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Old 04-29-2012, 21:20   #196
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More slam fires and fires by taking weapon off safe has occurred due to golden screwdriver action then anything Remy has caused.
I'll be damned. When I was 16 years old, I put a hole in the floorboard of my pickup with a 700 remington with a worked trigger. I never did figure out what caused that thing to go off. My Dad came running out of the house, asked me if I was alright, then called me a dumb S.O.B.(he was a pretty hard Korea infantry vet).

That was one of the old 700's, that had to be put on "fire" to raise the bolt. I wish I would have known this when he was alive.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:25   #197
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a 700 remington with a worked trigger.
I spent about four hours one day trying to adjust a Rem 700 trigger built in the early 1970's and could never get it below about 5# without slam firing. I finally gave up and took it to my gunsmith. He said the key is to have it totally degreased and to keep it that way.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:37   #198
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I spent about four hours one day trying to adjust a Rem 700 trigger built in the early 1970's and could never get it below about 5# without slam firing. I finally gave up and took it to my gunsmith. He said the key is to have it totally degreased and to keep it that way.
I believe I'll just stick with Jewell after listening to you guys.
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Old 04-30-2012, 13:21   #199
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That was one of the old 700's, that had to be put on "fire" to raise the bolt.

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Remington had a recall for those guns and the warranty repair was to cut off the lever that locked the bolt in place and clean the trigger group.
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Old 04-30-2012, 16:37   #200
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I believe I'll just stick with Jewell after listening to you guys.
Good call in my humble opinion.
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Old 04-30-2012, 19:29   #201
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Or quit drinking the post-64 gun-writer "I hate what they did to my favorite rifle so I'm going to kill the brand forever" kool-aid and go with a Winchester 70 (or the FN re-incarnation). They don't need an aftermarket to get a decent field trigger.
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Old 04-30-2012, 21:11   #202
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I've seen Jewell fail w/ blown primers, and they hate being dirty. Long two day rifle match w/ texas red dirt CAN be hell on them. Some people on the other hand have never had an issue. I have a timney set at a crisp 1 1/4 lbs on my GAP. That's just the way I like it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:38   #203
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Or quit drinking the post-64 gun-writer "I hate what they did to my favorite rifle so I'm going to kill the brand forever" kool-aid and go with a Winchester 70 (or the FN re-incarnation). They don't need an aftermarket to get a decent field trigger.

Winchester 70? Hathcock tried to use one of those in The Nam, and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it.
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Old 700 safety
Old 05-01-2012, 12:13   #204
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Old 700 safety

I for one like 700 triggers and prefer the old safety for my own guns. I normally keep a few of the new safeties around and gladly swap out old ones at no charge. Why you ask? Because I like the bolt being locked in the gun when the safety is engaged. Some of the board members here might remember there was a Ranger in Just Cause that lost his bolt during movement and ended up with a 14lb club he had to drag around. Just make sure the wepon is pointed in a safe direction when it is unloaded, same for loading.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:56   #205
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I have a Win Mod 70 in .270 Win. I bought it at Walmart for less than $300.00. It has a trigger that breaks clean and sharp at what I would estimate about 3 lbs, much lighter than my Rem 700 in .308...
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Old 05-21-2012, 15:04   #206
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I finally had a chance to see what my rig can do this past weekend. I just got married the weekend before last (12MAY12), and as part of our honeymoon we visited my friend's range. Both her and I rung the 1,060 yd target (16"W X 20"H) more often than not. I hit it with the cold bore shot, but I guess I called the wind wrong or jerked a couple shots off target. My new bride I'm proud to say smacked it a lot more than she missed We were shooting Federal 175Gr gold medal match. I was more than happy with the 700P with no modifications

The picture is a little crappy because it was from an iphone, but our target was just off to the right of the gun by the far treeline (about 12:30)
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Old 05-21-2012, 15:30   #207
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I took my new rig out to my range for some load development testing. It's a rem 700 with a 8.5 twist Bartlein chambered in 243AI Found that 43g of R 17 was pushing 105's 3150fps and shooting .3's @ 100 in the wind. Not as fast as I'd like, but it's hard to mess with that kind of accuracy. Those marks on that little steel are three rounds from 500yrds. I've got to thank Dave Tooley for putting together a sweet shooter for me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 16:31   #208
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spin-drift?

Tunanut,

Do you stagger the targets ro the right to account for spin-drift?

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Old 05-21-2012, 21:50   #209
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It's kinda weird that there's a .2 mil right between the 105 Amax and Berger 105 Vld's loaded the exact same @ 100. Elevation is exactly the same. I have targets on the left and right side of the range, 10 steels between 100 and 500at varied elevations. It's a fun and challenging course of fire. Eggs @ 500 weed out the bullshiters. When I'm realed really dialed in I'll shoot skeet @ 850. If any of you want to stretch out your long rifles in central NC on a private range pm me. I shoot at least once a month outside of hunting season. I'm not smart enough to compensate for spin drift.
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Old 08-03-2012, 19:43   #210
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I just ordered received an adjustable cheek piece for my Rem 700. With my new scope I could not position the rifle beside by face while prone and look through the scope at the same time. This has caused a new flinching habit I hope the cheek piece will assist in solving.
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