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What is the Model 700 Composite?

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Introduced in 1999, the Model 700™ VS Composite builds on the design features of our standard Model 700™ Varmint Synthetic with our truly revolutionary new composite barrel. This encases a lightweight stainless-steel liner inside an outer composite material of epoxy-hardened graphite fiber. The result is a combination of strength and rigidity that could be matched only by an all-steel barrel weighing many times more. But the real advantage comes from super-enhanced heat dissipation that virtually eliminates barrel walk from heat build-up.

The specifications for this model can be found below:

Model 700 Action
High-performance fiber-wound composite barrel--patent pending
26", 1 1/4" O.D., 416 stainless steel rifled barrel liner
Superior rigidity (5 times stiffer than steel)
Improved heat dissipation (10 times more than solid steel)
Improved dimensional stability--maintains POI shot after shot
Lighter weight (80% lighter and 20% stronger than steel)
Composite stock of fiberglass and graphite reinforced with DuPont Kevlar
Aircraft grade aluminum bedding block runs full length of receiver
Hinged floorplate


Model 700 VS Composite
Available in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem & .308 Win
Weight 7 3/8lbs. (More than 1lb. lighter than standard VS or Sendero)

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