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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Remington 700 upgrade

I've been kicking around the idea of tinkering with My 700 ADL in 270. It's an older gun,but shoots great and shoulders like putting on your favorite pair of slippers. First thing I'd like to do is replace the trigger. I was thinking of using the new X-Mark trigger,but won't rule out a Timney or Rifle Basix. A few years back, I thought I had a "Remington Moment" so I want to rule out any possibility of that happening again. I wouldn't mind changing to a BDL type stock and floor plate, but that would mean getting a new stock/recoil pad,and would change the way the rifle feels(although, I haven't ruled out the thought). I have seen a lot of XCR stocks on line cheap,but are guys getting rid of them for a reason? Finally, I have to upgrade My scope. I have A Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster on another rifle and like it, But was thinking about the Nikon Monarch for this one. Sorry if I rambled,but I have gotten some good advice on here in the past, and always enjoy peoples comments, so,Have at it. Let Me know what You think.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: Remington 700 upgrade

If it's an older Remington why a new trigger. They are adjustable from about a 1 1/2 to 5 pounds. You could always cut the stock you have to fit the BDL floorplate. As far as a scope the Monachs are good scopes. Also check out the vortex scopes, I bought 1 last spring & am very impresssed with it.
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Re: Remington 700 upgrade

I have a Remington Sportsman 78 (cheap version of 700ADL) that I did a few upgrades to like your talking about. I was nervous over touching the rifle since it is such a sweet shooter. But I plowed ahead and put a BDL stock on it with the hinged floor plate. Added a Nikon scope to it also. It still shoots just as nice and looks twice as good. I thought about replacing the trigger or even adjusting the existing one but ended up leaving it alone for now.
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Wish they still made the 78's shot well and was priced right.
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Trigger is adjustable if desired and theres nothing wrong with adl. Floor plate your looking around 75.00 plus stock. I actually bought a ultra lite arms custom 5 3/4 lb. custom rifle used a couple of years ago usd and its adl. Took no time at all to get used to and think nothing of it being adl.
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Re: Remington 700 upgrade

My current trigger is SWEET! BUT, A few years ago, The gun went off when I clicked off the safety. At the time, I was wearing heavy gloves, and just might have had a finger in the trigger guard( stupid yes, I know)I am just not sure. Now, even at the range when the gun is pointed in a safe direction,I always "hold my breath" so to speak. Forget about letting anyone else shoot it. I did have it checked and the 'smith told me he cloud find nothing wrong with it.I am still kinda spooked by it.

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Any experience good or bad with the XCR stocks? I know someone on here has to have one.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 12:20 AM
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Im not sure if the xcr has that cheap injected piece of topperware or not. If you can post a pic of it out of the barreled action.
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If it ain't broke...don't fix it my friend!
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for like 40 bucks most smiths will tune that trigger down to about 3.5 pounds. I'd then run some reloads through it and see how it does with those. If that doesn't help things i'd spend another 40 and have the action bedded. If that doesn't work then I think that you wrung all the accuracy that you can out of that particular gun with that particular barrel.
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