Originally Posted by IdahoJoe
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.