Got my 700 today

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  1. bmoore

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    I really like this rifle, the action is solid and it feels like a shooters rifle. 24 inch heavy barrel chambered in 223 with a 1:9 twist. Even with the heavy barrel the rifle is not heavy or bulky. I put a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 I had laying around on it for load development. Hopefully it is a shooter.
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    I wondered about the accuracy of the new 700's, please report back when you get it dialed in!
     
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  3. bmoore

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    I will for sure.
     
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    That's a beaut
     
  5. porschedog

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    Very nice! My 700 is an old school, wood stock 30-06 with a parkerized finish. I bought it as a beater to rebuild for my dad, but when he turned his nose up at it, I kept it. It has a matching S&W 29, also rebuilt and parkerized. I didn’t tell him his passed on what turned into a nice set.
     
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    Mine is a great shooter... the Hornady Superformance Varmint 53 gr. is deadly in it... Just gotta load carefully.... Congrats... Varmints Beware!!!!
     
  7. bmoore

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    Thanks. Yeah I have some 50 and 55grn Vmax loaded up with Varget, W748, H335 and H322 I am going to try in it. My Savage Axis and Ruger American ranch were fairly easy to load for, like real easy.
     
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    700's are often capable of remarkable groups even right out of the box. The .223 is just a fun, fun round and your going to have a lot of good times with that rifle.
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    Very nice looking rifle, bet you money it will be a great shooter!
     
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    Nice looking rifle.

    My 700 is a newer ( 2010-2013 i think ) polymer stock model. Has a super long throat ( +0.25" ) in the bore, and the barrel had a 4" drift up at 100 yards from cold to warm.

    Other than that, after i made some well fit reloads. It holds very close to 1" groups. May be less with a better shooter.
     
  14. Tony Rumore

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    When you view the muzzle, is the bore centered with the outside of the barrel?

    Tony
     
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    Mine? Yes. It's centered. The barrel just has a lot of bend when it warms up.
     
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    Very cool

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Nice shooter.
    Congrats!

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    How does this compete, for your use/love, with your Ruger?

    I know, for me, in .308, I have a 24" heavy barrel Savage I like at the bench. And then two lighter slender barrel 20"-22" .308 and .30-06 for hunting (one for me, one for my son).
     
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    Haven't shot the 700 yet. Kinda two different applications, the 700 is pretty much just for the bench at this point, so pretty much the same application as you. The Ruger is for taking out scouting, just shooting and letting my son get some handling skills with. I have a Stevens 200 in 22-250 with a Boyds stock and a Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 25-06 for hunting.
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