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Old 10-13-2013, 10:19 PM
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Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

a lot of shooting Hello

Everyone. I am a newb to the hunting world. Always wanted to do it as a kid. My parents just were not into guns. Started accumulating guns about five years ago as my kids all grew up. So now I'm learning the ropes been doing a lot of shooting. I did bow hunting in my early youth just no rifle. I want to get proficient enough at it so it is something I can pass on to my children and grand children. Got a couple of Remington 700's in 270 Winchester and I am really wanting to do a big game Elk hunt at some point. Just on the bucket list. So I will probably be asking what seems really stupid questions. Just keep in mind I want to do it right and to do it right I need to understand. I am sure we will all be talking and sharing soon enough
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:05 AM
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Re: Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

Welcome to LRH, the place where we all learn from all. Enjoy!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

Welcome to LRH. This is the place to learn the ropes. So lets get started...what do you want to know about first?

Love it that you're shooting a Rem700 in 270win. Here's a link to my nephew's rifle that might give you some ideas....

Nephew's Transformed Rifle!
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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Re: Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

Nice Rifle. The First thing I want to do is accurize it. I see the items you have mentioned. I am a hands on type of guy. Love to tinker and make it happen. I also ride motorcycles and I customised mine. I have a Concours 14. I removed the flies installed new ECI system, installed a completed new exhaust placed in new running lamps, and put on heated grips. Changed the tires brakes and re trued the rotor.

Not this all means much to you all but I love getting dirty and making it work. I want to understand why something works the way that it does.

This is just one of those things I always wanted to do. So I am doing i . What accurizing can easily be done and which are machining items like recrowning?

Next I basically have been shooting 130 gr Rem Core Lock. I have about 200 rounds of brass and want to reload. I got a pair of hand dies to start along with all the scales and associated case prep tools and alike. Thought of a press but then I thought this way I'll have a better handle on what really is happening. Started off with 100 130 gr Hornady SST and 100 130 grain Sierra Match king HPBT. Got winchester LR primers and Alliant reload 17

What appears to me though is I'm going to use a lot of range time in the near future working up loads. Is crony a must or can it wait?
I guess this is a good start.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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Re: Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

In terms of accurizing, some of it you can do yourself....

Adjust trigger
Pillar and skim bed action to stock
Lap lugs

For all three of these items, you can search this site and youtube and find great how-to's.

You're right that recrowning a barrel would require some machining. When it comes to bedding, do not bed a cheap stock (like the synthetic stock that most Remingtons come with). You can find inexpensive laminate stocks that are worth bedding Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist! and Boyds:.

As for reloading, it sounds (I think) that you have the necessary gear (hand press, dies, powder scale, calipers, priming tool etc)

As for your components, a few comments...

RL17 - good powder but temperature sensitive. Consider H4350.

130grain bullets - this is the classic bullet weight for the 270. As the ranges get longer consider the heavier bullets. With a 1:10 twist barrel you can shoot up to 150grain bullets.

Heavier bullets - if you go to 140 and 150grain bullets, consider a slower powder like H4831

Chronograph - definitely get a chrono. Shooting without one is like shooting with your eyes closed. Even an inexpensive one is better than none. Shooting Chrony F1 Chronograph
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: Hello from the Communist state of Maryland

Thanks for the insights. I will start working on the internals and investigate stocks.

Have a great day!!

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