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Custom model 700 from Remington

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CHighfield, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. CHighfield

    CHighfield Member

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    Is there a way that I could just order a 700 with everything I want? I don't feel like going through the hassle of ordering one, trying to sell off the old stock after getting a new one, etc. I just want a .308 with a heavy barrel, irons, box mag, and a decent stock.
     
  2. creeper1956

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    Remington Custom Shop. They'll do "variations" of existing models... for example, an XM3 with a 20" barrel. The XM3 already has front and rear 1913 rails, so you can mount any irons you want. The 40-X series is actually a better, more flexible baseline with a longer options list, so, IMO, that'd be what I go with.
     
  3. CHighfield

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    Thanks a lot. For some reason their website (remington.com, not the custom shop) wouldn't display on my computer. Maybe they just don't like Safari users. I'll have to check out what monstrosities I can make :evil:
     
  4. creeper1956

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    I don't know if you want a tactical rifle or a hunter... your combination has some kinda odd elements to it. There are a boatload of custom rifle gunsmiths out there that can build you a rifle, and in some cases faster (and better) than Remington. My three favorite precision rifle builders are Kelbly's, Spencer Rifle Barrels and Nate Lambeth.

    Good luck with it,
    C
     
  5. CHighfield

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    haha I don't know what I want either. I want both, really. I want the irons for backups, a decent mid-power scope, a heavier barrel, and I'm really liking the 700 stock on one of their rifles (looks mostly standard, but with a thumb hook in the butt) I want to be able to take it out to ~800yd, but still use it for hunting/walking around.
     
  6. jmr40

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    You'll be better off and cheaper to buy a used gun as cheap as you can find one in a pawnshop. Get it in a chambering using the correct boltface for 308. Have a smith rebarrel, refinish, and restock it the way you want it. Have a custom trigger installed while you're at it. It won't take any longer than ordering a custom shop rifle, will cost less and be a better rifle.
     
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    Can a gunsmith just order a 700 action cheaper than used rifle?
     
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    No. Having built 2 custom rifles using used rifles as the starting point, after you sell off the used rifle parts you don't need, you usually have about $250 in the action. You cannot buy a M700 action for that little money.

    Don
     
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