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If the 547 were closer to $800 I'd already have one.



Remington 547 Classic Custom .17 HMR/ & Scope bases
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What a beauty ... classic American lines ...
if, only, it had a shadow cheekpiece.
And, at over $1000 MSRP - she should.

Posted the auction because of the pictures.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:28 PM
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Whew - you almost had me until I saw it was a .17 HMR! Whew!

"Lead us (me) not into temptation"
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Rimfire and Centerfire Matched Set

The best reason to buy a 547 Custom?

Model 547™ Custom

Caliber: 22 Long Rifle, Mag Cap: 6,
Barrel Length: 22", OA Length: 39 1/2",
Avg. Wt. (lbs.): 6 1/4, MSRP: $1,284

Remington Press Release:
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The redesigned, fine-quality walnut stock mirrors the classic lines of the Model 700 CDL™ with a straight comb ....
If you're a centerfire shooter and/or hunter,
having a rimfire practice rifle that mimics the
handling characteristics of your centerfire
is an irresistible idea.



Model Seven™ CDL™

Caliber: 260 Remington, Mag. Cap.: 4,
Barrel Length: 20", OA LengthA: 39 1/4",
Avg. Wt. (lbs.): 6 1/2, MSRP: $929


Ever since I sold my Ruger Ultralight and Ruger 77/22.
I've been looking, long and hard, for a centerfire/rimfire combination as this.

I sold my .308 Win Ultralight because I'm recoil sensitive.
You can imagine, rifle with scope weighing 7 1/4 pounds, firing a 150 grain bullet,
ten rounds later ... I had a headache.

So, I bought a 77/22 and mounted a duplicate centerfire scope.
Parallax corrected at 60 yards by Leupold at no charge - Gold Ring.
(Single at the time ... didn't have to justify anything to anyone ... but, myself)
Not a perfect mimic of my Ultralight ... but, tolerable.



Model Seven™ 25th Anniversary Edition

Caliber: 7mm-08 Remington, Mag. Cap.: 4,
Barrel Length: 22", OA Length: 39 1/4",
Avg. Wt. (lbs.): 6 1/2, MSRP: $969


Now, with the development of the 260 Remington,
I can have a soft-shooting, but, reasonably powerful 6.5mm.

But, I do like the looks of the 25th Anniversary Edition.
I believe, I might be able to manage the recoil of a 7mm-08.
And, its two inch longer barrel (22 inch) makes for better
ballistics efficiency than the 20 inch barrel of the CDL.

However, I wasn't expecting the rimfire to cost more than the centerfire.
In this case, the Seven will be playing second fiddle to the 547.

I'm waiting (hesitating) to buy a 547, until I'm able to review field reports.
Gosh, I hope I won't be disappointed.


So many guns ... so little money ... more overtime.
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I plan to shoot a 504 action in a Nesika stock with a Lilja barrel in silhouette competition this year, ao we'll see how well it stands up to 1,000 rounds a month plus dry fire drill. For high power silhouette I have a Remington 700 CDL stainless in Remington .260 in a synthetic stock that will only have to deal with 100-200 rounds a month (pray for my shoulder - even a .260 can hurt after awhile).
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.... (pray for my shoulder - even a .260 can hurt after awhile).
What!!!???
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Bob, I'll loan you my Tikka T3 lite in 7-08 if you think it will help, lol, yes I am a mean man, ha ha!
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The best reason to by a 547 Custom?

Model 547™ Custom


If you're a centerfire shooter and/or hunter,
having a rimfire practice rifle that mimics the
handling characteristics of your centerfire
is an irresistible idea.


I'm waiting (hesitating) to buy a 547, until I'm able to review field reports.
Gosh, I hope I won't be disappointed.
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Me too.
25-06 with a fresh checkering touch-up.

