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Last yr. I went to a local gunshop interested in a Rem 700 like that of the Army's M-24. He talked me out of it pushing the points of the price for the system would be very high and the 700P has a longer(as per him more useful barrel) for less money. I paid $750 and it is as great as everyone says it is. However if I am not mistaken the Remington website shows the followig specs. for the .308 26" 700P : Adjustable External trigger, Crowned barrel and 4 shot mag... I have a 26" NOT crowned barrel, 5 shot mag, a non adjustable trigger that is about 6.25lbs. How can I check to see if Rem built it? Everything seems to be Rem. parts w/proper marks. It came in Rem box and I have the 47 Form 1499 showing proper descrip. attached to owners manual. :idea:
 

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Re: Is my Rem.700P factory made or a put together by a guns

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How can I check to see if Rem built it? Everything seems to be Rem. parts w/proper marks. It came in Rem box and I have the 47 Form 1499 showing proper descrip. attached to owners manual. :idea:
Sounds like a Reminton to me. Those M24's cost ALOT, the total package cost around 3500 plus right? But awsome rifles.
 

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The Remington Rifle box should also identify the rifle as the 700P. You can verify the serial number, and therefore the model, through Remington's web site or call them direct. I suspect your barrel's crown looks like one I had on mine (as in nearly invisible). Under magnification (I used a 10X loop) you should see the beveled crown angle. The coating on the barrel made it darn near impossible at first, which is why I got out my photgraphy loop. I may be wrong (in which case we will know shortly), but I thought the difference between a target crown and a regular or hunting crown was only in the angle of the bevel.

My concern that mine might not have been a 700P went away when I started to break it in and it shot .50 MOA during breakin. Good Luck.
 

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Hum, it sounds like there may be some confusion. Unless things have changed very recently, the 700P does not come with an externally adjustable trigger. All remington 700 triggers are adjustable if you remove the barreled action, but the M24 SWS and the 40X rifles can be adjusted without removing the stock. I think you may have read the stats from the M24 or 40X (custom) rifles?

Also, a crown comes in many varieties. There is a 11 degree tapered target crown, there is the recessed crowns that have a step in them, etc etc. I believe all the heavy barrel remingtons come with a recessed crown with the step, which is what they refer to in their literature.

Again, unless remington made a very recent change in manufacturing, the 700P's use the same barreled actions as the 700 VS, VSS, VSSF, etc etc. Thats how they keep the prices down. Its a mass produced barreld action. They simply use a different stock to make the 700P. Now, I believe a few of their barrels have different rates of twists then the varmint rifles, but the barrels are manufactured the same. (.223 specifically I know is different).

The very early 700P's (known as the PSS back then) actually came from the custom shop, but I think they halted that in about 1990.

It sounds like you have a real 700P, to be honest, I don't think a gun smith could make one for you that is the same for $750. So I doubt you got scammed.

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My Rem. 700P

:D Thanks guys. Basically evrything that Mel said is what a local gunsmith just told me on the phone. This gunsmith is a owner of the same rifle as mine and recommends switching to a Jewel stainless trigger assy.(comes w/1,2 and 3 lb. springs) as he did w/ his.. Thanks again for the input, I feel alot better. Now to try to find the best price for the said trigger assy.
 
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