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Old 07-15-2005, 02:11 PM
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Rem 700 newbie questions.....

Hi There!
Been lurking for a while but need to get started on building a good 700.
I have a predator problem and need to be able to make shots up to 400 yards on coyotes and bobcats. I'd like to also use it on deer if it will carry enough energy out to 3-400yds.
The Rem 700 I'd like to use is a .243 built in the 70's with only 40 rounds through it.
I've been reading up on having the 700 accurized, replacing the barrel, changing the .243 to a 7-08, stocks and so on.....
I'm a little unsure of where I should start or what's necessary to reach my goal.
I'd appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction on what I should or should not do to accomplish my goal.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:23 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

Been there done that. I was in your shoes a few months back.

This man set me straight! Drop him a line. If you do some snooping around here, you will find the man builds a great rifle any way you like it!

HIs name is Chris Matthews

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Old 07-15-2005, 02:43 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

I too would advise to speak with Chris...

as far as caliber... 260 Rem. more umph than a 243 but a better bullet selection than the 7mm...when you consider everything from varmints to deer...
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:16 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

use the 243 for a year on the deer,dogs and cats.learn what you're doing.if you're just starting out, you shouldn't be shooting at deer 3-400 yds away.change the gun this winter/spring if you want.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:11 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

I should be more clear. I've been hunting/shooting for 21 years and have taken deer up to 250 yards with my 30-06. I been shooting long enough to know that the weakest link in the equation is the shooter. I just want to make sure before I start shooting at targets at 250+, that the rifle does it's part.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:28 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

Given any thought to rebarreling to 6.5-284? Excellent for your intended yardage and more.Inherently accurate and good barrel life for hunting purposes.
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:19 PM
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Re: Rem 700 newbie questions.....

I would have to agree with Ric about the 260. I have 2 of them and they are my two favorite rifle to pull out. I have had tremendous luck with 120 NBT's in both rifles. It is very easy to load for, I have used several different powders and have great luck with most of them.
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