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Remington Model 700

My grandfather is in the market for a new rifle chambered in 30.06. I don't know a ton about and new Remington's so I checked their website and was surprised to see just how many different M700's there were.

What are some favorites of you fine folks on HPA. This will be a gun that probably will never see distances beyond 200 yards. Just looking for some general info and experiences.

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Re: Remington Model 700

I have a 700 BDL in 7 mm Rem Mag. I've had it since 1994 and I've only had 2 bad experiences with it. First, if there is oil in the chamber, it sometimes won't eject fired shells. Second, the grip cap broke off of it back in early November. I called Remington to get a replacement and it was on backorder...I still haven't received it (Krazy Glue is holding it in place as we speak). Overall it shoots great and I've taken whitetails, a mule deer, an antelope, a coyote, and a wild hog with it.

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Re: Remington Model 700

I like the Marlin XL7, Ruger 77, or the Browning A-bolt.
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Re: Remington Model 700

Personal fave is the Mountain Rifle but the stainless synthetics are probably the most practical.
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Re: Remington Model 700

Remington quality has been sliding downhill for years.They are very accurate guns but there price is high for their quality.I like the new Winchesters myself for about the same price or less.Check a used gun rack at your local dealer and you will see the different brands and each ones quality.
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Re: Remington Model 700

Ruger 77

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Re: Remington Model 700

I HAVE 15 THAT ARE EITHER REMMY 700S OR SEVENS. ALL SHOOT AWESOME AND IF I HAD TO CHOOSE WOULD BUY REMINGTON OVER ANYTHING ELSE. JUST MY OPPINION.
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Re: Remington Model 700

I have 4 Remington 700's in my gun cabinet and they all shoot under 3/4" at 100 yards, with 2 under 1/2". All bought within the last 3 years. I prefer the 700 over any other bolt action.
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Re: Remington Model 700

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I'm pretty sure he only asked for thought on the different Model 700's.

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Re: Remington Model 700

can't beat Remington. Don't want to talk you out of anything....BUT I'd highly recommend that he get a Remington Model 7. Lighter and easier to hunt/carry for a senior (I'm one). It is a short action so you woould have to consider a 308 in lieu of the '06 (no loss there at all). The 7-08 and the 260s are really great for big game hunting also.

If you want to diviate from the Remington to another light weight I'd highly recommend the Kimber 84M in the above cartridges.

I hunt and shoot M700s and Model 7s and a few Kimbers. As I've gotten older it is tougher for my hand to pick out a heaiver rifle from the cabinet on opening day.
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