Remington 700 SF II 300RUM

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  1. Prvbs 27:17

    Prvbs 27:17 Member

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    What should be done to this stock rifle in order to maximize its accuracy capabilities? (excluding adding a custom barrel)
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    prvbs- have a vais installed first thing. adjust the trigger . mount a good scope in good sturdy mounts. clean the barrel real good. load up some ammo and shoot. wear muffs and puffs when sighting in and working up loads.
     

  3. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Nothing. Have you seen what it will do out of the box for accuracy? You may find that it does just fine with no adjustments needed. There are the standard things that you can do to help with accuracy, however most need the help of a smith.
    First thing you can do is break it in properly if you haven't already. Other things that you can have a smith do are:

    Square Action
    Lap Lugs
    True the Bolt Face
    Custom Recoil Lug
    Re-Crown the Muzzle
    Bed Action in the Stock
    Jewell Trigger (May do this one yourself)
    Re chamber for your caliber to clean up any sloppy factory work

    Before doing any work on your barrel however, I would have a smith with a good borescope take a look and see if the original barrel is worth the work. It may not be. It is worth knowing before hand so you know what you are dealing with.
     
  4. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Bedding is the cheapest and easiest DIY project, tighten front screw, rear screw and a touch on the middle not TIGHT.
     
  5. Prvbs 27:17

    Prvbs 27:17 Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what process do you all use for "breaking in" a barrel. I went through one a few years back on a 300 weatherby that turned out to be the worst shooting rifle I've ever been around. Not sure if the process had anything to do with it (I doubt it because my buddy did the same with his Remy 700 and had no issues).

    Would like to hear what you all do for a "break in"
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I pretty much follow what Shilen has posted...
    Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.

    Bill Shehane lays out a pretty detailed explanation of his procedure in the book "Precision Shooting at 1,000 yards."

    Even more important than breakin is your general cleaning procedure. There's no telling how many good rifles I ruined before I learned that you need to use a carbon rod with a bore guide and clean from the reciever end so as not to damage the crown.
     
  7. Prvbs 27:17

    Prvbs 27:17 Member

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    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    While break-in procedures vary and the merits are debatable, one thing that can't be refuted is that improper cleaning tools and techniques will ruin your barrel and/or crown.
     
  10. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    on riflemans jouirnal there is an article on barrel break-in. for factory barrels i clean mine and shoot
     
  11. Boss Hoss

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    To do that without replacing the 20 dollar factory tube is not IMHO a wise way to spend money. The bore scope cannot tell you if the barrel will or will not be accurate. It will show obvious problems(like chamber not concentric) but sometime the ugly tube will shoot you just don't know.
     
  12. Boss Hoss

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    I read the thread and he talks about Speedy (I never saw him at the shop and I spent hundreds of hours there plus shoot with Speedy) and Speedy does not follow that process he advocates.

    I have posted here the detail of what he does as well as what I do many times and it does work. Will agree that many people do not know what they are doing when using the cleaning rod. Also know that my bore scope helps me know what and when to use different processes---many folks think a tube is shot out when in fact it is just polluted to death and can be cleaned easily using the right process and products.
     
  13. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Good call Boss Hoss,
    To quote a cartoon from another thread... "But, 5 guys on the Internet agree. So, it has to be right."
     
  14. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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    #1 thing I will do to mine when I get around to it is adding an extended box magazine so I can load my bullets long enough to touch or be jammed in the lands. Too much jump right now.