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Strange how things change! Thirty years ago .308's were just plain fun, but now recoil kinda hurts and worse, I have to pay for the ammunition!
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My first time posting, but I figure it's worth weighing in for my $.02. Some previous posters have questioned how the Remington 547 compares with some of its competition. I now own or have owned a number of high quality 22 LR sporters, including Anschutz 54 and 64 sporters, Browning T-2 and A-Bolt, CZ 452, Cooper JSR, Kimber 82, Winchester (Miroku) Model 52-B sporter, a Remington 541-S, and now a Remington 547. My impression is that it is very much like the 541-S - weight, handling characteristics, and appearance, except the 547 has a much nicer bolt handle, and of course the Shilen barrel with match chamber. The test target supplied had a 100 yd 5-shot group of 0.9 inches, as compared with an advertised spec of 0.5 inch at 50 yards. No, it isn't equal to a Cooper that guarantees 0.25 inch groups (with Lapua Midas M), and has AA or better wood, but the 547 costs a bit less. If you want the most rifle for the money, CZ is the way to go. Next step up, is the Anschutz 64 sporter, and the Weatherby Mark XXII (Anschutz 64 with much better wood). Most accurate (and most expensive) are the Anschutz 54 and Cooper. I suspect the Remington 547 will do better than the supplied test target with some trials of different ammo. Remington ought to provide a test target that shows what ammo was used, and the impression would be much better if the test target was a standard target, rather than a small piece of paper cut with scissors. It makes you wonder if Remington really wants to sell these. Note that Cooper and Remington are the only American made guns on the list above. If made in USA is important to you, your choices are very limited for a quality 22 sporter. I am pleased with the 547, as I think it is a good balance of accuracy, cost, looks, and Custom Shop built.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:17 PM
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I now own .... a Remington 547....
Remington ought to provide a test target that shows what ammo was used ....
I am pleased with the 547, as I think it is a good balance
of accuracy, cost, looks, and Custom Shop built.
How about posting some pictures of your rifle.
And, the target provided by Remington.

A test target signed by the factory shooter, for me, is a source of pride.
And, a sign of the factorys confidence in its product.

When documenting a rifles accurracy,
noting the brand/type of ammo is, simply, good procedure.
And, would be very relevent information for the consumer.

Wouldn't it be intersting to know whether the test target was fired
with Remington ammunition - or, if it wasn't.

As a shooter, knowing the make of the test ammo would cause me
to consider buying that specific ammo for my personal use.

It would be good marketing by Remington,
if the test ammo was manufactured by Remington.
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.... 25-06 with a fresh checkering touch-up.
Details, pictures ... please.
Barrel length, weight and over-all length.

Why? Trying to compare to the 547 specifications.

Is your 25 '06 a Remington Mountain Rifle with detachable magazine?

This is what I'm looking at:
REMINGTON 700 MOUNTAIN GUN 260 REM

Mountain Rifle: 6 1/2 lbs, 22 inch barrel, 41 1/2 over-all length
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:25 PM
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I don't have a digital camera yet - I've been spending my money on rifles!

I agree with you 100% on your comments regarding Remington's sloppy effort regarding the test target and the lack of information regarding the ammo used for the test. The guy at the Ilion Custom Shop did sign the target, btw. I also agree that Remington is missing a great marketing opportunity. The fact that the 547 is a limited production rifle makes me wonder if they're doing this as an attempt to attract more business for their Custom Shop. I was under the impression that the Custom Shop guns had a long waiting time for delivery and are at a much higher price, so there may be other motives for the limited production. I'm seriously considering ordering another one, so I'll have one to shoot and another as an investment.

As mentioned previously, the gun feels and looks very much like the old 541-S. It is noticeably lighter than the Cooper JSR, so I think it will still be comfortable with a scope.
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Details, pictures ... please.
Barrel length, weight and over-all length.

Why? Trying to compare to the 547 specifications.

Is your 25 '06 a Remington Mountain Rifle with detachable magazine?
Mountain with the drop mag is correct. I was happy with the outcome of my little project and comparing it, looks wise with the 547, and envisioning it alongside the 547 in my gun rack. I did some custom wood price checks but after the checkering tune-up it shall remain as is.
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Is anyone aware of any good Remington Centerfire Forums?

I'm trying to find more information on the Mountain Rifles with
detachable box magazines and walnut stocks.

I've been doing some internet research ... haven't found much information
beyond ad info.

Can anyone help?
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:59 AM
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AOM, my centerfire silhouette rifle is a 700 CDL SS with detachable magazine in Remington .260, similar to what you're asking about. The action was trued by a previous owner and I put it in a Bell & Carlson stock that's more stable than the factory walnut. Walnut and blue steel are beautiful and nostalgic, but stainless and synthetic are better for competition.
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