Originally Posted by sdowney
300 RUM on a Remington 700 is 1.5 MOA at best. My smith is trying to convince me that a Kreiger barrel (or the like) in at least a #5 contour is the place to start. How does H-S deliver guaranteed .5 MOA accuracy out of superlight rifles with 22" tubes?
I'm shooting a pillar bedded, free floated, McMillan stocked, lapped lugs and re-crowned barrel with a Zeiss 6.5x20. Trigger has been worked. Factory 180 gr Sciroccos.
Well, you musta lucked out and got one of the not so accurate factory 700s.
What are the odds of that? 100% in your case. Just the luck of the draw.
To a point weigh has nothing to do with accuracy. Weight is more directly related to steadiness of the "set up" when going prone on the long shots.
I can only assume that H-S goes from from one end of the rifle to the other ensuring that all things are straight, true and aligned perfectly. Remington doesn't do that. Close enough is pretty much good enough for those they market to.
Your smith may be rignt, at least it most probably wouldn't hurt......
A less expensive route would be to blue print (as they say), the complete bolt and action. Recut, or true, the barrel threads on your existing barrel to ensure the barrel is perfectly perpendicular to the bolt face and action and that the recoil lug is flat on both sides and perfectly parallel, true, on both sides.
Recrown the existing barrel and I bet (
) it'll shoot along with what it would have with the Kreiger barrel fitted. If not you're more than halfway there.
Just a thought......