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Old 03-07-2011, 04:45 PM
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Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

I have a colt light rifle in 7mm rem mag, and have already added a holland muzzlebreak and had trigger work done. What else should I do to get htis gun to be a good shooter. I want to keep the barrel.

I thinking about bedding the stock.....does that really help?

any other ideas?

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:34 PM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

What is the stock made from? Plastic or something better than that?

Even if it is "tupperware" or plastic then bedding can help. However, it is not as good as a better stock. If it has a good stock then I'd definitely bed it.

I've bedded one with a tupperware stock, and just bedded the recoil lug. Not much point in doing more than that given the limits of the stock. I'm not sure if a stock from New Ultra Light Arms would fit it or not, since the design for the Colt was originally Melvin's that he later bought back from Colt.

End result, bedding can definitely help but its effectiveness will depend on the platform you use.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

I have two of these, 7mm Mag and 270 Winchester, both are amazingly accurate with no modifications. The 270 will shoot well under .75" at 100yds for three shots and the 7mm is just a big larger grouping. Both using handloads.

What kind of accuracy are you experiencing
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

I have the same rifles as Roy. Also the same results. I put in a lighter trigger spring in both, and they both shoot great. Load workup was also easy. The 270 seems to like almost everything. I'm thinking the potential as there.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:36 AM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

GREAT to hear...thanks
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

where can i get a lighter trigger spring at...is it a rem type?
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:35 PM
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Re: Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

What I did was go in to the local gunsmith and buy several different springs of various sizes and weights. I then replaced the stock spring with one that gave me what I wanted.
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