Remington Rifles: Composite Barrel:
RE: New Remingtons
Has anyone handled one of the Remington composite - barreled 700
rifles yet? I saw a picture of one the other day, and that barrel really
has a heavy - bench barreled kind of look to it. Man! So many toys, so
PA USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 20:59:15 (EST)
P. Lakin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Whiterocks(and I mean white-14" and still snowing, Utah USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 19:29:46 (EST)
Intel dump for those who haven't heard:
Remington 700 Composite Series 26" bbls, listed weight 7 7/8 lbs.
MSLRP around $1,692.00 1st quarter of '99
700 Varmint Synthetic Composite - .223, .22-250, .308!
700 Sendero Composite - .25'06, 7mm STW, .300 Win mag
Looks kinda like those UK customised suppressed versions, or a Delisle for those dinosaurs, like Gramps, among us he-he!:-)
BIG CITY, BY-GAWD USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 11:29:17 (EST)
blacksburg, SC, USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 00:39:39 (ZULU)
I believe Christensen Arms (www.christensenarms.com)
first introduced carbon fiber barrels with stainless
steel insert back in the 1994 or 1995 SHOT Show.
Remington may have bought rights to their technology.
Users have claim the barrel remains cooler and of course
lighter in weight. Carbon fiber is also more rigid and
unfortunately brittle than steel. I can't give a detailed
pro/con on the barrel, because the straightness, fragility
will be a function of how the carbon fiber is layered and
processed. You might want to contact Christensen Arms
Christensen Arms also make a $10,000 .50 BMG and a "Tactical"
rifle per their Website take a look folks.
Lou S <email@example.com>
S. Fla., USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 02:41:50 (ZULU)
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