New Remington 700

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  1. bmoore

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    Well I really didn't need this but 349.99 was too tempting to not buy it. I have been wanting a 223 for shooting off the bench and this seemed like it would do.....and maybe some predator calling. I am glad I did, I really like it. It is very handy for having a 24" heavy profile barrel, the rifle is not bulky at all. The action and lock up are very nice. It is in 223 with a 1:9 twist. IMG_8099.jpg IMG_8101.jpg IMG_8104.jpg
     
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    I bought one in 223 like 15 years ago from Wally World on sale for around $250.00. Mine was just an old school black synthetic but with open sights, cuz I tend to drop stuff in my fool hardy ways, but it's been a tack driver as it has the old adjustable Rem trigger. Plus, with it being a 5 shot, and regular 223 barrel, I don't believe a target barrel was necessary. Anyway, my point is that 223 bolt guns are great.
     
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    Congrats. There has been a lot of bad press lately for Remington. What do you think of the fit and finish? Does is function smoothly? I am looking forward to a range report because I have been considering a Rem 700 in 30-06.
     
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    Congrats! :cool:

    Glad you got the lifetime warranty...
     
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    I think it is absolutely fantastic for the 15 minutes I spent with it (10 day wait in CA). The fit and finish is very nice. I still think the action and fit/finish of my Weatherby Vanguard (25-06) is a cut above, but this Remington wasn't 560 dollars either. I would put it above my Axis and Ruger American ranch in 223 as far as action is concerned but the ranch is really breaking in nicely. My friend has the SPS varmint in 223 with a 26" heavy barrel that he had cut at 20" and crowned by a gunsmith for 50 bucks. It did not take but one trip to the range for us to get it dialed into 1/2" groups with H322 and 50grn Vmax. That is one of the biggest reasons I picked this up, I really liked his.
     
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    Congratulations on the new toy. Hopefully it works out for you. I have a Tikka T3 Lite in .223 that I bought back in either 2004 or 2005.
     
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    I have an old 700 HB in .22-250 one hell of a fun gun to shoot.
     
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    Thats a great price for a lot of gun. I have an earlier model also and found that it groups very well with my reloads and it gets a lot of hunting time for varmints and deer.
     
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    I have one similar from 10? Years ago...223, but with a 26" varmint barrel. Have consistently killed groundhogs out to 350... Even a few lucky shots at 400+.. Only one complaint.. Must load with damn near surgical precision..small hurdle for great results...
     
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    Yeah I figured it will be a pain to load. I will single load it on the bench, if I take it out predator calling (which will be rare) I will have to get it right.
     
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    Had one in .308 years ago. Let it go when I thinned out my "deer rifle" herd. Kinda' miss it a bit..but not too much after I replaced it with a Kimber Classic.
     
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    Synthetic stocks are old school?! Damn i'm older than i thought...
     
  14. Kentucky Shooter

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    Congrats, I have a 700 Tactical version from around 2009 with a 20"heavy barrel in .223. It's the most accurate center Fire I own.

    I did have to take it to a Remington Service center for the X-mark trigger recall, but it's been flawless, before and after the recall.

    I'm sure it will be a good one for you.
     
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    I have been thinking about a lighter weight .223 bolt gun. My Howa 1500 has a bull barrel and laminated stock. Can you say heavy?
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    Ruger American ranch will solve that need. They are 6-7 pounds shoot ready, I have the Bipod on for my son but with a scope and sling they are amazingly light. IMG_2141.jpg
     
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    Very nice rifle you have there.

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    My favorite rifle is my CZ 527 .223, it’s very light and shoots the Federal .223 bulk packs very well.
     
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    Well, more like a plain Jane synthetic stock. I'll probably Dura coat to fit the High desert environment.