Remington 700 Rail – Adding a 20 MOA Picatinny Base Rail

This isn’t an overly hard job or task as far as gunsmithing goes, and I would put it at a difficulty of around 2-3. The Remington 700 is such an awesome platform and base for people to learn this type of stuff and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for their first bolt-action rifle.

Or if you’re looking for a platform to just learn on and improve in pieces this rifle is just one of those that is great for that.

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Why Add a Base Rail to the Remington 700?

​​The addition of a rail base like this allows the user to add an optic to their Rem700 with ease.

  • The 20 MOA base allows you to use the full spectrum of elevation travel in your optic as opposed to a zero MOA mount directly on the rifle’s barrel.
  • Simply said, a 20 MOA base allows the shooter to shoot greater distances now as they have extra elevation adjustments and travel now available to them with a proper zero.
    • This allows for the full use of your optics elevation adjustment.
  • In addition to allowing the shooter to now use the full spectrum and ability of their optic, many modern mounting mounts/rings are designed for being placed on top of a Picatinny base.
  • Many modern rifle designs and manufacturers will add a 20 MOA base rail at the factory, however, the Remington 700 which is still based on an older design does not.
    • This quick and easy addition modernizes a very solid platform for the shooter, allowing for the full use of not just their optic but their rifle as well.


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