700 SPS Stock - What to do?

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  1. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 700 SPS in 300 RUM that still has the original stock on it. I have been considering bedding the stock, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion on if it was even worth it to drop $100 on bedding it. Instead, I could obviously put that into a new stock, but I do not really want to spend more than $200-$250 on a new stock at this point. The other idea I have had is to buy a used wood stock and bed that, assuming it would be more accurate than the synthetic. Any suggestions or ideas as to what would be the best route to go at this point? One other note: I would like to keep a hunting-style stock on the rifle at this point since that is what it is going to be used for.
     
  2. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    One other thing I have considered is mounting a Sendero stock on it with the sporter barrel. I know others have done this, but I am not sure all that is involved. Any thoughts or ideas on this?
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    If you don't want to spend anymore than $2-250 for a stock, go to stockysstocks.com. They have a ton of stocks that would fit your application. Look for pillar bedded or aluminum bedded stocks.
     
  4. joseph

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    "OR" you could go to Home Depot and buy a can of fiberglass + hardener for around $10.00 then borrow someones Dremel and bed it yourself. BUT don't forget to get some release agent or Vaseline to put on your action and barrel. Go to Youtube and watch a few videos to get you started. If you can turn a screw driver YOU can do it.

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    joseph

    PS: I have bedded 4 other rifles myself. This one was bedded by the builder, but I sanded, filled and painted it myself. It took about 3 hours including drying time. It AIN"T rocket science.

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  5. WildRose

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    Is this a plastic stock or a fiberglass/resin composite?

    If it is just pillar bedding it (install aluminum or steel pillars) and bed the action and recoil lug should make it very serviceable. Like is said above just go to youtube and search for "pillar bedding a Remington 700) and you can find dozens of videos of people bedding stocks. It doesn't take too long watching them either to figure out who knows what they are doing and who is full of themselves.

    If it's a plastic stock it may or may not be worth bedding but I've done so with several plastic stocks and turned them into very solid shooting platforms by digging out everything I could in the forearm area and refilling with Devcon and either lead shot or steel mill filings. For extra stiffness you can also lay in a piece or two of 1/8" steel rod or 1/2" angle iron or Aluminum. Put the vertex of the V up (upside down V) by pressing it down into a thin layer of epoxy and once you have it positioned properly just pour and go.

    The main problem with plastic stocks bedding wise is getting the bedding to actually stick to it. You have to really roughen up the surface and use a good quality bedding compound like Devcon or you are just wasting your time and money.

    If you want to replace it just watch the classifieds here. Someone will be selling a good used Sendero or PSS stock sooner or later that will fit your needs and usually they will be priced at no more than 250.00. I've bought several off of members here and they have worked out fine for me.
     
  6. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    This is the gun: Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 SPS - Remington Centerfire Rifles. It feels like a plastic-type material, but I am not positive. Thanks for the suggestions though! I have looked in to doing the bedding myself and it doesn't seem to look that easy, but I'll keep studying. Where do you guys get your material for the bedding? I have seen bedding kits out there that sell for $50 or so, which is why I figured I would just spend $100 and have it done professionally. Thanks again for all the input!
     
  7. WildRose

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    It really isn't that difficult especially if you do it in steps. I always like to install the bedding pillars first and then do the action/lug in a second step.

    Just don't skimp on the release agent and it's hard to screw up.

    Does yours have an aluminum bedding block? If so it's either a B&C or H-S precision. If not it's the plastic stock. Is this one green with the black accents and "grippy stuff" on those accents? That really looks like a comfortable and very shootable stock. I've seen and had my hands on a couple but they had an action installed so I couldn't tell for sure what was inside.