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Recommend a Replacement Stock for Rem 700 .308?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by rrojohnso, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. rrojohnso

    rrojohnso Vancouver, WA Member

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    Howdy -

    I have an old Remington 700 in .308 Winchester. Back story: my uncle who owned the gun before me chopped the barrel to make it a bush gun - the stock is beat up, and barrel was cracked at the crown. I bought it, put a nice pac-nor barrel on it almost 10 years ago, and now it's getting to the point I need to refinish/replace the stock. The trigger is awesome, the receiver is stout and strong, and the barrel is super-match grade. The problem is the barrel is very large - when I had the barrel ordered, the 'smith working on the gun floated the barrel on glass, but had to etch away so much wood, the stock became fragile at grip-end of the stock.

    The gun is a hunting rifle, and I enjoy my time on the bench as well. Is there a stock you guys recommend that I can adjust length of pull, still be light enough to carry in the woods, and take the wide barrel? Also, I am inquiring about fluting the barrel to improve the balance in the new stock, which may be lighter than the original? Thoughts and comments appreciated!
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I put a HS Precision pro-series sporter stock on my 700 and love it so far. Aluminum bedding, very lightweight, good recoil pad, super rigid. My accuracy came back (had it in a choate synthetic noodle for a couple years) to where it used to be <1 MOA. I also considered bell & carlson but I have a mountain profile barrel and couldn't find a very good match.
     
  3. rrojohnso

    rrojohnso Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thanks Drew! I'll give it a look.
     
  4. SnapShot

    SnapShot walla walla Member

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    ya id say HS perc, or B & C, you can often find takeoffs on snipers hide, or ebay, for a good price.
     
  5. BK13

    BK13 PNW Member

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  6. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    Manners or McMillan.