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?
I've built several customs on "old" Remington actions including two on 721's. If you have a good smith do the things you are talking about, they will shoot with anything out there. Sometimes the older 700's are better than the newer ones. The important thing is to be sure of your smith. If you want accuracy, just screwing a custom barrel on doesn't cut it. Make sure everything is squared up and done correctly....Good luck.....Rich
p.s. As far as unexpected discharges go, those are caused by people messing with the trigger when they aren't qualified. I was guilty of this myself several years back, so I'm not pointing fingers. I've found some 700 triggers that could safely be adjusted down to 1 lb., but that is the exception. Another problem is trying to get too cute with the sear engagement. DON'T DO IT!