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Remington Rifles: Composite Barrel:

TO: All

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 few dollars!
Scott (T.O.O.)
PA USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 20:59:15 (EST) 

There is a carbon fiber barreled, Remington action, made in Utah. I've shot one in 270, kicks like a mule. Also got to handle one in 300 mag that was in a McMillan tac stock, could not weighed 6 pounds!!! The owner of the 270 said it stayed in an inch.

Pat II
P. Lakin <>
Whiterocks(and I mean white-14" and still snowing, Utah USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 19:29:46 (EST) 

The composite barreled rifles from Remington are factory jobs. Stainless liner, carbon fiber sleeve. The company claims they weigh about a pound and one eighth less than the all steel versions, such as a Sendero . They also say heat dissipation is 10 times faster than the all steel barrel, and there is no bullet impact shift due to barrel heat. Might make a good varmit rig, but I don't know about a dedicated Sniper Rifle with a carbon fiber barrel.
Scott (T.O.O.)
PA USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 20:45:36 (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) 

I noticed Remington has come out with a new composite barrell
for their model 700 rifle. I am unfamiliar with this type of
barrell. Whats the story on them? are they worth having? whats the pros and cons of this type of barrell?

bruce <>
blacksburg, SC, USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 00:39:39 (ZULU) 


I believe Christensen Arms (
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.

Take care,

Lou S <>
S. Fla., USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 02:41:50 (ZULU) 

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