Remington 700 short action shooters are in for a real treat in 2015 because there are a number of new chassis entering the field, in the Q1-Q2 timeframe. These range for the budget minded polymer designs to the more intricate and robust offerings like the R7S (S=Short Action) from Desert Tech. This new for 2015 offering weighs in at just over 3 lbs. and features adjustable cheek comb, adjustable length of pull, folding stock and a rifle length handguard predrilled to accept rails of varying lengths at the 12,3,6 and 9 o’clock positions to meet your requirements. The chassis is self centering so there is no bedding required and will accept oversized recoil lungs, like the Badger Ordnance models. It is a drop-in arrangement so there is no gunsmithing required. The magazine well is designed for the AICS magazine, and as an option Desert Tech will supply an adjustable monopod. Pricing will vary with configuration but will fall in the range of $800 to $1,200. At present, Desert Tech management has no plans for a long action version of the R7 chassis; however nothing is off the table.
I was very impressed with the R7S and I think it represents an exceptional value for many of the LE Departments that are still using antiquated stocks on their Remington .308s