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Remington 700 Questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mikeptc9107, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. mikeptc9107

    mikeptc9107 Bothell, WA New Member

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    Hey, I bought a nice PSS model Remington 700, in .308. It was a police rifle, and has had a few rounds through it, but the barrel is nice and it still shoots well. The trigger is good, the optics are fantastic. However, I am thinking about finding a gunsmithing expert here in western WA who knows this type weapon well, and can give it a nice "tune up" so that the bolt operates a bit smoother, and the groups are a bit tighter. Yes, of course I need to practice more, also. Any suggestions on who might be a good gunsmith to inquire with, or knows this weapon well are welcomed. Any tips or tricks on this gun are also welcomed, like what is the best way to add magazine capacity to the standard. I know there are a lot of you Remington 700 owners out there... I just want to tap into that knowledge base.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Find out how good you can shoot the rifle first. Usually the PSS rifles really shoot well out of the box.
     
  3. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Timney trigger and seekins bottom metal.
    GTFI.
     
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  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Clean the bore really well. Odds are there is copper fouling present. Once this is removed most rifles shoot tighter groups. Your trigger is adjustable as well. Search online for instructions on trigger adjustment, this helps groups also.
     
  5. mikeptc9107

    mikeptc9107 Bothell, WA New Member

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    Thank you to all for your responses. The one thing I did not hear from anyone is who, who is an expert gunsmith on this weapon?
     
  6. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    Practice and trigger time and handloading :cool:
     
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  7. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Two options, keep it as a practice rifle. You can achieve some pretty long range shots with a PSS or SPS 700....or rip the action out of it and throw the rest of the rifle away as your going to want to order bottom metal from Badger, new barrel, trigger, tactical bolt, chassis, rings, optics.....

    4 or 5 grand later you will essentially have an AI or like weapons system. Welcome to the long range club.
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have one, adding a mag is quite expensive, it's actually cheaper to buy a Savage with all the gadgets on it.
    learn to shoot w/ your rem first without the add-ons and save your money for now
    any decent rifle smith can do the work you want but I see little need for it at this point
     
  9. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Do you use wind indicators of any kind? 5 bucks worth of dowels and surveyors tape cut my groups sizes in half.
     
  10. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    The Hide group buy section, long rifles inc. can't beat the packages they have right now.
     
  11. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The rifle you have is better than you, and will be better than you for quite some time. Easy stuff is a Timney trigger, stiff bottom metal (if you are compelled to "add something"). Still, these significant additions will be only "magic feathers" (think Dumbo) for you until your skill develops. If you think you can fly, you can fly.

    I am curious as to your desire for more magazine capacity. I surmise combat is not in your near future. I would pray that combat is in nobody's near future. In my way of thinking, desire for more magazine capacity conflicts with the pursuit of accuracy. I am reminded of my recent experience with chaperoning a 9 year-old boy at a gun show (he has learned to shoot with some respectable skill at my home beginning with a single-shot .22). He is attracted to his recent discovery of semi-automatics, and kept asking, "how many does that one hold?" (referring to magazine capacity in various auto-22's he saw). I very politely asked him, "Why? Do you plan on missing a lot?"

    The gentlemen here who have emphasized practice and familiarity (and precision handloading) are handing you the best advice. No significant smith work on the gun is necessary at all, and no such investment could ever be measured for result until you have achieved the very best you can do with the fine gun you already have. A smooth bolt will come with more use (why pay somebody to polish it?). Your choice of equipment was impeccable. Match it with impeccable skill. THEN look for an improvement in both theaters of impeccability.
     
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  12. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    I can only say WOW very well put SPITPATCH !
     
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    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but you said it earlier and with more brevity (the soul of wit). I even went back and added the story about the kid.
     
  14. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    I never claimed to have wit but I will take it man !