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Old 04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
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Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

I have a Rem 700 XCR in 300wsm that shoots around 2-3MOA at 300+ yards. On rare occasion, I have acheived near 1MOA. I have a Jewel trigger, glass bedding, and I reload..tried many bullets...all about the same. This is a hunting rifle, and I desire consistent 1MOA at 300-600 yards.

On average will a custom barrel shoot 1MOA with hand loads? I am trying to avoid spending $750 to later end up buying a custom gun.

Thanks,

Kenn
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:14 PM
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

Just about any of the custom barrels IF properly chambered and bedded will do 1 MOA quite easily.

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:33 PM
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

Yep...what BountyHunter said. Also that Rem action will respond nicely to a quality blueprint job as part of the rebarrel.

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

If you plan on keeping the rifle for a long time, yes squaring the action and a match barrel would be the next option. I sure would think you could achieve better accuracy from a factory rifle than you are. Especially reloading for it.

Is the stock pillared and bedded? What factory stock? Have you had a good smith look at it? For $750 you should be able to have your action squared and have a match barrel chambered, threaded, crowned, and installed. With what you already have done you pretty much will have a custom rifle after the barrel.


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Old 04-06-2011, 11:06 PM
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

I just bedded and done a trigger job on a friends 700 SPS 300 wsm, boyds feather weight thumbhole and x-mark pro @ 35ozs, weaver 20moa rail, tactical rings and 6-18 Nikon. It will shoot around .75 moa @ 300yrds (2.25-2.5" groups) with 178grain Hornady BTHPs and 68.5grns Imr 4350 which is pretty good for a remington barrel. I have saw bad shooting rifles but 6-9" groups at 300 something is a little off, check the crown, remington has had some issues with that recently.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:00 AM
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

if you are going to pay that much ($750) for a rebarrel i would look at benchmark barrels out of arlington, wa. it was only $525 for them to do a similar job for me. if you are right handed (im not) you should look into a greybull stock for $325. thats $850 for a new stock and barrel. also have someone else shoot the rifle that is a known competent shooter. Im not saying your not im just saying that if the stock fit is off or some other problem is being induced i always have someone else test it before i do anything. just a thought. oh and the benchmark barrel was a match grade stainless and beadblasted for that price. I havent seen that anywhere as of yet. check 6mmbr.com for some feedback on them. Im not getting paid by them or anything but there turn around time on a rebarrel was like 6-8 weeks.
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Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations

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I have a Rem 700 XCR in 300wsm that shoots around 2-3MOA at 300+ yards. On rare occasion, I have acheived near 1MOA. I have a Jewel trigger, glass bedding, and I reload..tried many bullets...all about the same. This is a hunting rifle, and I desire consistent 1MOA at 300-600 yards.

On average will a custom barrel shoot 1MOA with hand loads? I am trying to avoid spending $750 to later end up buying a custom gun.

Thanks,

Kenn
Kenn,

No offense intended, but are you sure it's the rifle?

Do you have anything else to compare to?

How well does it shoot at 100 yds?

And, what are you using for ammo?

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