Remington Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter Review.
By Ace Luciano 1-14-23
The Remington Model 700 has been called “The most accurate rifle in the hunting world,’ and, for many years its “3 rings of steel” action was the most chosen action on which to build a custom rifle. The Remington Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is a new addition to the well-known and respected Model 700 family of rifles. This rifle is designed specifically for the hunting market and is built with a number of features that make it exceptionally well-suited for hunting - whether that's on the “back 40” or in the deserts of the Kalahari.
Key Features of the Remington Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter Tne of the key features of the Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is its lightweight design. The rifle weighs in at just over 6 pounds, making it easy to carry and maneuver in the field. The lightweight design is achieved through the use of a lightweight barrel and a synthetic stock. The barrel is constructed from lightweight, fluted stainless steel that helps to reduce the overall weight of the rifle. The synthetic stock is also designed to be lightweight, while still providing a solid and stable platform for the shooter.
Another key feature of the Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is its precision trigger. The rifle is equipped with the elite hunter Timney straight trigger and is adjustable down to 3 lbs. , which is designed to provide a crisp and consistent trigger pull. The precision trigger is an important feature of a hunting rifle, as it allows the shooter to make more accurate shots at long distances.
The Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is also equipped with a detachable box magazine, which allows the shooter to quickly and easily reload the rifle in the field. The magazine holds 4 rounds of ammunition in most calibers, providing the shooter with a sufficient amount of ammunition for most hunting situations.
The fluted barrel is 22 or 24” long, depending on caliber, which is designed to provide a good balance between weight and accuracy. The fluted barrel also helps to dissipate heat quickly, which can be important in preventing barrel distortion and maintaining accuracy.
• Round receiver
• 5/8 x 24 Threaded Muzzle = .243 Win, .7MM-08 Rem, .270 Win, 30-06 SPRG, 7MM Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, &.308 Win
• 1/2 x 28 Threaded Muzzle = .223 Rem & 22-250 Rem
• Precision ground recoil lug
• Enlarged ejection port
• One-piece spiral fluted bolt body with the changeable bolt handle
• Tool-less firing pin disassembly
• Sleek external bolt release on the left side of the receiver
• 11-degree target crown
• 3 lb. Elite Hunter Timney straight trigger
• AG composite carbon fiber stock with Pachmayr recoil pad
• Aluminum Oberndorf-style trigger guard
• Picatinny rail mount, 8-40 scope thread screws
• Longer internal magazine box (for longer case lengths)
• Compatible with older 700 stocks but will need inletting for the longer internal magwell
Remington 700 Alpha 1 Hunter Durability
The Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter also has a Cerakote finish which is a type of ceramic coating that is applied to the metal parts of the rifle. This finish is extremely durable and provides excellent corrosion resistance, making it ideal for use in a hunting environment.
One of the most notable features of the Remington Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is its accuracy. The rifle is designed to provide shooters with a high level of accuracy at long distances, making it well-suited for hunting in open terrain. The rifle is equipped with a precision-machined receiver and a free-floated barrel, which work together to provide a stable and highly accurate platform for the shooter.
Additionally, the rifle is fitted with a 5R rifled barrel, which is known for its ability to provide consistent accuracy. The 5R rifling uses five lands and grooves, instead of the traditional six, which helps to reduce bullet distortion, resulting in improved accuracy.
Overall, the Remington Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is a well-designed and well-built rifle that is well-suited for hunting. Its lightweight design, precision trigger, detachable box magazine, and high level of accuracy make it a versatile and reliable hunting rifle. Whether you are hunting in open terrain or in dense woods, the Model 700 Alpha 1 Hunter is an excellent choice for any hunter.