Rem 700 SS vs Ti Weight

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by SES50, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    What is the weight savings of Titanium over Stainless Steel in the remington 700 action? Is it that significant?
     
  2. ackleyfan

    ackleyfan Well-Known Member

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    Around 5 oz!
     

  3. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    So it is basically not worth the extra money to go that route?

    Thanks
    SES
     
  4. ackleyfan

    ackleyfan Well-Known Member

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    It would have to be a great deal before I would do it!
     
  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    and size for size the Ti action would not be as strong as a CM action , that might be somthing to think about also. You will be able to drop alot more weight using one piece ring/base setup , an ADL style stock , have the bolt fluted and lightened and a thinner conture barrel.

    or use one of the realy light weight stocks from McMillan , Lone Wolf , Manner's or Hightech Specialties , they all make a stock that right around 1 lb
     
  6. EXPRESS

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    I have a Rem Titanium in 7mm-08
    As a lightweight hunting rifle it is great.
    That said, it has given me a lot of grief to get to shoot right. More than a lot of other rifles.
    I have finally got a load that shoots .5MOA but "unfortunately" with the 162gn A-Max. I wanted to shoot a 140gn TSX but it just won't shoot anything under 150gn.
    It took a lot to learn how to shoot accurately with this rifle, I've had it for about 3 years now and probably put at 500 rounds through it before I had a handle on it.
    I am thinking of getting it rebarreled so I can shoot the 140 grain ullets and also it seems to be a fairly "slow" barrel by standards if my chrono results are anything to go by.
    I also want to do some mods to the stock and bedding - the forearm is way to flexible so I have thought about milling out a channel and inserting an alluminium arrow tube and bedding it in to stiffen the forend.
    As a long range rifle, well, I haven't tried it past 350yards, but I can hold MOA out to that range, so I'd say it's a very nice backpacking/sheep hunting rifle, but not really a real long range rig.