Gunsmithing Discuss repairs, modifications, designs, or building firearms here.

Tricks for accuracy on a Rem 700?

Reply

Old 08-31-2011, 05:35 PM
  #21  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 51
Default

Originally Posted by Duckbutter48 View Post
Trade it in on a Browning..that'll help it the most. J/K..
I agree but for a Savage.
I have had 4 Remingtons and every one of them had a problem
A new 30-06 bdl would not shoot anything less than 2" groups
I gave up on it and put a 243 barrel on it that fixed it.
I will never buy another Remington
Only Savage Marlin and Ruger & Winchester for me from now on.
Thats why there is so much after market stuff for Remingtom because you have to fix them to get a good rifle.
and the triger problem they had is no joke my 264 fired when releasing the safty off. I'm lucky I had it pointed up and didn't kill anyone at the range.
okie2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 06:19 PM
  #22  
Fork Horn
 
bchunts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 261
Default

My suggestion is sell it, and don't buy remington again.
bchunts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 04:18 PM
  #23  
Boone & Crockett
 
bronko22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 11,467
Default

Definately - trade it in on a Savage, Tikka or Sako.
bronko22000 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 04:53 PM
  #24  
Giant Nontypical
 
Sheridan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 5,130
Default

If new;

1st Hand lap the barrel

2nd Trigger job or replace trigger

3rd Pachmayr decelerator pad

4th Let your gun pick the ammo it likes best

5th We arear plugs & ear muffs (that's for you, not the gun - LOL !).
Sheridan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:05 PM
  #25  
Fork Horn
 
stapher1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Slippery Rock, Pa.
Posts: 393
Default

Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
If new;

1st Hand lap the barrel

2nd Trigger job or replace trigger

3rd Pachmayr decelerator pad

4th Let your gun pick the ammo it likes best

5th We arear plugs & ear muffs (that's for you, not the gun - LOL !).
+1, If your not experienced with Rem700 walker triggers don't touch it, give it to a quality gunsmith, nobody said it so thought i would. As for #4, ++1, i see guys just grab whatever is on sale or what they used in a different rifle and it shot fine so they just buy it without a second thought.

I was given a browning a-bolt stainless stalker and after trying several different handloads out of it i planned on making a tent stake out of it but somebody offered me money for it so it found a different home.
stapher1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 04:52 AM
  #26  
Spike
 
Okefenokee Knives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hahira Ga. USA
Posts: 42
Default

Check the bedding ,scope mounts, and action screws before you start spending a bunch of money.I would try some different ammo in it next and if that doesnt work try a new scope. I have a model 700 in .270 that will shoot under an inch at 85 yards.
Okefenokee Knives is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 06:21 PM
  #27  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portage, Wi.
Posts: 316
Default

WHY would anyone trade in a POOR shooting rifle for a piece of JAPANESE steel.
sqezer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 12:49 PM
  #28  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,320
Default

It takes decent optics, decent shooting skills, decent rifle, a good rest and consistent ammo. Take any one part out and you will still be wondering.
skb2706 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:45 PM
  #29  
Fork Horn
 
stapher1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Slippery Rock, Pa.
Posts: 393
Default

Originally Posted by okie2 View Post
Thats why there is so much after market stuff for Remingtom because you have to fix them to get a good rifle.
If a Remmy's junk without aftermarket parts then, why is there as many aftermarket parts for a savage then? Are they junk too?
stapher1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 06:25 PM
  #30  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,618
Default

Originally Posted by SWThomas View Post
Anyone have any tricks on tightening up the accuracy on a Reminton 700?
it is true that in some cases floating the barrel does help... how ever some times pressure point is also the answer

it could be as simple as different ammo
cataway is offline  
Reply With Quote

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service