PCR $1,199.00 MSRP

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