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Postby Frankendude » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:44 am

Beltbuckle: Your assessment matches what I've read about the rifle. I'm not interested in having a so-so rifle. I'm planning on 1 of 2 options. Sell the rifle and buy a better one or salvage the 700 action and rebarrel and restock the rifle. Would I be better selling and starting from scratch or modify this one. I have other rifles that use .223 so I'm interested in staying with that caliber.
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:46 am

That depends, whats your plan? Are you after an accurrized bolt rifle or is a semi auto adaquate?



Whats your budget as this will be the most important consideration. Smithy's aren't cheap, and if you rebarrel and stock I imagine you'd want it tuned as well.



I assume you want to fire 5.56 so you'll need somthing chambered for 5.56 or .223wylde to safely fire it.
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Postby Frankendude » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:02 pm

Beltbuckle: I have about $600 in the rifle. I already have a decked out armalite AR-15 with a variety of sight/scope options. I'm more interested in a gun that has the potential to reach out to 300 - 400 yards for critters. I could put another $600 - $800 in to the rifle if that makes economic sense as opposed to starting over.
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:16 pm

Your AR is more than capable of that but I understand the bolt idea. With the available cash you have to put into a rifle I think your just as well off selling your rifle and buying a new one that already is built for your purposes. If you want an all out custom bolt, expect to have $2,000 or more into it.



If you go to a gunshow to sell the Remmy, I imagine the triangular barrel will grab up someones attention and you'll get nearly what you have into it. I also recomend you throw on a cheap scope just for looks if you go this route.



The Savage 12 F T/R fits your requirements well. MSRP is in the $1,300 range.



The Tikka T3 series is a good choice and the Tactical version looks very nice! $800-1,600 for these.



A Remington 700 SPS would be a fair choice



A Cooper model 21 would also be a decent choice.
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Postby Frankendude » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:46 pm

Beltbuckle: Thanks for your responses. Kind of thought this is where I'd end up with this thing. One last thing please, I was under the impression that 5.56 and .223 were essentially interchangible. Your suggestion about the .223wylde indicates I'm wrong about this. Would you mind enlightening me about this. I assume my AR will accomodate either.
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:57 pm

Rifles chambered for .223remington use a different throat configuration than the .223 wylde and 5.56. .223 can be safely fired from any rifle designed for 5.56.



The .223 has a shorter leade than the 5.56 which is designed for greater accuracy. The longer leade of the 5.56 is designed for higher preassures, volume shooting and reliability.



Tests have confirmed that chamber preassure can be significantly higher if 5.56 is fired in a rifle chambered for .223 remington which can cause possible hazzards for the firearm and the shooter.



The caliber itself; .223 is rated at 50,000 CUP and the 5.56 at 60,000. this difference is enough that it could cause a failure in a chamber rated for .223.



Whats this mean in the real world? IDK, I havent run into anyone who's blown up a .223 rifle because of firing 5.56. In fact the only thing I've heard is that it's been suspected as the cause of ejection issues. I suspect that with todays modern materials this isn't a cause for concern but I may be carefull with an older weapon.



As far as if your AR can shoot 5.56 safely; whats marked on the barrel? It will be stamped for what it's chambered for. ArmaLite makes both.....
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Postby Frankendude » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:03 pm

Beltbuckle: Thanks for all the advice. It's appreciated!
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Postby lottalead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:12 pm

Recently purchased a Remington 700 tactical with 20"bull barrel. With factory loaded Black Hills Match 168gr BTHP am keeping groups 1.93" five shot average at two hundred yds. Weapon is topped with Nikon Pro Staff 3x9x40. I think if my brother helps me work up high performance handloads before he deploys this winter and go varmint quality on my scope I think this rifle is capable of shooting better than my old eyes can keep up with.
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Postby chuckroast » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:46 am

I have a 700 BDL in 8mm Magnum that I am trying to sell. It is like brand new, with less than 100 rounds shot. Not a blemish. it is rated 100 out of 100. I also have the reloading dies for 8mm Mag that I will throw in. If you know the ballistics, then you know this is an amazing caliber. It has scope rings and recoil pad. email me if interested at chuck.raymer@gmail.com
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Postby Patrol » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:02 pm

I have a Varmint model 700 with the heavy barrel and huge fiberglass stock mixed with Kevlar basically the 90's civilian version at the time of the 700 Police model. I put a Springfield Government model sniper scope on it and Harris bi-pod. It's all I would ever need for long range shots on mammals and such in the continent that I dwell upon. The weapon can hit a taped quarter on a target at 100 yards repeatedly and has light recoil for a .308 due to it's weight. The scope cost as much as the rifle if not more. For the money it will hang with any of those over 1k sniper rifles.
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