Re: Have a chance at a 40X Remmy
Although the Rem. 40X rifles have been pretty good in calibers smaller than 28, in my opinion and observations the larger ones haven't. I've watched several people who bought them in all sorts of chamberings shoot them in 600 and 1000 yard matches. None of them shot very well. And when epoxy bedded the round receivers twisted loose after a few hundred rounds of bullets heavier than about 160 grains; after rebedding they shot normally for another few hundred shots. I've shot two of them, both practically brand new; one in .308 Win. and the other in .30-.338 Win. Mag. Neither would stay inside 7 inches at 600 yards nor 15 inches at 1000 yards. Both rifle's short-range test targets were around one-half MOA, but then no rifle shoots the same MOA all the way down range anyway.
Remington offered to build some 40X competition rifles for a couple of the USA international teams. The team captain and coach turned them down.
For that much money, one could rebarrel, rebed and restock an existing rifle that would shoot much better than a new 40X. That aside, there are folks who like the 40X anyway. Especially those in 22 and 24 caliber which are darned accurate factory rifles.