First Look: Remington Model Seven Laminate

posted on November 12, 2015

In 1983 Remington debuted its Model Seven, a miniaturized version of its venerable 700. Meant for easy carry through thick woods, it also may be the perfect rifle in the cozy confines of treestands. Several iterations have been offered over the last 30 years, but none more useful than its latest, the Model Seven Laminate. Here’s why.

1. It's tough, but resilient.
Synthetic stocks are resistant to point-of-impact changes due to moisture, while wood stocks are perhaps more attractive and nostalgic in hunter’s hands. A laminate stock—made from pressed plies of wood glue together and then cut to shape—lends the best of both worlds. It’s a warm-feeling stock that won’t warp, swell or shift POI in terrible weather. Trust me, grandpa will approve.

2. It's lightweight.
At 6½ pounds, it’s a full pound lighter—and 2 3/8-inches shorter—than a standard model 700, and therefore it’s that much easier to lug around in the woods. This is a rifle you can literally hold, shoulder and aim with one hand if you must. I know because I have one and it’s my go-to whitetail rifle.

3. It's versatile.
It’s available in many practical calibers, from varmint-specialists to deep-woods bear slayers. But if it were me I’d choose the sweet shooting, all-around deer/pig/sheep/varmint killing .243 Win. or 7mm-08.

4. It shoots straight.
It’s accurate, just like it’ big brother. Remington’s legendary, no-nonsense, rigid and inherently accurate 700 action has merely been trimmed down, but it remains superbly accurate and supremely reliable. There’s a reason it’s the action most chosen for custom sniper rifles. My Model Seven shoots 1.25-inch groups with any ammo I feed it. Enough said.

5. It's compact.
It’s perfect for youth or smaller statured shooters. With a shortened stock, it will fit your son, daughter or wife just fine. So instead of buying them a youth model rifle, get them a Model 7. That way when they go off to college, you can use it as your treestand gun.


Later In Life Hunting Lead
Later In Life Hunting Lead

Late(r) in Life Hunting

You’re never too old to learn something new.

Recipe: Hunter Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

Creating a flavorful meal from proteins harvested throughout the year is special. A jambalaya made from big game, birds, home-processed sausage and some fish is the perfect combination for any meal.

#SundayGunday: Hammerli Force B1

This week, were checking out the Hammerli Arms Force B1, a hunting rimfire with a target-grade pedigree.

Colorado Cat-Hunting Ban Could be on Ballot in November

A recent report from the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum sheds light on a potential cat problem in Colorado; that is, it’s a problem if you’re a hunter who enjoys and wishes to continue chasing mountain lions and bobcats, or you simply agree that wildlife management should continue to be based on science.

What You Need for Road-Trip Hunts

Planning a long-distance drive to your next hunt? Before you depart, it’s best to think not only about what you may need to help you hunt on unfamiliar ground, but what you’ll need to get you there and back.

First Look: Moultrie Edge 2 and Edge 2 Pro Cell Cams

Moultrie has expanded its Edge series of cellular cameras with two new introductions: the Edge 2 and Edge 2 Pro. 


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.