a steal of a deal!

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 7mmremingtonmagnum, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. 7mmremingtonmagnum

    7mmremingtonmagnum Member

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    so i have the chance to buy a remington 700 in 30-06 that has never been shot to the best of the sellers knowledge.... the seller being my grandma. i am trying to decide if i should pick it up or not, i can get my hands on it for 300 bucks, currently its mounted with a leupold scope 3-9x40. but i also have a ruger m77 tang safety that is in my possesion and i dont think its been shot that much as my grandpa owned it and didnt hunt a whole lot. both are completely factory. i want to be killin paper at about 1k and shootin deer at about 800 ish, what would be my best bet as for the gun. the ruger is a 1984 model and i know for a fact the remington is alot newer, its still in the box!
     
  2. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 w/Leupold is worth 300$ all day long! Would be the easiest to customize and more aftermarket components available! If you don't want it, post her info, someone will take it!
     

  3. 7mmremingtonmagnum

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    im sure someone would want to take it! but i think im gonna pick it up and turn it into my long range shooter. its too good of a price to turn away from even if its not my preferred caliber. i know the 30-06 is still capable to shoot long distance but its trajectory isnt as good as some other rounds. all things considered... it will be mine! first new rifle owned and a customizable remington at that!
     
  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Turn it into a 280AI, a 6.5 Sherman, or 6.5-06
     
  5. royinidaho

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    Geez

    Have a heart…

    Takin' advantage of grand ma. . .

    Giver her at least 400.
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    ...and don't fock with it either.
     
  7. 7mmremingtonmagnum

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    its the price she offered it to me for and thats part of the reason why i want to buy it rather than give it to me, i have 6 hand me down guns already. i dont have much of a need for another gifted gun that i cant modify the way i want. i have a ruger m77 mk2 in 25-06, ruger m77 tang safety 7mm, 30-30 lever action from about the 50s, 22 pump from about the 40s, and a .22 semi auto, then i have a benelli 12 gauge that i got from my dad, as well as a mathews legacy solocam that shoots like a dream. i dont think i need another gifted gun when i barely have room to store the ones i already have.
     
  8. royinidaho

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    Okey Dokey, I'll lighten up.

    I'm with you on this one.

    I inherited my dad's ol' Rem 721 '06. It was the rifle I got my first and only PA white tail back in 1960. A pretty decent 9 point.

    Dad replaced the original stock which he had reworked in to a pretty sweet rig. He distorted the original along the way.

    It would have stayed an '06 if it would have shot worth a squat.

    It is now a 270 Allen Mag sporting a McMillan A-5.
     
  9. 7mmremingtonmagnum

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    being that its a new gun i think it will shoot well, im not to concerened with how it will group up close jsut past 500, id like to think that i can get sub moa out of factory HSM rounds and factory barrel and what not but ill be happy with what it can give me gun)
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Must be nice to be retired and have money.......:D
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

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    I wouldn't count on HSM ammo to shoot any better than Fed Blue Box, but you can get high BC bullets with HSM.

    I'm going to be completely honest here and say that IMO, you would be better off selling the NIB Rem and putting that toward a custom build. I would not count on a factory Rem with factory sporter barrel to give you good accuracy at long ranges. It might, but the odds are against it. That probably sounds terrible with the gun coming from your Grandma and all but you can tell Grandma that you're using your resources for the best outcome. Also, using the 30-06 on game out to 800 yds is probably a bit of a stretch, especially with factory ammo. If you want reliable and consistent LR shooting ability, you really need to start reloading.

    Best of luck
     
  12. Creedmoor shooter

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    Get that 700 and turn it into a nice build....... Id turn it into a 6.5-06
     
  13. 7mmremingtonmagnum

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    well i finally got out to the range to shoot the 06. as light as the gun is i was pleased with the recoil out of it. went through a break in procedure with some inexpensive ammo and then moved to some remington core lokt that came with the gun (about 4 years old) got to shoot it and see what kind of groups it put down with the remington ammo. managed about a 1.75 moa at 100. as for the gun i think it will shoot better when i find an ammo that it likes (for now) reloading is on the list as soon as i get some brass built up. gonna be trying some other brands/weights and see how it shoots. lovin the gun right now.
     
  14. WildRose

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    Sounds like you are off to a good start. Next I'd float it, install pillars, bed it, and you should get it down to 1MOA or better with decent ammo.

    I would not waste my time or ammo on shooting it before doing the above because you'll need to do all three to get it to shoot right. You will not really know the accuracy potential of the rifle until you do so.