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Old 02-02-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Have a simple Remington Model 700 ADL and have been wanting to add some stuff to it, like a new stock, barrel, and sights for longer range shooting (400+ yards). Any advice/ideas starting with the sights will be much appreciated

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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I forgot to mention, it's in a .308

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Have a simple Remington Model 700 ADL and have been wanting to add some stuff to it, like a new stock, barrel, and sights for longer range shooting (400+ yards). Any advice/ideas starting with the sights will be much appreciated
How much are you willing to spend, because remington has a good amount of aftermarket parts, and some are super pricy.
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Probably around 750-1000 excluding the sights

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Have a simple Remington Model 700 ADL and have been wanting to add some stuff to it, like a new stock, barrel, and sights for longer range shooting (400+ yards). Any advice/ideas starting with the sights will be much appreciated

Krieger 1 in 10 twist barrel in #9 contour 24" long
Elite Iron Max Tac 30 muzzel brake (optional)
Oversize reciol lug
McMillan A3-5 stock
1/2" Decel pad
Jewell trigger
+20 MOA pitatinny scope rail mount
Badger Ordance scope rings
Night Force scope or better of your choice (new or used) perferrably something in Mill/Mill or MOA/MOA. Don't mix knob and reticle
Badger Ordance M-5 bottom metal
A few extra 10 round or 5 round AI magazines (they fit M-5 bottom metal)
Harris HBRS bi-pod (6" to 9" swivel type)


Have reciever trued when installing new barrel. Also have oversize recoil lug installed and barreled action bedded into stock at same time. Have muzzel end of barrel threaded to 5/8"X24 to accomodate optional muzzel brake or supressor. Get thread protector over threads on muzzel in case you don't use muzzel brake or are not using a supressor. Have flush cups installed on the left side and the bottom of the butt and the forestock. Have QD stud placed into bottom of forestock ahead of the flush cup.
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http://www.nikonhunting.com/spoton/

Is a 308 good for 400+ yards???? My Nikon Spoton gave it -26in low and 20" if zeroed @ 100 yards and 200 yards. Looking @ the Winchester ballistic calculator the curve at that range you would be very great.
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A M700 should be able to hit 400 yards pretty easy with a .308. If you put a match barrel, good stock (plus bipod if you want one), amd a good scope on it, you should be able to reach out much farther then 400 yards. Especially if you put that kind of money into it.

Boyd and McMillian both make several types of stocks. I would look into them. You can go the tactical route, or get a wood stock with a thumbhole (or just a classic stock). Personally, I like laminate stocks because they are extremely stable, and beautiful. The down side is that they are heavier then other types of stocks, but unless you are going to carry the gun around a lot or shoot long distances while standing, It should not matter.

As for the barrel, look into Kreiger, or McGowan. They make good barrels. I would get a heavy, match barrel.

You can pretty much go any direction with the optics. Weaver and Leupold are just a few of the good scope brands out there. Just get a large (around 40-50mm) variable power scope. As for the power, that is up to you. You could get something like a 4-20x to something that can go up to 45x. They also make some of these higher power scopes fixed (not variable). I would get something with mil dot sights though.
Remember, you usually get what you pay for with scopes. But that does not mean you have to drom a $1000 on one. (Someone with more knowedge of scopes then me would be able to help you better.)

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Is a 308 good for 400+ yards???? My Nikon Spoton gave it -26in low and 20" if zeroed @ 100 yards and 200 yards. Looking @ the Winchester ballistic calculator the curve at that range you would great.
.308 is quite good for 400 yards. Does get to 1000 yards fairly well with 175 grain SMK's. There are better caliber options for 1000 yards though.
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Is a 308 good for 400+ yards???? My Nikon Spoton gave it -26in low and 20" if zeroed @ 100 yards and 200 yards. Looking @ the Winchester ballistic calculator the curve at that range you would be very great.
I shoot mine at 450 with ease now. I just want to reach out farther more accurately. I know the drop is a lot but that doesn't bother me.

And as for sights, I was looking at leupold and zeiss. How much are those stocks and barrels?
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.308 is quite good for 400 yards. Does get to 1000 yards fairly well with 175 grain SMK's. There are better caliber options for 1000 yards though.
http://ballisticscalculator.winchester.com/

I was just crunching numbers. I am not a ballistic expert just trying to learn it seems to me your shooting it like a cannon lobbing the bullet to the target. It seems like you need to bring a computer to figure out the arc.
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