Remington 700 SPS-V 22-250 Rem. Stock Replacement

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by SEHunter, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. SEHunter

    SEHunter New Member

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    I have not bought this rifle yet (but will have it soon) but from many reviews i have read- the factory stock is not very good if great accuracy is in mind. Apparantly, it has no bedding nor is the barrel free floated and is rather flimsy-as far as the subject of stocks go.

    My 2-part question:

    1) Is the factory stock worth action bedding and floating the barrel or am i better off getting an aftermarket stock that has an aluminum block?

    2)If the later- is there any gunsmithing at all involved in the aftermarket stocks or are they a simple swap and done?

    Thanks-i am trying to sort out all the info i have came across.
     

  2. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    1. Factory SPS stocks are junk. Nothing other than tossing them in the trash will make them any better.

    2. If you get a stock with an aluminum bedding block no bedding is required. If you get one like JP posted then you can have them bedded or you can bed then yourself.
     
  3. SEHunter

    SEHunter New Member

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    That is a nice looking stock. I am leaning toward a Bell & Carlson Medalist or the H-S Precision. I have heard both are good and i dont know where the $100 difference comes from but both have a full length aluminum bedding block and i hope they both allow the barrel to be free floated-the descriptions i have read do not specify.

    A guy told me to have even those stocks action bedded anyway but i thought that was the whole purpose of the full length aluminum bedding block.
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    The H-S is a better product than the B&C.
    There are many choices of stocks for that rifle,it all depends on the style you want,and how deep your pockets are.

    Check out Stocky's,they have a big selection of aftermarket stocks.
    http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/StoreFront
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    both are good replacements for the stock SPS stock. the H-S Precision is probably a better choice than the Bell & Carlson. IMO, this is due to the full aluminum bedding channel in the H-S stock. simply mount the action and torque it down to spec. done. most of the better aftermarket stocks allow the barrel to be freefloated.
     
  6. gunnut07

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    H-S Precision are great stocks for every day guys who can't afford stocks like a McMillan or custom stocks.

    Many police sniper rifles wear them. They hold up well and look good too.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    GN07, I have not had to bed either rifle that I put a boyds on. Bedding would not help the accuracy as both are great shooters. Barrels are completely free floated as the barrel channel is pretty generous. They do however require some fitting. My '98 action took less then 5 minutes, the '96 action took about 1/2 hour. A dremel is your friend!!!
     
  8. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For what it's worth, I replaced my factory stock with a Boyd's custom and am very happy with it. Just switched them and zeroed the rifle and good to go. You might also want to ditch the factory plastic trigger guard because it's a POS and eventually you'll crack it tightening the screws. Midway has steel replacement trigger guards for about $35.
     
  9. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    why are you trying to always start a fight? I never said you had to bed them. I said you CAN bed them.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    xoxoxo, Not trying to start a fight. You did suggest it. I was pointing out it is not necessary IMHO from my experience. Don't get your panties in a bunch over a post that was intended to clarify. It was not intended to take a jab at anyone.
    It seems 7point62 has also had a similar experience to mine. 3 rifles, no bedding. Do you have a Boyds stock, tell us what you have found!!! If the OP wants a polymer stock w/ aluminum bedding would be a great choice. I re-stocked w/ a wood laminate, that is what I can speak to.
     
  11. gunnut07

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    Who do you think makes all of Remington's laminate stocks? Boyd's that's who. Plus every rifle can benefit from being bedded unless it has the full length aluminum bedding block.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    See, this is how an argument begins. I gave an opinion based on actually using an item. You make a blanket statement and it is gospel. BTW Remington does not bed their Boyds stocks either. Please give just one instance, from your experience to back up your statements. These are both Boyds stocks, neither is bedded and both shoot great.
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    This rifle is not bedded, CZ 527
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    Neither is this Savage 110
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    I guess I am just lucky as they all are superb shooters. I can post another 10 or so if you still feel bedding is the only way to go.
    Bedding may help some rifles, others actually like pressure near the front of the stock. The Finns used all sorts of shims under the barrel at different points to achieve better accuracy. Free floating and bedding are not the cure all. Just one alternative.
     
  13. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Hey jpattershonn,
    That rifle in the top picture looks like a Husqvarna on the 96 commercial action. Am I right? What caliber is it in?
    cottontop
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    Sorry buddy, That is a 1947 receiver. One of the 10,000 640's made on FN receivers. It is a 1955 8x57.
    Here is a commercail 96 action in 9.3x57.
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    Commercail '94 action in 9.3x57
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  15. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is my Boyd's custom walnut, not bedded, total tack driver.

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  16. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    That is a pretty rifle!! Did you have to do much fitting besides the bolt handle??
     
  17. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks...you got a seriously nice collection there.

    No, I messed around with it for about 15 minutes making sure everything was well seated and tight...and then it was off to zero it in. I've since added a leather military sling, like the old M1 slings, and a steel trigger guard.
     
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  18. SEHunter

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    I went ahead and ordered the H-S police from Midway because they were on sale for $40 off. Im pretty sure its the same stock that Remington put on the police model from the factory. Should suit me. I will probably shoot it first before i see about glass bedding the action. May not need it.

    I was hoping Remington had went back to a metal trigger guard. I had to replace the plastic one on an ADL i bought a while back.
     
  19. Intheshop

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    A little epoxy goes a long way..............

    Think of it as a shock absorber.

    Yes,you can have a stock that behaves perfectly from its maker,duh....thats what we're paying for right?But over the long haul.....that little bit of epoxy between "hard points" is IMO,the right thing to do.

    And there IS a difference between compounds.They range from rubbery soft to extra firm.Just like "shocks".Putting a "hard" compound on a .223 for instance.....probably isn't necessary.Change calibres to a .375 or .416....well,you get the idea.