Some of the few hints Remington will give about its new rifle are in this graphic the company has released.

All-new Remington rifle for 2013


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Remington is about release an all-new rifle on 14 January at the US SHOT Show, but they’re giving away very few clues about it.

In a graphic put up on Facebook yesterday, Remington indicates the new firearm will be accurate enough to put five shots into a single .725-inch cloverleaf hole at 100 yards – at least in .30-06 using 165gr CoreLokt bullets on an indoor range.

The caption with the graphic gave us the only other hints Remington is letting out: “Using the expertise that’s dominated bolt-action technology for more than 50 years, the engineering team started from scratch and combined their most advanced, accuracy-enhancing features to create an all-new platform…”

We can safely guess the new platform is a bolt-action rifle, and it will obviously be built with a long action to fit the .30-06, and so will handle everything down to .223 or maybe even smaller centrefires.

From there on it’s all speculation, but we’re willing to bet it’ll be a budget rifle to make Remington more competitive against companies such as Savage and Weatherby, which already have low-cost entry-level rifles with a sub-MOA guarantee. The current range of low-price but relatively highly featured US-made rifles is making a big impact on the market.

Then again, many shooters been excited about the apparent development of Remington’s XM2010 military sniper rifle for the civilian market since its release in 2011. A re-worked XM2010 in multiple calibres would certainly fit with Remington’s claims of accuracy. But strictly speaking, it’s not an all-new platform, is it?

Could Remington’s new platform actually be a switch-barrel system like Thompson/Center’s Dimension? It’s unlikely, but tantalisingly possible.

We’ll know in less than two weeks…


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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.

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