2009 Model 700™ Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Rifle Chambered in Venerable 30-06 Sprg

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – Remington announces the ninth consecutive offering of its limited edition Model 700 bolt-action rifle in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF).  For 2009, this commemorative rifle is chambered in the versatile 30-06 Sprg and based on the technologically-advanced XCR™ (Xtreme Conditions Rifle) Model 700 platform.

This annual Model 700 limited edition rifle has the distinctive RMEF logo laser-engraved on the floorplate and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this rifle is given to RMEF to support the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Over the past eight years, Remington has donated over $150,000 from the proceeds of this rifle series to the Elk Foundation.

The Model 700 XCR platform is our most resilient rifle with its armor-like, multilayer TriNyte™ Corrosion Control System. This exclusive, patented process starts with a solid stainless steel barreled action that is plated with electroless nickel and a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. This durable, micro-thin barrier provides superior abrasion resistance and virtual elimination of corrosion. Next the barreled action is fit into a weather-defying, synthetic stock with solid-grip, gray overmold on the fore-end and pistol-grip and is camouflaged with the official pattern of the Elk Foundation, Realtree® AP HD® which provides maximum concealment regardless of the terrain.

This high performance bolt-action has our new X-Mark Pro™ Adjustable trigger. The advanced design allows for consistent 3 ½ pound trigger pulls set directly from the factory. Should you feel the need; the trigger can be externally adjusted within a range of 2 pounds (3 to 5 pounds) with the included tool. Other features include a 24-inch hammer-forged, clean barrel; receiver drilled and tapped for scope mounts; hinged floorplate engraved with RMEF logo and four round magazine capacity; sling swivel studs; and Remington SuperCell™ Recoil Pad which significantly reduces felt recoil.

Previous offerings in the RMEF series include the Model 700 BDL™ SS Camo in 300 Remington Ultra Mag, 7mm Remington Ultra Mag, 300 Remington Short Action Ultra Mag and 300 Win Mag, and the Model 700 XCR Camo in 7mm Remington Mag , 300 WSM, 300 Remington Ultra Mag and 7mm Remington Ultra Mag.

With over 20 Remington Premier® and Express® ammunition offerings in 30-06 Sprg., the 2009 Model 700 RMEF rifle may be the only big game rifle you need!

Offerings for 2009 are as follows: 
Remington Model 700™ Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Rifle 
Model  700 RMEF Camo 
Action  Bolt/Long Action 
BBL Length  24 inches 
Overall Length  44 1/2 inches 
Avg. Weight  7 3/8 lbs 
Stock Material  Camo Synthetic w/Overmold 
Stock Finish  Realtree AP HD 
BBL Material  Stainless Steel w/TriNyte 
BBL Finish  Matte