Can You Put A Suppressor On A Remington 700?

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The Remington 700 rifle is perhaps the most popular bolt action style rifle in the entire world. It is incredibly accurate and reliable, but many shooters want to enhance it even further by adding on a suppressor and making it quieter. So can you put a suppressor on a Remington 700? 

You can easily add a suppressor to a Remington 700 as long as you have the proper mounting system. Most suppressors will mount to the end of a rifle barrel by screwing onto it; therefore, your Remington 700 barrel must be threaded. 

In this article, we will discuss the most popular way to get a suppressor on your Remington 700 rifle, as well as important tips and tricks when it comes to suppressors. Keep on reading to learn how a suppressor can make a Remington 700 quieter and even more fun to shoot! 

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How to Add a Suppressor to a Remington 700

As we mentioned, adding a suppressor to a rifle is easy but does require some specialized tools. Suppressors will screw onto a threaded rifle barrel very easily, but you must first ensure that the end of the rifle barrel is threaded in the first place. Many rifle barrels will not come this way from the factory, and you may have to enlist the help of a local gunsmith for this part. 

It is vital that you get a good way to mount your suppressor to a Remington 700, as it can create major problems or even safety concerns if it is not done correctly. You will also want to hire a professional gunsmith to thread your barrel as well, as a poorly threaded barrel can cause wear and damage to your rifle and suppressor. 

Importance of Proper Suppressor Mount

Some specialized models of the Remington 700 may come with an already threaded barrel straight from the factory (such as special editions), but this is not very common. More than likely, you will need to either replace the barrel on your Remington 700 or have a professional gunsmith thread the end of the barrel for you so that your suppressor will be solid and reliable while on the end of your gun. 

While the mounting may seem simple (and it is), it is paramount that you get it done correctly, as anything wrong will cause damage to your gun, your suppressor, or yourself. It is also important that you purchase a suppressor that is threaded at the same size as your barrel. Having your local gunsmith thread your rifle barrel can not only help to answer many of the questions you may have about the right sizing for your barrel, but it is also usually inexpensive and quick to do. 

Even if an improperly mounted suppressor does not cause direct damage to itself or the gun, it can cause it to wear out faster over time. Because suppressors can be very expensive, this is the last thing that you want to happen, and it pays to take the extra time or spend the extra money to ensure you have it mounted adequately onto your Remington 700. 

Suppressor Tips and Considerations

Suppressors can be fun and offer new shooting experiences, but there are a few important things to remember when using one. First, it is very important to keep them as clean as possible. It’s always important to keep your firearms clean in order to ensure they function properly, and a suppressor is the same. Because they sit at the end of the barrel, they fill up very fast with carbon and debris as the gases and fumes from every shot. This means they get dirty easily and need a lot of cleaning! 

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It is also important to remember that you should not overheat your suppressor. This comes from firing too many rounds too quickly. A suppressor that gets overheated can have the internal workings damaged, ultimately ruining the suppressor. Given how expensive these can be, you want to avoid this at all costs! 

Lastly, make sure you are updated with all of the state and federal laws regarding suppressors and their use. You will need to get approved at the federal level like anyone else, but every state has different rules regarding suppressors and things with your rifle. Some may allow it; others will not. Some states allow you to use them for hunting, while others will not. Do your research to make sure you stay within the legal guidelines of where you live. 

Does a Suppressor Affect Performance?

Many shooters often worry that while having a suppressor could be nice, it will negatively affect their rifle’s performance while shooting. They will worry that their accuracy, velocity, or both will be affected after mounting a suppressor to their favorite Remington 700. While these worries are common, you actually have nothing to fear! 

Though the amount is negligible, a good suppressor will actually help increase your velocity and bullet speeds. Suppressors will not affect the accuracy either, as long as you get it mounted correctly and get plenty of practice in with it. But once your rifle is sighted in with the same ammunition, suppressor, and shooting setup that you want to use, you will not see any decrease in accuracy from a rifle with a suppressor versus one without. 

Final Thoughts

If you have ever thought about taking your favorite Remington 700 rifle to the next level, something like adding a suppressor to the end of the barrel can be a great way to do it. Not only will the suppressors help reduce the noise and felt recoil while shooting, but they can help you to be a more accurate shooter! We hope you found this information valuable and have fun on your journey with your Remington 700 and suppressor. 

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Steven Lines is a hunter and outdoorsman from Safford, Arizona, USA. Since he was a child, he has been hunting and fishing and has over 20 years of outdoor experience. Steven works as a hunting guide in Arizona during his spare time and runs a Youtube channelOpens in a new tab. dedicated to sharing his outdoor adventures with others.


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