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#5802438 - 06/23/15 04:39 PM gunsmith prices
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Wanting to get an idea of what it would cost to make my fiancee's remington 770 .270 more accurate. Crowning, floating the barrel im not sure what else.

Buying a different gun doesnt seem to be an option as shes in love with this one, other than accuracy. But she doesnt want anything else confused2
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#5802448 - 06/23/15 04:45 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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I'd sell it and get a different platform to start with.
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#5802450 - 06/23/15 04:46 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Free float the barrel, and tune the trigger, and call it good.
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#5802495 - 06/23/15 05:10 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Are you sure it's the gun? Could it be her, or maybe the scope is the problem? How many different brands of ammo have you tried?
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#5802506 - 06/23/15 05:14 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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A good gunsmith can inspect the gun and tell you if it needs to be recrowned. The 770 being inexpensive, it's likey not bedded the best, piller bed the action and free float the barrel. A MN smith I know would charge $175 for the pillar bedding and free floating, $50 to recrown, and $60 to do an trigger job.
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#5802514 - 06/23/15 05:17 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Think so. We both shoot my remington 783 .308 real well and my mossberg 100atr 30-06 pretty well. Factory scope could be problem but with either one of us shooting, cold bore shot is within an 1"-1 1/2" from being dead on at 100. And then like 3-4 inches out from then on.
Have tried rem, hornady and winchester. 2 different bullets and grains of the hornady

Rifle has had about 60 rounds through it and has been like this since new
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#5802635 - 06/23/15 06:42 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Have it pillar bedded to start. It certainly won't make it worse.
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#5802648 - 06/23/15 06:50 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Think so. We both shoot my remington 783 .308 real well and my mossberg 100atr 30-06 pretty well. Factory scope could be problem but with either one of us shooting, cold bore shot is within an 1"-1 1/2" from being dead on at 100. And then like 3-4 inches out from then on.
Have tried rem, hornady and winchester. 2 different bullets and grains of the hornady

Rifle has had about 60 rounds through it and has been like this since new


Cold bore will almost always never be "dead on." With it opening up to 3-4 inches I'm guessing it needs to be free floated, which you can easily do yourself. I'd start with that being its the easiest and cheapest. Next I would have a trigger job done and follow that with pillar bedding if it still doesn't achieve the accuracy you want.
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#5802677 - 06/23/15 07:12 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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There is no way I would spend any money on a rem 770. It will probably not ever shoot and if it does you will never get the value back out of it.
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#5802688 - 06/23/15 07:19 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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Get rid of it and start over or check your base , rings , and optics

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#5802717 - 06/23/15 07:41 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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If you read the Op were not getting rid of it.
Im not concerned with getting the money back out i want to make it a little better and make her happier.

Who does good work at a good price in east texas or maybe out toward austin. Near houston would be preferred.
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#5802765 - 06/23/15 08:19 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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770 bedding:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLlpz9ssr9Q

770 trigger adjustment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaa6j-KVNNA

Good luck with your project.
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#5803008 - 06/23/15 10:06 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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As others have said, you're better off starting with a different platform. 700 ADL can be had for cheap, as can a model 10 or 11 Savage. Either will shoot better, hold value better, and offer more modification options than your 770.

But if you're set on keeping the 770, syncerus's links look good. Unlike the options above, you will get 0% return on investment modifying a 770.

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#5803081 - 06/23/15 11:13 PM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: rickym]
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I'm going to make a guess here, the reason to try to make a silk purse out of a sows ear, is emotional not logical. I'm guessing that rickym's fiancee chose the rifle herself, giving up on it means failure, not an acceptable alternative. It'll be easier to get the work done, swallow the cost, then it will be to deal with the disappointment. One thing that I would have done is to make sure there are no fundamental flaws that would preclude accuracy. I would also tell the gunsmith upfront the situation to avoid having him assume that you want to cut corners.
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#5803276 - 06/24/15 07:47 AM Re: gunsmith prices [Re: nsmike]
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Originally Posted By: nsmike
I'm going to make a guess here, the reason to try to make a silk purse out of a sows ear, is emotional not logical. I'm guessing that rickym's fiancee chose the rifle herself, giving up on it means failure, not an acceptable alternative. It'll be easier to get the work done, swallow the cost, then it will be to deal with the disappointment. One thing that I would have done is to make sure there are no fundamental flaws that would preclude accuracy. I would also tell the gunsmith upfront the situation to avoid having him assume that you want to cut corners.


You are completely correct. She choose it, that gun (idk why) the caliber, the stainless model the only thing she wants changed is the accuracy and a camo stock. Ok maybe i want the accuracy to be a little better as well
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