In order to mass-produce a high-end hunting rifle for the everyday outdoorsman, Remington developed the 700 series bolt action rifle. The accuracy and quality of this small caliber rifle spawned the next generation of bolt-action firepower. With the aim of creating a quality rifle that is also affordable, they hit their mark with the masses with the model 700. This rifle has a standard 24” barrel and a detachable box magazine chambered in multiple calibers. There were a few models with a 26” barrel. This series evolved into target shooting and even a semi-automatic version with more than 764,000 rifles in over half a century of production.