Remington 700 Long Action ADL in .30-06

Remington 700 Long Action ADL in .30-06

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    Remington 700 Long Action ADL in .30-06

    Found this, put it on layaway. In love. Made the year I was born. They wanted $399. The action alone is worth more. Completely unmolested.

    Step 1: outfit it with an M1907 pattern sling.
    Step 2: shoot it. A lot.
    Step 3 through N: different bolt handle? New barrel crown? Glass bed stock and float barrel? Or get a stock with a floor plate/larger magazine then bed/float? Better optics?





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    Nice! I like the old 700's as well. I got a 700 BDL from 1967, I love it! That's a darn good price you got it for too.
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    My (1975-ish) 700 ADL .30-06 has only had a glass bed and free floating done, and it's an accurate puppy! I've seen too many floor plates dump ammo on the ground for me to have one. I can take a few extra seconds to unload the ADL mag. That scope looks very much like my 3x9 Bushnell, which has served me with distinction since installed in '78 and used in WA and AK. I wouldn't swap it out for something with a lot of un-necessary gadgets that go wrong. The crown looks fine to me, but if a re-crown is what you want, get-er-done. Congrats on the excellent pickup!
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    Step 1: put the iron sights back on it.
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    I can't even see iron sights!
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    Wow! So nice! Forego step 3 and all that other stuff and keep repeating step 2 endlessly for fun and satisfaction. Well, maybe tailor the optics to suit yourself later ... after giving the glass on there a fighting chance.
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    I would leave it as is and shoot the snot out of it. I would also look for a classic weaver or redfield scope to put on her and go get you some whitetails
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Step 1: put the iron sights back on it.
    Step 1;

    Leave it the way you bought it, and get another action to build on.
    This is too nice to screw up.
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    Thanks folks! I don't see myself getting back into hunting with any kind of frequency in the near future. This rifle was bought to be a shooter. I love wood, steel and the .30-06 Springfield. Sling it up and work up a good hand load it is. What type of precision should I expect from a rifle like this?
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    Hey Chris;

    I've always had a lot of respect for Remington barrels which seem to deliver the goods on accuracy. I'm guessing that you can get some one-inch 5-shot groups off the bench rest at 100 yards.
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    That is pretty much the definition of a beautiful deer rifle right there. Even as a shooter...awesome. Whatever you do to it, enjoy it. That is a fine rifle right there. I do agree with Glockman though...it needs its iron sights too.

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