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Hi everyone just joined the forum hoping to get some good advice.

So I want to pick up a Remington 700 preferably in 300 win mag but I am also still considering 308. I want to see what people thought the best model of the Remington 700 would be good to buy to start practicing long range shooting and as a rifle for big game hunting (Mostly Elk). My budget isn't crazy trying to stay as far under a thousand for the base rifle as I can while still getting a good quality rifle. I guess what I am asking is what model would everyone say is the best bang for the buck.
 

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If you're going to elk hunt with this rifle I do not suggest a chassis. Instead find an aftermarket stock that weighs around 2 pounds. Something like a B&C Alaskan II. Most people do not enjoy carrying a 10+ pound rifle while hiking elk terrain. Try to keep the total weight (rifle, ammo, and optics) less than 10 pounds.

Look at Trigger Tech for an aftermarket trigger.
 

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Weighs 2 lbs

The B&C Alaskan 2 weighs 2.7 lbs.

I’ve owned an xlr on a 300 win mag. They are very light and don’t require bedding for maximum performance
 

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Hi. I recomend you to see the XCR Long Range Tactical in 300WM. The trigger can be regulated without disassembling. It have already the aluminum bedding. But it is small heavy for hunting.
For long-range shooting, I would change the caliber to 6.5CM.
 

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My 700-5r came with an HS Precision stock, aluminum bedding block , double palm swell, beaver tail forearm. I have had it about 5 years. It’s in 300 WM. I bedded the recoil lug and the first 1.5 inches of barrel (ahead of lug) myself. I love the stock. I did replace the X-Mark trigger with a Timney Calvin Elite set at 2.5 lbs. I shoot a Hornady 200 grain ELDX at 2900 FPS. I only shoot 3 shot groups and typically measure 0.3 to 0.5 MOA, although I have had a few groups less than 1 caliber (0.22). Unless you just want a chassis I can’t imagine liking a stock better than the HS model that came with my 5r.
 

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BTW: My scope is a Vortex Viper 6-24 x 50 (illuminated reticle) 2nd focal plane scope with Burris XTR medium tactical rings and a Weaver tactical base. I have shot the rifle out to 750 yds. My groups I quoted were at 100 and 200 yards. I was only ringing steel beyond that.
 

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HS precision is better than most factory stocks. However once a person gets behind an adjustable manners or McMillan it is hard to go back. Chassis are nice too, but the feel of a quality conventional stock is second to none.
 

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Ddd007. Agreed. Manners composite stocks are some of the best out there. McMillan is exceptional too. The A5 is a personal favorite. How’s the rifle coming along. Did you get it painted yet
 

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Not yet. I put a few rounds through it, but haven’t done anything with it yet. Things have been busy here. I’ll get to it eventually and send pics when I do.
 

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Shoots pretty good. I only put 20 rounds of factory Berger through it, but it definitely shoots.
 
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