What to do??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 5280yotes, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    I have an older rem700 in 30-06 and want to get some opinions on what to do with it (sell it? or keep it?). It has a internal mag and i believe it is pre-jlock.It has the two screws on the left rear of the action. Should I send it off to become a 6.5-284 or dump it to a friend and get a more modern action? TIA
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    It's a great action to build on so I'd keep it. It's a natural choice for either the 6.5x284 or 6.5x06, .260, or any number of great medium calibers.
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    my two 6.5-284 on rem 700 actions are awesome
     
  4. TannerGun

    TannerGun Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't do a 6.5-284 on anything BUT a long action. Rock on!
     
  5. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Well I talked with a local smith today, and I think its a go with the 6.5-284 on 700 long action. He also spoke very highly of the 260rem and said I could build this on a short action and still shoot 140class bullets as a repeater.
     
  6. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I'd shoot it, and if it's accurate at all I'd leave it alone. But that's just me. :D

    Since that's not the "in" thing to do on this site and the 30-06 is definitely not an "in" caliber here I suspect that won't happen. :cool:

    Either way, have fun with it!