Remington 700 Alpha 1 review

comfisherman

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I'm excited but not yet hopeful. It's remingtons take on what appears to be an upsuzed fieldcraft. Ag stock, tt trigger and a decent twist on a flat top round round action. All very cool.... but a tough nut to crack depending on where the price lands. The 700 semi premium clone market is pretty flush with options. Wile I hate the feel of Christensen stocks (my hands are a mite large so I tend opposite most) the Mesa lands at 1200, where would that put a alpha one? Above that the list of semi custom in almost any flavor you want 700ish is to long to keep.

Was at a high volume shop in south central Alaska picking up my wife's new pistol on my last leg home. They have some of the blued plastic 308/6.5 manbun adls that are languishing. On the rack were at least a dozen 700 clones in various forms all with their own following. What was missing were basic stainless bolt guns. He joked that the first stainless 700 that shows up he'll text me a picture of because it will be sold as soon as it clears the box. Above the axis, American, and savage lines not much existis in that space. A stainless 700 , sps or model seven commands a decent price online. Will the alpha holds its own in the premium line as the economy shrinks and the free money train slows..... I dunno.

I'd sure love a few big green model seven with the right twist... I'd take one in 204, 223, 243 and maybe a 300 wsm for fun....
 

Bob Wright

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Remington will have to earn it. Looks like they are trying. But they need a sub 1k price point to generate a renewed interest.
We'll know by October but that is late for many hunting seasons.
 

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