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Rem 700 mountain feedback #6865676
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Good or bad appreciated.
NOT for sale.
How does value stack against Bdl, Adl, Classic?





Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865686
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Good or bad appreciated.
NOT for sale.
How does value stack against Bdl, Adl, Classic?


I had one in ,280 Remington that I bought used about 20 years ago.

Good shooting rifle but the barrel tended to heat up

from quick, multiple, consecutive shots and point of impact
seemed to wander a bit after the initial shot due to the extremely
light, thin construction of the barrel.

Positive was it was light as a feather and a pleasure
to carry up hill, or on long, forced marches back in the boondocks.

Great rifle that was the backup to my 7MM MAGNUM for 10 years
in Alberta while whitetail hunting.

walleyed


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Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865689
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Just as good and is the best rifle I have ever owned.

Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865701
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Wondered about the barrel heat walking.
Not afraid to float it if recommended.
Not shot it yet. Sent scope for repair and they sent a new one with bigger lense so ordered new higher rings.
It is lighter.





Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865716
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Have never ever had a problem with mine.Most accurate gun I have ever owned or shot.I can take a quarter out with every shot out to 200 yards.

Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865724
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Remington's are usually accurate, but I wont own one. In 35-years guiding big game hunters professionally I have seen more Remington rifles fail in the field than all others combined. Usually its the extractor or a trigger problem. In the same price range, the Tikka's have them beat by a mile IMO.


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Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: yukon254] #6865726
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Originally Posted by yukon254
Remington's are usually accurate, but I wont own one. In 35-years guiding big game hunters professionally I have seen more Remington rifles fail in the field than all others combined. Usually its the extractor or a trigger problem. In the same price range, the Tikka's have them beat by a mile IMO.

A nice timoney trigger set at 1 pound was the first thing I added to mine.

Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865729
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Wondered about the barrel heat walking.
Not afraid to float it if recommended..


I had the barrel on my ,280 free floated and It helped a bit, but not completely.

If you waited a couple minutes between shots, the rounds would touch
on the paper @ 100 yards.

The nominal differences in impact were not enough to worry about
at normal, reasonable hunting ranges with quick follow up shots.

Definitely a result of the lighter, thinner barrel according to my gunsmiths.

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Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865757
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I have owned a few rifles with thin barrels.They weren't built for continued fire like in competition.They are made for hunting and carrying.I always figured I would carry a rifle way more than fire it,while hunting and lighter rifles are much appreciated in the mountains.

I am always most concerned with the first shot or two going exactly where I need them to.Usually,finding a load that the light rifle likes,is all it takes.I do like a rifle to be pillar bedded,recoil lug glassed and the barrel fully free floated.Even though the barrel is floated,I like to glass the barrel channel for added rigidity and to seal it from moisture.

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Have 3 - .280, 7x57, Best gun Iíve ever owned. My .280 is a dream to carry, get 2 pcs scope mount, n skinny enough to wrap your hand over the bolt. How many rounds do u shoot at a deer. Everything I ever shot with the gun dropped , had a few deer flop, second shot to the neck ended them.


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If buying now, I would look at a Tikka Lite, nice gun, my 280 is 20 plus years old.


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Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: walleyed] #6865824
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Originally Posted by walleyed

I had one in ,280 Remington that I bought used about 20 years ago.

Good shooting rifle but the barrel tended to heat up

from quick, multiple, consecutive shots and point of impact
seemed to wander a bit after the initial shot due to the extremely
light, thin construction of the barrel.

Positive was it was light as a feather and a pleasure
to carry up hill, or on long, forced marches back in the boondocks.

Great rifle that was the backup to my 7MM MAGNUM for 10 years
in Alberta while whitetail hunting.

walleyed


I know you're a big guy, but just how many deer can you carry out of the boondocks at a time? laugh

Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: walleyed] #6865855
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Originally Posted by walleyed


I had one in ,280 Remington that I bought used about 20 years ago.

Good shooting rifle but the barrel tended to heat up

from quick, multiple, consecutive shots and point of impact
seemed to wander a bit after the initial shot due to the extremely
light, thin construction of the barrel.

Positive was it was light as a feather and a pleasure
to carry up hill, or on long, forced marches back in the boondocks.

Great rifle that was the backup to my 7MM MAGNUM for 10 years
in Alberta while whitetail hunting.

walleyed


Had that same rifle myself, matter of fact it was my first rifle that I saved up for and bought at 18. Regret letting it go.
Paired it up with a leopold 2x7, turned the trigger down to 2.5 and shimmed the action to float the barrel and called it good. Scary accurate for the first three if you took your time off the bench. Off hand or rapid fire, good luck.
It was a joy to carry and kill deer from a stand or other ready position. It's light barrel was it's greatest and worst asset.
Groups opened quickly as the barrel heated, but that really didn't matter for hunting where if you can't get it done with the first three it ain't getting done. What mattered for me was the "hang" of it. No weight out front when snap shooting or offhand made for regular misses when kicking deer out of their beds.
Just me but I've come to prefer rifles balanced more like a shotgun with enough weight out front to steady my left hand, even though I still have a thing for featherweight rifles.

Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865864
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I very rarely shoot offhand using a tree to steady against 99% of the time.

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Warrior is the trigger adjustable by owner or is that for armorer or gunsmith?
I had my old one done by smith and it suits me dandy. Not hair but NO creep.





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Speaking of balance I once cracked a stock so bought a synthetic. Didn't take me long to fix and refinish the wood and sell the syn on here. It was nice charring less weight though.





Re: Rem 700 mountain feedback [Re: Wright Brothers] #6865886
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Bought one for my son when he was 15, he is 35 now, His is a 270 that shoots lights out all the time. Dime size groups or slightly smaller at 100. At one time I had one in 308 that shot just as well. I bedded the actions and floated the barrels before I ever even fired them. Wish I had never let the 308 escape. Never had too much of a problem with the groups opening up. Neither gun would open up to more than an inch at 100 with a half dozen shots. Far better than adequate.

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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Warrior is the trigger adjustable by owner or is that for armorer or gunsmith?
I had my old one done by smith and it suits me dandy. Not hair but NO creep.


I don't know what triggers Remington is currently installing but the old standard 700 trigger is user adjustable, though Remington will probably void any warranty for that. Two small screws on the front of the trigger group housing. They'll be factory "sealed" with a spot of paint, yellow if memory serves. I can't recall which but one is for weight and the other for take up. Use care as the take up one can be set to fine so that it fires from closing the bolt or bumping the rifle. Mine was as low as I dared take it and even then was a might touchy. Probably also contributed to poor snap shooting as well.

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I have a couple of them, bought years ago. Good little guns.

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I can relate to all this. Think for now I'll tear down, inspect, oil change, back together and and scope it.
See how it does, for now. Got enough stuff torn apart here at the moment.
Scope parts wont be here for awhile yet.





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