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Remington 700 project rifle....
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A few months ago I was given a Remington 700 ADL in .30-06 and I think I want to make it my next project rifle. Here is what I am thinking with the rifle as it is. The front sight blade is broken off. The ramp is there but the blade is not. The bluing is very spotty and in some places gone. The scope on the rifle is a fixed variable scope with very low magnification. The original stock is in pretty good shape and I would like to keep it that way, so I want to purchase another stock so the original can stay in the safe. All in all, it isn't in horrible shape for a 1970 manufacture.

I am starting a new job on December 3rd and have 3 weeks of PTO time that my current employer will be cutting me a check for. I have the funds available but I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on a base model rifle. I want a rifle that I can use for medium range (100-200yds).

My plan is:
A new finish on the rifle. Cerakote rifle and bolt.

A new stock. H-S Precision Pro-Series 2000 Sporter Stock

Optics. I plan on removing the broken front sight and just using a scope with a low mount. Looking at the Nikon Buckmasters 3-9X40mm scope or Leupold Rifleman.

That's my plan. Hoping to get some advice and/or recommendations from you rifle guys. Thanks

GB

Edit: Updated plan
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Sounds like you got it pretty well figured out. My only suggestion is to NOT paint the tip orange! Big Grin
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spblademaker;44412 Wrote:Sounds like you got it pretty well figured out. My only suggestion is to NOT paint the tip orange! Big Grin

HA! Don't worry, no plans to.

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Why only a 100-200yd gun?Thats a chip shot for a 30-06.
It not an issue, just wondering why.
I personally would spend more on the glass, you will thank yourself later.

Rattle can the metal black, or some DuraCoat Shake-n-Spray.
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Nate7667;44421 Wrote:Why only a 100-200yd gun?Thats a chip shot for a 30-06.
It not an issue, just wondering why.
I personally would spend more on the glass, you will thank yourself later.

Rattle can the metal black, or some DuraCoat Shake-n-Spray.
http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?f...ory_id=929

To be honest, I've never shot any further than 100 yards so I'm not sure how confident I'll be out beyond 200 yards. Just trying to start within my comfort zone and work out.

I have Leupold scopes on two other rifles and they're pretty nice, but not sure I want to dish out the $$ for another one with the other plans I have for the rifle. I was kind of disappointed in the amount of aftermarket stocks available for the rifle under $150.

GB
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Decided to go with the Leupold Rifleman 3-9X40 scope instead of the Nikon. I am also considering the Choate Ultimate Sniper stock. It's about $10 more but the reviews seem to be a little better.

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#7
Choates are kinda heavy, but fine if they fit you. If you bed it well, the stock won't matter as much. I HIGHLY recommend Devcon 10110. I'll never touch Acraglass again.......

I think the Nikons are brighter than the Leo's these days.
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Do as you wish, but I'd NEVER buy another Bell & Carlson stock. I have one on a custom .284 winchester. It serves it's purpose but if I had it to do over I would NOT spend the money for that stock. I'm much more satisfied with my Ramline on the 6.5 BJAI that I built.
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ColdBlueSteel;45398 Wrote:Do as you wish, but I'd NEVER buy another Bell & Carlson stock. I have one on a custom .284 winchester. It serves it's purpose but if I had it to do over I would NOT spend the money for that stock. I'm much more satisfied with my Ramline on the 6.5 BJAI that I built.

I actually spoke with a guy this morning and he is starting to talk me into the HS Precision Pro 2000 stock. He said for the extra $100, it is well worth it. The more reviews I read, I think he may be right. I'll keep researching it and make up my mind by the end of the December. Thanks for the input!

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#10
Take a look at the B&C #2956 for your Remington. Those carbelite are low end B&C stocks.

Parkerizing is a very durable finish...if you park then Cerakote or KG Gunkote/Norrell's Moley Resin...that would give you a very strong/durable finish.

I've never done Cerakoting as it has a hardener to add, but I've used KG/Norrells a lot. I just did my Savage rifle today with KG and it turned out well.

Cerakote is king as far as durable finishes.

Your Nikon should do fine for your 200 yard range.

While I agree that good glass is as important as having a good rifle...if you are looking to keep it on a lower budget, your on the right path.
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