Originally Posted by dyllan78
I got an old rem 700, is it worth customizing it for long range or am i better of building from scratch. I was going to leave original stock and bed it, new barrel, new trigger, and new long range scope. Would i be able to get this gun to shoot 1/4 at 700 yrds with the right ammo? The action is a little old, does that matter?
1/4 moa at 700 yrds is a tall order out of any gun regardless of how custom it is. I don't know that there are many that are even capable of this kind of accuracy even with a full on bench gun.
Is worth doing, in my opinion, yes. A fraction of the price of a full custom, but it will not be a full custom. You can build a Corvette out of that rifle, but not a Ferrari. If you want the experience of running the Ferrari, spend $4000 on a custom. There is nothing quite like shooting a full on custom rifle. But don't expect that you will shoot 1/4 moa out of anything.