getting the most out of my factory Remington 700

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by pfraze, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. pfraze

    pfraze New Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I have a remington 700 7mm rem mag. Its the cheaper version with the synthetic stock. I was wondering what I could do to it to further its accuracy? It shoots pretty good, and I killed a mule deer at 400+ yards year before last. I'm curious what I can do it with out breaking the bank. Thanks!
  2. cahunter805

    cahunter805 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    If it is the factory Tupperware stock I'd say replace it. Get a good stock and a bed it. Then handload and fine tune to your rifle. Also a trigger job or replace the trigger.

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    +1 CAHunter

    1) Get a stiffer stock. I have a lightweight carbon fiber stock from Brown Precision, Very stiff, VERY light and I swear it 'absorbs' recoil.

    2) I use a Timney trigger on mine (was around $100) when I switched it (now they're around $130), set for just under 2lbs.

    Bed the stock with DevCon.

    One other thing, use a good base/rings and a quality scope.

    I use Seekins Aluminum Rail, Low Rings and a Leupy 4.5x14x40.

    It weighs 8lbs all up and will hold 1/2MOA out to 800 yards with 160gr Accubonds.

  4. philip140

    philip140 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    If you don't want to break the bank, buy yourself a laminate stock (easily under $100) then pillar and epoxy bed it. Have the trigger adjusted for a light crisp let-off (by a gunsmith if you're not sure). That alone will give you more consistant accuracy.
    Also, unless you handload already, look into it as it'll increase accuracy and save you money long term - two things you are looking for. Some of the Lee Precision reloading kits are very well priced, while there are better, you can pay 3x more and not see a difference in accuracy. This will allow you to practice with your rifle more as it won't cost so much, making YOU a better shot, not just your rifle.

    Those are my recommendations