Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .243 22” Rifle w/Leupold VX-3L Scope

SOLD FOR: $1,255

WOA#  WY240312JC006

Make: Remington

Model: Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe

Serial Number: RR06097A

Year of Manufacture: May 2012 KG Date code and QR code on receiver.

Caliber: .243 Win.

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with internal magazine.

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked “RR06097A”, “Remington / MODEL 700”.  The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. ILION. NY 243 WIN”and “KG”.  The right side of the barrel is marked with “REP” and several proofs. The buttplate is marked with the “RA” crest. The mounted scope is marked “LEUPOLD VX-3L 3.5-10 x 50mm”

Barrel Length: 22”.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded white dotted blade affixed to a serrated ramp screw set to the barrel. The rear sight is a fully adjustable U notch rear sight set atop a yardage adjustable base screw set to the barrel. Mounted to the receiver via Two Leupold rings is a Leupold VX-3L 3.5-10 x 50mm curved objective scope with a simple duplex reticle. The sight picture is very clear and the light transmission is bright.  

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a single piece High Gloss, BDL walnut Monte Carlo stock with a capped semi-pistol grip, fluted raised comb with cheek piece, 2 sling studs, ebony tipped forend with white spacers, and black plastic buttpad. There are some very light scattered lines in the high gloss finish. The checkering is crisp and attractive. There is minimal wear on the buttplate. There is a very small dent in the left wrist. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the stock rates in about Very Good to Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some minor fouling in the grooves. There is no visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is almost no handling wear present on the metal surfaces. The markings are clear. The screwheads are strong and sharp. There is a very small spot of finish loss on the edge of the trigger guard. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Remington 700 BDL Custom Deluxe in .243 Winchester, equipped with a Leupold VX-3L 3.5-10x50mm scope, is a highly regarded combination for hunters and shooting enthusiasts. The Remington 700 series has been a staple in the firearms community since its introduction in 1962, known for its accuracy, reliability, and durability. The BDL Custom Deluxe model is an upgraded version that features a high-gloss American walnut stock with a distinctive Monte Carlo comb. The stock is adorned with detailed checkering on the grip and fore-end, improving the shooter’s grip in various weather conditions. The rifle is chambered in .243 Winchester, a versatile caliber known for its flat trajectory and moderate recoil. The Remington 700 BDL Custom Deluxe features a 22-inch carbon steel barrel with a high-gloss blued finish, adding to its classic look and enhancing its durability. The Leupold VX-3L 3.5-10x50mm scope complements the Remington, providing high-quality optics that enhance the rifle’s performance. Leupold is known for producing some of the best rifle scopes on the market, and the VX-3L is no exception. The VX-3L features a unique crescent shape on its objective lens, allowing it to sit lower on the rifle than traditional scopes. This lower profile helps maintain a proper cheek weld and improves shooting stability. The 50mm objective lens gathers ample light, providing a bright and clear image even in low-light conditions, which is crucial for dawn and dusk hunting. With a magnification range of 3.5-10x, the VX-3L offers versatility for various shooting distances. The lower magnification is ideal for close to mid-range shots, while the higher magnification allows for precise long-range targeting. The scope’s precision adjustments ensure accurate and reliable windage and elevation settings. The VX-3L is equipped with Leupold’s advanced lens coatings, which enhance light transmission and reduce glare, providing a crisp and clear view of the target. The scope is also waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof, ensuring it performs reliably in adverse weather conditions and rough handling. In summary, the Remington 700 BDL Custom Deluxe in .243 Winchester, paired with a Leupold VX-3L 3.5-10x50mm scope, represents a high-quality and versatile setup. Whether for hunting or precision shooting, this rifle and scope pairing offers a superior experience, upholding the legacy of Remington and Leupold in the firearms and optics industries. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .243 22” Rifle w/Leupold VX-3L Scope
Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .243 22” Rifle w/Leupold VX-3L Scope