Acquired a Rem 700 BDL in .270
I went to the local sports shop and was looking around to see what I could trade for my .220 swift. I was just basically looking for something bigger so that I could shoot farther then about 600 yards, then I currently am with my swift. The guy gave me $450 trade for my swift, so that left me with little choices actually. Well, I saw a .270 that was a Remington BDL, wood stock, blued 22" barrel with sights. Looks like it was probly made in the early 90's or so. Overall condition of the rifle is not to horribly bad, but it has probly went through some good hunts. The blueing is hardly worn, but the wood stock has a couple little chunks out of it, and a lot of scratches, but other then that, the rifle looks alright. It probly wasn't shot a whole lot, the rifling and barrel looks ok, from my eye anyways. Nothign a good scrubbing with sweets wont take care of. The trigger seems to be around 4lbs or so. Anyways, I figure I have a decent caliber for LR deer/yotes, get me a lot farther then that swift anyways. I just hope it shoots halfway decent. I asked him if I worked up loads for it, if I could return it and trade back if it didn't shoot worth a hoot, and he laughed and said no, the only thing we guaruntee is for it go bang. But being an older Remington, I bet it should shoot at least 3/4" at 100 yards, I'm hoping for around 5 inch groups at 500 yards with either a 130g or 140g btips. I dont know if I"ll have much time to shoot or work up loads in 3 weeks, but I'll try. I have dies, brass, and bullets for a .270, I reload for my cousins, so I might be able to bum some brass off him. IF it doesn't shoot that well, at least I got a Remington action to work with instead of a Ruger, I figure thats a lot better. I woudl eventually like to make it a 6.5-06 AI. Thats the plan in the future anyways.