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#6515817 - 10/28/16 10:30 AM Great old school Remington 700
onlysmith&wesson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Wanting to start getting some use out of my first deer rifle. Made in '79, a Remington 700, BDL in .243. Only modification was trigger adjustment 37 years ago when I got it. The trigger is the best thing about this gun, always shooting great after that adjustment. It had a Leupold fixed 6x and I hunted it hard for 20 years.

I'm wanting to keep the original stock in my safe forever, but set the gun up in a different stock for family to borrow and for myself to take out after deer season for hogs and whatever else. I believe the barrel contour is sporter, not heavy at all and not floated in the stock. I'd appreciate stock recommendations. As mentioned this gun always shot very tight, so if anyone has done this and had success with it, let me know what stock you selected and if you had it bedded.

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#6515847 - 10/28/16 10:51 AM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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What's your stock budget? Do you want another wood, or a composite?

Good thing is there is a plethora of stocks available for a Rem 700. You can order one today and the brown truck will deliver it in a few days.
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#6515872 - 10/28/16 11:15 AM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Composite. I've never bought a stock, but do have an HS Precision with full aluminum bedding block on another 700. I'd spend up to $400.00 and wouldn't expect to find something for less than $250.00. If I could get the full aluminum bedding block for this barrel contour that'd be great. Part of the mystery on this is the fact that the barrel doesn't seem to float, so I'm thinking there may be some point of contact after the recoil lug that would need to be duplicated on the replacement stock.

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#6515874 - 10/28/16 11:16 AM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Magpul makes a sweet Remington stock.

I'd check them out.

Stock On Amazon Here


Edited by Gone to Texas (10/28/16 11:17 AM)
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#6515921 - 10/28/16 11:50 AM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 11/05/09
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https://www.stockysstocks.com/ I've been pleased with this company.
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#6515965 - 10/28/16 12:19 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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https://www.hogueinc.com/stocks/remington/700/shortaction/bdl/standard

I'm using this and really like the rubberized coating, also has the full aluminum bedding block.
You can float the barrel yourself, Fireman JG can tell you the best/easiest way.

P_102


Edited by P_102 (10/28/16 12:21 PM)
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#6515985 - 10/28/16 12:36 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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I use a Bell and Carlson medalist on my 68 model 700. I like it. Fits well and has full aluminum bedding block.

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#6516018 - 10/28/16 12:56 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: hilltop101]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Did you have to open up the barrel channel at all, or drop in?
Originally Posted By: hilltop101
I use a Bell and Carlson medalist on my 68 model 700. I like it. Fits well and has full aluminum bedding block.

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#6516027 - 10/28/16 01:00 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: P_102]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
How did it fit? Sounds as if some opening up of the barrel channel was required to obtain float.
Originally Posted By: P_102
https://www.hogueinc.com/stocks/remington/700/shortaction/bdl/standard

I'm using this and really like the rubberized coating, also has the full aluminum bedding block.
You can float the barrel yourself, Fireman JG can tell you the best/easiest way.

P_102

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#6516029 - 10/28/16 01:01 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Good information. I'm looking at each.

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#6516055 - 10/28/16 01:18 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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It was a drop in, the barrel is free floating in the stock.

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#6516073 - 10/28/16 01:28 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
B&C or HS Precision would be great.
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#6516104 - 10/28/16 01:45 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
That's all good, prices are way less than I expected. I've got the HS Precision on my 5R, I think the B&C will be perfect. Looking forward to reconnecting with this great gun and preserving the original stock. I've handed this gun to inexperienced shooters and watched them shoot very tight groups with cheap ammo.

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#6516110 - 10/28/16 01:48 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 263
Loc: Blanket,Tx
Red hawk rifles will fix you up and help find the right one with lots of options and as reasonable as it gets

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#6516140 - 10/28/16 01:59 PM Re: Great old school Remington 700 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
That's all good, prices are way less than I expected. I've got the HS Precision on my 5R, I think the B&C will be perfect. Looking forward to reconnecting with this great gun and preserving the original stock. I've handed this gun to inexperienced shooters and watched them shoot very tight groups with cheap ammo.


If you wanted to maintain the original look, you could buy another BDL stock off Ebay for less than $100 and have it floated and bedded
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