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    My awesome Remington 700/338wm

    In 1994 I purchased a new Remington 700 in 338wm. After benchresting it at 100 yds trying different brands of new ammo I found out my new 700 shoots one ragged hole taking out the x ring. I found this kind of accuracy is with Winchester super x 225 gr psp ammo. To me this is rare to find a 338wm this accurate. My question is I been thinking of installing a double stage trigger. I have a ‘94 Bushnell trophy sportview 6/24 power, 150 yd zero, with out to 500 yds bdc. I only have a 100 yd range. Do you think a dual stage trigger is worth it?

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    If you’re shooting one ragged hole,I wouldn’t change anything,you can’t do any better than that.

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    That’s what I was thinking. It does deserve a more expensive scope but for now I’m not touching it. Before hunting since then I shoot one round to check the scopes zero. I stocked up on winchester super x 225 gr psp ammo.

    When sighting it in benchrested when she shot the one ragged hole. I loaded four rounds, put four bullseye targets at 100 yds and fired standing up at them as quick as I could run the bolt and pick up the next target in the cross hairs. I was about 1” from center on each target. She’s my blackbear rifle.

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    What is the rifle to be used for?
    "If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future.”
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    And what trigger is currently installed in the rifle?

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    It’s my bear hunting rifle. The trigger is orginal. I never touched this rifle except for benchresting it. Trying to figure out what brand of ammo it liked. The Winchester super x 225 gr psp is it’s sweet spot. It didn’t like Remington ammo. I originally purchased this rifle to go on one of those fly in hunts someday.

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    You rifle probably thinks that using Remington Ammo in a Remington Rifles is Incest!

    Bob
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    My old ‘72 western Auto Revelation 30-06 didn’t like Remington ammo, I had to reload to shoot nickle sized fivevshot groups, my Remington 700/338wm is a one holer with winchester super x 338/225 gr ammo, yet my marlin 444 sporter is accurate using Remington ammo. Funny how some rifles can be more ammo finicky than others. My 30-06 I put 700 rds through it before I dialed it in. I even ran some USGI FMJ surplus ‘06 steel jacket ammo in it figuring the rifling wasn’t right. Finally it like 180 gr Speer bullets behind imr 4350 powder. I don’t shoot it much anymore but it does go hunting.

    In my 1907 Swede CG m96 mauser it likes S&B 131 gr sp ammo. 1 1/2” groups at 100yds isn’t too shabby for a 100yo war horse.
    Last edited by 1911 crazy; 01-02-2021 at 02:15 AM.

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    Usually the first place to start is projectile weight verses twist. The best ammo with the wrong projectile for the given twist, may not work at all.

    Bob
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