Cranky Farmer

What can be built on a Remington 700 Mag action?

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Actually, I'm all set to build the Lapua on this action but, I found a stainless Lawton 7000 action, that I don't have to wait 8 months, so I jumped on it. I always wanted a 30-06 Ackley Improved anyway so, I might as well build both. I have an Obermeyer, 11.25 twist 5-R barrel blank on hand for the Ackley. It will be perfect barrel for it.

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I am nearly set as well, I just need to decide which stock I want to use and get it bought.
Are you looking for a Tactical Stock or just regular hunting stock. HS Precision 2000 will be good. Manners makes Kevlar that is lightweight and in tactical configuration. MPI is another one that is worth looking into.

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That HS is one of stocks I am considering, actually. There aren't may choices for a lefty so I may end up having to modify and fill a right handed stock to meet my needs.

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I just spent the rest of my soda and barley pop money for the month and picked up a new left handed Jewell trigger that is adjustable from 1.5 oz to 3 1/2 lbs. My barrel is in and will be chambered within the next week or two. My action is blue printed and ready for the barrel to be chambered. And I've got a scope on the way!Now all that is left is the bottom metal for the action, a stock and the Badger Ordnance base that I am going to buy. That of course isn't counting brass, primers, powder and bullets. I assume I should use Mag primers?

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Thanks, John. DF, the best prices on Lapua brass and Sierra 250 grain MK's so far is through Powder Valley Inc. What have you found?

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Thanks, John. DF, the best prices on Lapua brass and Sierra 250 grain MK's so far is through Powder Valley Inc. What have you found?
Thanks for the info Heath.John, you are right. Federal 215M is the only primer for these large Magnums. Even the larger Weatherby use it exclusively.

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Now all that is left is the bottom metal for the action, a stock and the Badger Ordnance base that I am going to buy.
I recommend Williams Obendorf style or Sunny Hill for your bottom metal. They're the best. Badger is the best there is for Tactical rifle but for hunting I highly recommend Seekens base and ring. They're made of anodized T6 aluminum and tough as nail. The machining is also superb. Here's the link. Talk to Glenn.http://www.seekinsprecision.com/For your stock, contact Tom Manners. I believe his MCS-Gat stock can be ordered for lefty.http://mannersstocks.com/index.html

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I sent the folks at Manners Stocks an e-mail a few days back and still have not heard from them. I was actually inquiring about the MCS-T stock.post-3-1306516092.jpg

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I have to run downstair to look at my Seekins base. I tought the base were ambidextrous. You can contact Glenn and see if he can make you one... he is a nice guy. I'll be ordering his 35MM ring for my IOR. I really like the 6 screw model. Here's a pair on my 300 Win Mag. By the way, the base on these rifle was made by Near Manufacturing. They're up there with Badger.Picture094-1.jpg

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Thanks, I will ask. Hey, I need to order my dies today. Do you happen to know what size bushing I will need to go with the dies?

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Manner will build them left handed and for a L/A so I ordered one and now am starting my 7 week waiting period. Here are some pictures of what I am getting in black and for BDL bottom metal.post-3-1301850829.jpgpost-29-1204921239.jpgpost-29-1204921275.jpg

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I highly recommend Seekens base and ring. They're made of anodized T6 aluminum and tough as nail. The machining is also superb. Here's the link. Talk to Glenn.http://www.seekinsprecision.com/
I heard back from Glenn, and he does and will make left handed bases. I am going to order one today and get it on the way. I also stopped today and picked up some Reloader 25 and Retumbo powder. DF, you really need to stop giving me ideas on where to spend my money! :popcorn::roflmao3[1]:

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DF, you really need to stop giving me ideas on where to spend my money!
Look at it this way, it's for a good cause. We need boost in these economy. Just look at the Dow in this last couple of months. My 401K at work is taking a beating. :harhar1[1]:Wait 'til you start shooting that thing. I just missed on a once fired Lapua deal at another forum. The guy is selling it for a dollar a piece. He has over 1300 pieces. I ordered 400 pieces but it's a first come first serve deal. The guy e-mailed me that everything was sold in less than 15 minutes. I can't type fast enough... Bummer.

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Look at it this way, it's for a good cause.
No worries, John has also been a bad (good) influence and twisted my arm until I bought the Giraud case trimmer, a kick butt annealer, and the Chargemaster Combo unit. Then he had to go and tell me he had a left handed Benelli. :smiley-sorry:
Wait 'til you start shooting that thing. I just missed on a once fired Lapua deal at another forum. The guy is selling it for a dollar a piece. He has over 1300 pieces.
I will have everything ready once the stock is finished in 7 weeks. All of the parts are ordered now and on their way to the 'smith. He will have the barrel chambered, threaded, a brake installed and on the action with this Jewell trigger waiting for the stock. He is going to install rings and bases for me as well as the scope. When I go to pick it up it will all ready be on paper and ready to roll.What I need to do is join this range up my way and start hanging out there with the guys who do that long distance plinking. I am new to this and have a LOT to learn. But my mind still works like a sponge and I am good at absorbing info. Yes, so I am going off on a long winded speech here, but I am really looking forward to becoming more proficient at the long range stuff with this rifle and my 308.

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What I need to do is join this range up my way and start hanging out there with the guys who do that long distance plinking. I am new to this and have a LOT to learn. But my mind still works like a sponge and I am good at absorbing info.
Get ready, once you start wacking those animal at long range, there's no turning back. This thing is very addictive. :roflmao3[1]: In time though, you gonna find yourself discussing Coriolis effect, air density and kinematic viscosity of air... what effect it has on bullet flight. You're going to learn the advantages of using VLD bullet for long range shooting and then finding yourself arguing it's merit for use in hunting. Also, you're gonna learn at what point of the bullet flight, where the supersonic range ends, and the transonic range begins - which ultimately end in the subsonic range... where a bullet became unstable and start loosing its ability to maintain it's flight . All these are interesting topic to learn and I'm sure you're up to the task :rofl2:

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Who did the chambering? I just received the Lawton 7000 last Saturday and I have to wait ten days before it gets to the gunsmith. I have everything ready also.

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That Vais brake looks really nice.

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Finally got my Lawton action and did a side by side comparison between the Lawton 7000 and the Remington 700 action. The two action are almost identical in every respect. The dimension differs very little. Action diameter (Lawton 1.364" - Remington 1.358") Bolt diameter (Lawton .699" - Remington .700") Lug thickness (Remington .467" - Lawton .469"). Picture127-1.jpgPicture128-1.jpg

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