Based on the same frame as the Remington 700 series the Model 710 uses a centerfire bolt action cartridge with a 4 round detachable magazine (or a 3 round for the 7 mm Remington Magnum and the .300 Winchester Magnum) and all can be equipped with a bipod and sling, and comes equipped with a gray or olive drab rugged all-weather synthetic stock, and a mounted Bushnell Sharpshooter, 3-9 x 40 scope which is bore-sighted from the factory. The Remington 710 is a moderately priced rifle. With the synthetic stock and the already mounted scope, it makes a good gun for the novice shooter or hunter.
This particular model has been heavily criticized, however, because many of the internal parts were made out of plastic, therefore bringing about many questions having to do with the durability of the rifle. Remington has since fixed this supposed problem.