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Remmy 700 30-06 build suggestions

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Ron Eagle Elk, May 19, 2012.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    I just picked up a Remington 700, 30-06, from a board member. Did a preshoot cleaning, dropped a 3-9x40 scope on it and went shooting. I had what I considered acceptable groups at 200 yards. Now I want to tinker so I can get really excellent groups at 200 yards and acceptable groups at 600 yards.

    I opted for a 30-06 because I have a Garand and a lot of 30-06 brass laying about. Working up some hotter loads for a bolt gun would be kinda fun.

    I've decided to send the barreled action off to E.R Shaw ( E.R. Shaw Inc. | Mk. VII Rifle | Shaw Precision Guns | E.R. Shaw Custom Barrels | Small Arms Manufacturing | Makers of Precision Gun Barrels and the E.R. Shaw Mk. VII Custom Bolt Action Rifle. ) for a new barrel, recoil lug and trueing up the receiver and lugs.

    Now for the suggestions. What twist rate, 1 in 10 or 1 in 12? I torn between the varmint countour and the heavy varmint contour barrels, also torn about fluting or not. I've looked at a couple of after market stocks, would like something with an adjustable cheek rest and possibly length of pull.

    So help me spend my money wisely folks.

    REE
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    If it were me......I would go the 10 twist for the heavier bullets. Those would be loaded hot so I would opt for the heaviest barrel possible. A 26" stainless would be nice. Perhaps a break would even be an option. There are some nifty stock out there, but I think a nice bell and carlson with a karsten cheek piece would do.

    This rifle I speak of sounds a bit familiar......:D
     
  3. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Ah, suggestions with reasons for them. I like that. I take it you have a similar rifle, does it shoot well?