Top accuracy improvement choices for a colt light rifle?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by WEATHERBY460, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I have a colt light rifle in 7mm rem mag, and have already added a holland muzzlebreak and had trigger work done. What else should I do to get htis gun to be a good shooter. I want to keep the barrel.

    I thinking about bedding the stock.....does that really help?

    any other ideas?

    thanks
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    What is the stock made from? Plastic or something better than that?

    Even if it is "tupperware" or plastic then bedding can help. However, it is not as good as a better stock. If it has a good stock then I'd definitely bed it.

    I've bedded one with a tupperware stock, and just bedded the recoil lug. Not much point in doing more than that given the limits of the stock. I'm not sure if a stock from New Ultra Light Arms would fit it or not, since the design for the Colt was originally Melvin's that he later bought back from Colt.

    End result, bedding can definitely help but its effectiveness will depend on the platform you use.
     

  3. RoyB

    RoyB Well-Known Member

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    I have two of these, 7mm Mag and 270 Winchester, both are amazingly accurate with no modifications. The 270 will shoot well under .75" at 100yds for three shots and the 7mm is just a big larger grouping. Both using handloads.

    What kind of accuracy are you experiencing
     
  4. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    I have the same rifles as Roy. Also the same results. I put in a lighter trigger spring in both, and they both shoot great. Load workup was also easy. The 270 seems to like almost everything. I'm thinking the potential as there.
     
  5. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    GREAT to hear...thanks
     
  6. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    where can i get a lighter trigger spring at...is it a rem type?
     
  7. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    What I did was go in to the local gunsmith and buy several different springs of various sizes and weights. I then replaced the stock spring with one that gave me what I wanted.
     
  8. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    any idea if a timney type trigger complete assembly will fit ?
     
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  10. deadi

    deadi Active Member

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    Send the rifle to Melvin Forbes at NULA for a new stock, trigger and other misc. parts that he deems necessary. You will then have a significantly better functioning rifle.
     
  11. aztap

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    I am the happy owner of a CLR in .270 as well as the gents above. I have had similar results with 130 grain bullets, Sierra and Hornady, and H-4831 and RL22. If I do my part 1 inch or less groups are not too difficult to shoot. I put a Harris bi-pod on it when hunting and there are a number of deer and antelope that would testify to the fact that the rifle is more than accurate enough. The only gripe I had was that the rifle weighed 8 ounces more than advertised. I like the rifle. It's a keeper.
     
  12. aztap

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    I am the happy owner of a CLR in .270 as well as the gents above. I have had similar results with 130 grain bullets, Sierra and Hornady, and H-4831 and RL22. If I do my part 1 inch or less groups are not too difficult to shoot. I put a Harris bi-pod on it when hunting and there are a number of deer and antelope that would testify to the fact that the rifle is more than accurate enough. The only gripe I had was that the rifle weighed 8 ounces more than advertised. I like the rifle. It's a keeper.