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Old 12-03-2006, 02:54 PM
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Building from what I have

I've been nosing around the site for quite some time and want to really try to get my rifle up to par to take some long range shots. I currently have a Rem. Model 700 chambered in 300 Win Mag with a Vais break 24" barrel 2" break. The barrel is fully floated. I have the Mark IV LR/T M1 Leupold scope, a chrono and reloading equipment.

I'm on a fairly tight budget with a family, mortage etc...probably much like most of you.

SO MY QUESTION IS: WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF THIS RIFLE? DO I NEED A NEW PILLAR BEDDED STOCK? WHAT CAN I DO (BESIDES PRACTICE) TO IMPROVE IT'S LONG RANGE ACCURACY?

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Old 12-03-2006, 04:23 PM
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Re: Building from what I have

I would start with working the trigger pillar bedding the stock and free floating the barrel
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:27 PM
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Re: Building from what I have

I forgot to say that it is a SPS rifle. I've already adjusted the factory trigger to as light as it will go while still having the safety work properly. I also have already free floated the barrel.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:24 AM
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Re: Building from what I have

As you are reloading already, you are going to be limited in what you can do.

More accuracy will come from a new barrel vs a new stock.

However, there are a lot of economical stocks that can be had in wood laminate if you will do the final finish. I just used a Bruce Baer sporter that he can send inletted and pillar bedded to you for final finish. www.baercustomrifles.com look under sporters. the thumbhole has a 1 3/4" flat and is super nice handling with magnum calibers in particular. My gun finished at 9.2 lbs with 26" barrel, stock, sling and scope. He makes them in solid wood and any color laminate. I used a light color super light butternut that finished 2.5 lbs bedded with recoil pad.

Midway normally has decent deals on shilen blanks in stock. Lilja normally lists his overruns for immediated deliver on his site (I just got a #4 delivered in 4 days for $300 shipped. Chamber, rcvr faced, lugs lapped and new recoil lug will run $200-275 normally.

Nothing wrong with the factory trigger for hunting gun.

I would save money and buy the barrel, then stock and have all done at once otherwise it will cost more money to rebed the rifle etc.

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Old 12-04-2006, 09:24 PM
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Re: Building from what I have

I measured the lugs and they are 1 ten thousands different and the bolt is perfectly square. I already had a break put on the factory barrel (maybe a mistake) since a new custom barrel would improve accuracy. But I'll live with it for now.

On that note what improvement can I make that would really give me more accuracy.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:11 PM
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Re: Building from what I have

Isn't anyone going to give some input? This is the best forum on the web in regards to long range shooting and all I get is one reply????
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:21 PM
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Re: Building from what I have

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As you know the SPS has a molded stock and if you grip
the forend you can make it touch the barrel with little
or know effort.

These stocks are not much more than a handle and are very
sensitive to location of support(sandbags,etc).

My recommendation is to find a composite or laminated
stock first and then rebarrel if it still wont shoot.

Hope this helps

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