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My fathers old 700BDL with no mods loved 180gr rds. Roughly 1 inch groups. put 165gr or less in it and would open right up....
 
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The owner of the rifle got back from vacation today. He said before I worked on it he was getting 2” groups on a good day. So average of 2” to 3” groups with wandering zero was the starting point.

He said this was a a birthday gift from his father for his 14th birthday and that the rifle is 30 years old.

He seems excited to get back behind it. I also discussed a strap on cheek rest to fine tune his cheek weld.

Tony.


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Here in Montana Elk country, the .270 was widely used for a bit flatter trajectory. The '06 was my dads favorite, grand dad loved his .270. I personally settled on .280 Remington. Magnums may throw heavier pills, but many hunters are lacking the proper shot placement discipline. A monster bull can give anyone the herky jerkies. Smile
 
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Here in Montana Elk country, the .270 was widely used for a bit flatter trajectory. The '06 was my dads favorite, grand dad loved his .270. I personally settled on .280 Remington. Magnums may throw heavier pills, but many hunters are lacking the proper shot placement discipline. A monster bull can give anyone the herky jerkies. Smile


When I was elk hunting, I used a 338 Win Mag. with 225 Hornady bullets, 74gr 4831, 215, barrel was a 25" Douglas premium on a magnum action Model 70 pre 64.



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It's nice to have friends. My buddy, who happens to be another moderator on the M14 forum, is a fantastic stock refinisher. He's the one who refinished my Ohio National Guard trade-in stock set. He just so happened to have refinished a Vietnam-Era Remington 700 walnut stock too that looks very similar to this one.

I sent him pictures of this project and he sent me some of his special stain mixture and some teak oil to match up the inside of the forearm and seal up the rest of the wood so that it will hold up when it's in the field. I just need to add four more coats of teak oil over the next four days and it should be all sealed up and ready for the field.



The last thing we need to do is figure out a scope cover setup and a trigger. With the rear sight so close to the objective lens, Butler Creek flip-ups won't work.

The owner might chime in here soon to ask about a good hunting trigger. I have ZERO experience with Rem 700's so I'm not qualified to give an opinion, really, on triggers, other than keeping it around 1.5 to 3 pounds. A quiet safety is a plus.

Tony.


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https://riflebasix.com/product...ton-700-trigger-l-1/

I've used a couple of these, they work quite well.
If I can install them, you should have no problem...lol!
 
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I shoot Timneys in my 700s, safe and reliable with a clean break, and obviously adjustable.

Nice work, thanks for the thread.





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My neighbors S&W 1500 (Howa action) in .270 did the same grouping. Two close, then third just like that rifle.
I cleaned it and cleaned it and cleaned it to remove years of copper fowling.
It now groups three shot 1.2 inches with factory 130s.

PC
 
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He went with the timney. He’s got it now, so we’ll see how it does. He was impressed with the work.

I also super cleaned his barrel and set him up with proper cleaning gear.

Tony.


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I just got an email from him. He's in Montana. He dropped an elk at 319 yards with a heart shot.

The .270 got it done.

Tony.

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That’s great Benny!



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Nice project. I think with a little experimenting with different brands of ammo it might go under an inch. But why did he (or you) retain the old front sight?
Nice shot on the Elk.


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The front sight wasn't getting in the way, so we left it.

I just really enjoyed this project and the fact that I was able to help my friend get his thirty year old rifle back up and in good working condition to hunt with his dad this year.

I build rifles and I send them away, then wonder if the owner is enjoying it. I hear back from some of them, but most I don't.

Tony.

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I switched to 30.06, but never had a problem anchoring an elk with a .270 in 150 grain.

This has been a great story with a great ending.
 
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Edited per Benny's request. Hopefully he had a special tag.

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