Several Model 700 rifles feature 5-R rifling. What is 5-R rifling, you ask? Whereas traditional rifling has six lands, 5-R rifling has just five. The 5-R lands are tapered to the grooves at 110 degrees instead of 90, and no two lands face each other. This all translates to improved accuracy, decreased bullet deformation and fouling, and longer barrel life.
Among the newest Remington rifles with 5-R rifling are the American Wilderness Rifle and the 5-R Stainless Threaded Gen 2. As its name suggests, the 5-R Gen 2 is silencer-ready, with 5/8x24 muzzle threads. It also has dual front studs, a tactical bolt knob, and aluminum bedding blocks. The AWR is a nails-tough, all-weather, go-anywhere tackdriver. To see what further sets these rifles apart, we present this Tale of the Tape.