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Old April 12, 2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Is a Rem model 70 7mm short mag rare?

My brother asked me if a Rem model 70 7mm short mag is rare. I don't think that it is but I thought I'd pose the question to the experts. Is it rare and What would one be worth?

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Old April 12, 2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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Well, there are a few mixed up things:
* Remington does not make the Model 70, they make the Model 700. Model 70 rifles are sold under the Winchester name.
* Remington 700s in 7mm RSAUM (Rem Short Action Ultra Mag) are not rare, but ammo for the 7mm RSAUM is going to be hard to find. Remington quit chambering the RSAUM line of cartridges about 10 years ago.
* If it is indeed a Model 70, it would be a Winchester, and it would be chambered for 7mm WSM (Winchester Short Magnum). These are not rare either.
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Old April 12, 2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have a bunch of Winchesters that would jump out of the gun cabinet and bite you if they heard you call a Remington a Model 70.
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Old April 12, 2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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I have a bunch of Winchesters that would jump out of the gun cabinet and bite you if they heard you call a Remington a Model 70.
Mine would turn and show you their scope caps.
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Old April 12, 2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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Kudos to Kraig and Salty. I don't care who you are, that's funny.
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Old April 12, 2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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Maybe... I haven't ever heard of it. But I definetly know it isn't that popular.
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Old April 12, 2011, 09:38 PM   #7
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Is it possible he meant Rem 770.:barf: You don't want one of those anyway.
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Old April 12, 2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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Yup

I'd say a Remington Model 70 is extremely rare.
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Old April 12, 2011, 09:59 PM   #9
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Could be a remington Model 7. It is or was made in the short mags.
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Old April 13, 2011, 04:35 AM   #10
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Could be made by Remchester.......or was that Western Auto?
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Old April 13, 2011, 05:17 AM   #11
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Only the pre'64 models are rare. Poor control of tolerances and hand labor fitting badly made parts is highly prized by the older generation.

The new Rem Model 70's are actually much better, and even marketed by others with their name on them. Pretty hard to tell apart, other than that.
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Old April 13, 2011, 08:32 AM   #12
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Let's hope Boone shows up to clarify just what he has.
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Old April 13, 2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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I almost replied "the rifle isn't rare - but the ammunition is...."

lol @ previous comments.

I passed up a good deal on a 7mm short magnum - the ammo would run me into the poor house.

Kind of like the phone companies that give away the phone --- if you sign up with their calling plan.
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