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Yesterday I purchased a Rem 700p and Leupold Mark 4m1 10x40. The shop I bought from only had the 2 piece leupold base which I purchased along with a harris bipod. My questions are:

1. I would like recomendations on a good sling.

2. I have seen some 1 piece weaver style bases in photos. Should I upgrade the base?

3. The manual that came with the gun does not tell you how to adjust the trigger. The trigger is pretty stiff. I would guess at least 5lb. I would like to adjust to around 3lb. Any web sources on how to do this or should I leave it to a smith?

Thank you in advance for your input. This is my first bolt gun so any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Well congradulations on getting a Remington 700 Police and a Leupold Mk4 M1 10x40mm scope
a Remington 700P + a Leupold Mk4 scope is a great combination in my opinion, mine (Rem 700P with a Mk4 PR 3-9x40mm) shoots very well
i could only imagine how much better you will do since you have a much better scope

about the trigger
id go to a smith
not sure what it would cost but atleast i can trust that they will do it the right way or atleast better than i would do it since ive never ajusted a trigger before nor do i know how to
 

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adjusting the trigger - go to a GOOD gunsmith. The only way to "adjust" a remington trigger is to sand/grind down the various cams and sears that comprise the trigger. This VOIDS the factory warrany. If its done incorrectly or only slightly wrong, your only option is too throw it away and buy a new one.

Sling - There is only one chice as far as I'm concerned. M24 model cuff sling designed by Mike Miller and sold by, among other, Tactical Intervention:

http://www.tacticalintervention.com/
 

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Thanks for the trigger info Jeffvn. I got some bad info on the 700 trigger. I was told that it could be adjusted back and forth to whatever lbs. pull you wanted. Like I said, I am new to bolt guns...

That cuff sling looks good. I saw it last night on the web. It sounds like my initial impulse to purchase it was right on. I think I will go ahead and order it.
 

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Remington triggers are easy to adjust by a gun smith. There are 3 screws that adjust weight of pull as one of them. Adjusting the trigger VOIDS THE WARRANTY. (and probably relieves remington of all liability). Stock Remington triggers can easily be adjusted down to 3.5 lbs. 3 lbs is also attainable but not always recommended because the safety might be marginal (its an easy test by the gunsmith so he'll insure that its still safe). If you want to go below that weight, you'll need to replace the trigger.

Standard weight on the SC1 is 3.5 lbs.

MEL
 

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Not to argue with anyone here but I have 3 rem 700 BDL's with the trigger set to less than 3 pounds. All 3 were done by professional gunsmiths and have proven to be safe............... so far. my opinin, dont mess with it. Take to a professional and have it done right.


As a side note, I bought a Timney trigger to fit a BDL and decided not to use it. I would consider selling it if anyone is interested. It has never been installed and is set to 2.5 pounds direct from Timney.
 

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700P

If you want a one piece scope mount try Iron Brigade Armory. The one piece mount they have is rock solid. I also recommend Mike Miller's M24 sling.
 

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I took this rifle to the range today and it would not fire. I tried about 15 rounds of ammo (3 different brands). All I got was a click with no mark on the primer whatsoever. I talked to the gun shop where I bought it and they have no idea and want to send it back to remington. Anyone ever heard of this before? I am new to bolt guns and I want to make sure I am not overlooking something stupid. I did check and make sure there is a firing pin! Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks...
 

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Sorry about your plight.

If you hear the click of the pin release when you pull the trigger, the only thing I can think of is the firing pin spring. If you take the bolt apart, you should see it right there in front of you).

If your gunsmith wants to send it back (it means he/she does not want to mess with it) let it fly back to momma.
 

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I have never taken my Rem 700 bolt apart, but my Dad gave me an old M1903A3 years ago which he couldn't get to fire. After playing with it I discovered the bolt screwed together and was one turn too loose. Made that one turn and it worked fine.

Does anyone know offhand how the 700 bolt goes together (I'm off to look it up).

RM
 

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The Remington instruction booklet details how to use a thin piece of metal (a penny works great) to hold the spring and pin back so the bolt can be unscrewed. To do it, turn the bolt upside down and using a screwdriver (or another piece of metal in a vise), put pressure on the pin so that the pin begins to move backward. You'll see a slot on the back end of the firing pin. While holding the pin, have someone put a penny in the slot and gently let the pressure down until the penny is holding the spring and pin.

Make sure you have the penny or metal piece well into the slot so it won't accidentally release, causing the penny to shot out of the slot. Also, if you use a screwdriver to put pressure on the underside of the pin, make sure you are in control of it so that it won't slip and jab your hand or anything else.

It's not as bad as it sounds. After getting the tension out of the spring, you simply unthread the bolt to get to the internals.
I believe the Remington instruction booklet also details how to remove the extractor.
 

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The problem is fixed. I noticed after looking more closely at the bolt that it didn't seem to be closing all the way. It turns out the the screws leupold sends with its mounts are about 1/16 inch too long and prevents the bolt from fully closing. Since I did not look very carefully at the rifle before the scope was mounted I did not notice. The screw has been shortened and it fired just fine. I feel like an idiot! But the folks at the gun store didn't notice either. The bad thing was that they were going to take the scope off before sending to Remington and it would have fired perfectly! Although the bolt was not fully closed, it still would allow you to pull the trigger and get a click sound (like a dry fire). I will try to take it to the range again on Thursday. Hopefully my cuff sling will come in tomorrow.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.
 

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You will not regret going with Mike Miller's Tactical Intervention M24 sling. They are one of the best slings out there, if not the very best. It will outlast any leather sling by years. SOTIC still uses daily an original 50 slings they ordered from Mike six years ago! and according to Mike: "NO sling has failed, stretched or wore out"

Mike is a good guy too, he will answer your questions and speak with you personally as he did with me. Can't go wrong with Tac Int's slings.

Bottom line, you made a good choice! :wink:
 
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