The Remington 700 CP – for “Chassis Pistol” – is a handheld, er…gun from Remington, which was on the floor for SHOT Show 2020 (it was actually announced a year ago). It’s seems a stretch to call it a “pistol” when it’s so obviously a stockless rifle, but naming conventions and ATF regulations being what they are . . .
Granted, Remington in many ways led the pack with bolt-action pistols with the XP-100 of years gone by. This is something of a continuation of that lineage, but the 700 CP is obviously quite different than the wood and blued steel XP-100.
The Remington 700 CP is a highly portable version of the Remington 700 chassis rifle, with your choice of chamberings; .223, .300 BLK or .308. The former two chamberings come with a 10.5-inch barrel, and the latter with a 12.5-inch tube.
The muzzle is threaded, with a cap protector installed. You may, of course, add a can if you have the requisite tax stamp from the Alphabet Boys and a can to do it with.
Furniture is by Magpul, with an M-LOK handguard, Magpul MIAD pistol grip and a 10-round PMAG. The receiver is adorned with a Picatinny rail, so you may mount the optics or sights of your choosing.
The rear of the receiver has a QD sling adapter, for installing a single-point sling. And just before SHOT 2020, Remington announced a 700 CP with an installed pistol brace they’re calling — strangely enough — the Remington Model 700-CP Armbrace.
Some might poo-poo this truncation of an otherwise decent rifle, but the Remington 700 CP is made for portability first and foremost. Overall length is 21.75 inches in .308 Winchester, but 20.81 inches in .300 BLK or .223 Remington, which means it will fit into many backpacks, making it a tenable bugout rifle with a rugged and reliable bolt-action system as opposed to a gas-operated semi-auto.
Unloaded weight is 6.15 lbs for the .308 model, and 5.95 lbs for the other two. Again, you could stash it in a backpack and easily carry it without too much hassle.
Ostensibly, there may be some interest for those after an ultra-light, ultra-compact gun in a rifle chambering for backcountry hunting as well as those interested in an ultralight gun for a bugout bag gun in a more strenuous chambering than a PCC.
Two colors are available through Big Green, both hard anodized coatings. You have your choice of Veil TAC Blue or, of course, black.
MSRP is $1,020 for the black version (it usually retails in the low $800s), and the Veil TAC Blue finish adds another $65.