rem 700 vs 40x

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by waylon, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. waylon

    waylon Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Would like to know what the diffrence is between the to .
  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2001
    Action wise not one thing. But with that said let me explain a little further- the 40X is supposed to be trued up by the custom shop and a little tighter tolerances. However I have worked on several and they were as far out of true as a normal 700. One other difference is they make the 40X in a single shot version as well as a repeater. The 40X also has a slightly different and better trigger. The # screw/spring is a little better design allowing for a more consistent pull weight.
    However, 700 can be made to shoot as well as a 40X and the 700 trigger can be tuned to be just as good.
    So in my opinion, buy a 700 and spend the extra $ on a good barrel or glass.
  3. JustC

    JustC Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    what Chris said. If I come across a 40x when I am in the search for an action I'll buy one,..but if a correct bolt face 700 comes along first,..done deal.