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The Remington Model 700

The Remington Model 700 is a bolt action rifle manufactured by Remington Arms.


The 700 was manufactured in 1962 by Merle Walker as a low cost alternative to the Model 30 rifle after World War II. It underwent several developments (which resulted in the creation of several other rifles) before finally being perfected in 1962. Walker sought to mass produce 700s and increase their accuracy. After that the 700 was modified and perfected, which resulted in the creation of several more rifles and variants of the 700. Since its debut 700s have been used (mainly by Law Enforcement in 14 countries (including the United States). Starting in 2013 and into 2016, numerous lawsuits (including a class action) were filed as a result of numerous deaths and injuries attributed to the 700's trigger able to fire without being squeezed.

The Model M40A1 and subsequent variants were based on the 700.

Notable Variants[]

Model 700 PSS[]

The Model 700 PSS (Police Sniper System) is a variant of the 700 commonly used by Law Enforcement and hunters. It ceased production for unknown reasons around 1999.

Model 700 SPS Tactical[]

The Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) Tactical is another variant designed for tactical use.

Model 700 AICS[]

The Model 700 AICS (Accuracy International Chassis System) is another variant designed for sniping purposes.


  • Cartridge: Varies (depends on model)
  • Action: Bolt action, rotating bolt with 2 lugs
  • Weight: 9 Ib. (4.08 kg.)
  • Length: 41.5 in. (1,050 mm.)
  • Barrel length: 16.5-26 in, (420-660 mm.)
  • Capacity:
    • 3-6-round internal magazine
    • detachable 10-round magazine

On Criminal Minds[]


The following non-criminal characters use/used 700s.


The following criminals used 700s in their crimes.

  • Season Eleven
    • Zac Rubenis ("Entropy") - An international long distance serial killer, hitman, gangster, one-time cop killer, and one-time proxy killer who killed most of his victims with a 700 AICS.

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