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Anyone know anything about this 700?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by kylet, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. kylet

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    New to BOLT guns.

    Looking at buying this remington 700 from an old friend of mine.

    Im trying to figure out if it is a 700p TWS? if it is an old model? any info would be helpful

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  2. flightmedic91

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    Well I'm not able to be of help on identifying the specific model of the Rem 700...but looking at your picture may I throw out an honest suggestion...

    If you decide to purchase that firearm...please get that scope on a set of medium rings at least! That appears to be set on a set of high rings and just looking at the photos that is not necessary...

    Usually high-mount rings are only needed to accommodate large objective bell scopes 50mm+ and that appears to be around a 40mm....you could easily mount that with a set of medium leupold dual dovetails or something else of the sort and get that thing closer back to the bore axis...

    Having the scope mounted AS LOW as possible will not only assist in sighting the scope in with a little more ease, but will allow you to get a much better "cheek-weld" which will also improve your accuracy.

    Good luck if you decide to buy it...Rem 700's are a solid bolt action. May also suggest having the barrel's bore scoped by a smith...I've heard tales of some Rem 700 barrels missing around 1/4' oh rifling if produced in certain years...hopefully not an issue with yours....Also check and make sure the muzzle crown looks good and no scratches or blemishes at the muzzle...
     


  3. kylet

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    i was already pretty aware of the need for better AND lower rings. that was the first thing on my agenda.

    but before i buy i wanted to make sure i knew what i was getting...

    Thanks for all the suggestions and the great response! very helpful!
     
  4. glock2740

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    What caliber? And where does it say TWS? Is it a 7mm STW? Confused. :dunno:
     
  5. kylet

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    It's a 308. Doesn't seem to say tws on it... All I really know is what's in the photos! :)
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  7. kylet

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    I know what the tws IS! I'm asking if the gun in the pictures is a tws? Or if it is a different Remington 700? There are lots of models and I want to know what I'm looking at...

    I do appreciate the effort though :)
     
  8. Jim B in CO

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    Does it have a 26" barrel? If so, I'm about 99% sure it's a 700VS (Varmint Synthetic). I have one in .223 and it's a tack-driver. However, I don't think the barrel was machined that well and it quickly gets copper deposits. That's almost certainly an H-S Precision stock (good quality, IMO).

    Is that a Super Sniper scope? (Sure looks like one.) They're one of the best scopes in that price range. I agree with flightmedic91 - ditch that scope base and ring set-up. Go with lower rings and get a one-piece base. Bed the base, as the top of the receiver is not machined very precisely (it may be hand-polished/sanded before the finish is applied). Bedding helps the base mate up well with the top of the receiver. There are videos on YouTube on how to do it. It's easy and costs almost nothing. (Hint: DON'T use too much epoxy/bedding material.)
     
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  9. kylet

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    It IS a 26 inch barrel.

    700VS? whats the details? what differentiates it from the others
     
  10. Jim B in CO

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    Varmint Synthetic. Details? Heavy barrel and synthetic stock. The rest of the parts are mostly standard R700 stuff; nothing exotic. I think it has a 1-12 twist, but I'm NOT sure. I don't know if they used that finish on other 700s.

    How much does your friend want for it?
     
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  11. Jim B in CO

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    Does it have one sling swivel stud in the front? If it's one I think it's the VS and not the TWS (which I think probably has two).

    As for the age, I'm not sure (I bought mine used). I think they were made from early/mid 90s to early 2000s. I'd say it's kind of an uncommon rifle, as most of them I see for sale are chambered in .223, .22-250 and, less commonly, .243. (I guess people think .308 is a little big for a "varmint" rifle? :dunno: )
     
  12. 427

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    That's the same stock that's on my VSSF in .308.
     
  13. kylet

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    He says he is fairly sure it is a 700 Police 308, not a VS. But he said he honestly isnt for sure, he wasnt the original owner.

    He said he is 100% sure that it has the 40x trigger though.


    Im probably getting it for around 700 with everything pictured.
     
  14. Jim B in CO

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    If that's a Super Sniper, I'd say that' a fair deal.

    Get the base and rings squared away, clean it, load up some quality ammo and I bet you'd have an accurate, reasonably-priced 700. :thumbsup: :rock:
     
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  15. kylet

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  16. Jim B in CO

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    The best ones you can afford...:whistling: Lapping them is a good idea.
     
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  17. WoodenPlank

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    I'm very partial to LaRue, personally. They offer single piece bases for the 700 actions, as well as ring sets and single piece scope bases.
     
  18. seamaster

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    The rifle looks ok but the hardware store ring bolt retrofit is a bit unusual. If you buy it I suggest tossing those hidious rings. Take them off, then place the scope back on the bases using 1/4" blocks of some sort to see if the bell will hit the barrel. I's suspecting LOW rings might work.

    See SS ring heights here,
    http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-Aluminum-Mounting-30mm-Rings-C3056.aspx
     
  19. glock2740

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    Well, if you really want to know, then call Remington and give them the serial number and your question will be answered. Looks like a TWS to me, but what do I know. Good luck.