remington 700 bdl modification

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by anaconda33, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. anaconda33

    anaconda33 Member

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    hello everyone, i have a remington 700 bdl 30.06 which i would like to use to make a custom rifle if possible. i dont like this caliber hence the mod project, can anyone recommend a modification as to what i can change it to. i want it for long range shooting, but im not very experienced as other people but i am a quick learner. please let me know and thanks again to everyone.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The simplest change would be to a 280 Remington (A 30/06 necked to .284) because there would be no issues with the change , and the 280 Rem is excellent for ranges out to 1000
    yards.

    The next step up would be the RUMs but this would require opening the bolt face and modifying
    the feed rails.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    What do plan on doing with this rifle? Also, will you be handloading or using factory loaded ammo?
     
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    There are endless choices for a custom depends on what you would be using the rifle for and if you will be reloading for the rifle? Will it be a single shot or a reaper?
     
  5. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    What to change it to depends on how you will use it. If you are killing coyotes, an antelope or two and maybe a few deer, a 25-06 chambering is hard to beat. If you are shooting deer-sized game, a .284 or .270 makes sense. If you might tackle an elk, stick to 30-06 or go up to 35 Whelen.

    If you will reload, a .284 probably has the most possibilities as there are LOTS of 7mm bullets to choose from. Second choice based on bullet possibilities would be to stay with 30-06 as there are many .30 bullets.

    If you will use factory loadings, the .270 or .25-06 are my picks, depending on your uses. Each has available ammunition that isn't over priced & high-quality ammunition is available in most stores.

    Tell us more of what you want to do & you will get more specific advice.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    J E Custom's advice is always worth heeding. Although I would have to ask what is your intended use?

    30.06 is good for everything from ground hogs to elk. You have lots of factory ammo to choose from and if you reload there are lots of bullet choices.
    Short of rebarreling your rig, you could follow similar steps taken to accurize your rig as my nephew did...

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/nephews-transformed-rifle-53634/
     
  7. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    6.5-06 will get you way out there. Ballistics say still super sonic at 1800.
     
  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    That's a sweet cartridge! 140VLD going 3000+
     
  9. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    +1 I have a 30-06 with a ton of brass and ammo both. Hopefully it will become my new deer gun in a 6.5-06, looks like it is hard to beart especially with the 6.5mm bergers