Further developments of the basic 721 action under the direction of Walker produced the Model 722 and Model 725, and ultimately in 1962, the Model 700.
These used a cylindrical receiver produced from cylindrical bar stock that could be turned on a lathe, rather than machined in a series of milling operations, which significantly reduced the cost of production.
In addition, small metal parts, including the bottom metal, were stamped, and the stocks were not finished as highly as older models.
How did you figure it out without the "barrel code" ?
I really didn't want to go downstairs and open the safe up....
The rifle can also be ordered with a detachable box magazine.
The Model 700 is available in many different stock, barrel and caliber configurations.
Other versions of the rifle, including the titanium receiver 700ti, the 700SPS (which replaced the ADL in 2005), and the CDL have since been introduced.
In addition to its development as a hunting rifle, the Model 700 also provided the basis for military and police sniper rifles, starting with the M40 rifle in 1966, which was initially ordered by the United States Marine Corps.
Like the earlier 721, the Remington 700 action was designed for mass production.
Remington initially produced two variants of the Model 700, the ADL and BDL, in both long- and short-action rifles that allowed for the chambering of different cartridges.
The bolt is of 3-piece construction, brazed together (head, body and bolt handle).