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Topic: New rifle.
Posted By: cheaptrick
Subject: New rifle.
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 15:47
Got this from Bigdaddy last summer. Haven't been off the road long enough to shoot her yet.

Threw Old Faithful, (my 10x rear focus SS), on her today. Heading to ye olde shooting range tomorrow. 

Remington 700 .243 Win, BC stock, SS 10x, EGW 0 MOA rail, and SS medium rings. Not sure who made the cheek piece.

It's a RH'er....so I hope it don't "s'plode" when I start shooting. Bandito  

 


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Posted By: SD Dog
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 16:15
Nice CT.  That Bigdaddy has a few nice toys from time to time.  Will be waiting the range report.  Will keep my fingers crossed on the exploding thing for ya.

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Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 16:31
looks like a long barrel... what 700 version did that start out as?

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take em!


Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 16:38
 
 
   Lookin' good,ct.


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 16:48
Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

looks like a long barrel... what 700 version did that start out as?


Tip, I think it was a SPS Varmint. Barrel does indeed look long, but she's 26".
BD may chime in when he sees this thread and verify whether it was a SPS V, or not.

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 17:11
bolt is on the right side...... for meBucky

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 17:21
Nice looking rifle CT... such nice curves...

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 17:32
Thanks, Gents. Gonna slip my hand up her dress come tomorrow.

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Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 17:52
Sweet lil rig, CT! I am trying desperately to talk the wife into letting me start the mods on the 243 I just bought her... I have a feeling its going to be a hard fight!

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Posted By: HuntMaster
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 17:52
Very nice rig, CT. Please post what kind of group she does.Big Smile


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 19:35
Originally posted by HuntMaster HuntMaster wrote:

Very nice rig, CT. Please post what kind of group she does.Big Smile

Roger that. 

Brandon sent some pics of groups he shot with her and she did quite well. Brandon's an exceptional shooter too boot. 

I think he shot hand loads and all I got are some Rem Core Lokt's and some Winchester stuff. I'll give her a whirl and see what I can do. 
Need the .243 brass to reload for this unit. Been wanting a .243 for a while just to shoot targets. 


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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 20:41
Vey nice Mark. Glad you are on the "right" side.

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 21:14
Sweet!!!!

I agree with Doug! Wink


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Posted By: helo18
Date Posted: February/01/2012 at 21:55
Very nice!  Awaiting further pics to drool over.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 16:43
Here's a 5 shot group at 100 yds with the .243 and some factory 100 gr Winchester Power Point. 
I haven't even shot a rifle since last summer. Shooting is a perishable skill, my friends. I should have done better. 

I was working on a "goodin" and pulled the 4th shot on another group that was a tad tighter.  Bucky  
Got some brass now, so we'll start reloading for her and see what she'll do. 

All in all, it's a very nice rifle and the B&C stock is really nice. Glad I got a .243. It's my first.  
 
The X Pro trigger isn't too swift, but usable....barely. Wink
Can these triggers be adjusted, or should I just scrap it and get an aftermarket? 

  


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Posted By: SD Dog
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 16:48
Not bad, with a little work, you might be a decent shot, someday.  Wink

No experience with Remmy triggers.

















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If nobody ever said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth. AP Herbert

Stupidity & ignorance have been the foundation for many certainties.


Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 17:34
Looks like pretty good shooting to me. Nice rig.

I think the xpro is user-adjustable, but I don't have one.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 17:40
Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:



I think the xpro is user-adjustable, but I don't have one.

I think your right, Matt. I had forgotten that when I posted. I think I'll just dump the X and pick up an aftermarket. Maybe pop some coin for a Jewell. Wink 


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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 18:08
Timney has always worked well for me at a reasonable price.

Tough to beat a Jewell though.

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Posted By: Average Joe
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 18:19
Looks like a Karsten Adjustable Cheek Piece .


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/02/2012 at 18:23
Originally posted by Average Joe Average Joe wrote:

Looks like a Karsten Adjustable Cheek Piece .

Your probably right, AJ. Works pretty good. Never had a rifle with one before. 


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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/03/2012 at 07:56
mark, the xmark pro is totally adjustable, i sent the one i had in my .264 win mag to brandon and he did some machining on it and then sent it back. i adjusted it to my personal max of 4lbs for a hunting rifle, and it was very crisp no creep ( imo fwiw) 

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/03/2012 at 08:42
Yeah!!!!! Excellent.
 
I can work the Xmark to make it as good and anyother trigger with a crisp, clean , no over travel 2# pull. I have no idea why I sent the rifle with out doing it first. I'm sorry for that.
 
Now if you want a after market trigger.
 
TA DA!!!
http://swfa.com/Timney-Triggers-Remington-700-wSafety-P51136.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://swfa.com/Timney-Triggers-Remington-700-wSafety-P51136.aspx
 


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Posted By: Chris Farris II
Date Posted: February/03/2012 at 09:17
Yeah Mark I know a guy who can hook you up! Wink

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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/03/2012 at 09:18
Started to say SWFA now stocks Timney so thats whats up.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/03/2012 at 11:06
I might just swap it out for a Timney. Thanks, Fellas. 

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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/04/2012 at 15:34
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:



I think the xpro is user-adjustable, but I don't have one.

I think your right, Matt. I had forgotten that when I posted. I think I'll just dump the X and pick up an aftermarket. Maybe pop some coin for a Jewell. Wink 


Yes, it's adjustable, with the exact same adjustments and same adjustment method as the original Walker trigger... except that Rem puts a very tough sealant on the screws, so you have to use some heat to break the screws loose. 

If you'd rather not mess with it, come up with some excuse to take a road trip, bring her to me, and I'll adjust it for you.  Or, Brandon certainly can, but that would mean you're paying Brandon a visit and not me.


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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/04/2012 at 15:37
Nothing wrong with a Timney, though you can adjust the X to be almost Timney- like without the expense, if you're willing to deal with breaking the industrial strength sealant Big Green uses on the adj. screws.

Nice rifle!


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Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/04/2012 at 19:29
Thanks, Ted. 

I'll probably just get an aftermarket and call it a day. I adjusted my other Remington trigger, (Walker) and it works fine.  


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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: February/04/2012 at 21:03
When I get my new Rem 700 .223 back I will have to give the trigger some though. Its off getting Surgeon Bottom Metal for AI .223  10 round mags and a Smith Vortex flash suppressor and a Sako style extractor - darn things get spendy but it sure is nice not to have to try to load ammo in a short action Remmington from the top if you are going to shoot it much and saving you night vision when shooting coyotes is a good idea.

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