Re: Is a stock Remington 700P .308 a 1000 yard gun?
I've never been a particular fan of Weaver products. The only weaver products I own are the bases that fit on my Marlin 917 VSS & VSF .17 HMR rifles. And sitting on top of those are Leupold PRW rings. LOL! I was hoping for higher quality bases, but the local outdoors store only had those bases. I wonder if I could talk EGW into making a 1-piece picatinny base for them.... That would be sweet!
Anyway, digressing back to the conversation at hand... I have never had to bed any of my rails. They have all mounted flush and smooth and tight with no play. I do put all 4 screws in at once and start my torquing process from the inside to the outside, tightening a little here, little there. It really helps to delegate even pressure amongst the 4 screws.
Let us know how that NF base works out for you. I have heard nothing but positive about them.
And to answer your original question about your gun being a 1,000 yard gun....By simply bedding the action, floating the barrel, truing the headspacing, and with practice....Yes, it can be a consistant 1000 yard competitor. Don't let anyone try to tell you any different. Especially if you've found the right ammo, or right handload combo, and your gun is shooting 1/2 MOA or better @ 100 yards.
Now, some factory Remingtons won't hit the broad-side of crap....My buddy has a Remington 770 that is a one of those Walmart special POS's, that comes with the $0.50 Bushnell scope. I sighted it in for him, since he was having a hard time. It's lucky to group 4-6" at 100 yards. It's horrific.
But I have NEVER seen an actual 700 that wouldn't shoot under 1 MOA @ 100 yards. Some people just don't know how to shoot. And I've witnessed that first-hand. I can't tell you how many people with high-dollar rigs I've had to help sight their scopes in @ 100 yards, or show them features on their OWN weapons that they didn't know about.... LOL
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
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