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Old 12-08-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

G'Day Nick,

Not sure if you can participate in IPSC "Practical Rifle" over there?
That has to be the best Range Type practice you can get, for other competitions and hunting related situations!!!

I've been participating in IPSC (Practical Pistol, Rifle & Seed) , for over 30 years now and it is one of the best educators in How to Shoot, going around!

Hope that helps

Thank you for the kind Christmas Wishes!

Doh!
Homer
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:41 PM
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I bought a 700. Good gun if your willing to stick over $1000+ into it. I'm planning on building another custom rifle and I'll base it off a 700. only thing stock will be the action.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 AM
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I bought a 700. Good gun if your willing to stick over $1000+ into it. I'm planning on building another custom rifle and I'll base it off a 700. only thing stock will be the action.
honestly, if your going to build a rifle off of nothing but the action, you'd be better off buying a custom action. Many are similar to Remingtn 700's with a lot of improvments. Savage also sells right bolt left port actions that you can build off of as well (about $650). By the time you take the Remington action and true it up, your about where a custom action starts out. The Savage actions will be in the one and one half thousandth range right out of the box, and that's plenty good enough for 98% of us. I wish I could buy custom 1885 actions!
gary
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

My Favorite Rifle - Rem. 700 .243 Win
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:46 PM
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Im with ya! Got one in 22-250; 243 and 260....all in the VLS trim ( laminated wood stock) Heavier than hell but laminated and true.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

Rem 700s can be sweet shooters but the problem is that they require work to get there. When you calculate the extra components and time, you're easily talking Tikka or even Sako money. I do own a reminder 700 vsf in 22-250 but the dealer had to discount it in order for me to take it. My Sako 75s and 85 have had absolutely no work done on them, are sweeter to shoot and are manufactured to higher tolerances.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:19 PM
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you take a basic Remington 700 action that you find on a donor rifle for about $450, and toss the rest out it out. The action will cost you another $150 or more to true it up (it's crooked!). Rebarrel it for about $500 with a good blank. Buy a trigger that will cost you anywhere from $100 to $300, and then restock it for another $400. Your looking at $1500! Or you can order in a Savage Precision Target Rifle for about $1700 ready to shoot. Odds are better than good the Remington won't shoot with the Savage right out of the box. Or you can spend about $700 for a custom action and go thru the same deal, but probably shoot better than either of the other two. Or you can buy a Savage target action and build a rifle off that for a little less money. The stock work is gonna cost you about the same no matter which way you go. The barrel will come in about $100 dollars cheaper or maybe even slightly less. The Savage target trigger is extremely good. I'd go the custom action route and try to keep it all under $2K, but you could do the Savage for well under $1600 using one of their target actions, and maybe $1800 with a Tom Merideth stocked rifle (the best stocker around). I've seen one Precision target rifle in the flesh, and it was shipped with a .150" three shot target using off the shelf Federal 6BR ammo. Trigger was roughly 10oz. to 12oz. out of the box. You gotta spend a lot of money to shoot that well out of the box ($1725 to be exact). But the downside with them is that they only come in a short action.
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