Originally Posted by big mike 2121
cheap? yup, free as a matter of fact. bargain basement model? yup, 600 with scope. scope pretty much junk? yup, BUT not much more than the cost of JUST a remington long action. SO, gonna shoot it awhile like it is for practice and start customizing. trigger work or replace first, then scope. then better barrel, action truing and a stock replacement. maybe even work up some loads while im at it, even if it doesnt apply between factory barrel and a custom barrel!
You'll be many dollars ahead if you follow the steps I recommended.
Float it, bed it, shoot it and have fun while saving up for better glass.
A good smith can do you a bang up trigger job with what you have already for under 100 bucks, and nice custom aftermarket triggers can be had for under 200.00.
If you don't start with the floating and bedding though you'll likely waste a hell of a lot of ammo and time.
Be sure and do a good barrel break in before you start banging away with it though. Taking the time to do that through the first fifty rounds or so will pay you huge dividends in the long run.