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M-40A3 question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cripple, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. cripple

    cripple Member

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    My son is getting out of IPSC for awhile and moving towards long range rifle competitions. He already has a decked out .223 and would like to have something in a .308 to go along with it.

    My question is:

    If we wanted to build something similar to a M-40A3, which Remington 700 would we start with? I have seen the LTR and now the XCR but Im not sure of the difference. Maybe we should just start with a regular SPS and go from there? Im unsure.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Stryker60

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    It depends on how close you want to come. If you want to build a near replica, you will be discarding everything except the action. The A3 stock alone will represent a substantial expense. I believe the A3 has a pretty heavy barrel, heavier in contour than the Remington varmint.

    Personally, I purchased the cheapest used short action 700 I could find and will be sending it to a gunsmith with experience building these kinds of rifles for a premium barrel. I expect the final product will be far ahead of a factory Reminton and will not cost too much more, at current prices.

    The simple route would be to locate a varmint configuration and drop it into the McMillan A3 stock.

    Stryker60
     
  3. Harold Mayo

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    Not to knock THR but asking questions over at Snipers Hide would bear more fruit.
     
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