Re: Re-barrel Rem 700
Thanks for the info.
Yes, the McM Hunter's Edge stock is already pillar bedded so that is good to go.
I will agree with you that a heavier barrel is very nice in many ways, but not if it's a hunting rifle that has to be carried every where. The goal of this gun is to make a sub-MOA rifle that weighs less than 7.5 lbs scoped that I can use for sheep and other back country hunts. The heavier barrels clearly don't fit the weight criteria. Most of the "true" mtn rifles being made these days have very, very thin contoured barrels. What's the contour on a Kimber Mtn Ascent to get it to weigh in at 4 lbs 13 ounces?
Also, there are many rifles out there that have thin contours that shoot sub-MOA. I watched a buddy last year before a WY lope hunt pull his brand new Rem 700 Mtn Rifle in 308 out of the box, mount a Leupold scope and Talley Rings and shoot sub-MOA groups. This gun isn't bedded, has the stock trigger and stock and the original noodle barrel. IMO he got lucky and scored a decent Rem 700. I scored on a Rem 700 in the late 80s and have one that is nearly completely stock that can do a hair under 1 MOA.