Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Panchik, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    This is my first rifle for LR which I built.
    As a base was taken a stock Remington 700 XCRII in 300 WM.
    The original stock had been replaced by Hogue stock with aluminum bedding block on which I made a glass bedding.
    The trigger was replaced by Jewel.
    As a scope I mounted Nightforce 5.5-22x56 MOAR on Nightforce rail and rings.
    To reduce recoil I install a muzzle brake which gives me opportunity do not think about my eyebrow.
    In addition I attached Harris bipods and bubble level
    After this tuning the rifle does subMOA easily by three shots.

    So far the longest shot was on a balloon - 1000 yards.
    As for hunting it was on prairie dog - 583 yards.

    As an additional equipment for LR I use Leica 1600-b and Vortex Viper HD 8-42.
    The ballistic calculator of leica works very well until 600 yards.

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  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know they had prairie dogs in kazakhstan. Hmmm, learn something new everyday.

    Nice looking rig. I am jealous of the NF scope and your leica 1600-B rangefinder.
     

  3. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    We have two types of prairie dogs, one is mountain and second is a plain one.
    The mountain one is bigger and can reach until 13 kg.

    These ones were taken this summer.
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    I very like my leica and nightforce. Before I used Leupold RX IV. Leica is much much better. Very fast and accurate. No need to carry a smart phone with a ballistic calculator.

    As for a scope, before I used Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20X50 TMR, M1. Very good scope but I could not manage with mills in TMR and MOA in tarrets. Nightforce provides me everything what I need, good readable MOAR reticle in MOA and deadly accurate tarrets, also in MOA.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    A prairie dog that can reach 28 lbs (13 kg) is huge!
     
  5. leadchucker

    leadchucker Well-Known Member

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    Looks like what we call groundhogs. 25lbs is big though!
     
  6. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Groundhogs live in forest but ours in the mountains. It is also called as marmota bobac.
     
  7. leadchucker

    leadchucker Well-Known Member

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    I see. We also have lots of marmots in the mountains. Nice rifle by the way and nice shooting!
     
  8. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    I am building something very similar, based on an XCR II in 300 RUM. Great choice to start with in my opinion.
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I worked over a new XCR II in 338 RUM last year for a friend. The stock had to go and was replaced with a HS Sendero stock and bedded. The trigger was replaced with Timney, and a Holland side discharge brake was installed along with a NF rail and rings and a Vortex PST in SFP. I loaded some 300 SMK's for it with some H-1000 looking for a factory 700 yard elk rifle. The rifle really surprised us both when it held 1 moa or better at 1000 yards. He has taken coyotes and an antelope or two in the 600 to 700 yard range. It worked out very well.

    Jeff
     
  10. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a nice choice. I myself just picked up a XCR tactical in a 300.win mag thrown into a HS Precision Stock and bedded, with a muzzlebrake and tactical bolt knob, NF rail and NF 5.5-22x50 nxs and im trying to work up a load. So far everything i have run through it shot like a house on fire. Cant wait to push it back a little
     
  11. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I have an original XCR .338 RUM. I have held MOA to 1200 yards with it.
     
  12. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all!
    I realy envy of your varuous callibers availabe and million different things for tuning. For example, Jewel and stock I hardly found.
    I would have McMillian stock if I could find it in Kazakhstan.
     
  13. Arctic Cowboy

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    Man I envy you! I picked up an xcrII in 300WM a few weeks ago and I'm just a few steps behind you. Put a Timney trigger set at 2lbs, Harris bipod, and have it topped with a Vortex viper pst sitting on a Larue 20 moa rail with Larue rings. Can't get the darn thing to shoot better than 2.5" at 100 nevermind at any kind of decent yardage. The stock isn't free floated at all so that obviously has to go but I'd eventually like to re-barrel it and don't want to buy a different stock to fit a new barrel contour. At present I'm flinging 208gn Amax's in front of H4831SC. I'm a diehard remmy fan and am in no way ready to give up on this setup but I can't say I haven't thought about "losing it" on a mountain hunt at one time or another. Glad to see there's still light at the end of the tunnel for my build!

    - AC