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Old 08-26-2013, 09:07 AM
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New Stock for Remington 700 BDL

I need to get a new stock for my 06. The one that is currently on it is the high gloss standard stock. I found a dark walnut on ebay for $170. It is the stock with the thumbhole. Is this a good idea? What do you all use for stocks on your hunting rifles?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: New Stock for Remington 700 BDL

I have wood, synthetic, and laminate stocked rifles...

Look into the Bell & Carlson Medalist for you rifle. Cheap, and WAY better than a factory stock.

Bell & Carlson Alaskan Wilderness / Mountain Rifle Remington Model 700 / Model Seven (7) Stock - Right & Left Hand Available - NEW Models!

Bell & Carlson Medalist

One of my favorites:

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:12 AM
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S A Remington 700 BDL Dark Walnut Figure Stock PAD Actual Item Shown Free Ship | eBay

Those are a little out of my price range. What do you think about this stock? I LOVE the looks and the thumb hole.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:50 AM
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Re: New Stock for Remington 700 BDL

Nice stock. It'll be accurate if you bed the lug and action, and float the barrel. And by the time you do all that, you will be in it for about the same amount of money as the others.

However, it will never be as accurate as a stock with a full alunimum bedding block for long range.

Just keep that in mind, no matter which way you choose.

Personally, I'd save up some more and get the B&C Medalist.
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Re: New Stock for Remington 700 BDL

I believe that those are very high quality stocks. However, I figure that the thumb hole/pistol grips would be easier to shoot?

On the ebay stock, are those things that I would HAVE to do to the stock to be able to mount the action and barrel? I am not worried about doing competitions to shoot great groups at 1000 yards. What I am worried about is being able to shoot a vital area on deer/big game at the very longest, 500 yards. I might target shoot past that range, but probably not much.

Would that work?
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I believe that those are very high quality stocks. However, I figure that the thumb hole/pistol grips would be easier to shoot?

On the ebay stock, are those things that I would HAVE to do to the stock to be able to mount the action and barrel? I am not worried about doing competitions to shoot great groups at 1000 yards. What I am worried about is being able to shoot a vital area on deer/big game at the very longest, 500 yards. I might target shoot past that range, but probably not much.

Would that work?
You don't have to do that to get the stock mounted, it will just help with accuracy. However, one thing I just noticed is that the stock you are looking at on ebay is for a short action, which will not work with a 30-06. You would need a long action stock.
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I believe that those are very high quality stocks. However, I figure that the thumb hole/pistol grips would be easier to shoot?

On the ebay stock, are those things that I would HAVE to do to the stock to be able to mount the action and barrel? I am not worried about doing competitions to shoot great groups at 1000 yards. What I am worried about is being able to shoot a vital area on deer/big game at the very longest, 500 yards. I might target shoot past that range, but probably not much.

Would that work?
COhunter is right...You don't HAVE to do them for the barreled action to fit. But honestly, I would say it's almost necessary for the rifle to SHOOT properly and attain consistancy in grouping and accuracy to bed the action & lug, and free-float the barrel. At the very minimum float the barrel. I do that with every gun I own.

Are you wanting a cheap stock to put on a gun to sell it? Or are you planning on keeping it for a long time.

Also, be aware that wood stocks are ALOT more sensative to moisture, water, and temperature swings than synthetic stocks, and WILL affect accuracy. Just an FYI.

So if you are planning on hunting in snow, moist environments, or extreme hot or cold conditions, or the rifle is going to be bumped around...I'd go with a synthetic stock with a full aluminum bed block.
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