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    Remington M700 CDL good purchase?

    Just wondering what everyones general thoughts were on this rifle? have ordered one chambered in 270 win ( most of my experience is with a 308 Mauser but thought I would give the calibre a go and make up my mind from experience).

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    They along with the BDL are the best of the Remington's in my view, I've got a CDL stainless in 6mm Remington, nicely balanced accurate rifle, this is from a Sako, Winchester M70 fan.
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    I'm in the process of tossing up whether to purchase a new 30 06 , I've been looking at these or the x bolts
    My 1990 made Bdl was very accurate.
    The only trouble is having bought and sold a couple of newer Remingtons including a Mountain rifle over past recent years just remember to factor in whatever you pay for the rifle rings and scope add at least $250+ on top for a proper trigger
    The X-Mark pro is shit.
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    Nice rifles. They do them in a model 7 as well. Not 270 though.

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    700 CDL def a nicer rifle than the cheapo Tupperware crap they are also known for.
    Should be very nice.
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    I bought an old wellused REM700 CDL a few years back second hand, in 7mmRM. Barrel was pretty much poked. Fitted a new REM700 ss bbl off a new REM, dropped it into a B&C stock and it’s a real tack driver.

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    Yep I'm getting a timney ( I think) trigger put in first thing.
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    I have a leftie in 223 built in the late 80's CDL is bedded and has a single stage Timney dropped in that I bought as part of a lot a guy sold through half a dozen years ago.
    Shoots like a demon 55gr Hornady factory spire points like a dream.

    Very happy with it - the only thing I'd swap it for would be a tikka 1:8 in stainless as I'd love to be able to throw heavier pills and not have to baby it quite so much in the rain.
    But hey you always want what you ain't got eh! - well I do...
    I'm drawn to the mountains and streams, its where life is clear, where the world makes most sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mroach View Post
    Yep I'm getting a timney ( I think) trigger put in first thing.
    Good choice.

    Is it too late to rethink the caliber
    Last edited by jakewire; 17-01-2020 at 09:33 PM.
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    Go the pooseventy and ignore the girlís blouses who donít like recoil.
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    Remington M700 CDL good purchase?

    Self confessed Remington slut here. I would have 7-9 nine of them. Mostly older A, B or C series actions with custom tubes but also have a couple of Ss BDL models from last 10 years with factory tubes in aftermarket stocks that shoot very well. After market triggers are worth considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    I have a leftie in 223 built in the late 80's CDL is bedded and has a single stage Timney dropped in that I bought as part of a lot a guy sold through half a dozen years ago.
    Shoots like a demon 55gr Hornady factory spire points like a dream.

    Very happy with it - the only thing I'd swap it for would be a tikka 1:8 in stainless as I'd love to be able to throw heavier pills and not have to baby it quite so much in the rain.
    But hey you always want what you ain't got eh! - well I do...
    get a stainless wood Xbolt they have a proper 223 size action with 1 in 8 twist lefthand

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    Get it bedded, I'm pretty sure the barrels have a pressure point (they use to anyway) so if you can find someone handy who can bed it for you it would be well worth doing.

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    I looked at a couple of CDL SFs in BassPro Springfield when I lived in Missouri with a view to buying. Nice lines, but the finish on both was cracked all over like crazy paving. How that passed QC is beyond me, but made me wonder what else was wrong (aside from junk triggers). Never bothered to look again.

    Conversely, I bedded a 70s .30-06 for a work colleague which had a beautiful stock and a sweet, smooth action. I wanted to buy it but he was holding on to it.

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    yep the older ones were pressure point bedded. And you should think about keeping your eye out for an older 2nd hand model, back before REM started get screwed by their various new owners.

 

 

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