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Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

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Unread 09-26-2002, 08:54 AM
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Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

try these steps

1. Weaver bases

2. Millet rings (Davidson bases and rings are aluminum under $100 from Sinclair or others also)

3. Change bolt shroud

4. Check stock for where you can mill and drill out to cut weight.

5. flute barrel (alone can cut 4-8 oz)

That is more than enough to cut 3 oz and will cost less than $200-225 normally. Accuracy is not affected by any of these. Fluting will change barrel harmonics and you will have to go through load development though.
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    Unread 09-26-2002, 10:03 AM
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    Who makes a good light weight bolt shroud??

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    Unread 09-26-2002, 10:13 AM
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    You can get a speedlock titanium firing pin too. It if less than half the weight of the stock pin.
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    Unread 09-27-2002, 02:22 PM
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    Matt,

    Sinclair has Davidson bolt shrouds for sale. They're aluminum alloy & @ $18. Weight is @ 1.5 oz less than standard. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    First place I'd start would be the Item #4 of BountyHunter's post above. Then the forearm. After that I'd see how much further I needed to go before spending money. From your original post I assume it shoots well, just a bit overweight.
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    MAX,

    Yes the gun shoots very well. That is why I did not want to mess with the barrel.


    I will look into the rings/base, bolt shroud and stock. The barrel is pretty much free floating right now. So I should be able to remove material from the forearm without jeopardizing accuracy, Correct???


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    Unread 10-01-2002, 01:21 PM
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    Re: Need ideas for reducing weight of M 700

    Matt,

    As long as you don't mess up the bedding or recoil lug area, it's doubtful that removing material from the barrel channel will affect accuracy. Harmonics could play a minor part, but doubtful. You might get a slight change in point of impact, but once you re-zero, you should be fine. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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