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Old 11-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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remington adl is that a good start

Cabelas is having a sale and they have modepl 700 adl's for 400 with a cheap scope. I was wondering if the gun was a good foundation for a long range shooter out to 1000 yds. I would be getting it chambered in 300 win mag and hand loading. I'm just getting started so any input would be great thanks.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:50 AM
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Cabelas is having a sale and they have modepl 700 adl's for 400 with a cheap scope. I was wondering if the gun was a good foundation for a long range shooter out to 1000 yds. I would be getting it chambered in 300 win mag and hand loading. I'm just getting started so any input would be great thanks.
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By the time you get the action itself cleaned up...and barreled...etc...you basically tossed your $400 out the window
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:51 AM
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Re: remington adl is that a good start

It's a good starting point. You could take it apart and sell off the barrel, scope, rings, bases, and stock. Take the action to a smith and have him give it the treatment of accurizing the action and trigger job. Buy a good quality barrel, rings, base, and scope, and stock and your good to go. OOOOR you could just buy a Savage. I'm partial to Savage, but the ADL platform is a good start.

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It's true. The Savage is a great way to go if you're looking for a donor action. For the ADL, it's OK, and you could recoup some of your money by selling off the scope and mounts. You're still going to be in it quite a bit for accurization, bedding, and trigger when all is said and done.

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Assumption: " I would be getting it chambered in 300 win mag and hand loading." means that your original purchase from Cabalas will be in 300 Win Mag.

With that assumption I would:
  1. Pillar and skim bed it
  2. Use a partial Tubbs Final Finish process on it. (partial means don't shoot the courser bullets and only half of the rest.) Works for me.
  3. Work up your loads to the point where you can get 1 shot per day for 5 days inside of 1 MOA @ 100 yd you have your self a great starter rig. You will by the time you work out to 1k know if the 1 MOA consistency is good enough.
  4. Oh, you'll have to get a 1K, any light condition, quality scope.
If the above assumption is incorrect. GO THE SAVAGE ROUTE as suggested.

I dislike the unsightly screw head on the savage but love the rest of the action especially the interchangeable bolt heads.

Keep in mind the "inexpensive isn't always cheap". Learned that the hard way.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:08 AM
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Thanks everyone I appreciate the feedback. I will get into a savage if they are that much better out of the box.
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Thanks everyone I appreciate the feedback. I will get into a savage if they are that much better out of the box.

Much better than an ADL for sure. I dont believe they are better than the higher up Rem 700's...but you are talking about 875 MIN for one of them
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