Remington 700


March 20, 2011, 12:21 AM
Whats a good pillar bedded or full length bedding block rifle stock for a remington 700 that will free float a standard barrel, is synthetic, lightweight and utilizes a varmint/wide style handguard?

So far I've found the Blackhawk Axiom,1526,166.htm.

I also like bell and carlson but can't seem to find one that matches what I would like.

Links and other opinions are most welcome.

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March 20, 2011, 12:32 AM
Check out McMillan stocks. They are very good but expect to pay around $500

March 20, 2011, 12:36 AM
Bell and Carlson, McMillan, H-S Precision... Any tactical style stock should have a wide forend, and a heavy barrel cut channel, that will leave plenty of floating space for a standard barrel.

March 20, 2011, 12:39 AM
Yes that reminds me- HS Precision makes the stocks that Remington puts on the Sendero. It's a nice stock with a beavertail forearm and a comfy palm swell.

March 20, 2011, 12:59 AM
Why are you asking about a standard contour barrel? Just curious..

March 20, 2011, 01:29 AM
It's lighter and cheaper and when I replace the barrel I'm going to get a standard contour carbon fiber and the bull barrel offers no significant increase in accuracy.

March 20, 2011, 01:38 AM
I somewhat agree, I have a standard barrel .308 Howa 1500 that is sub-MOA, but I do think that a heavy barrel does help when shooting groups due to is not heating up as fast.. but do what you want, I think the advantage of the heavy barrel isn't seen until a group is attempted to be shot in a fairly quick succesion, and the sporter barrel gets so hot you'll grill skin touching it..
I do believe a bull barreled rifle will have a better accuracy out of the box than a standard, and even more if you test a batch, I got lucky with my Howa, will you get lucky with a barrel that has very good harmonics?
I'm just saying, I regret not getting a heavy barreled Howa, I just got lucky with the accuracy I guess, but I love that SPS .223 Tactical.

March 20, 2011, 09:01 AM

This rifle started out life as a Remington 700 but is much modified for across the course shooting. Basically it’s my short course rifle. The barrel is entering the twilight of it career so I thought. To check the accuracy I removed the metallic match sights and mounted a slave scope for testing. The group is (20) shot total. While not rapid fire but not slow fire. I believe the barrel contour is a contributing factor.

March 20, 2011, 09:14 AM
I can do what you want with a standard factory stock that the rifle came in. But I don't use pillar blocks as such. Back in the day, bench rest shooters used to make pillars when they bedded the action with epoxy. All you had to do was first, bed the action, the recoil lug and about the chamber's length of the barrel out. Then drill out the stock at the bolt holes, the front hole to 3/4 inch and the rear hole since it goes through the tang, to about 1/2 or 5/8ths. Then fill these holes with the epoxy and let it cure. Then when it is fully cured, about a week, use a drill press and drill the holes out where the bolts won't touch the sides. These are your pillars and if you use a good metal base epoxy it will be about as strong as a pillar, and certainally strong enough to be used as pillars. And it doesn't add as much weigth.

March 20, 2011, 09:36 AM
McMillan bedded by someone who knows what they're doing.

March 20, 2011, 09:43 AM
I addition to what snake284 posted, you can accomplish pillars a few ways. Do the bedding, then the pillars. Do the pillars, then the bedding. Do the pillars and bedding at the same time. You can use epoxy, buy pillars or make them yourself. Couple that with a host of bedding material and clamping options. Now you have variables that wind up give a ton of options. None of the guys that do it for a living agree on the one best way to do the process.

March 20, 2011, 09:10 PM
The Remington LVSF stock might be something you could consider.

Numrich as well as a few other places usually have it, costs around 200.00. Can be found on different classifieds for 150-170.00 at times.

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