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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

    Oct 21, 2007
    North, GA
    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

    Stryker60 Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    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.

  3. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hutchinson, Kansas
    Not to knock THR but asking questions over at Snipers Hide would bear more fruit.
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