Remington promises a New(er) Rifle

RemArms has announced a "new" gun that has been in development for the past year: the Remington 700 Alpha 1
Michael Crites

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Back in 2020, the lumbering jumbo jet that was Remington Outdoors burned in hard after running out of gas, and, following a federal bankruptcy hearing, the highest bidders salvaged its singed remains.

While Federal got its ammo business, Ruger came away with Marlin, Franklin Armory (for some reason) bought Bushmaster, and Palmetto took several lesser-known other brands, the core of the “old” Remington rifle and shotgun line went for a song to a new group that called itself RemArms and soon put the 700 series bolt action rifles and 870 series pump action shotguns back into production in New York.

Now, RemArms has announced a “new” gun that has been in development for the past year: the Remington 700 Alpha 1. While full details are still secret, those in the know have disclosed that the new gun has a blue printed action with a bolt of an improved new design, Oberndorf bottom metal, an A.G. Composites stock, and a Timney trigger.

The video announcing the new rifle shows a threaded barrel with a muzzle brake and what looks to be a 20 MOA optics rail. If quality control isn’t circling the drain and the rifle isn’t $2K, RemArms may be on to something.

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