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Help for Remington 700 Stock Upgrade

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dobe66, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. Dobe66

    Dobe66 Member

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    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.
     
  2. Wirtbowhunter

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    I have a h s precision stock that I like pretty well. I love the looks of the laminate stocks though.
     
  3. A-FIXER

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    knoxx stocks put out a axiom but and blackhawk lable but same style I have on on my short action 308 and all I can say is wow look at LA Police web site and seem to be the lowest cost at 450 other at 598.00
    offers a free floating barrel and recoil reducer rear stock... you will likke....
     
  4. jmr40

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    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.
     
  5. Horsemany

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    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.
     
  6. Dobe66

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    Pillar Bed

    Once more demonstrating my ignorance. How does one go about pillar bedding a stock?
     
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    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.
     
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    If your has the HS Precision stock, you should be in good shape. Even the laminate could be bedded and work very well.
     
  10. Dobe66

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  13. Dobe66

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    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.
     
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    I really dig my AICS 1.5 stage.

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