Big Green is still kicking and turning out top firearms. Here are 12 Remington rifles worth keeping your eye out for in 2019.
What are the hot Remington rifles for this year:
- Remington Model Seven Stainless Steel HS
- Remington Model 783 Varmint
- Remington Model 783 HBT
- Remington Model 783 Mossy Oak Break Up Country Camo
- Remington Model CDL SF Limited Edition 25-06 Rem.
- Remington Model 700 Magpul Enhanced
- Marlin Model 1895 444 Marlin
- Marlin Model 336 Curly Maple
- DPMS 6.5 Creedmoor Hunter
- DPMS Prairie Panther
- Bushmaster ACR
- DPMS LCAR
If you thought Remington was dead, think again.
The New York-based company — known for generations as the American standard in firearms — not only isn’t terminal, but it’s vibrant after coming out of bankruptcy in spring of 2018. And that goes the same for its sister brands, including DPMS, Marlin, Bushmaster and Dakota Arms.
Yeah, rumors are rumors, but I had the privilege of spending 3 days with the Remington staff at one of their ammunition facilities in Lonoke, Arkansas — where the invigorated group of men and women proudly showcased some new and innovative firearms.
Here, rolling out new and shiny for 2019, are some of the new Remington rifles — its own and its subsidiaries — for 2019.
The under-appreciated Model Seven compact rifle has long been the answer to hunters looking for lightweight, compact and accurate rifles for small geometries, tight places or weight-conscious vertical ascents. The folks at Remington are refocusing on the fact that the Model Seven works on many levels in today’s smaller, lighter rifle category.
The new partnership between HS Precision and Remington, featuring the Seven Stainless Steel HS, is proof of this. The Model Seven gets a state-of-the-art premium HS Precision stock with an aluminum bedding block and a free-floated barrel. It comes with an ultralight 20-inch barrel, the X Mark Pro adjustable trigger, and in your choice of .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington or .243 Winchester. MSRP: $1,149
The Model 783 has proven itself to be a good choice for cost-conscious Remington gun owners. Now, Remington has expanded the Model 783 line to include a rifle built for shooters who want the long-range, fast-action qualities found in a varmint-style rifle.
The Model 783 Varmint offers shooters a 26-inch heavy contoured barrel, black oxide finish, laminate stock with a beavertail forend, a handy oversized bolt handle and — of course — a Picatinny rail. It comes in .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. MSRP: $625
Another new flavor in the Model 783 rifle lineup is the HBT, which stands for Heavy Barrel Threaded. The suppressor-ready rifle comes with a 24-inch barrel, which tapers to .760-inch at the muzzle. The muzzle is threaded and comes with a thread protector in place. It has a Picatinny rail, black oxide finish, FDE laminate stock, a detachable box magazine, oversized bolt handle and a Crossfire adjustable trigger. It comes in .223 Remington, .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. MSRP: $459
The 783 line of Remington rifles now offers Mossy Oak lovers the perfect look: The rifle comes with a synthetic stock decorated in Mossy Oak’s Break Up Country Camo. The stock is pillar-bedded, which makes the 22-inch rifle barrel completely free-floated. It comes with the Crossfire adjustable trigger and a 3-9x40mm riflescope. It’s available in the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor. MSRP: $465
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Remington continues its fine tradition of limited-production rifles in the CDL SF line of Model 700s with the ultra-flat-shooting .25-06 Remington for 2019, which celebrates its 50th year (1969) of being a commercially-available cartridge as well. The Model 700 features a 24-inch stainless, fluted barrel with a satin finish, an American black walnut stock, engraved floorplate and “Limited” marked on the barrel of each rifle. MSRP: $1,225.95
Magpul and Remington teamed up to bring Model 700 lovers a terrific combination of tactical readiness in a bolt-action rifle. Available in two cartridges — the 6mm Creedmoor (20-inch barrel) and the .300 Winchester Magnum (24-inch barrel) — the Magpul-enhanced rifle features a threaded heavy barrel with LTR flutes. The Model 700 sits in a FDE Magpul Hunter stock, comes with a 10-round Magpul magazine, a Magpul M-Lok bipod mount and bipod, and a 20-MOA Picatinny rail. MSRP: $1,249
Lever-gun lovers … rejoice! Marlin has brought the .444 Marlin back with a new 22-inch barrel with a 1:20-inch twist! The classic lever-action Marlin Model 1895 is chambered in the hard-hitting .444 Marlin, and it features a standard loop, is finished in a high-polished blue, has a four-round tube capacity and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights. MSRP: $769
Marlin’s renowned Model 336 is now offered with a B-grade curly maple (with fiddleback) stock and forend. The Model 336, offered in the classic .30-30 Winchester cartridge, features a standard loop, 20-inch barrel, polished blue metal, a gold-plated trigger, six-round capacity in the tube and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights. MSRP: $949
The DPMS GII platform now comes chambered in the 6.5 Creedmoor. The MSR platform features a 20-inch stainless, Teflon-coated threaded barrel with a carbon-fiber free-floated handguard, two-stage match trigger, Magpul MOE rifle stock and a Hogue over-molded grip. MSRP: $1,599
DPMS’s popular lightweight hunting MSR, chambered in .223 Remington, is now available in Kuiu Verde and True Timber Strata camouflage patterns. The rifles feature a 20-inch 1:8 twist Teflon-coated threaded barrel, carbon-fiber free-floated handguard, a Magpul MOE rifle stock, two-stage trigger and ships with a 20-round P-mag. MSRP: $1,249
The ACR platform isn’t new. However, Bushmaster has added a few wrinkles to the ACR lineup, which deserve mention here. The gas-piston semi-automatic rifle now comes in some interesting cartridges, including the .450 Bushmaster, 6.5 SPC II and a 10.5-inch 5.56 NATO pistol version. The .450 Bushmaster comes in a 16-inch-barreled carbine and an 18.5-inch-barreled rifle version. Both have muzzlebrakes. The 6.8 SPC II comes in a 16-inch barrel configuration. MSRP: $2,249 in .450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC II; $2,149 in 5.56 NATO pistol
DPMS gives MSR users an affordable 5.56 NATO chambered rifle in their LCAR. The basic MSR platform gives users a 16 -inch barrel with a 1:8 twist, a mil-spec six-position M4 stock, M4-type Glacier Guard handguard, an F-marked front sight, and a Magpul Mbus rear sight. MSRP: $749
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.