Hello from Castle Rock, Colorado

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by 788 6mm, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. 788 6mm

    788 6mm New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    As you can see from my username, I've been shooting an old (late 70's) Remington 6mm 788 for almost 30 years - off & on. I bought it new, and have always taken great care of it, shooting "downloaded" handloads & thoroughly cleaning it after every shooting session. 40 gr of IMR 3450 pushing a 100 gr Sierra Boat tailed Spitzer gets me consistent nickel to dime sized groups ( & the occasional quarter to silver dollar, when the wind is high) . All I've done to it is free float the barrel. I took a few cow elk with it, before switching to bow hunting (only) about 15 years ago.

    I recently bought a Rem 700 SPS Varmint 223 and I'm looking at pillar-bedding both, which is what brought me here. I've already switched out the flimsy plastic stock for a Ross thumb hole featherweight. I'll also be looking for reload recipes for the 223. I shoot mostly Sierra, but am willing to try anything, especially if it involves the SPS Varmint. I've got a lot of lurking to do - looks like there is a HUGE wealth of information here!
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  2. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

    Jun 11, 2005
    Welcome to LongRangeHunting.