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rem 700 vs 40x

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Unread 01-01-2005, 10:00 PM
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rem 700 vs 40x

Would like to know what the diffrence is between the to .
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Unread 01-02-2005, 10:26 AM
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Re: rem 700 vs 40x

Action wise not one thing. But with that said let me explain a little further- the 40X is supposed to be trued up by the custom shop and a little tighter tolerances. However I have worked on several and they were as far out of true as a normal 700. One other difference is they make the 40X in a single shot version as well as a repeater. The 40X also has a slightly different and better trigger. The # screw/spring is a little better design allowing for a more consistent pull weight.
However, 700 can be made to shoot as well as a 40X and the 700 trigger can be tuned to be just as good.
So in my opinion, buy a 700 and spend the extra $ on a good barrel or glass.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 01-04-2005, 09:11 PM
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Re: rem 700 vs 40x

what Chris said. If I come across a 40x when I am in the search for an action I'll buy one,..but if a correct bolt face 700 comes along first,..done deal.
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
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