Re: Rem.700 build upgrade advice
Originally Posted by highridge1
Great rifle to work with. Before I had the action trued new barrel etc. I would see how well it groups. You might not need to do much at all. I would go with a good scope that is 20x or more with side focus and has enough adjustment for 1000 yards.Things to look at, I would put both action screws at 45 inch lbs, and have your trigger adjusted for the best weight for you.Too heavy of a trigger pull will make long range accurate shooting very difficult.
This is some great advice. I was going to go the route of trigger adjustment advice, but also look at having the action bedded in Devcon or something similar. Bedding an action is something you can do your self at home. So really it is the cost of material. I also support the purchase of good optics and rings. You want that scope to be mounted good and tight (don't crush the scope tube about 15in. lbs.). With these modifications you may be able to have a shooter for less than $100. There are some resources on the net that can teach you how to set your own trigger if you want to try it. It will however void the warranty on your rifle. So it's up to you if you want to attempt it. I followed some instruction on my Model 7 and things worked out ok. It's up to you. Make sure the barrel is completely free floated. Double check with a bipod to make sure. Also you want to the get a Harris Bipod or better with a swiveling head. If you get the notched legs, that will help in making sure nothing slips when you are uneven ground. This will run you about $100 depending on where you buy it.
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