Welcome to “Remington Ju-Ju 101”, and more specifically, the Model 700 firearms series. In this 101 basics content, we will give you the basic ownership skills you need to work with Remington Model 700 bolt action firearms. In this video, we will share with you the basic parts breakdown and gross parts nomenclature you need for working with the Remington Model 700 firearm.
Remington Model 700 Gross Parts
The various Remington Model 700 sub models (ADL, Sendero, BDL, Varmit…) have different styles and types of stocks. In the video, the stock shown was from a SPS model. SPS stands for “synthetic” stock – it is plastic.
In pistols (see Glock-ology series), we talk about gun slides and frames. For AR’s, we talk about receivers. In bolt action rifles, the action is the equivalent of these parts.
The lug is a metal piece between the front of the action and the barrel. It helps align the action and the barrel. Some call this part the barrel lug, while some call it the recoil lug.
This is the part we all know and love. In the Remington Model 700, the barrel has a threaded portion that screws into the action.
The trigger in a Remington 700 is a cartridge style trigger assembly. Typically, except for the most advanced gunsmithing, this is left as-is and is not disassembled or worked on.
Some technical discussions consider the bolt part of the action. We break it out here to ensure that the reader understands the difference. The bolt slides into the action and is used to feed and eject each round.
These are the major parts in the Remington Model 700 firearm. There are other part assemblies and parts we will discuss in future episodes. There are parts that are related to holding and feeding rounds into the action. These depend on the ADL/BDL/style of gun. There are parts related to the release of the bolt from the action (for removal). There are parts related to the trigger cover and feed mechanism to attach the action/stock together. For basic ownership, these parts that are shown are the ones you will be the most concerned about.