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Remington's 1991 new product line.

At the recent Remington Seminar, the Remington crew rolled out their latest selection of new products for 1991. The 1991 product line could best be described as "fine-tuned." Remington is sticking with long established lines, yet they have expanded their pistol, long gun, and ammunition lines. And, to celebrate their 175th anniversary year (1816-1991), Remington is offering special products commemorating their run as the dean of American arms makers.

175th Anniversary

Commemoratives

Remington is not known for flooding the market with commemoratives, and in the last 25 years has issued only two special editions. In 1991, they will offer several items that should interest your customers.

Remington is cataloging two long guns in the commemorative line, a Model 11-87[TM], Premiere[TM] and a Model 7400[TM]. The 11-87 12-gauge sports a 28" vent rib barrel (with Rem chokes). The Model 7400 is chambered in .30-06. Both guns have Remington's new hi-gloss stock finish and will feature Remington's 175th anniversary rollmark on the left receiver panel.

Accessories and ammo are not ignored in this anniversary year either. Remington is stocking a fixed-blade skinner with the anniversary seal in gold on the blade. A special hardwood display shelf is included. In the ammo line, a special tin carrying the anniversary motif holds 325 high velocity .22 LR rounds.

Ammunition.

Extended Range ammunition is Remington's first entry into the premium-quality" field. Accuracy and performance were all-important when their ammo development team started this project. It paid off though, culminating in seven calibers and 12 new bullets in flat base and boat tail designs. Offered in the Extended Range line are: .270 Win. 140-grain BT (boat tail); .280 Rem. 165-grain FB (flat base); 7mm Rem. Mag. 165-grain FB; .308 Win. 165-grain BT and 178-grain FB; .30-06 152- and 178-grain FB and 165-grain BT; and the .300 Win. Mag. and the .300 Wby. Mag. using the 178-grain FB and 190-grain BT bullets. It should be noted that the 178-grain bullet used by the .308/.30-06 and the magnums are different. The magnums use a bullet designed for the higher velocity needs of the larger capacity cases.

In addition to adding the 7mm Weatherby round to the E.R. lineup, Remington has added it to their regular centerfire ammo line. It is offered in two loadings, a 140-grain PSP and a 175-grain PSP Core-Lokt[R].

With response to the .416 Remington Magnum being better than initially expected, Remington decided it was time to add another chambering. The .350-grain PSP will deliver about 4,000 ft-lbs of energy/2,300 fps at 100 yards.

Handgun ammo developments are mirroring the increased demand for 10mm and .40 Smith & Wesson-chambered pistols. Remington's subsonic 10mm 180-grain round will travel at 950 fps. The .40 S&W chamberings include a 155-grain load at 1,140 fps and the 180-grain load at 985 fps.

New Duplex loads are available in 10 and 12 gauges. The 12gauge Magnum Duplex turkey load holds two ounces of 4x6 pellets; and the 10-gauge Magnum is loaded with 2 1/4 ounces of 4x6 pellets. Sporting clays will benefit from the Duplex loads too. The Duplex Sporting Clays load will combine layered 7 1/2s and 8s in the 1/8 ounce, 2 3/4 dram load.

Pistols

Rimfire shooters now have an XP-version 100 tagged as the XP-22R[TM]. It is a clip-fed repeater, 4 1/4 pounds, and is supplied without sights on its 14 1/2 inch barrel. The Kevlar[R] stock is the same rear-grip stock found on the XP-100R.

The XP-100R in .350 Remington Magnum will definitely give you a thrill when you touch it off! This new addition weighs 4 1/2 pounds and sports an iron-sighted 14 1/2 inch barrel. Sling swivels studs are standard. Both models are cataloged by the Custom Shop.

Rifles

It should be obvious by now that a new cartridge, the 7mm Weatherby Magnum was added to the already extensive lineup. It should then come as no surprise that Remington's Model 700 Classic will be chambered for that round.

The Model 700 Mountain rifle will appear in a short-action chambering in the .257 Roberts cartridge.

Shotguns

Budget-minded shooters weren't ignored in this year's shotgun models. The 870 Express line has added seven new models including two 20-gauge models. The 12-gauge models include fixed and Rem Choke models in Deer, Field, Turkey and Security Models. Youth and Field Models are offered in Rem choked versions of the 20-gauge Express.

The SP-10 Combo will supply the hunter who takes waterfowl and turkeys with an extra 10-gauge rifle-sighted turkey barrel for lead shot use. Both barrels are Rem choked.

Left-handed competition shooters will be happy with the addition of 12gauge 11-87 Premier trap and skeet models. The trap models sports 30" overbored barrels, the skeet models 26" barrels, both with Rem chokes.

Synthetic stocks are now available in the SP versions of the 870 and the 11-87. Both are 12-gauge and also feature non-reflective finishes.

High Gloss is Back

This year, Remington is re-introducing hi-gloss stock finishes on three of its shotgun models and two centerfire rifles. Shooters expressed a desire for their return, and the folks at Remington listened.

In a year of layoffs, bankruptcies, war, recession and uncertainties, one observation becomes apparent. Remington will continue to supply the American shooter with the "tools" of the trade. High quality, American-made firearms and ammunition are Remington's legacy. Happy 175th Remington!
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