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Hey guys tell me what you think. I Just shot my "new" rifle today. It is really my M700 that used to be a 270Win, but now is .308Win. The work was done by local smith where I live, and he did te conversion, including the barrel for $35, since I helped him with the work(I am a 700 armorer). The barrel is a brand new never fired take off, from a 700 Light varmit I think as it medium weight Matte(the barrel dates to 1996, and the smith took it off the brand new rifle for another customer who wanted a .243, but could not get one when he wanted it. It is a 6 groove 1 in 10 twist. I put the rig in a Choate ultimate Varmint Stock, and it shoots well. I covered 5 with a quarter using PMC match 168 factory ammo. Milsurp 150 was only slightly larger group. The Glass is a Mueller 4 to 16 by 50 ADJ Objective, IR. The mounts are Redfield 1 piece with steel Redfield rings. I am using the rifle for LE work, and boy is it an improvement over my prior M14 based platform.
 

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Yeah I got some pics, Iwill try to email them to you when I get home from work tonight. I still have to cammo everything, but I havn't done it yet as I want to make sure nothing is going to require adjustment before I do.
 

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I am having trouble with my web site tonight, cant seem to get it to upload the pics, I think the remote server may be down. any suggestions, I'm kind of new at the web site creating thing.
 

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stop stalling and chuck em in photobucket
 

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/ ... m700-3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/ ... M700-2.jpg
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OK I gave up working with earthlink and put them in photobucket. I still have to get the cammo done, as the matte blue on the barrel, and gloss on the receiver dont match real well, but hey it shoots good. I have about 200 in the barrel, install, stock, and I already had the glass, the bipod, and the receiver. I have had the rifle as a 270 since 1985(christmas gift from mom and dad). I have maybe 500 in the whole thing, and it shoots between 1/2 and 3/4 MOA on factory PMC match 168. I really cant complain, and contrary to what some say the choate is great for prone, and is very stable, but I got the varmint not the sniper version. Well let me know what you think.
 

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Oh I would have liked an AI stock, but I have two kids and a wife to feed on a cops salary. The whole sniper program Minus ammo and time is funded by me, I was given a USGI M14 by the city, but accuracy wise it was not getting things done, and I was not going to put my money in their gun, so this is my alternative. The scope is a Mueller 4x16x50 ADJ OBJ. It has the 1/8moa illuminated dot in a German #4 reticle. Seems to work real well, with awsome clarity. It replaced a 3.5x10x50 leatherwood which failed after about 500rds on the 14. Leatherwood did stand by their scope though, even upgrading me to a more expensive model(no math Mildot). Ihad the Mueller on hand when the leatherwood failed, so I tried it, liked it, and stuck with it. I have about 600 rounds through it on the 14 and 700 combined with no trouble. Do you guys have any experience with the Mueller line?
 

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ive actually been reccomending the mueller line for a while now, mel is going to do a review on their new mil-dot model come first of the year. Something you might be interested in. I believe its a 16x adjustable by 40ish...

I have to admit i thought u were full of ****., but nice rifle. I agree with jeff though, i would have made the dept pay for a mcmillian or HS.
 

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I got to take little tiny steps, it took almost seven years just to get this program authorized. I figure being a small dept, prove my self via competing and training hard and things will get easier. I am sorry if I came off the wrong way, I know my prices seemed like BS, but the smith is 75, and just likes teaching me a few things. Plus it dont hurt that he likes cops. I also started shooting HP last year, how humbling(as was sniper school). I should post some pics of my Match Rifle. It is a lucky pick up from my great uncle. It is a USAMU built presentation rifle(uncle Fritz was on the unit). It is the most accurate Garand I have ever shot, after over 20 years storage it shot right on using Fritz's sight dope. Just wish I was as good as either rifle. I have to admit I was afraid of the Choate, but it works well for me. I could not stomach the sniper version, too much hype, I liked the basic nature of the varmint. I also like the Mueller Scopes, as did my instructor, although he was concerned about durabilitybeing a newer make.
 

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Hey guys I said I would get a couple pics of my match rifle up here too, so here they are. Just wish I could have made the M14 shoot as good, but then again I definately(not even close) am not a USAMU gunsmith either.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/ ... 0_1460.jpg
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I should also point out the match ammo and shooting gear that came with the rifle. The ammo was 1973 M118 special Ball 173 grain. I have 400 more rounds to pick up from my uncle still sealed in the can. Tee coat was his form the unit, and the one with the patch was from when he was at Ft Knox prior to going to Benning. He also gave me a buch of tools and parts. This was for sure a lucky day for me.
 

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I finished loading some more pics to photobucket just now, but I will have to get them over to the gallery later today, I have to leave for work, or I would doo it now. I scrounged up some pics of my battle rifle collection(mini collection). By the way the Garand is all blued and has a NM barrel, sights, and glass bedded stock, my great uncle got it from USAMU at retirement, and shot with it after that for about 2 years.
 

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The match rifle always moa or better, when I do the job right. The Dane SA VAR real close to being moa sometimes better, the stock is brand new, and I fit it like second skin to the rifle. The RG IHC despite a TE of 6 is about 1.5 to 2 moa but it does have preferance for ammo(likes danish surplus). They are like pets, all have a personality of their own, but boy are they fun.
 

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yea garands are fun
got one cheap not long ago, shoots 1.5 moa w/ w/ quality (modern) ammo, 2 moa w/ surplus... forget which but ill be sure to give danish surplus a try if i ever find any
theres some throat erosion, everything else is in good condition
 
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