So this one has a story that gives me plenty of excuses of why it took so long in order to get it ready to go. I'll make it short.
This Remington 700 started out as a .308. I ordered the XHR LH version initially, so I'd have a great stock, barrel all I'd need was the optics and I'd be good to go. Well, the store ordered the wrong rifle, a basic 700 LH with the SPS stock. They refunded me the difference, I took it home, looked for a nicer lefty stock, couldn't find one I liked under $700.
In the mean time I came across a lightly used McMillan long action
that is RH, but with an ambidextrous cheek weld and feels GREAT for cheap! (this gun now wears it)
So now I had a long action stock I liked and a short action Remy.
All the while I'm also thinking that I wanted a bigger caliber. (already had a .308) So what to do.
I figured since the shop screwed up the first order they owed me one, so I took it back and told them I wanted a RH 700 in .300 Win Mag. They ordered it and I got the gun. . . only to break off the trigger while adjusting it the first night of ownership! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!! You should see how paper thin that piece of metal is. It broke off right next to the adjustment screw. I'll post a pic.
So it got sent off to one of the Remington Armour's in Tulsa, OK: SPORTS WORLD AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!
Total turn around time was 10 WEEKS!!!
For a freaking trigger. I coulda done it myself in an hour (probably less). All the while I had to keep calling and calling and was given excuse after excuse. They even once said that Remington was "out" of triggers for their 700s??? I proceeded to tell them what a joke they were and that I would be letting people know. Which I am. The gun was delivered the 10th week with noticeable scratch marks on the floor-plate, but I was just happy to have my gun. I may still contact Remington and send them pictures. Remington did
apologize for their incompetence and said there have been many recent complaints. Hopefully they will act upon them?
So I now have the gun, but the front action screw no longer engaged the threads. So yet another trip to Fastenal. . . they were able to order me in a 1/4 - 28 machine screw that works, but does not have the same low profile head that the original Remington screw did. Oh well. I worked.
So I mounted up my stock, got a killer deal on a Nikon Monarch 2.5 - 10 x 42mm scope, hooked up to Burris dovetail mounts and rings and it looks like the following picture.