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New rifle, to me anyway!

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Topic: New rifle, to me anyway!
Posted By: billyburl2
Subject: New rifle, to me anyway!
Date Posted: December/22/2012 at 23:36
I found a model 700, with a varmint profile barrel, chambered in 7-08. According to the barrel stamp code research I have done it is 1980, which is the first year Remington chambered the 7-08! The rifle is in excellent shape, the exterior I would rate at 90-95%. I haven't really looked at the bore, but it shoots pretty good! My only complaint is the trigger needs help, it is very heavy and has a lot of creap.

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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?



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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 03:53
Is to do a trigger job on it. Nice score! 

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Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 06:04
 
 GOOD find in a GREAT chambering!
 
 In 1980 I talked co-worker who was looking for a rifle for his wife into buying a 788 Remington,w/an 18" bbl I believe,in 7mm-08.  Liked it so well he kept it for himself.


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Posted By: coyote95
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 06:10
http://www.neiljones.com/html/gunsmithing.html - http://www.neiljones.com/html/gunsmithing.html   Nice find on the m700. Neil does wonderful work on the remmy triggers.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 06:19
Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
 GOOD find in a GREAT chambering!
 


Concur! Rifle Dude LOVES that round!  


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Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 07:42
 
  And that should tell those who know him just HOW GOOD a cartridge it is.
 
  I don't own a short action rifle but if I did or would get one,got me thinking now Whacko,there'd be no question on the chambering. 


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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 11:02
Thats funny 300,I don't own a long action rifle but I was just recently thinking about a .243 after the hollidays Big Smile

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 13:18
Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
  And that should tell those who know him just HOW GOOD a cartridge it is.
  

Mr. Dude recommendation of a rifle or caliber, is like Koshkin's opinion of an optic. Ya can take it to the bank. Big Grin


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Posted By: Stevey Ducks
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 15:53
If I ever get another 7mm-08 I will try working up a load with the 162 gr Hornady AMax or hp match with Ram Shot Hunter.


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 16:43
Steve I am fixin to work up a load with that bullet, but with H4350 as the powder. The rifle came with 2 boxes of 50 hand-loads. One with 160gr soft points, and the other with 175gr soft points.
Shot this group with the 160's. I am going to blame that flyer on the trigger...And I am sticking to that story!



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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 20:29
BB you must of had a few as your 5 o'clock holes are really your 9 o'clock holes & your 1" MOA is really a 2.965"Moa & your black holes are actually green & where did you get that red hole from Big Grin
 
Maybe it's me who had a few...Merry Christmas Merry Christmas


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Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 20:44
Here is the rifle by the way. Pardon the kick stand,  it is just a spare I had laying around.



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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: Stevey Ducks
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 21:28
That scope sort of looks like an older Leupold M8 8X or possibly 12X.
 
H4350 would probably give better velocity consistency, thus better long range accuracy, but you might be able to get more RS Hunter into the case as Hunter has a greater density and is a ball powder and get another 75 fps or so. I flip flop between the 2 powders.
 
The Rem 700 trigger work should consist of 2 simple adjustments.


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: December/23/2012 at 21:39
Really close on the scope, Steve. You got bracketed, it is 10x. 

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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: December/24/2012 at 12:44
its a bdl for sure.

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Posted By: trojan73
Date Posted: December/27/2012 at 08:46
Nice rifle:)

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Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: December/27/2012 at 10:01
That's a great rig for sure, and a 7-08 is awfully hard to beat.  If you're just messin' around with some loads, try up to 45 gr Varget under a 120 Nosler ballistic tip.  You'll be shooting  bugholes in no time.  Seat bullets to somewhere around 2.80 COAL.  It is absolutely devastating on hogs and deer sized stuff.  I had a 490lb wild hog fall over quivering a couple of weeks ago.  Compete pass through broadside shot.  Up to 46.5 of IMR 4350 and 140 Accubond's are a fantastic combo too.   Good luck and have fun shooting. 


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: December/27/2012 at 18:13
Good score!

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Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: March/03/2013 at 21:12
Just bought a McMillan A-5 with Badger M-5 bottom metal for this rifle. It should be here a week from tomorrow! Yippee

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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: May/11/2013 at 19:44


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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: May/12/2013 at 05:12
 NICE !!!

Yippee Yippee Yippee


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