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Thread: How to customize a Remington 700 ?

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    How to customize a Remington 700 ?

    Edi ( Ejg) probably knows that I rate his advise highly. His statement, that he prefers a customized remmy above any sako, rises some questions for me.
    What customizing needs a Rem 700 to become an ultra reliable stalking rifle and not become as expensive as a Sauer 202 or a R93.
    What are my goals ? Light in weight ( about 2.9 to 3kg) , stock weather/rain resistant for worst Scottish conditions, triggerpressure between 2 and 3 pounds, adding a bipod without loss in accuracy, reliable feeding the cartridges, accuracy 3 bullets in 1 inch at 100 metres with good factory ammo .
    Just a light accurate rifle that doesn't let you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hales Smut View Post
    Edi ( Ejg) probably knows that I rate his advise highly. His statement, that he prefers a customized remmy above any sako, rises some questions for me.
    What customizing needs a Rem 700 to become an ultra reliable stalking rifle and not become as expensive as a Sauer 202 or a R93.
    What are my goals ? Light in weight ( about 2.9 to 3kg) , stock weather/rain resistant for worst Scottish conditions, triggerpressure between 2 and 3 pounds, adding a bipod without loss in accuracy, reliable feeding the cartridges, accuracy 3 bullets in 1 inch at 100 metres with good factory ammo .
    Just a light accurate rifle that doesn't let you down.
    I have one in a mcmillan lightfill stock rifle basix trigger oversized bolt knob and it shoots on a 5p at 100 yards I also have a rpa rifle but I tend to pick the remmy up out of the cabinet!! I love it mine has a varmint barrel but I don't find it to heavy the tube is only 22'' long! The only thing is the price all these things add up if you start changing stocks and add bedding then the 's start to add up but if you get it right you will love it

    rob

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    Where do you get the trigger and bolt knob from ?

    Any how much ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulse View Post
    Where do you get the trigger and bolt knob from ?

    Any how much ?
    any decent gunsmith should be able to help
    unless you are fairly good with your lathe they would have to fit the bolt knob for you, as for price you would have to speak to them! I wouldn't reccomend
    fitting a trigger yourself either to be honest not set up properly could be so dangerous and asking for trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hales Smut View Post
    ...What customizing needs a Rem 700 to become an ultra reliable stalking rifle and not become as expensive as a Sauer 202 or a R93.
    What are my goals ? Light in weight ( about 2.9 to 3kg) , stock weather/rain resistant for worst Scottish conditions, triggerpressure between 2 and 3 pounds, adding a bipod without loss in accuracy, reliable feeding the cartridges, accuracy 3 bullets in 1 inch at 100 metres with good factory ammo .
    Just a light accurate rifle that doesn't let you down.
    Have a read of this book - The Long Range Hunting Series - Terminal Ballistics Research some very good thoughts on what to consider when customising. Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    any decent gunsmith should be able to help
    unless you are fairly good with your lathe they would have to fit the bolt knob for you, as for price you would have to speak to them! I wouldn't reccomend
    fitting a trigger yourself either to be honest not set up properly could be so dangerous and asking for trouble!
    Im not bad with a lathe and fitted many triggers etc, is there any specialist remi dealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulse View Post
    Im not bad with a lathe and fitted many triggers etc, is there any specialist remi dealers
    Give any of them a ring! Brock and Norris, patrick croft, riflecraft, most of them will sell you a trigger and a bolt knob I'm sure!

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    +1 for the book JCS refers to. It would more than answer all your questions

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    About the only good thing about the Remington 700 is the huge array of replacement bits that are quite wildly available. However it would also be easy to spend more than either the Sauer 202 or the R93. Like remington a lot of these parts makers are very proud of their products.

    Of course the parts people may be right however if Remington made the rifle properly in the first place the replacement parts would not of course be required. Just something to ponder upon .

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    I always wonder if when people are done customizing their remmy's to the point they're acceptable, if there are indeed ANY remmy components left?

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