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    Stock Options Rem 700 SA

    Hey guys,
    I've just purchased a Remington 700 SA to turn into a Long Range tactical .308 build and am Looking for some options on what stock to use? I already have a scope, just need a stock and new barrel.
    I was thinking about a 20" Truflite Heavy barrel, the scope is a Sightron S3 8-32x56.
    What's everyone's opinions?
    I'm also undecided between a chassis and regular stock like a Mcmillian or HS Precision?
    Also, is it best to buy in NZ or is it cheaper to buy from America?
    Do you need to worry about import permits?

    Thanks for any help and suggestions,
    Nic

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    I personally prefer a regular fiberglass/carbon stock to a chassis as they tend to be a bit lighter and nicer to carry about the place. McMillan stocks are higher quality but you will pay about twice as much. You can normally find an HS stock on TM for about $400ish. You will need an import permit from the states if its valued more than $200 I believe.
    There are also NZ made stocks that will fit the bill if you choose to go that route.

    Do you already have the scope?

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    Redhawk rifles - bought my stock in, no paperwork required. Its A-Class and certainly bring it new in for less than TM second-hand.

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    For a tac build I would go the ali bedding block. Reason being, the ali is WAY less flexi than any carbon stock I've seen which is vital for bipod work (although the carbon handles are light years ahead of the plastic floppy things that come on factory rifles these days). Carbon is bloody nice, and great for carry rifles but for a tac rifle where weight is specifically not as much of a consideration as everything being rock solid i would still go the HS Precision or B&C stock with a full length bedding block.

    Every outfit I know of that is building those rifles for police or military type customers is doing full length bedding blocks, and the reason for that is plain old toughness and ultimate reliability.

    Having said that, if you want to carry the thing and use it as a thar rifle or the likes rather than a mostly-prone shot LR rig - then the carbon stocks and lightweight everything may be a better way to roll.

    For the short actions, there are way less decent stocks loafing around second hand, and they tend to go for something north of $450 if you can find one. There are way more Rem 700 LA's and 7 stocks around than for the 700SA which is due I think to the amount of 700SPS tacticraps around with the shitty plastic (but overmolded in rubber by Houge) stocks. Basically it's an import thing to get one of them in a hurry...

    If you can wait, the factory Police or LTR stocks are worth it as the groups to a plastic crapper are chalk and cheese. My 700SPS DM in .308 does around 4" in the SPS stock, 2" in an aftermarket urethane synthetic (pre bedding job) and 3/4" in a HS Precision.

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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards a full Aliminium bedding block.
    Is it worth saving the extra money and getting a Mcmillian stock over a B&C? What is the main difference between the two? Plus H-s stocks?
    I want to use AI detachable mags and I see that Mcmillian will inlet for those bottom metals, how difficult would it be to do this too a B&C or H-s stock?
    The rifle will be mainly a prone shooting rig, not planning on using it for hunts where I need to carry it long distances.
    @Rwt yes I already have the scope, had a for a previous .308 that was a non shooter so needing to start again using better parts not just a factory heavy barrel.

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    Right on the money with a truflite ultramatch barrel.
    I have a rem 700 .308 with a 22" truflite ultramatch barrel, trued action, sitting in a XLR carbon chassis. Too heavy to take hunting, but a joy to shoot at the range. 1/4 MOA with 168gr Amax.
    I just find the ability to adjust everything on the chassis for a custom fit to be a real bonus.

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    Awesome, I'm thinking just a 20" barrel for mine. With a suppressor, no idea what type of suppressor yet though?

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    I brought the sps tact heavy barrel 26" SA308 and put it into an aics. Yet to shoot it

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    I'm considering parting out my VSSF 223. It has the older rem fibre glass later bottomed stock. Nice and stiff. Pm me if you'd be interested. Would be a darn sight cheaper than a McMillan or HS.

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    Nice one @trader31, let me know how I goes! Where did you get your stock from?
    I'm good thanks tuckerbox, I might go for the Tac21 MDT chassis. I have found them for $599 in Australia so seems like a good deal.
    Hopefully with a Magpul PRS stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Looks good mate,
    Where did you get the B&C from? I've been trying to track one down but can no longer get them from the US..
    Who sells them in NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic_148 View Post
    Looks good mate,
    Where did you get the B&C from? I've been trying to track one down but can no longer get them from the US..
    Who sells them in NZ?
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    The cheapest solid option is the HS-Precision stock off a PSS rifle , then a McMillan & then a AI chassis .
    RE the McMillan , they have a wide range of stocks , and they are all very different , soo if you go McM , you need to actually get your hands on a few different models to get a idea as to what you like/want .

    If you go AI chassis , I would be more inclined to go over to the newer AX chassis , over the AT model , means you can go to a low C of G type bipod like a Phoenix ( UK ) .
    Or a Kiwi senator stock , maybe an option .
    RE , suppressors , the MAE muzzle forward all SS cans are hard to beat for the dollars , they are around 230-250ish , I have quite a few on my 308s , Rem700 , Parker Hale M85 & M87 , and depending on the dia of your barrel at the muzzle , you can go 5/8 if varmint weight , and 18mm on thicker barrels etc .
    RE , barrel lenght I would tend to go to 22 over a 20 , RE twist , 1-10 .
    Use a 20 moa steel rail , like warne etc .

    RE scope , if you have not got one yet , I would have a look at either the 3-12x44mm or 4.5-18x44mm Bushy LRHS scopes , they are approx 1500-1800 here .
    They are very good glass , good adjustments , I have the older 3-12x when it 1st came out , wicked scope for the money , made in japan , by same outfit that mkaes NF .
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    Thanks @ChrisF

    I might put out a looking for add to try find one of thos HS Take offs as I have one on a .22-250 of mine and it works quite well.
    As for the barrel length, why do you say go 22" over the 20"?
    Scopes I already have a Sightron S3 in 8-32X56 with the tactical turrets so that'll be going on straight away.

 

 

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