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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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O/T New-Used Rifle ..... i want to spoon with it

like i've done every other time i've gotten something new

here it is

Remington 700 heavy barrel
.308, pretty old....but good shape
synthetic stock from factory i assume

i shot several 1" groups at 100 yrds today. a few smaller but i assume they were flukes

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In my opinion, one of the best, most accurate rifles ever made. Ranks with the Winchester mod. 70, maybe better. A great addition to what will become a good collection. Keep buying quality like this and it will never be worth less than your investment. Good job. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Nice! Every citizen should have one.
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and every resident alien who will hopefully be able to apply for citizenship soon!
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Re: O/T New-Used Rifle ..... i want to spoon with

The 700 is great Greg. One of the potentially most accurate actions to build a rifle on due to the cylindrical bottom of the action, super fast lock time and the 308 is built on the short action which is stiffer. That rifle should shoot 1" groups easy, try handloading and glass bed the action and full float or bed the barrel too. After doing this 1/2 to 3/4 wouldn't be hard to believe. My old man used to drag me to some centerfire benchrest matches as a kid and 90% at least, of the rifles were built on 700 or 40X actions.
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Re: O/T New-Used Rifle ..... i want to spoon with

While Remingtons are nice, I am sucker for europeans. Picked up a Tikka and haven't looked back.

Cylindrical bottom? I believe a large flat bottom is more
desireable for building accurate rifles. Take a look at custom bench rest actions (Stolle Panda).
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Sweet piece Greg. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
But are you really old enough to use the term "spoon with it"? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T New-Used Rifle ..... i want to spoon with

Those are the two best choices, flat or cylindrical. Just speaking from past experiences. 10-15 years ago the remington action dominated centerfire benchrest as it had for years before that and I'm sure it still does. I actually met Ferris Pindell as a teenager (the dude who invented the 6PPC in the 70's) and thats what he was building his rifles on as was pretty much everyone else. As the europeons I agree, I've got an old Sako Vixen L-461 in .222 Rem. I bought when I was 14 and still love it. Aaron
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I'll admit to not being an expert on benchrest. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there are classes, and perhaps it's not fair to compare the Remington and Panda.

The Tikkas are very interesting in that they have a large flat bottom.

Boy those Finns sure can make a gun can't they? So can the Germans, Swedes, and Helvetians for that matter.
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Re: O/T New-Used Rifle ..... i want to spoon with

I got a .308 Remington 700P a few years ago. It's the police/sniper version of this rifle. The longest shot I can take on our property is 460 yds and can cover my groups with a silver dollar. It's factory except for the trigger work that I performed to bring the poundage down. One drawback is that it is HEAVY. The price that you pay for accuracy.

If I had to do it all over again and money was not an issue I would have gone with a 300 Mag version of the same rifle for the flatter bullet trajectory.

I've always loved to shoot and wish that we had one of the long distance ranges down here so I could really put my abilities to the test. I'm certainly no Gunny Hathcock but it would be real interesting trying those 1000+ yd shots.
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