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Mounting a rail on a remington 700 (question)..?

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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OP... Look at your othe thread about rail on 700. I posted concerning this issue in that thread. Sorry
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by icallshotgun88 View Post
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So what rail would talk recommend for shooting 0-300/400 yards..?
If your going to only shoot 300 to 400 yards a standard rail without any cant or + moa is what you'll need. If you already have the +20 moa rail, keep it and buy a regular, standard, or zero cant rail for this rifle, as you may sometime in the future want to get into the 1000 yard target stuff and will want a +20 moa rail then.
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In my 13 years as a gunsmith I have NEVER used JB Weld on anything firearms related. I have very rarely used Loctite on rings or bases (then only at customer request). As suggested earlier, get a FAT wrench. Use the suggested torque settings provided with the wrench and you will be fine.
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If you are only shooting out to 300 yds I would just get a good set of rings and bases and forget the rail. Maybe I don't understand the question but why wouldn't that work??
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The JB Weld thing....we are talking about bedding the rail to the action. Some use JB Weld, Marine Tex, Devcon, or ACCU Gel from Brownells. Bedding the stock and/or the rail assures a repeatable nest to compensate for the tolerance variation on the 700 action.

On the rifle below, I have a 20 MOA rail with a NF NXS mounted. The 20 MOA rail assures that when dialing elevation for long range targets, you don't run out of adjustment. This rifle is zeroed @ 100yds, and shoots .5 MOA at ranges from 100 to 800 all day long.

If you choose a zero MOA rail, then you will rely on the available elevation adjustment in the particular optic you choose. This only matters if you range with the reticle and "dial" your scope. If you use holdover, it doesn't matter what MOA rail you use.

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Is it necessary to bed the rail? IMHO yes, that is.... if you want precision in your long range shooting. If you are OK with 1-2 MOA, then it probably wont matter

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