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Thread: First trip to the range with 2nd hand rem

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    First trip to the range with 2nd hand rem

    First trip to the range with the mates and a 2nd hand Rem700P in .308, quite surprised.

    ADI F4 ball, 1.5" group. Bah - not impressed faces all around and a couple of 'should have brought a Tikka's' thrown in.

    Went to the Federal Gold Medal Match loading, 5 rounds in .7" at 100m, and 4 of that in .4". 5 rounds rapid into a smidge under 1"...

    Hah take that doubters. For a basically factory spec rifle, no bedding job other than the usual ali bedding block (only other work is I think, a lightened trigger, a muzzle recrown due to a dent on arrival and me fitting the scope) its a cracker...

    Bet the man who owns it is grinning (not present at the shoot so I now get to find the crappiest target shot on the day and string him along).
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    Nothing wrong with a Remmington. I really like the action on my 308 and it shoots well
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    I've owned more Remington 700's than any other type. They can be made to shoot very accurately and they have more aftermarket parts available than any other action.

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    The Federal gold match seems a good benchmark for seeing a Remington's accuracy., just hate the price. I've had the opposite at the range, people with Tikkas asking what the hell rifle is that? To be fair though I had my R5 bedded by Dean Maisey and drop a Jewel trigger in, so not same $$ either.Although some will say with the alloy bedding block bedding not necessary I believe it brings the groups in more consistent so you don't get the odd "flyer" taking a 5 shot group from .3 out to .8/1" or something, with factory ammo.
    And don't get me wrong, I do like Tikkas and going to buy another one soon.

 

 

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