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Old 10-19-2013, 04:20 PM
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accuracy of walmart rem 700.

Ok wife draged me to walmart today. Stoped by gun counter. They had a 700 camo thin plastic stock. 26 inch medium type barrel 7mm rem mag. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this type on gun and getting the berger bullets to shoot accurately in an over the counter gun , could mabey load up .and if not to accurate mabey send to someone to blueprint and put new barrel on . That do yo u guys think is it worth a shot or a bad idea?
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:15 PM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

Sounds like you are looking for somewhat of a budget setup?? Nothing wrong with 7mm rem mag and a 700 action/barrel. I would buy the rifle, ditch the stock and buy something like: Bell & Carlson Tactical Medalist Style 3 w/ "Hook" Model 2956 Long Range Lightweight Remington 700 Short Action Stock . Work up some loads and it should shoot fine. I'm in the middle of a budget build doing exactly this. Hope that helps.

*Edit: I know that stock might not fit that rifle, just an idea of what you can put on there.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:16 PM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

Yea that dont sound to bad. Who knows might be an ok shooter. Have you tried the bergers in a stock remington 7 mag before.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

I know several shooters that have bought the $399.00 700 Varmints in 223 and they are as happy as pigs in mud, of course your results may differ. I don't know about the 7mm rem mag.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:12 PM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

I paid about 300 for an old beater 7rm in an ADL 700 last year with the plan to rebarrel it. I loaded some rounds up, after cleaning the barrel, and it shot just under 1 moa. I shot it all summer because it wasn't bad on accuracy. A new 700 is the same no matter where you buy it. If it is OK, a trigger job or floating the stock may make a world of difference.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:53 PM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

I know my shooting buddy (InvisibleSoul85) has a factory SPS .300 WinMag 26" barrel that shoots - MOA groups with my handloads. We've loaded everyting from Nosler 155 Custom Comps to Berger 230 Hybrid OTM's, and we've found a good load with just about everything we've tried. The only things we've done to the gun were pillar bed the stock (homemade setup, cost like $10), adjust the trigger, and free-float float the barrel, and torque the action screws to proper tension after pillar bedding it.

Not bad shooting for a sporter barreled almost completely factory SPS.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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Re: accuracy of walmart rem 700.

Just a comment, depends on which 700...Walmart does sell the higher and remington 700s as well...ive seen them for like 600-800 bucks...cant remember actual cost, but then again they also sell the remington 783/770 which are the bottom end budget model.
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