It has been a few years since Remington declared bankruptcy and stopped production. Now with new owners they are slowly bringing things back online and as such, we are able to get heavy barrel Remington rifles again. This allows us to once again offer the base Remington packages using a standard Remington barreled action. There are a few caveats though, the prices have gone up, but that is the case on everything these days, and the other one is that right now only the .308 is available.
In regards to getting custom Benchmark barrels for other calibers and builds, the barrels are the big hold up right now…they are taking about 9 months to get which is a pain. But they slowly find their way to us. Hopefully the “supply chain” issues resolve in the next year or so, but its painful right now. Stocks, which used to be the slowest thing to get, are now the easiest thing to get!
Anyway, you can take a look at our Remington ordering page here:
I am looking for a Remington 700 .308 b/a 24-26″ heavy barrel. Could you help?
b/a as in Barreled Action?
Remmy doesn’t sell just barreled actions, but we can source a complete rifle or an action and put a barrel on it.
I have one if you are interested. Mel built it for years ago and it is a tack driver. I won many matches with it.
If you still have it for sale can you email me
I have one available that Sniper Central built for me a couple years ago. If you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
How reliable are Tem 700 actions
Is it common for the handles to detach
The Rem 700 is a very basic and simple action (like all bolt actions) and they tend to be very reliable. The bolt handles rarely detach. The only time I have seen it happen was when a rifle was ran over by a truck.
Other weak spots include the C-Clip extractor, again, rarely do they break, but I have seen one or two over the last 30 years.
The pot metal floorplates – Again, I saw one over the decades get bent back due to a mishandling incident, so it can happen.