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Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

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Unread 05-14-2012, 11:20 AM
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Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

Sounds like fun! Solid rests front and rear like bipod or Rock Jr. i n the front and bag in the rear. See if you can bend the forend of the stock to touch the barrel. If you can, clearance until you can't. That may wind up leaving a large gap but needs to happen if accuracy is the goal. When you put it back together, torque the action screws properly. Like others mentioned, adjust the trigger- safely- might want to leave this to a smith for now until you buy an aftermarket one. I also hear the Shilen triggers are nice.

Ron posted a great load for you. Have fun!
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    Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

    Looked up how to bed the action and it amazes me how loose that action is. From what I hear from my friends that know a bit more about guns is that the 700 is still one of the better out of the box shooter.
    With this advice I'm sure it will shoot more than better than expected.
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    Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

    The Rem. 700 is so much better a rifle than the 770 that I wouldn't compare it.
    A little advice about loading for it is to stay in the 85 to 100gr weights for most hunting conditions. Short range hunting out to 300yds you will get good performace from bulllets down to 70gr, but I think you'll find they don't group well at 400yds.
    By all means you should glass bed and freefloat that puppy!
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    Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

    I also have a Remmy 700 243 and love it! Before I changed the stock I free floated the original one and with a sandbag rest I was shooting sub MOA with Wally World 100gr ammo. I put a B&C Tactical Varmit stock on it with a Millet scope and without shooting it , it feels a hella lot better . I will be at the range Friday and Ill let you know how she groups with the upgrades. I also had a 2lb trigger job done .
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    Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

    Get a trigger job or a new trigger. Next a new stock, there's plenty out there; HS Precision, Bell & Carlson, even the Hogue Overmolded with Aluminum bedding stocks are good.

    If you reload -

    70gr Nosler Boat Tail Varmit
    Coal - .005" off the lands (might not be possible)
    39.5grns of Varget
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    Unread 05-16-2012, 10:33 PM
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    Re: Thought's and help on a Rem 700 .243

    I wanted to keep the stock that it can with but my buddy has a B&C tactical stock that he might want to sell to fund his McMillen stock.
    Ill see how it goes and hopefully he will let it go for cheap.

    I will be hand loading and will try both loads that were mentioned here.

    Thanks getting pretty anxious
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