Help for Remington 700 Stock Upgrade


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Dobe66
March 26, 2009, 09:17 PM
Have a Remington 700 VLS and looking to upgrade the stock for better target accuracy. Not looking to be bench rest competitive, just to get better accuracy. Any advice/experience would be most welcome.

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Wirtbowhunter
March 26, 2009, 09:26 PM
I have a h s precision stock that I like pretty well. I love the looks of the laminate stocks though.

A-FIXER
March 26, 2009, 09:49 PM
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jmr40
March 26, 2009, 09:52 PM
Unless you just want something else the stock you have on your gun has the potential to be as accurate as anything else. Having it professionally bedded may help a little.

Horsemany
March 26, 2009, 09:57 PM
I have to agree with jmr40 on this one. There are many ways to increase accuracy in 700's but a heavy laminated stock isn't hurting you unless it's fit poorly. Pillar bed it and float the barrel for starters and I don't think any other stock would increase accuracy.

I'd try replacing the trigger first thing if you haven't yet.

Dobe66
March 26, 2009, 10:10 PM
Once more demonstrating my ignorance. How does one go about pillar bedding a stock?

Baba Louie
March 26, 2009, 10:13 PM
How does one go about pillar bedding a stock?
http://www.masterclassstocks.com/pillarbedding.html

LTR shooter
March 26, 2009, 10:51 PM
My VLS shot extremely well after free floating the barrel. Along with a proper pillar bedding job that should allow the rifle to shoot to its full potential with the stock barrel. I never did have a bedding job perfomed on mine but upgraded the trigger.

a-sheepdog
March 27, 2009, 01:02 AM
If your has the HS Precision stock, you should be in good shape. Even the laminate could be bedded and work very well.

Dobe66
March 27, 2009, 02:01 AM
Is a pillar bed something that can be done by the average person? If so, where would you look to find out how and/or purchase the appropriate components?

dakotasin
March 27, 2009, 07:27 AM
these guys have it right - the laminated stock isn't holding you back at all. it is a very stable stock.

start by floating the barrel, then glass bed the stock and pillars. the pillars and action bedding are d-i-y projects.

bedding compound can be picked up in many gun shops or brownells. pillars can be picked up from any hardware store and file-to-fit yourself (get aluminum tubes for ease of filing), or for the more creative, pillars can be 'poured' from your bedding compound.

nicholst55
March 27, 2009, 08:04 AM
Is a pillar bed something that can be done by the average person? If so, where would you look to find out how and/or purchase the appropriate components?

You betcha! If you can glass bed a rifle, you can pillar bed one. The below link shows an excellent method of pillar-bedding. You may find other articles if you Google it.

Materials are available from Brownells and Midway, and doubtless others.

http://www.6mmbr.com/pillarbedding.html

Dobe66
March 28, 2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the insights. Will try the pillar bedding on an older 250-3000. Since the pull is too short for me on the 700, I think I'll be looking for a nicely bedded relacement stock.

aubie515
March 28, 2009, 08:08 PM
I really dig my AICS 1.5 stage.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/aubie515/ForSale09001.jpg

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