Remington 700 CP Handgun Review

The Remington 700 CP is a short-action handgun chambered in .223 Remington, .300 Blackout and .308 Winchester

Remington 700 CP Handgun Review

The author’s Remington 700 CP .300 Blackout pistol was outfitted with a suppressor and bipod for this review.

One can’t help but to think back to the Remington XP-­100 when seeing the new Remington 700 CP, but this new “chassis pistol” isn’t intended to be a second act for varminters or silhouette shooters. Introducing the .221 Fireball in 1963, the XP-­100 was designed for long-­range shooting; the 700 CP was not.

Our Remington 700 CP review highlights the short-action rifle fitted with either a 10 1/2-inch barrel when chambered in .223 Remington or .300 Blackout, or a 12 1/2-inch barrel in .308 Winchester.

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When shooting supersonic loads, the potential for fantastic fireballs is there, especially in low-­light, but the .300 Blackout loads are rather tame. The barrels are threaded 1/2x28 for .223 Rem. and 5/8x24 for .300 BLK and .308 Win. I would encourage you to shoot the Remington 700 CP suppressed, as a suppressor also serves as a barrel weight helping to keep the muzzle down and the target steady in a scope. To fast-­attach an AAC 762-­SD, I had to install AAC’s three-­prong flash hider, but I also evaluated this pistol with AAC’s direct-­thread Ti-­Raid 30 silencer, which improved our accuracy results.

Accuracy is mind-­blowing, especially for the .300 Blackout model. Though I’ve shot the Remington 700 PC in .223 and .308, the .300 BLK chamber is my favorite. With a 3-­12X handgun scope turned up near 12X, the 700 PC impressed. To date, this pistol looks to be the most accurate .300 BLK platform G&A has ever tested.


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All .300 BLK supersonic loads averaged near 1 inch at 100 yards. (Subsonic loads averaged closer to 2 inches.) Every load produced at least one group that measured an inch. I continued grouping through to the bottom of each magazine and found that the average group was still only 2.5 inches — for 10 rounds!


The 700 CP is unbelievably accurate. When shooting Hornady’s 110-­grain V-­Max, I started with a four-­shot group that measured .34 inch! (Then I blew it out to .75 inch with my fifth shot.) While testing Black Hills 125-­grain OTM load, I fired three groups that measured three-­quarters of an inch. It was amazing.

These results didn’t come without some experimentation. I first tried shooting off of a bipod and explored ways to support the pistol. The 700 CP’s accuracy potential appeared after stacking bags under the forend, grip and my wrists. Then, I shot it like a pistol using two hands.

Remington’s X Mark Pro trigger took some getting used to. It measured a little more than 5 pounds, though it is adjustable. If it were lighter, I believe that I might have shot at least one half-­minute group.

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The Picatinny rail is well designed and supports both magnified and non-­magnified optics without interfering with the ejection of spent cases. The chassis’ free-­float forend rail takes attachments to the next level with a pletheora of M-­Lok options on an octagonal forend.


The 700 CP’s endplate is a QD cup for attaching a single-­point sling, but it is just as easily removed and replaced with an arm brace from SB Tactical. I took it a step further by attaching SB Tactical’s new SBA3 five-­position adjustable brace ($170) on their Buffer Tube Folding Adapter ($150). Even with an AAC 762-­SD suppressor attached, the overall length with the brace folded was 28 inches.

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Notes: Accuracy is the average of five, five-shot groups from a sandbag rest at 100 yards. Velocity is the average of five shots measured by a LabRadar chronograph.

Whether dressed in standard black or finished in Veil’s new Tac-Blue camouflage, this rig is altogether attractive.

Equipped with a red dot or low-­powered variable scope, this 10-­plus-­one round pistol is a very capable defensive sidearm that more than adequately covers distances out to 450 yards with supersonic loads. Hunting and shooting steel with it are still ways to have fun with it, too.


Remington 700 CP Specs

  • Type: Bolt action, handgun
  • Cartridge: .223 Rem., .300 BLK (tested), .308 Win.
  • Capacity: 10+1 rds.
  • Barrel: 10.5 in. (.223 Rem. and .300 BLK); 12.5 in. (.308 Win.)
  • Overall Length: 20.81 in. (.223 Rem. and .300 BLK); 21.75 in. (.308 Win.)
  • Weight: 5 lbs., 13 oz.
  • Stock: None; pistol chassis; QD cup
  • Grip: Magpul MIAD; M-Lok forend
  • Finish: Black oxide (steel); black anodized or Veil camouflage (aluminum)
  • Trigger: Rem. X Mark Pro, adj.; 5 lbs. (tested)
  • Sights: None
  • Safety: Lever, two position
  • MSRP: $1,020 (black); $1,100 (Veil)
  • Manufacturer: Remington Arms 800-243-9700, remington.com

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