Remington 700 CP Review: Could This Be the Ultimate Pistol?
Remington recently added a new twist to their classic bolt-action 700 model rifle by creating the 700 CP, or chassis pistol. It’s a highly accurate and reliable rifle that recreational shooters and hunters alike are sure to love.
The 700 CP comes with an extended 0-MOA rail, which supports the forward-mounting of a range of both magnified and non-magnified optics. It’s placed in a way that does not interfere with the ejection of spent cases, and with the right scope, it’s easy to get tight groups under 1”! It’s not so much a long-range firearm but performs very well at distances up to 200 yards. Throughout hundreds of rounds, I’ve never had any performance issues. It’s not only an extremely reliable pistol, but it’s fun and easy to shoot, as well.
Part of what makes this pistol shoot smoothly is the SB Tactical arm brace, an optional add-on that helps with getting more consistent shots. The arm brace can be adjusted to five different length-of-pull positions, helping you get the most accurate and comfortable shots possible. The action is bolted into the aluminum chassis, which also includes an adapter for an AR-style buffer tube at the rear.
The 700 CP’s barrel is threaded for 5/8×25-TPI suppressors and muzzle brakes, and a machined thread protector is included. It also features a high-quality, free-floating M-LOK handguard, which has no contact with the barrel itself and therefore, no effect on your accuracy. The oversized bolt knob allows for quick, certain manipulations to make cycling easier, and the Magpul MIAD grip offers excellent tactility with a stippled texture. I’ve found that the standard grip fits very well in my hand, but it is removable and accepts many different AR-style grips if you need to change it out.
The pistol uses a single-column, detachable Magpul AICS magazine with a ten-round capacity. The paddle-style release is conveniently located between the magazine and trigger guard, allowing the shooter to engage it as they grab the magazine to remove it. The 700 CP also features the Remington X-Mark Pro trigger, which can be adjusted from 3.5 lbs to 5.5 lbs, as well as for sear engagement. Making adjustments is easy – you don’t need to remove the action from the chassis, and the engagement screw is easily accessible. Right out of the box, I measured the trigger at 4.5 lbs before making any adjustments.
The overall length of the 700 CP depends on which chambering you go for, but my 6.5 Creedmoor model measures 28” with the barrel accounting for 12.5”. It weighs 7 lbs empty. The short length comes in handy for hunting purposes, making it very portable and easy to carry. The 700 CP’s MSRP is just about $1,170, meaning it’s not exactly a budget pistol, but a good buy for what you get. It’s perfect for hunters, recreational shooters, and could even work for home defense.
Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense, and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at the National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller, and other publications.