My new R700

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    Senior Member Rhyno430's Avatar
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    My new R700

    Well the last item I ordered for my rifle showed up. So I snapped a picture on my phone, and here it is.


    It started of life as a Remington 700 SPS varmint, I then ordered a TPS base, rings and a Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 scope mil/mil.Unfortunately the rings were on backorder for two weeks so I waited. After two weeks I go and see if they shipped and I find out that they are now on backorder til March! I couldn't wait that long.

    So I shot Adam a pm asking if the Valdada steel rings in low were high enough for a 50mm objective. He said that's what he ran on his, so I ordered them up.

    Meanwhile an expenses I thought I was going to have didn't happen so I decided to upgrade the stock. After reading a few reviews, and asking Mel, and a couple others decided that a Bell and Carlson M40 style stock would provide a much needed upgrade and not so far from the hunting stocks I am use to. And it was priced right. So I ordered one in tan, the color of grass in Nebraska for most of the year. And that whole sand stuff.

    And I waited...

    Then the rings came! Yay! So I mounted the scope. The next day (today) I planned to shoot my test load of 175 SMK's and Varget. But in typical Nebraska weather the wind started blowing. Oh well, i'll just sight vertically and worry about windage later. Then Nebraska struck again. Despite unseasonably and unhistorically warm and snow free weather, it started snraining then snowing, then the wind picked up.

    Crud.

    Then my stock arrived. Yay! So I went home and installed my rifle into it. It was almost a perfect drop in. I ended up having to put a washer between the bedding block and floorplate to get the floorplate to close.

    And now it sits, on my counter, as I wait like a 5 year old before christmas. Hopefully the weather will pan out for tomorrow, but it is not looking good.

    Thanks to everyone I bugged with questions!

    Joseph "Rhyno"
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    Re: My new R700

    Love it! great rifle!

    Paulus
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    Re: My new R700

    Nice rifle. If its like my hobbies, the "last item" will never arrive. It will just continuously morph and change!
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    Re: My new R700

    That's true, trigger will be next then optics.
    Joseph "Rhyno"

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    That was a quick way to spend some change! Love it though.

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    Re: My new R700

    Nice rifle.
    You just picked up a hitcher...a prisoner of the white lines on the free way.

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    Re: My new R700

    Well, I ordered a trigger pull gage, just a cheap one but its better then nothing.

    I was able to adjust the Xmark trigger to 3lbs +/- about .25lbs. Didn't try to go lower since I like my trigger at that weight.

    I also took it apart to take a closer look at the trigger assembly... to my surprise the xmark is not all that different then the old trigger. I also looked at schematics for it. Very interesting, still wish it had a shoe that was ribbed though.

    Also looked at the wear marks from what little shooting I have done in it, I think I will benefit from a good bed job, there's minimal contact, and a lot of rock in it.

    But that'll have to wait.
    Joseph "Rhyno"

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    Re: My new R700

    i notice you said you were going to do optics later. You have a vortex on there as the time of its posting. The vortex is a pretty nice scope, what were you planning on replacing it with?

    Paulus
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    Re: My new R700

    Eventually I would like to get a Nightforce or better on it. Though I do love what's on it now.
    Joseph "Rhyno"

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    Joseph,
    Nice looking rig you have there, I'm sure it will serve you well for a long time!
    Sully

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