Hey yall might have already seen my posts in the other parts of this site. I just found this site and its seems really
helpful. I just wanted to see what yall thought for my idea for my hunting rifle.
I have a remington model 700 bdl 30-06 with wood stock and 22in blued barrel. It actaully used to shoot extremely
well for a factory gun but it was my dads before i had it and it is at least 15-20 years old with no telling how many
rounds fired through it and i believe the accuracy has slipped quite a bit. I would like to rebarrel and restock it to
get a little improvement of caliber and big improvement of accuracy with as little money as possible(cant afford a
full blown custom rifle
built on my action seeing as how im actually only 16 yrs old which i wasnt gunna mention but i noticed earlier someone joined this site who was 14 and yall dont seem to mind). I am though really into accuracy
and know a whole lot for my age(or even for an adult really) and would like to get more into shooting long range.
My idea is to send my action to pac nor and have them install a super match grade stainless barrel(220 for
countoured blank and 200 for install and true action). I want it chambered for 280 ackley improved since i
wouldnt have to open my bolt face to magnum, it wouldnt kick bad, and it just about matched 7 rem mag in
ballistics, easily beating 30-06, 25-06, and 270 win. Plus, huge selection of 7mm bullets and alot have high bc. I
would probably get about a #5 contour 26” barrel. Want as heavy as practicle for a hunting rifle to haul around.
Then, i would order an HS precision stock from cabelas or somebody like that (cabelas has pro series stocks for 260
bucks). I dont know wether i would the the varmit one or the sporter but probably the varmit(any opinions??) but i
would want the front sling swivel in a position where it would accomidate my harris bipod.
I would then have a local gunsmith glass bed the action and make sure the barrel is free floated.
Is this a good idea or is there problems with this plan i dont forsee? What kind of accuracy can i expect out of this
rig and will i be happy with the money i spent? The parts as i see it only come out to 680 bucks, plus of course
shipping costs and the gunsmiths cost, which isnt bad(eventhough i have very little money right now i will be
starting a job soon and saving for this purpose, Dang shouldnt have spent all my money on my truck, haha). Is
there any other costs im not forseeing(besides brass/dies)?
Thanks for any help as im young and new to this as i said, sorry it turned out so dang long.
by the way the rifle aready has a zeiss 4.5-14x44 conquest in leupold mounts and a shilen trigger at 2# courtesy of
my dad. And we do hand load, i do alot myself and am actually more painstaking with the handweighing of
charges and case prep than my dad is.