Originally Posted by Creedmoor shooter
ok my bad. Mabey the one i had was no good. I know someone who just bought a 700 limited edition in a 6mm rem. the gun is crap. best group at 100 yds is 2 in. Im just sayin that the new remingtons don't seeem to shoot as good as the older ones. i know several other people that would back me up on that. The same person also owns a 700 bdl with a bbl in a 6mm rem and that gun is 15 years old and it will shoot circles around his new one. Just a coincidence maybe? Your thoughts?
I just bought a remington 700 mountain SS, Literally 3 weeks ago. I have only tried two factory loads, no hand loads. I tried nosler partitions 165 grain which shot about a 1.25inch group and remington corelokts which shot between .5-.75 inch at 100 yards. The core lokts surprised me. Needless to say, that is still quite awesome considering no handloads, so maybe you and your friend both got duds lol. Most people on here who shoot factory set-ups shoot a remington sendero or xcr, but yes...those are more of the high end remington's/
I would stay away from the remington 783/770 and probably the bottom of the line 700 which I think is a SPS. I heard those synthetic stocks are flimsy and will more than likely need to be replaced or at minimum bedded.
Did you guys try multiple brands ammo or handloads? So many people grab a rifle, 1 load and assume it should shoot well lol, also may want to try and bed the action