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help with model 700 7mm

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 318roughneck, Jun 12, 2011.

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  1. 318roughneck

    318roughneck Member

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    I do alot of hunting an recently bought a Remington 700 7mm I don't
    know alot bout guns an I want 2 do some customizing
    But I don't know what all I can do
    Its a left handed bolt action synthetic
     
  2. LoonWulf

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    With a remington 700 your checkbook is the limit. Stock, barrel, blueprint and tru, trigger, milling.......Its still one of the most popular customized actions available. Personally all i did to my 7mm SPS is bed the stock, float the barrel, give it a trigger tune and develop a hand load with one bullet and one powder. Does it shoot 1/4" groups, nope its more like a 1-1.5" gun at this point, but thats as good as i need it to be. With a bit more handload work i could probably reduce it a bit.
     
  3. MachIVshooter

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    This.

    But try shooting it first. And then spend some time researching, lest you throw money at modifications you have no need for.

    Most of my M700's are bone stock other than adjusting the trigger, and work fine that way.
     
  4. Skyshot

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    Some trigger work and a good bed job or a good stock. You may not have to do anything else. Then start with a good load the rifle likes. If it shoots under 1 MOA I would not spend anymore money. Because you can have the action blueprinted and the firing pin and spring upgraded,you could buy high dollar scope mounts and a ton of other things done and not gain much in accuracy. But thats just my opinion, because the sky is the limit when it comes to upgrades for the 700 Remmy.
     
  5. Sav .250

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    Before you tinker with it, you might want to re-think your reason for
    "customizing" a rifle you admittedly know little about.

    You do a lot of hunting but don`t know a lot about guns, say you.
    Looks to me like your runnimg behind the curve on this.
    Good luck anyway.
     
  6. LoonWulf

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    Tinkering with things is how most of us learned to do stuff. Ive ruined my share of trigger groups, small parts and springs, but ive gotten so that i can comfortably say im atleast as skilled at doing basic work on my own guns as anybody i know.
    The only thing is you MUST make sure what you do is safe, be it trigger work, rebareling, or something innocuous seeming like thinking down the wrist of a wood stock. That said, I would not suggest starting work on a gun until you have a decent idea of how everything works together, which means research. Also having a spare gun is nice lol.
     
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    Honestly, I would spend the money right now on ammo and classes and train and shoot as much as you can.

    At the very least, take an Appleseed.

    One upgrade worth doing is to buy a nice scope (somewhere between half and the whole cost of a rilfe). My personal preference is for fixed powerscopes with no more than 4x and I like Leupold scopes.
     
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