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Old 01-01-2014, 06:12 PM
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Re: rem 700

Thanks for the heads up on the bushnell scope. How do these compare to leoupold of the same $.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:23 PM
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Re: rem 700

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Thanks for the heads up on the bushnell scope. How do these compare to leoupold of the same $.
For a budget optic, I recommend this:

Vortex Viper HS Long Range Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 4-16x 50mm Side Focus
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:39 PM
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Re: rem 700

Alright I adjusted the trigger to acceptable performance

how hard is it to bed the action myself and any advice there.

I do reload and have 30-06 dies and components so the ammo part isn't a concern.

Thanks again
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:41 PM
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I have a rem 700 in 30-06 that was given to me by my father in-law. The gun is in good shape but currently has a tasco scope and a 5 lb trigger pull and the stock (wood) feels like it needs bedded and the floated.
I don't really know what the accuracy potential is in the factory barrel because i can't shoot a rifle well with out a good scope and a lighter trigger. My question is what should I do with it. I would like to keep it in 30-06 as a backup gun. (though I could be talked into a 280 rem). My typical hunting range is 300 yrds though I am confident to about 500.
My current big game gun is a cooper jackson hunter in 6.5-284 that shoots better than me.

should i adjust the factory trigger and try it as is

should I replace the factory trigger with a timmney

should I replace the stock with a composite one
should I replace the barrel
Save the money for something else
Decent optics are a given

Thanks for the Ideas
I would just get a good trigger job done, lap the lugs, install pillars and do a good float/bedding job on it and see how it then shoots.

Of course I'd also put better glass on it. At 500yds and less that should be all you need.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:44 PM
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Alright I adjusted the trigger to acceptable performance

how hard is it to bed the action myself and any advice there.

I do reload and have 30-06 dies and components so the ammo part isn't a concern.

Thanks again
Go over to Youtube and enter "pillar bedding" in the search engine.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:45 AM
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Re: rem 700

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Thanks for the heads up on the bushnell scope. How do these compare to leoupold of the same $.
I don't own any Leopold's. I have looked through a few of them. as a matter of fact, I just did a trigger job on a MK77 with a low-end Leopold and I was not impressed at all. My general thought on the Leopold scopes is that you are paying quite a bit for the name. I also think with Bushnell and Burris, you are getting more scope for the money, though you can brag to your friends as much.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:05 AM
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Re: rem 700

+1 on Burris scopes. I own three. One is a Full Field II, the other two are Signature series. Excellent performance, excellent value.

The older Nikon Ultra Clear Coat (UCC) scopes are great if you can find one.

I put a Weaver K3 on a rimfire rifle and have been very impressed with it.

The older Redfield I have on my 221 Fireball has a wide field of view lens, very clear distortion free optics.

... but my favorite scope is my Zeiss Conquest.

Money spent on good quality optics is money well spent. Get the best scope you can afford and plan to keep it. Nice thing about scopes is you can move them from gun to gun.
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