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Unread 12-24-2007, 06:01 AM
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New 300rum

In five days I will have my Rem.700 in 300rum. It's just the basic gun. I would like to get a good barrel and a stock put on. Not sure what work it needs for long rang hunting. Need a good trigger and a gunsmith. Any info will help.
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Unread 12-24-2007, 11:49 AM
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i would shoot the gun first and see how it shoots then get the trigger done and get it bedded or maybe a new stock. i wouldnt rebarrel it yet i would burn up the barrel it has now getting use to shooting it unless the accuracy is bad from the get go it took me a while to get use to the recoil with mine i don't use a break
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Unread 01-02-2008, 09:38 AM
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Like stx said, shoot it and see what happens. My bone stock LSS shoots consistent 3/4 MOA. If you were going to shoot in matches, I would say have it worked over to allow for long sessions and many shots. But for hunting, it may be pretty decent already. Recoil is a bitch though. Like stx, I don't use a break and it hammers me pretty good. I can usually go about 12-15 rounds before it really starts to bother me. At 6'3" and 240 lbs, I've got a decent amount of mass to take it, but the shoulder gets a bit sore. Needless to say, I only use it for hunting.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 04:15 PM
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some options

I don't use a break on my RUM either, but found a mercury recoil suppressor in the butstock helped me get back on target a little bit quicker. If you are looking to upgrade to a thumbhole stock the HS Precision pro hunter thumbhole has been a good stock for me. I glass bedded the original stock and it helped tighten the groupings, and the HS stock is shooting better without the glass bedding. I will probably bed the stock when I rebarrel.

The factory trigger on my 700 CDL was very inconsistant for trigger pull and I upgraded to a rifle basix. This was an easy upgrade and again, found to be helpful in shrinking the groups.

Good luck with your new rig. I have loved my RUM since I bought it and enjoy being able to tinker with it as I have funds.

"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"
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Unread 01-15-2008, 05:49 PM
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My factory 700LSS was an OK shooter but I bought the 300 RUM with the intention of shooting loongrange. If the gun can't shoot groups less than .5moa, reliably, than I would not have the confidence to use it for longrange hunting. That's just my criteria - others may feel differently.

My rifle was sent out to Chris @ LSR for a new Broughton barrel and all of the usual machine work. It should be back in a few short days. :>)
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Unread 01-15-2008, 10:41 PM
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I would shoot it a little. At least get used to it. If it needs some improvement then make a plan and get it tuned up.
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