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Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:36 PM
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Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

I took my Rem700 chambered in 300 win mag to the range the other day and it has started to have some problems, bolt sticking, patterning instead of grouping that kind of thing. I took the rifle into a smith, He took a look into the chamber with his little scope thingy, cleaned it then took another look, after slipping in the go no go gauges he then told me this firearm should NOT be fired until it was re-barreled. It seems that the previous owner did some back yard gunsmithing. So I am at this junction, I have a budget of 1000.00. I would like to build this into a 1k yard tack driver (the tack being an elk). Do I just send the barreled action into Hart and call it a day or does this budget allow some other modifications that will give more accuracy? I am really asking the old....er......more seasoned members on here what they would do with this budget. Planning on reloading to shoot 210 grain berger VLDs. Currently the gun is in the tupperware stock, no glass bedding, and is wearing a Nikon Monarch 4-16 optic. 3..2..1...........GO!
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:38 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

My local Smith could rebarrel and true up the action for about $1000.00. I don't know what hart charges or does for what they charge.

What was done to the rifle that caused the problem?

If you want a tackdriver, I'd consider having the stock bedded along with the action work and new barrel.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:46 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

It looks like the previous owner tried to "polish" the chamber with a reamer. I am open to suggestions.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

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It looks like the previous owner tried to "polish" the chamber with a reamer. I am open to suggestions.
If you want a tack driver and plan on the expense of a new barrel, consider a better stock as well and find the money to do it (if possible).

HS Precision, McMillan, several others will work.

LOTS of great bbls available too.

A buddy of mine had a 270 built with a HSPrecision stock and a 3 groove Lilja tube. At the range it placed factory Hornady SST 140 grains in the same hole. This was right after about 20 rounds to break-in. And none of those made much of a spread either. They were random rounds, some factory Remmy, some were loads I made with minimum charges of VV powder like 165 since it burns so clean.

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Old 06-09-2011, 07:51 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

So I was thinking a 1:10 twist for the barrel, what length of tube? I definitely want to get rid of that piece of Tupperware that is currently on the gun, but that can come later once I have the money to get a good one and have it pillar bedded. the main thing I am concerned with is the action and barrel right now. I know this won't be done for this hunting season and that is fine. I am looking for a reputable gunsmith to do the work. Any suggestions on muzzle brakes?
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:06 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

26" bbl. several smiths right here on LRH. I really don't think you'd go wrong with any.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: Rem 700 build options....HELP!!!!

I really hope I can use one of the gunsmiths from this site, at least then I know we have the same views on long range hunting. I am still in the process of learning so please bear with me. Is there any reason you would suggest a 26" barrel rather than a longer one?
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