Remington 700 mods?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by KAG, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    What are y'all changing on your stock 700s? Whats good, not good, not worth the $, What has a night-and-day difference?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Trigger, right off the bat. Remington's Factory Trigger is an embarassment.

    Bottom metal.

    Change to the Model 70 three position safety.

    Glass bed the action in the stock ( if you don't plan on getting a custom stock )

    Glass bed the action in a custom stock ( if you plan on getting a custom stock )

    Consider an action blueprint or a sell off and purchase of another action if you are building a 1,000 yard gun or a Tactical Rifle.

    For a hunting rifle you don't need these mods, but you asked. ;)

    JD
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Wha?? The trigger on my 700bdl is very crisp!! it was made in 83' though.
     
  4. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Jewell trigger set to 8 oz.
    Badger Ordance Bottom Metal with 5 round detachable magazines
    Krieger MTU Barrel 28" long
    Muzzel break
    PT&G bolt and firing pin assembly
    "Blueprinted" reciever and bolt
    McCanns Industiren +20 MOA picitinny scope mount
    McMillan A-5 stock (bedded)
    Harris bi-pods; short one for bench and standard one for prone
    1" Decel pad


    Being built for 1000 yard target shooting. NRA 'F' Class competition.

    The next target rifle I will have built will have a billet reciever such as the ones made by Surgeon Rifles or Pierce Engineering.
     
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  5. 753X0

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    Take the rifle to gunsmith and see if they can adjust it for you.
    I wouldn't recommend adjusting it yourself. You could set it into a dangerous condition, where it could go off by bumping it, etc.
    If they can get an acceptable trigger adjustment, great. If not buy an after market replacement Canjar is excellent but there are several such as Jewell.
    Bed the action to the stock, Acraglas Gel works good. Try to use a bipod if possible, it helps hold the stock in place. Don't forget to add the flox, and use plenty of release agent. Even put some on the stock to catch any over flow.
    Bed the rear of the recoil lug and the action behind it, but not so much that it wants to flow down into the mag well. also bed the area in front of the recoil lug opening, out to where the barrel stops tapering. Should be about 5-6"
    Put a little along the sides and around the rear action bolt hole. Don't forget release agent, even on the parts of the stock that could get some overflow.
    Set your barreled action into place, and keep an eye out for overflow. Don't put too much bedding behind the recoil lug, just enough to take up dead space and make a good surface between the action and the stock. If you put too much it will flow down into the mag well opening and make a mess.
    Put grease all over the action bolts. Don't be in a big hurry, you have a lot of time to work with this stuff. This is a time were you can float the barrel easily, A sheet of paper cut into 3 strips and inserted between the end of the barrel channel and the barrel will float the barrel at the same time you're bedding it.
    Look up into the underside of the gun, into the mag well and the action bolt holes and make sure you haven't made a mess, use a/some Q-tips to wipe up excess, apply pressure down against the action evenly to to squeeze out any more excess. Once you're sure you don't have a mess, put your trigger guard piece back on with grease applied anywhere you think bedding could touch it, remember grease is your friend here. Thread the action bolts back into place but don't tighten, just turn them til you can feel them start too, and back off slightly.
    I isn't very difficult, but you can make a mess of it if you're not careful to use enough release agent.
    If it turns out to be a good shooter and you want to keep it, then get some good bottom metal and 3 pos. safety
    If it doesn't shoot well after that then have it recrowned.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Remingtons trigger is made to be adjusted by the owner. Just check it as you adjust it. Don't just take the screws to the lowest settings and call it good. Back them off then place it in teh stock and from 3 to 5 inches drop the butt on a solid surface (WHILE UNLOADED). If it fires readjust it. If it doesn't fire take it down a little more you do this till it fires then you work your way back up to the weight you like as long as it does not fire in a controlled drop. Once there your good to go.

    I would then get a aftermarket firing pin and install it because they are better and don't have the stupid CA approved Jlock on them. I put a Callahan firing pin and shroud on mine and it made a big difference in the trigger pull and feel.
     
  7. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    thats what is was hoping for!!!


    What about the barrel I have hunted with this for almost a decade and would like a new barrel and recomedations?
     
