accuracy of walmart rem 700.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Timmyatneb, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Timmyatneb

    Timmyatneb Well-Known Member

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    Ok wife draged me to walmart today. Stoped by gun counter. They had a 700 camo thin plastic stock. 26 inch medium type barrel 7mm rem mag. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this type on gun and getting the berger bullets to shoot accurately in an over the counter gun , could mabey load up .and if not to accurate mabey send to someone to blueprint and put new barrel on . That do yo u guys think is it worth a shot or a bad idea?
     
  2. loco4coues

    loco4coues Active Member

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    Sounds like you are looking for somewhat of a budget setup?? Nothing wrong with 7mm rem mag and a 700 action/barrel. I would buy the rifle, ditch the stock and buy something like: Bell & Carlson Tactical Medalist Style 3 w/ "Hook" Model 2956 Long Range Lightweight Remington 700 Short Action Stock . Work up some loads and it should shoot fine. I'm in the middle of a budget build doing exactly this. Hope that helps.

    *Edit: I know that stock might not fit that rifle, just an idea of what you can put on there.
     

  3. Timmyatneb

    Timmyatneb Well-Known Member

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    Yea that dont sound to bad. Who knows might be an ok shooter. Have you tried the bergers in a stock remington 7 mag before.
     
  4. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I know several shooters that have bought the $399.00 700 Varmints in 223 and they are as happy as pigs in mud, of course your results may differ. I don't know about the 7mm rem mag.
     
  5. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    I paid about 300 for an old beater 7rm in an ADL 700 last year with the plan to rebarrel it. I loaded some rounds up, after cleaning the barrel, and it shot just under 1 moa. I shot it all summer because it wasn't bad on accuracy. A new 700 is the same no matter where you buy it. If it is OK, a trigger job or floating the stock may make a world of difference.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I know my shooting buddy (InvisibleSoul85) has a factory SPS .300 WinMag 26" barrel that shoots ¼-½ MOA groups with my handloads. We've loaded everyting from Nosler 155 Custom Comps to Berger 230 Hybrid OTM's, and we've found a good load with just about everything we've tried. The only things we've done to the gun were pillar bed the stock (homemade setup, cost like $10), adjust the trigger, and free-float float the barrel, and torque the action screws to proper tension after pillar bedding it.

    Not bad shooting for a sporter barreled almost completely factory SPS.
     
  7. Bigeclipse

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    Just a comment, depends on which 700...Walmart does sell the higher and remington 700s as well...ive seen them for like 600-800 bucks...cant remember actual cost, but then again they also sell the remington 783/770 which are the bottom end budget model.
     
  8. Timmyatneb

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    Its not the 770 - it a 700 the letters on the front left side of reciever start with BB - I dont know if that means blued bolt or somthing else. The stock feels like cheap plastic though.
     
  9. roninflag

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    Tim- you do not say what you are shooting at. you do not say what scope. i adjusted the trigger , removed the 3-9 and put a 6-24 bausch lomb on a 1967 adl ; it will shoot less than .5 with my handloads.
     
  10. Timmyatneb

    Timmyatneb Well-Known Member

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    Well iam gona be shooting deer and targets ,mabey a few song dogs. I will be handloading . I will proubly put a vortex pst or swift ffp scope on .Where iam the provider for my family I will proubly stay with good budget type scopes 1000 dollars or less.
     
  11. jkupper

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    I bought a Remington 700 SPS in 7RM last year, and I am currently shooting the 168 gr Bergers through it. It shoots lights out, putting everything in one hole at 100 yards, and the best I have done with it at 1000 yards is a 6" group, which is still less than 1 MOA.

    The load that the gun likes is a bit on the light side, but i have decided that accuracy is more important to me than speed is.

    I'm shooting 65.5 grains of H1000, 168 gr Berger hunting VLD's, Winchester cases, and WLRM primers. The chronograph told me they were shooting at 2730 fps, but the drops show that the MV is actually 2875 fps.

    I hope yours will shoot as well as mine has. Good luck!
     
  12. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I bought a rem 700 in a 30-06 from walmart. Piece of crap. It shot terrible. I hand loaded and the best COSISTENT group i could do at 100 yds was 1 1/2 in or more. Very unconsistent gun. never knew what i was going to get from day to day. to be honest i wouldn't give anyone a dime for a remington nowadays. They shoot like crap.
     
  13. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    I beg to differ. I have 3 low end Remington 700's that all shoot one hole with the correct load. That being said, they have all shot 4-6" groups with factory ammo, or a hand load that they just didn't like.

    My dad has purchased two other low end remmy's in the time that I have gotten mine, and they also shoot under 1 MOA.

    You may have gotten a lemon, but that does not mean they all shoot like crap. In my experience they do quite the opposite.

    Not trying to be argumentative. I just hate blanket statements about Remington rifles as being "crap".
     
  14. roninflag

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    my B& L i got one sale 279 several years ago.