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Remington 700 project

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SG85, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    I have been working on a long gun this year and a Rem 700 SPS has been the platform that I started with. It's been a good rifle so far, shooting about 1 MOA but seemed more capable. It came stock with a Hogue stock which is comfortable but not that great. I recently swapped it for a Bell & Carlson medalist A2 and could not be happier!!! With match grade factory loads I am not getting very consistent sub MOA and when I really work on my breathing close to 1/2 MOA.

    Upgrading the stock was the best thing I could have done for the rifle so far, I think a sharper trigger is next.

    This was this morning after the new stock went on with 168g Nosler Match ammo.

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  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    nice shooting.

    picture of rifle or you never shot it. ;)
     
  3. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    Poor cell phone picture but it will have to do.

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  4. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Did you have to make any modifications to that Bell & Carlson stock or is it a direct drop in? Also, have you considered switching to a box magazine?
     
  5. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    It was a 98% drop in. It had just a little to much material in the rear of the trigger guard. Just the smallest hit with the Dremel and it slid right in. It fits tight and clean.

    I have though of doing a badger trigger guard and box mag but after I do the trigger. The mag is a convenience item but adds nothing to the performance of the rifle as I will use it.
     
  6. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Anther inexpensive thing you can do to improve that rifle would be to bed the action.
     
  7. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    The stock has a full aluminum bedding vs the posts in the original. Is there further bedding that can be done?
     
  8. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Certainly. They never sit quite perfect on those bedding blocks. After you shoot it awhile you will see the uneven wear pattern on the bottom of your action. I gunsmith for a living and every bed blocked rifle we have bedded has always shown accuracy improvements.
     
  9. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    Ok, if going that road would you add in a recoil lug too? I assume if you are tightening things up the lug should be upgraded prior to doing additional bedding?
     
  10. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    I wouldn't touch the lug until you rebarrel. I would be venture that modification alone would be very hard to see on paper. In order of importance would be to have a real bench rest quality crown cut on your factory barrel. No piloted cutter crap either. I'm talking about a lathe cut crown with the last 2" of barrel dialed in till the ten thousandths indicator don't move. So bedding, crown, trigger. After that you will need a good barrel to gain any more.
     
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  11. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    what kind of $$ does it take to do the machine work?
     
  12. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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