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Old 04-27-2010, 01:56 AM
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Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

I recently got a 30.06 I got it as a deer slayer and it does the job. I'm looking to turn it into something better.
I usually hang out with the gas guys, and now I got a new Bushmaster 450 as my deer rifle here in San Diego. I would like to begin to learn a few thing's from the bolt guys. So this 700 is going to be my donor gun and I'm kinda going to have to piece it here in there. when I get the money. I'm new to this have been reading your fantastic forum for about. A month now.

What I would like out of the rifle:

Good fit
No doubt in the rifle out to 700yds
No superwamadyne load creation in case I had to buy a factory load.


Any assistance would be great. Thanks
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:56 AM
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Re: Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

I turned my Rem 700 30/06 into a 7mm mag. I have used it to take deer out to 600 yds so far.
I had the bolt face opened up, sako style extractor installed, action trued up to make everything square and a No5 contour 26" barrel fitted.
I love it. It has less recoil than the 30/06, but it is heavier.

If you don't want to go to a magnum then look at the 280AI or the 6.5/284, although I don't know if you can get factory loads for these two.

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Re: Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

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I turned my Rem 700 30/06 into a 7mm mag. I have used it to take deer out to 600 yds so far.
I had the bolt face opened up, sako style extractor installed, action trued up to make everything square and a No5 contour 26" barrel fitted.
I love it. It has less recoil than the 30/06, but it is heavier.

If you don't want to go to a magnum then look at the 280AI or the 6.5/284, although I don't know if you can get factory loads for these two.

Stu.
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Re: Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

Nothing wrong with the ol' -06.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:34 PM
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Re: Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

balistically the 30-06 is fine. the remington 700 is fine. adjust the trigger . put a good scope on it. if that doesnt do it. add a heavier krieger barrel
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Re: Help turning my 700 SPS 30.06

I really like the 6.5-.284 for wood chucks out to 1000 plus yards, deer out to 800 yards and paper punching at whatever range. It's max range on deer for me is 800 yards due to being just about 900 ft/lbs at that distance. This would make a very fine deer cartridge. Not much recoil, good out to the distance you mentioned, HSM

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and I believe nosler makes factory ammo if needed, but handloads with 140g A-Max works very well on deer and chucks. Not much would have to be done to change your 30-06 into a 6.5-.284. Blueprint the action, install a Holland recoil lug, New Barrel (Kreiger, Brux, ect.). If the rifle is in a plastic factory stock replace it with a fiberglass or laminate one and have it pillar bedded and the barrel free floated. You can re-use the factory trigger for now to save some $$ but I'd have a jewel put in it maybe later if not during the build process. Your only looking at about $750 invested to have a new barrel installed, have the action blueprinted, trigger adjusted and a holland lug. Stock prices vary greatly depending on what you want and like.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:27 PM
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I really like the 6.5-.284 for wood chucks out to 1000 plus yards, deer out to 800 yards and paper punching at whatever range. It's max range on deer for me is 800 yards due to being just about 900 ft/lbs at that distance. This would make a very fine deer cartridge. Not much recoil, good out to the distance you mentioned, HSM

sniperstore

and I believe nosler makes factory ammo if needed, but handloads with 140g A-Max works very well on deer and chucks. Not much would have to be done to change your 30-06 into a 6.5-.284. Blueprint the action, install a Holland recoil lug, New Barrel (Kreiger, Brux, ect.). If the rifle is in a plastic factory stock replace it with a fiberglass or laminate one and have it pillar bedded and the barrel free floated. You can re-use the factory trigger for now to save some $$ but I'd have a jewel put in it maybe later if not during the build process. Your only looking at about $750 invested to have a new barrel installed, have the action blueprinted, trigger adjusted and a holland lug. Stock prices vary greatly depending on what you want and like.

Thanks a ton I found gunsmith here in San Diego is that round anything like the 6.5 Grendel ? What is the "Going rate" for blue printing?

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