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Old July 2nd, 2014, 03:12 PM   #1
 
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Remington 700 classics

A couple of years back i was offered (and i accepted) a Remington 700 Classic in .308 it was through a friends gun shop he had bought it off a guy that had bought it over from the USA and had not fired it ....for all intended purposes it was a brand new rifle and a very beautiful one that i was very happy to own.

The History of these as i have researched is that the "Classic series" were limited editions with only limited numbers made every year beginning in 1981 and running through to 2005 with a different calibre being produced every year.
Does anyone else here own one of these collectibles?....if so what have you got?

Heres list below showing production dates,and numbers produced,as per list 2005 .308s were the least at only 1479 ever produced.

The 25 editions of the Remington Model 700 Classic include this notable list:

Here's the published LE Classic production table;

Date code - Year - Caliber - Production Total

B - 1981 - 7x57, 2018 made
C - 1982 - 257R, 6561
D - 1983 - 300 H&H, 5846
E - 1984 - 250 Sav, 5742
F - 1985 - 350 Rem Mag, 5756
G - 1986 - 264 Win Mag, 3468
H - 1987 - 338 Win Mag, 4792
I - 1988 - 35 Whelan, 8805
J - 1989 - 300 Weatherby, 10,779
K - 1990 - 25-06, 6935
L - 1991 - 7mm Weatherby, 3092
M - 1992 - 220 Swift, 7594
N - 1993 - 222 Rem, 2021
O - 1994 - 6.5x55, 3858
P - 1995 - 300 Win Mag, 4232
Q - 1996 - 375 H&H, 3102
R - 1997 - 280, 1917
S - 1998 - 8mm Rem Mag, 2133
T - 1999 - 17 Rem, 3022
U - 2000 - 223, 3570
W - 2001 - 7mm-08, 2682
X - 2002 - 221 Fireball, 3567
Y - 2003 - 300 Sav, 4036
Z - 2004 - 8x57, 2248
A - 2005 - 308, 1479

Cumulative 25 year total: 105,981

Month Code: B-L-A-C-K-P-O-W-D-E-R-X, Jan = B, Feb = L, Mar = A, etc, etc.


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Friend of mine had em all. He shot a Kodiak bear with the 8mm mag,which he had ported, the only one not kept new in box. He sold them all to 1 collector when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The bear skin covered his den floor.
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Friend of mine had em all. He shot a Kodiak bear with the 8mm mag,which he had ported, the only one not kept new in box. He sold them all to 1 collector when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The bear skin covered his den floor.
Whoa that would have been an impressive collection....i bet he got some good dollars for those.Sorry to hear of your friends illness.
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I've got one in .300 Savage that is my most accurate rifle. With Federal 180gr. it will shoot 3/4" groups all day long. With my handloads (42gr. RL15 powder under a 165gr. Sierra bullet) it will shoot 3/8" groups if I do my part. Had to replace the crappy factory trigger to make this possible. With the factory trigger I had a hard time making accurate shots. Great rifle and accurate.
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That sure sounds like a great rifle! I owned two 700Cs, one was a .35 Whelen and the other was an 8X57. I've ended up selling both over the years. When I bought the 8X57 NIB they were going for $395 delivered from a dealer on GunsAmerica. I should have bout 3 or 4 of them and could have used them as the basis for a custom barreled rifle in different caliber. Wasn't that bright, however...
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