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Old 01-29-2011, 02:32 PM
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careful with the older model m-700 . Google remington model seven hundred lawsuits. I had two different actions malfunction, luckly i had the gun pointed in the write direction, dozens of people not so lucky.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:29 PM
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Old Remmy 700? Those are the ones you want. That is, if the bolt face is not too chewed up by gas leaks, or the action is otherwise worn. A good riflesmith can advise you on that.

Trued up a little, it's no doubt better than the newer 700s Remington has turned out. The unexpected discharges are another matter.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:43 PM
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I use BERGARA drop in bbls, have built several and all are outstanding shooters. 26" s.s. varmint contour, and extremely easy to do yourself. The lugs and recoil lug came be lapped while bbl is removed. I have a .300 win mag bbl here that I am not going to use if your interested.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:26 PM
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careful with the older model m-700 . Google remington model seven hundred lawsuits. I had two different actions malfunction, luckly i had the gun pointed in the write direction, dozens of people not so lucky.
Don't forget to also google "Remington's Response to CNBC Under Fire" and watch the video.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:38 PM
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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!

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