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I am very new to the forum. I just purchased a 700ADL. I thought it was a pretty decent deal through Dick's Sporting Goods. But I am knowledge delete when it come to this rifle and the adjustments that are recommended to perform, in order to attain maxumim accuracy.
( obviously relative to the capacity of the shooter)

here is a link to the Rifle

:http://www.shoplocal.com/lid-2088798994sid2486136_-remington-700-camo-adl.fp

I am hoping to accomplish good groups from the 300 yard range. This chambered in a .308.

Any advice to additions or upgrades?
 

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I wasn't able to get your link to come up so I don't know if you have a scope with your rifle or not. If not buy the best scope, rings, and bases you can afford. Make sure scope is mounted properly with bases and rings secured with Loctite. Bore sight it to get you on paper then take it out and shoot it for final zero. What are you planning to do with it, hunting or target shooting or both? The Remington 700 is a very accurate platform to build on but improvements can still be made to make it more so. Do you handload your ammo? Handloading is the best way to get the maximum accuracy out of any rifle regardless of make or model. If you use factory ammo Federal Gold Medal Match is probably the most accurate target ammo in my opinion. Barrel break in is another subject matter that some believe in and others do not. The internet has tons of articles for both sides of that issue. I personally don't get that worried about it to any great degree. I clean the bore very well prior to the first shot, shoot two or three and clean it for the first 20 to 30 rounds and then it's business as usual. My three 700's are all well under MOA, with handloads, following that process. 300 yards can be easily accomplished, in theory, with most hunting weight bullets, beyond that it gets a little more technical as more and more variables come into play. Other than that it's about pulling the trigger and learning the rifle. Good luck with it.
 

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Welcome to the forums!

karma gave some good info!

I'm not sure what your budget is for a scope, but here are a few options you might look at.

The Bushnell Elite 3200:
http://www.bushnell.com/products/scopes/riflescopes/elite3200/
(I have one in the 4200 on my AR and I like it very much)

Some good and solid scope rings that don't cost a ton of money are the Burris XTR Rings:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-xtreme-tactical-30mm-rings.html

A good scope base that gets recommend a lot is the EGW (Evolution Gun Works) scope base:
http://egw-guns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=39_128&products_id=218

Certainly hand loading is the way to go for getting the best performance!

Getting those items or similar items would be a very good setup to get you started!

Here's a couple of articles we have at the site.

One on "cleaning": http://www.700rifle.com/cleaning.php
Bore sighting: http://www.700rifle.com/bore_sight.php

Those links should give you some reading and guidelines to get started and then you can ask questions or do other research as questions arise!

If you need anything else just let us know! :D
 

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rotarybare said:
I am very new to the forum. I just purchased a 700ADL. I thought it was a pretty decent deal through Dick's Sporting Goods. But I am knowledge delete when it come to this rifle and the adjustments that are recommended to perform, in order to attain maxumim accuracy.
( obviously relative to the capacity of the shooter)

here is a link to the Rifle

:http://www.shoplocal.com/lid-2088798994sid2486136_-remington-700-camo-adl.fp

I am hoping to accomplish good groups from the 300 yard range. This chambered in a .308.

Any advice to additions or upgrades?
All good stuff from karma & semper. Maybe, pillar bed the action and a new trigger, too. Brownell's has pillars that are contoured for the 700 action. Just bought 2 sets for my hunting rifles, but haven't installed them yet. Rem doesn't recommend floating their tapered barrels, they say the 14 lbs of pressure on the barrel is more accurate. BUT..... I glass bedded an ADL and free-floated one that I bought in the 80's in a B&C stock. Reloads and a Timney tightened it up. It would shoot 1/2 MOA at 100 all day long. Alas, I could not leave well enough alone and sold the stock. Still have that .308 and it's one of the rifles I'm going to pillar bed in a Rem factory synthetic stock. No guts...no glory, right? When will I learn?
 

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I wasn't able to get your link to come up so I don't know if you have a scope with your rifle or not. If not buy the best scope, rings, and bases you can afford. Make sure scope is mounted properly with bases and rings secured with Loctite. Bore sight it to get you on paper then take it out and shoot it for final zero. What are you planning to do with it, hunting or target shooting or both? The Remington 700 is a very accurate platform to build on but improvements can still be made to make it more so. Do you handload your ammo? Handloading is the best way to get the maximum accuracy out of any rifle regardless of make or model. If you use factory ammo Federal Gold Medal Match is probably the most accurate target ammo in my opinion. Barrel break in is another subject matter that some believe in and others do not. The internet has tons of articles for both sides of that issue. I personally don't get that worried about it to any great degree. I clean the bore very well prior to the first shot, shoot two or three and clean it for the first 20 to 30 rounds and then it's business as usual. My three 700's are all well under MOA, with handloads, following that process. 300 yards can be easily accomplished, in theory, with most hunting weight bullets, beyond that it gets a little more technical as more and more variables come into play. Other than that it's about pulling the trigger and learning the rifle. Good luck with it.
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