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Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

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Unread 01-24-2011, 10:51 PM
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Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

What should be done to this stock rifle in order to maximize its accuracy capabilities? (excluding adding a custom barrel)
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    Unread 01-24-2011, 11:22 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

    prvbs- have a vais installed first thing. adjust the trigger . mount a good scope in good sturdy mounts. clean the barrel real good. load up some ammo and shoot. wear muffs and puffs when sighting in and working up loads.
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    Unread 01-24-2011, 11:25 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

    Perhaps Nothing. Have you seen what it will do out of the box for accuracy? You may find that it does just fine with no adjustments needed. There are the standard things that you can do to help with accuracy, however most need the help of a smith.
    First thing you can do is break it in properly if you haven't already. Other things that you can have a smith do are:

    Square Action
    Lap Lugs
    True the Bolt Face
    Custom Recoil Lug
    Re-Crown the Muzzle
    Bed Action in the Stock
    Jewell Trigger (May do this one yourself)
    Re chamber for your caliber to clean up any sloppy factory work

    Before doing any work on your barrel however, I would have a smith with a good borescope take a look and see if the original barrel is worth the work. It may not be. It is worth knowing before hand so you know what you are dealing with.
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    Unread 01-24-2011, 11:32 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

    Bedding is the cheapest and easiest DIY project, tighten front screw, rear screw and a touch on the middle not TIGHT.
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    Unread 01-25-2011, 06:51 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

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    prvbs- have a vais installed first thing. adjust the trigger . mount a good scope in good sturdy mounts. clean the barrel real good. load up some ammo and shoot. wear muffs and puffs when sighting in and working up loads.

    Just out of curiosity, what process do you all use for "breaking in" a barrel. I went through one a few years back on a 300 weatherby that turned out to be the worst shooting rifle I've ever been around. Not sure if the process had anything to do with it (I doubt it because my buddy did the same with his Remy 700 and had no issues).

    Would like to hear what you all do for a "break in"
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    Unread 01-25-2011, 07:46 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

    I pretty much follow what Shilen has posted...
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    Bill Shehane lays out a pretty detailed explanation of his procedure in the book "Precision Shooting at 1,000 yards."

    Even more important than breakin is your general cleaning procedure. There's no telling how many good rifles I ruined before I learned that you need to use a carbon rod with a bore guide and clean from the reciever end so as not to damage the crown.
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    Unread 01-25-2011, 07:58 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

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    I pretty much follow what Shilen has posted...
    Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.

    Bill Shehane lays out a pretty detailed explanation of his procedure in the book "Precision Shooting at 1,000 yards."

    Even more important than breakin is your general cleaning procedure. There's no telling how many good rifles I ruined before I learned that you need to use a carbon rod with a bore guide and clean from the reciever end so as not to damage the crown.
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