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Old 02-24-2013, 11:29 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I have had many different guns. Remingtons have not been on the list till recently. They are a good gun to build off of due to Parts and Smiths that work on them. And the wieght of the action. Kind of like the 350 chevy vs 351 Ford. Ford was a stronger engine but you could almost build 2 chevys engines for the same price. With that being said. I really like a good Model 70. I believe they are a stronger action. Also if I was not worried about weight I would not hesitate to build off a Weatherby Vanguard/Howa action very strong but it is heavier and less parts to choose from. And less smith build off them. Although the actions never seem to have to be trued. I also would love a custom build off a Thompson Icon. Also strong but heavey action. As far as Savage. They are about as accurate out of the box as your gonna get. But, I just can not get past the sloppiness of that gun. Although I do love the old 1960's 99c DM in a .308. With all that said. There is a balance in wieght, and strength. I think the Rem 700 and Win 70 achieve that. Then when it comes to parts and smiths the 700 wins. So, now after years and years I have 700's. I have a 1998 .260 DBM Mountian Rifle. Love that gun. Bought in the last month a 700 sps 7-08 shoots .50 all day. Have shot 60 rounds though it. Not bad for a 459 dollar gun. That gun will get a new stock. I also bought a week later a 700 CDL DM 7-08 that is waiting on a Krieger Barrel and an action job to a .260. Never shot that one. So, in all if your going build a Rem is a good way to go. Otherwise there are better guns for the dollar off the shelf. Weathery Vanguard or Thompson Icon come to mind. And hate to say it the new Browning XBolt. I would put them against any REM anyday for out of the box. IMHO
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:09 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I wouldn't say that the Remington 700 is Junk. I LOVE mine in .270 Winchester. But with all of the Low Budget Tack drivers out there like the Marlin X7, gives the 700 a Run for its money.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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I wouldn't say that the Remington 700 is Junk. I LOVE mine in .270 Winchester. But with all of the Low Budget Tack drivers out there like the Marlin X7, gives the 700 a Run for its money.
honestly, I have an older Marlin MR7 in my safe, that is kinda of built off the best of the rest (no better way to say it). It starts out with a similar action to a Mod. 70 Winchester, but the bolt is similar to a Remington with the Winchester saftey. Uses the small box type magazines that Browning used (well similar). Mine came in 30-06 with a 22" barrel if I remember right. Shoots 3/4" five shot groups with little if any serious load work. One thing I didn't like about it was the way they finished the stock out. It's a nice piece of walnut with that funky Marlin finish on it. Checkering appears to be hand cut and also done nicely. I'm sending the stock to the furnature stripper, and then give it a gazillion coats of hand rubbed oil. Kinda like to rebarrel it to 6.5-06 with a 25" length
gary
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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honestly, I have an older Marlin MR7 in my safe, that is kinda of built off the best of the rest (no better way to say it). It starts out with a similar action to a Mod. 70 Winchester, but the bolt is similar to a Remington with the Winchester saftey. Uses the small box type magazines that Browning used (well similar). Mine came in 30-06 with a 22" barrel if I remember right. Shoots 3/4" five shot groups with little if any serious load work. One thing I didn't like about it was the way they finished the stock out. It's a nice piece of walnut with that funky Marlin finish on it. Checkering appears to be hand cut and also done nicely. I'm sending the stock to the furnature stripper, and then give it a gazillion coats of hand rubbed oil. Kinda like to rebarrel it to 6.5-06 with a 25" length
gary
Its actually very very easy to strip a stock yourself, I highly reccomend giving it try it sometime, save you alot of time and $$.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:42 PM
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Its actually very very easy to strip a stock yourself, I highly reccomend giving it try it sometime, save you alot of time and $$.
I did a couple shotgun stocks, and I'm very allergic to the paint removers. It's cheaper for me to send the stock to the stripper for about $50.
gary
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

Ahh well in that case its defintely worth the $50

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I did a couple shotgun stocks, and I'm very allergic to the paint removers. It's cheaper for me to send the stock to the stripper for about $50.
gary
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

Remington has turned into a marketing and price point company. They are focused on Walmart buyers. This shows through the manufacture of the cheaper rifles they now offer, IE770! The 700 is still a great tunable rifle but it now has some great competition that out shoots the 700 out of the box, Sako, Savage and The Weatherby series 2. If one wants to pick a rifle up off the shelf and have a tackdriver you cant beat a Accumark. The 700 use to be the accuracy darling but it now has very stiff competition..
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