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Built this one for my father as christmas/birthday present.

Remington 700P Take Off Barrel .308.
Squared the Recoil Lug.
Lapped the Lugs.
Free floated the barrel.
Tac Ops Bolt Knob.
Bell and Carlson Medalist Stock Aluminum Bedding Block, Glass Bedded.
Marine-Tex for added grip.
EGW 15MOA base, bedded.
Burris XTR 1" Rings.
Bushnell 5x15x40 Elite.
MDS mounting solutions Anti-Cant Level.
Trigger set to 3Lbs. (was 9Lbs)
Oh and 1 Snap-Cap




 

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Boone, why did you go with the long action instead of the short?? Would there be much accuracy difference between the SA and LA??

And Damn, seeing these 700s makes me want one instead of the Tikka. Good they are both such nice rifles.
 

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No, there is no accuracy difference between the two actions. There's just more free space in the magazine between the bullets and breach. Until you chamber one.

The reason it's a long action, It used to be my fathers 30-06 which is a long action. He detached his entire bicep muscle from his elbow. They had to go in and staple all the muscle and tendons back to his elbow. He could no long take the recoil that our 30-06 produced. It was about like shooting a .338 Lapua in the light stock we had it in. The entire 06' weighed about 5-6Lbs. So instead of letting a 700BDL action go to waste I revamped the entire thing. And its a tack driver, range report comming.

-.Brian
 

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Ohh ok then. I feel sorry for you dad, that would not have been nice to happen. Thats a good use of a spare action. I look forward to the range report.
 

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That's a nice looking rifle Boone! Did you square the lugs and the action using a lathe? I think that's called blueprinting right? I'm also curious to know how "square" was the bolt from the factory... I'm thinking remington has a pretty good handle on quality control, but I've read on other forums that may not always be the case.

Any way, nice rifle! I'm sure you dad was happy to receive that!
 

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Boone, how do you like the clarity and alike of the Bushnel 5-15x40??
 

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It's a excellent piece of glass for the money, I bought this one at $225 shipped. Turrets are crisp, and tracks well. The only negative that I see, it's huge.
For this price range of scopes I've only dealt with 2 thus far, this other was a Mueller Tac 2.

The glass is about equal, I do think the Bushnell gathers more light. Putting them both on 10X I see little difference. But I still think the Bushnell has the edge, seems....brighter?

I've got range time coming up in the next week, I'll have to compare them side by side at the range.

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Did you make that finish yourself around the hand grip and fore-arm? I though I remember a tutorial or something from SC where that was pretty easy to do as a "do it yourself" project.
 

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Boone said:
But I still think the Bushnell has the edge, seems....brighter?
Variables have more air-to-glass surfaces, and every one of those surfaces refract light. So it makes sense that it would be brighter.
 

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I think the more glass surfaces a scope has that the light has to pass through will actually reduce the light transmission qualities by a certain percentage each time it passes through a piece of glass. Whatever the percentages are, depends on the type of coatings on the scope lenses.

I just read something about that in the last issue of American Rifleman.

So I think the Bushnell would have the edge if it has few pieces of glass. I could be wrong, it was awhile ago since I last read that article. :/
 

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SemperFi said:
Did you make that finish yourself around the hand grip and fore-arm? I though I remember a tutorial or something from SC where that was pretty easy to do as a "do it yourself" project.
http://www.snipercentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19622
I offer this at a small fee, really small fee. I can run any contour and thickness of texturing asked. On that rifle the texturing stops where the shooter asked it too.
 

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Hey, check out the Caldwell Lead Sled DFT for your dad. My neck is way hosed up so I'm recoild sensitive too. The Lead Sled does away with recoil altogether. I'll try to get you one wholesale if he wants one. It's also pretty handy for sighting in your scope and accuracy testing a rifle.
 
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