Remington Model 700 7mm Express

Eric Sof

The 7mm Remington Express cartridge is the new name for what used to be the .280 Remington; dimensionally identical, the new version has improved ballistics, and Remington is promoting it as a long-range hunting cartridge. And the best way of doing that is to produce a good rifle to shoot it from, hence the Remington Model 700 in 7 mm Express.


The Remington Model 700 has been in production for some time in a wide variety of calibers from .17 to .458, so it is a thoroughly proven design. Elegantly proportioned and well-finished, with a Monte-Carlo stock and inlaid fore-end, the Remington Model 700 balances well and comes easily to the shoulder. The action is basically a Mauser bolt, amply strong for this loading, while the barrel is smoothly tapered and appears to be light in weight, which probably accounts for the good balance.

Remington Model 700 7mm Express
Remington Model 700 7mm Express (Photo: XY)

The front sight is a post set on a ramp, hooded to obviate glare, and can be drift-set to compensate when zeroing. The rear sight is open, adjustable for elevation and windage. The receiver has been factory drilled and tapped for mounting any telescope sight mount base or for the addition of more specialized receiver sights.

Remington Model 700 7mm Express with scope mounted
Remington Model 700 7mm Express with a scope mounted (Photo: XY)

The Remington 7mm Express cartridge generates some 2800 feet per second (853 meters/sec) muzzle velocity in this rifle, and 200 meters is the theoretical cross-over point at which bullet and sightline should coincide. As a result, the rifle shoots particularly well at that range and can produce better than four-inch groups straight from the box and with factory ammunition.

Technical specifications

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York, 13357, United States
Type:  bolt-action, center-fire, magazine
Caliber: 7mm Remington Express
Barrel: 22 in (559 mm)
Weight: 7.25 lbs (3.29 kg)
Magazine capacity: 5 rounds

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11 thoughts on “Remington Model 700 7mm Express”

  1. From Nouth Louisiana ,
    i’ve been shooting my mod. 700 Rem.. 7mm exp for 39 years straight ,
    i’ll put it up against any cal. at 300 yards
    7mm exp shells are hard to find in stores,so i buy when can find them, the 145 gran 280 are easier to find.
    (Same cart.)

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