Superior Strength, Legendary Performance
700 SHORT ACTION RECEIVER
It’s been many years since Brownells has been able to offer the legendary Remington 700 action in our catalog (since #58 to be exact!). The problem has been unsteady supply: Remington Arms Co. will release actions to the commercial market only when it is sure it has enough supply to satisfy its own production needs for complete guns. Sometimes we are able to get them, sometimes we are not, and we do not want to promise them in a catalog, then be unable to fill orders. Now, however, through a new arrangement with Remington, we are able to offer both Long and Short 700 Actions.
Why The 700 Action?
It's simple. For 50 years, the 700 has been the flagship of commercial rifle actions, providing incomparable strength, proven reliability, superior accuracy, plus the popularity to support the largest aftermarket bolt action rifle parts supply in the industry. From competitive shooting, law enforcement, and the U.S. military, to the wildest reaches of every huntable continent, the 700 has proven itself with match-winning performance and life-saving dependability. It still ranks as the number one choice of custom gun makers and discriminating shooters everywhere.
When They're Gone…
There is, indeed, a limited number of commercial suppliers for these actions, and we are proud to be one of them. Although steadier now, the supply is still not certain enough that we’re ready to catalog them in our Big Book. We can only offer what we have in stock - and simply cannot guarantee permanent availability in the future. If they sell out, we all may be back to scrounging the gun shows and searching the Internet for a lucky deal on something used, or pirating the action from a brand new gun. While supplies do last, we'll be your source for the most successful, modern production rifle action ever designed.
Factory-Original, Current Production Of The Highest Quality
These receivers are from a current factory production run and meet the latest design specifications and quality control standards at the Remington factory. Each is precision-machined from either carbon steel or stainless steel barstock for uniform strength, drilled and tapped for scope bases, and ready to accept your choice of custom barrel and bottom metal (available separately from Brownells). Remington's famously smooth-cycling bolt assembly features two, up-front bolt lugs for tight lockup and reliable pressure retention, plus traditional 2-panel checkering on the bolt handle. With barrel installed and chambered, the recessed bolt face encloses the cartridge head in three rings of steel for exceptional strength, a snug cartridge fit, and precise alignment with the bore. A rivetless, circlip-type extractor provides positive case extraction. And, the heavy-duty, spring-loaded, plunger ejector clears the action quickly and reliably. But that's not all...each action is equipped with Remington's new, state-of-the-art, X-Mark Pro trigger for improved trigger pull and easy adjustment. The easy-to-reach, two-position thumb safety has been made more robust, engages quietly to prevent game-spooking, and allows unloading while in the “safe” position.
Your Single Source For Custom Gun Work
Build your custom rifle today on an action you can trust. Brownells has the tools, parts, accessories, and technical expertise you need to build the most accurate, enjoyable-to-shoot rifle you own.
Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. View more information on this recall.
Boxes may show signs of handling due to the Remington trigger recall, the action/receiver is a new item and the trigger has been examined by Remington.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:158
SPECS: Receiver/Bolt - Carbon steel, blued finish (CS), or stainless steel, natural finish (SS). 1-1/16"-16 tpi thread. Bolt not equipped with Integrated Security System (ISS). X-Mark Pro Trigger - Steel, electroless nickel plated finish. Includes trigger lock and owner’s manual. DOES NOT include receiver plug screws, recoil lug, triggerguard, triggerguard screws, and magazine components. Short Action (SA). Standard receivers have a .473" diameter bolt face.