Originally Posted by Lucas
So here's the deal. I found a remington 700 for sale for $400, possibly $350 if i can work em over good. It's a 300 win mag and looks to be in good condition but i don't really know the history of it. The question i have are all rem 700 actions created equal, or are some years better then others. If i get it my plans are to get it blueprinted, the trigger worked and re-barreled to start off with. Would this be a good jumping off platform to get started or should i just find a action somewhere else? Thanks
I build on a lot of Remington actions and they are all good actions and $350.00 or less is
a good price for a donor action.
As to the Blue printing= I will not build on "ANY" action unless is at least checked for trueness
and blue printed if needed.
I have found very few actions that did not need something trued (Including the Custom
Because all actions are mass produced there can all ways be issues with tolerances that
can be resolved if checked.
One of the main attractions of the remington is after market parts availability that allows
a person to modify them to there own personal likes. and being the most popular rifle
sold they are plentiful .
Quality Varies from year to year on all factory rifles and they should all be blue printed
no matter who made them and when, if you want the most accuracy from your rifle.
I am not against the use of any action if it is done right.
I would not hesitate to build on the action you are talking about unless it is damaged
because with the proper gunsmithing it can be made to out shoot most shooters (Including
I hope this helped.
J E CUSTOM