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I would also say the 700. They come in many variants and most military and police forces use these rifles in different configuations. They are Bullet-proof.....I can use that analogy right? :D They come in many, many different calibers and have a decnt resale value. Most gun shops still command a bloated price for these.
 

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hi guys, thanks for the replies, but i kind of thought there would be one that is better, i have 2 rem. 700 ,one in 270 and the other in 223 .

i have killed a few deer with the 270 ,but i have not been hunting with the 223 yet both of these rifles are good and i like them alot . amazing both rifles are identical to look at the only difference is the caliper . thanks errol
 

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For years Remington touted the 600 series and 700 series are the most accurate out of the box rifel made,I owned a 700 BDL 30/06 and I kept the groups under 2 inches at 100 yards.But I found out how to make a good rifle better by hand lapping the barrel.After that I shot 1.5 group with the same factory Remington 180 gr corelock.Like a fool I traded for another gun and lost my remington.Like what has been stated that the rifle is bullet proof.Drop-Shot
 

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Hey Chips where in Texas do you live,my mom lives in north houston and you guys are getting alot of rain.I may go to houston in a little while cause my mother is going to have surgery and at 72 I don't know if she can take it.so what part of texas do you live?Talk to you later,Drop-Shot
 

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hi d d , what is hand lapping a barrel ? please tell me all about it and is this something i can do or is it a gunsmith job. thanks errol
 

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errolhunter,hi there,I learned about hand lapping a barrel from a gunsmith down south.I noticed that my weatherby was super easy to clean and my ruger took an hour to clean,my gunsmith took a boroscope and showed me why.The barrel groves looked like crators in the ruger and remingtons,but the weatherbys were smooth.You put bore lapping compound on a brush wrapped with a cleaning patch,I think I used 357 brush cause you don't want to put too much pressure on the bore,push the patch on a cleaning wand(I use tippton)down the bore back and forth with lapping compound on it,I stroked down and back,50 times with course,75 times with medieum,and 100 strokes with fine,cleaning inbetween each compound.I clean up and use flitz polishing compound a few times and clean well.Run plenty of good lubricant on patches and keep it oiled or it will rust,but the bore will be shinny and slick.Easy to clean from that point onward,and when I used the boroscope after that,the crators were gone and my remington and ruger clean super fast and I'm told it helps with accuracy but the shooter has to do his part.I hope I made it easy to understand,If not ask me to do it again.I'm told that is one of the reasons weatherbys cost more than my ruger did.drop me a line if I can help.Drop-Shot
 

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Rem 700,king of the hill.Why do errolhunter and vettelover2004 look so much alike?Drop-Shot
 

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errol about hand lapping,I just bought a browning BLR and hand lapped the barrel like I said.After a good clean up I run a cotton ball down the bore and I had snags left so this weekend I'll do it again,alot of times 2 to 3 times is suffecient,I hope 1 will fix it, but my luck don't run well.I'll let you know what happensDrop-Shot
 

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Put a tick mark by "Remington 700" for me. Caliber depends on what you're hunting, but Remington's website has a lot of info on .30/06 being a rifle for all seasons. Good for short, medium, and long shots. Good for small, medium, and large game. While "special conditions" would key me onto another caliber, if I had to own one rifle and only one, it would be a 700 ADL synthetic stock in .30/06. And I have one.......
 

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Another 700 fan.

I have 3 of them, all ADL synthetic versions in 222, 25-06 and 270.

Each one has shot sub one inch groups at 100 yards.

I am looking to get a 700 in 223, 243 and 30-06 over the next couple of years or so. Don't know what variation yet for the 223.
 

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700's are great , but they owe their existence to their Grandfather the 721/722 series of rifles back in the late 40's. This was their first attempt at a sporting bolt action not based on a military design of some sort or another, and with little outward changes , morphed into the 700's that we know and love. If you ever happen upon one in your travels don't pass it by without a looksy.
 

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My 721 in 300 H&H...seems like I bought it yesterday. Rem has added a bit of glitz and a hinged floorplate to the 721 and called it a 700 BDL, but it is the same old 721 in drag... :wink:
 

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Re: re: WHAT IS BEST RIFLE ?

Drop-Shot said:
errol about hand lapping,I just bought a browning BLR and hand lapped the barrel like I said.After a good clean up I run a cotton ball down the bore and I had snags left so this weekend I'll do it again,alot of times 2 to 3 times is suffecient,I hope 1 will fix it, but my luck don't run well.I'll let you know what happensDrop-Shot
All wrong...all wrong...! :evil:

Just run 10,000 to 12,000 hot loads through it. It'll smooth right out. :idea:
 

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Luv2 I would have to have a super friend to help me do that,oh oh ho,mabe I do,Talk to ya in the summer.Drop-Shot
 
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