Looking to get a Remington R700

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Sniper_Wolf_666, May 5, 2012.

  1. oneshot onekill

    oneshot onekill New Member

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    The M40 and M24 are two completely different animal so first you need to decide which you want. The M40 has had 4 variations, M40, M40A1 (my old baby), M40A3 and now a new version called the M40A5. I'm not as familiar with the M24 as my time was spent in the Corps. I know they use a long action and an HS Precision stock. You can also buy an M24 as a civilian. You will NEVER see a REAL M40A1, A3 or A5 for sale. I've seen a VERY few original M40's for sale but they bring over $10,000.
    The M40 A1 and A3 (and to my knowledge A5) are built on a Remington 40X Clip-slotted repeater action. The 40x is a Short Action only. The A1 and A3 both have a 24" barrel. The A1 has a Hart while the A3's are Schneider. I think they both use a #7 contour. The A5 has a 20" barrel with a Sure-fire Break and I don't know who makes it. The closest thing you can get to an M40A1, A3 or A5 would be a 40X repeater in 7.62 Nato and drop it into a McMillan HTG (M40A1) or A4 (M40A3 and A5). Add Badger Ordinance Detachable Bottom Metal for the A3 and A5. The A1 used a Winchester Floorplate and you can get a replica. Or, if you're lucky you can find one of the USMC M40A1 "used" stocks that McMillan was selling some years ago with the bottom metal. (Be prepared to pay $800+ for one of those). You'll need to shorten the barrel on the 40X to 24" and have it crowned with a recessed crown to be to A1 or A3 specs. Cut it to 20" and add the sure-fire break to copy the A5. I could go on and on about these but chew on the stuff I've posted already and ask questions and I'll post more...
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  2. oneshot onekill

    oneshot onekill New Member

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    What???... Someone's been smokin' their socks again! The length of the action has ABSOLUTELY no bearing on the accuracy of the rifle.
  3. cpttango30

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    Sure if you believe that go for it.


    Then why is it that Every guy I know shooting benchrest and many F-class shooters are using short actions because they are stiffer AKA less flex AKA More accurate.

    I guess Professional shooters are smoking their socks too.

    Been shooting Custom built rifles since I was a kid. I have done a lot of research into actions and accuracy.
  4. oneshot onekill

    oneshot onekill New Member

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    Yea, Yea... I've heard that kind of crap from benchrest shooters too. You guys will believe anything that makes you think you'll be able to tighten your groups up by a millionth of an inch. Problem is, no one has been able to PROVE it... Consistently and scientifically. Besides, once you mount a scope on a long action using a 1-piece mount the action is just as stiff as a short action. The difference in the two is nominal to begin with.
    I'm still waiting for someone to prove to me that the stiffness of the action has any bearing at all on the accuracy of a rifle since all the "Boom" takes place in front of the action and the projectile is well on its way down the barrel before the recoil energy is transmitted to the action. Now... I can see how the harmonics from different actions can have a bearing, just like harmonics from the Barrel, but that has nothing to do with stiffness.
  5. cpttango30

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    Prove that it has no bearing at all.
  6. Sniper_Wolf_666

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    Well this went kind of the topic from my questions hahah. Thanks for all the info peeps
  7. JLA

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    "right this way mr. foxhound"..

    The difference between a Sa and a LA is about a half an inch. the LA action is meant to accomodate .30-06 and .300 winmag length cartridges and the SA is meant to accomodate the 7.62X51/.308 win length cartridges.

    I believe Cpttango said it best above. The remington 700 5R milspec is simply a stainless steel version of the army M24 sniper weapon system. And it can be ordered already in a McMillain stock, or my personal preference the HS precision stock. All youd need is a refinish in flat OD and Black and youd have the M24 for all intents and purposes..

    The other guys have all put in some good points and great advice, they are simply trying to help you achieve your goal and save money, so youd do well to take some of the advice. Graduating from metal gear solid on your big screen to building and shooting a precision long range rifle is a difference of night and day.. Unfortunately ten million drebin points wont do you much good when you call Mcmillain to order a real stock.

    Good luck with your project..
  8. 3/2 STA SS

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    WELL SAID....:D
  9. pdg929

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    you really are new to shooting you are looking for a "kool" factor not the actual shooting factor. your must play a lot of call of duty because i have never hear anyone call a remington 700 a r700 besides the game
  10. cpttango30

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    I do play a lot of COD i say r700 all the time not from the game but as an abbreviation. Whats the big deal? Everyone including yourself knew what he was saying.

    PS In mygames there is no r700. Just saying.
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