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Old 11-05-2007, 06:12 PM
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Rem 700 SS vs Ti Weight

What is the weight savings of Titanium over Stainless Steel in the remington 700 action? Is it that significant?
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:56 PM
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Around 5 oz!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:20 AM
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So it is basically not worth the extra money to go that route?

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:09 PM
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It would have to be a great deal before I would do it!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:12 PM
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and size for size the Ti action would not be as strong as a CM action , that might be somthing to think about also. You will be able to drop alot more weight using one piece ring/base setup , an ADL style stock , have the bolt fluted and lightened and a thinner conture barrel.

or use one of the realy light weight stocks from McMillan , Lone Wolf , Manner's or Hightech Specialties , they all make a stock that right around 1 lb
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:16 AM
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I have a Rem Titanium in 7mm-08
As a lightweight hunting rifle it is great.
That said, it has given me a lot of grief to get to shoot right. More than a lot of other rifles.
I have finally got a load that shoots .5MOA but "unfortunately" with the 162gn A-Max. I wanted to shoot a 140gn TSX but it just won't shoot anything under 150gn.
It took a lot to learn how to shoot accurately with this rifle, I've had it for about 3 years now and probably put at 500 rounds through it before I had a handle on it.
I am thinking of getting it rebarreled so I can shoot the 140 grain ullets and also it seems to be a fairly "slow" barrel by standards if my chrono results are anything to go by.
I also want to do some mods to the stock and bedding - the forearm is way to flexible so I have thought about milling out a channel and inserting an alluminium arrow tube and bedding it in to stiffen the forend.
As a long range rifle, well, I haven't tried it past 350yards, but I can hold MOA out to that range, so I'd say it's a very nice backpacking/sheep hunting rifle, but not really a real long range rig.
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