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Historical Rifles SHOT Show 2012

Introducing the Remington Model 700 BDL 50th Anniversary

by G&A Online Editors   |  January 19th, 2012 5

In 1962, Remington introduced the world to the popular Model 700. To commemorate the occasion, the company has introduced the Remington Model 700 BDL 50th Anniversary rifle. Just like the original rifle, the M700 BDL is chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum with an all-satin finish. Check out the video straight from SHOT Show 2012 in Las Vegas!

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  • Ed Medina

    Very nice! I wish I had one. Happy 50th Anniversary, Remington 700 BDL! More years to come :-)

  • chet

    $1,399? I got mine in 1968 for around $150 – 7mm Rem Mag. My stock and barrel is not satin. Stock is hi-gloss and the barrel is blue SS decent gloss.

  • iskra

    Not for me! I never particularly liked the accentuated full Monte Carlo stock on the earlier Model 700 editions and much prefer the lines of the firm's more recent 700 offerings. This rifle will presumably not be a faithful reproduction since there have been small internal detail improvements/production alterations over the years. Rather the commemorative will simply reflect the earlier outward appearance, though nothing wrong with that per se. The floorplate commemorative nomenclature and design details also seem more garish that tasteful; this an obviously subjective observation. All this said, in fairness I should also admit that I don't particularly care for commemoratives as a genre intrinsically and even less as an investment. Were I interested in an early edition of the model 700, I would simply purchase a nice used one. With an announced MSRP of almost $1400, such approach could presumably save a lot of cash! The Model 700 is a fine rifle and I certainly do acknowledge its remarkable longevity and the firm's sustained contributions amounting to some truly great guns! As a final note, the 7mm Remington Mag also deserves special praise. It quickly trumped a handful of wildcat (or nearly so) cartridges to bring a 7mm magnum into mainstream America in a manner (length/effectiveness/price point) that Weatherby and other hopefuls never achieved. It too remains a great number today!

  • Pat M

    Hmmm. I'm hitting the big 50 later this year too!! Maybe my wife will let me spring for one of these to commemorate the event! (Probably not…)

  • Sorzy

    Sorry, nice rifle but not for $1399. Because for a lot less then $1399, a person can get one hell of a good shooting rifle. And there are plenty out there to choose from.

    But congratulations on the 50th Anniversary of it.

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