I'm an owner of over-the-counter rifles. I mean guns that don't have much "customizing" done to them. The only thing I've really done to enhance the accuracy of my guns is to have the trigger worked on by a gunsmith. I like a good crisp 3lbs.
Ok, here's my deal... my favorite guns are the Remington 700's in either the BDL or ADL. The problem is my BDL's are too pretty to bring in the deer
woods, so they keep me a fair-weather hunter. I'm not looking for something super great or expensive. Now keep in mind I'm looking for advice, so if you want to add or have different recommendations to my setup, that's cool. My simple setup I'm looking to create or put together is below:
1. Remington 700 in .260 or .308. Leaning heavy to the .260.
2. Synthetic stock in either Rem, Ultimate Sniper or McMillan.
3. Will have the stock pillar bedded.
4. Have trigger pull adjusted to 3lbs.
5. Have barrel free-floated.
By Rem, I mean a typical synthetic stock provided by Remington with some of their rifles. Nothing great, but practical. I do prefer a synthetic stock
of some kind, no wood.
Not sure of scope
, but thinking of a Leupold for now. I know there are better, but don't want to spend the big $ just yet. Oh, I mean a Leupold with long range turrets so I can make adjustments on the fly. I use and love my Nikon Monarchs, but none have any adjustments.(all fixed, like 3-10x50, etc)
Do you have recommendations on what Leupold or other turret scope I could start with?
I want to keep within the $375 range.
I may also be happy with just a plain Remington synthetic stock, but will have to have the barrel custom made or bought if I get a .260. 260's are harder to come by so I have additional questions there...
Couldn't I just get a .260 barrel from Remington?
If I have to get a .260 barrel made, where do you recommend I start at?
* Most my previous deer shots were within 200 yards, but I will be purposely hunting in more areas this year where the distances will be out to 600 yards
* Long shots will be shot off a secure rest of some sort or shooting table.
* Several ammunition brands, bullet weights, bullet styles, etc, will be tested to see which one this gun will like. If I can't get to what I'm looking for, I'm willing to get some loads custom made.
To me, the above idea I have for a rifle is simple and cost effective. I know of more and better ways to accurize a gun, but I want to keep costs down, yet have something I can impress myself with both in the deer woods and at the range.
"I'd appreciate any advice, opinions, etc, you can give me to aid in my quest for a long range rifle!
P.S. "If you have a .260 barrel that'll fit one of the stocks I have listed above that you are willing to sell, please PM me."