  8. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    "Model 70 three position safety" ??? the Winchester?
     
  9. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    It looks like I am S O L, mine is a 270 and that appears to be unpopular. :(
    GB.com here I go
     
  10. tuckinauster

    tuckinauster New Member

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    There is nothing unpopular about your rifle. It's just not a caliber thats commonly built into tactical, or long range target platforms. Any of the model 700 long action stocks will work with your action. The trigger is the same as on any other R700 as well. Barrel wise, you can get a .277 caliber barrel in a ton of different contours made from any reputable barrel manufacturer.

    Combine all that with a little action work, and some good handloads, and you will have a very accurate rifle well capable of shooting 1000yds and beyond.
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yes. Absolutely. There is a Model 70 Winchester style three position safety that is avilable and needs to be gunsmith installed. But, once it is installed, then just like the model 70, you can set it to the middle setting and remove your firing pin.

    This is a very good feature to have in a field repair situation....

    JD
     
  12. Dillinger

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    I would agree. The .270 is a very good shooting round. You can build one hell of a tactical style, long range shooter out of a .270 platform.

    JD
     
  13. stalkingbear

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    The very 1st modfication I would suggest is a Sako style extractor. That's gunsmith installed only. (dillinger-how did you miss this?:eek:) After that is tuning of the action & trigger. Hand lapping the bolt/locking lugs/bore helps a lot. Like the previous poster stated glass/steel bedding helps. Sometimes the factory barrel "likes" upward pressure in the forend tip. Naturally a good trigger job is in order. If you're going to go full blown action blueprint have your gunsmith install a larger, stiffer recoil lug. Upgrading to a quality stock is expensive but worth it. It all depends on what you want to do with it & how much you want to spend. PM me with your needs & I'll recommend a package according to your needs/wants. I'm NOT trying to get business, just to recommend what you'll have done by your local gunsmith. The reason the .270 isn't popular is due to the lack of quality accurate ,low drag, target bullets in .277 diameter.
     
  14. Dillinger

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    MERDE!!!

    Because I am a moron and was thinking about a custom 700 action that already had a Sako style extractor, like my own model, and not a true Remington factory action.

    The extractor would be 1 or 2 on the list along with a drop in trigger....

    Damn you 'Bear..... :p
     
  15. cpttango30

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    I still don't understand why everyone is so down on the extractor. I know plenty of guys who shoot the 700 and none of the stock extractors have ever failed us not once. Again it is crap to get you to spend more money on junk you don't need.

    Just like push feed vs controlled feed. WHO cares both work both work well.
     
  16. tuckinauster

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    Well said. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    I am actually planning on doing a tactical style .270 build with my Marlin MR7. Its definatly going to be more of headache do to the complete lack of aftermarket support though.

    Ammunition wise, I will be loading 150gr Berger VLD's, and reccomend them to the OP for a start to a good match grade round.
     
  17. stalkingbear

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    If I hadn't had to replace a BUNCH of extractors on 700s I'd be inclined to agree with you BUT that ain't the case. It's a classic example of piss poor engineering on Remington's part to have such a flimsy design on their flagship model. I could look back through my records to see exactly how many I've had to replace but know it's quite a few.
     
  18. Dillinger

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    Yeah. Same thing at the shop I spend time. We have done more than a couple, that is for sure.

    Anything that thin, flimsy and cheap DOES NOT belong on a field gun of anykind. I don't care HOW many of them haven't failed....
     
  19. ccd8541

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    I agree.

    We seemed to do quite well with the M40a1.
     
  20. Bolosniper

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    Stalking Bear is correct. One of the issues (and there is more than just one issue) with the factory Remington 700 receiver design is the extractor. A Sako style extractor, or a modified M16 style extractor fixes that issue permanently.

    I know that both the US Army and the USMC have been fielding sniper rifles in 7.62x51mm NATO built on Reminton 700 receivers and have had few problems with extraction, but where it can become a major issue is when the rifle is chambered in a high pressure cartridge where the spent case may "stick" in the chamber. A more robust and more positive extractor is then needed to insure that when the bolt is cycled the spent case is extracted each and every time.