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Old 02-02-2020, 05:10 PM
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One more gun show to go next week-end, but in the meantime, I conjured up a rifle that Remington doesn't/didn't make, sort of.


I had a Bass Pro gift card burning a hole in my conscious, so I've been scheming about something "700-ish" with a heavy barrel that might appeal to me, and that BP has in stock. I ended up getting an ADL Varmint in 308. Wish it was an SPS with the bottom metal, but oh well.


I have a nice BDL stock with cut checkering and a varmint weight barrel channel just pining away here and after some minor surgery, here's the result. A little reloading and a little decent weather and I'll see whether this was a good or bad idea. I like the combination of nice walnut, 26"barrel and matte blued metal.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:18 PM
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That's one sweet looking rifle! The stock is gorgeous.

Which scope is that?

Let us know how she shoots.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:35 PM
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Thanks. The scope is an older Leupold 10X Sil/Target. As a scopeaholic, I have lots of other options too.
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Old 02-05-2020, 02:34 PM
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That came out really nice Gewehrfreund.
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:19 PM
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Thanks!
It's still a minor work in progress, but I think I'm going to like it(especially if it shoots ), until the next great thing comes along.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:45 PM
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Look forward to seeing your targets when you find what it likes
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I like your combination of matte and gloss. That is really nice!
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I like your combination of matte and gloss. That is really nice!
It beats plastic!
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Eeeeuu, it has white line spacers.

Just kidding, I'm old and still like them on the right rifles and that one is right. Nice work.
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The source of all the "white-line spacer hate" seems to be more than just those little white lines. It stems from the era when some of the major American gunmakers were producing firearms to lesser standards both in quality and craftsmanship, so they resorted to cosmetic gimmicks to promote sales. But some folks still love them and remember the "70's" as the good ol days.

From Guns & Ammo comments: "White line spacers are for kitchen-table "gunsmiths" who can't fit two different-colored pieces of forend wood together without a bunch of unsightly gaps. Ditto for grip caps and recoil pads. They're gaudy, butt-ugly, and yell "amateur" to everyone who sees them. Other than that, no problem!"
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Great looking rifle, hope it lives up to your shooting expectations. My cabin fever project involves a Springfield 1922 that had been sporterized by a previous owner. The military stock had been checkered but no other changes were made, it was still a club. I had a low number '03 that had a much nicer after market stock, so I switched them. I am also having the checkering recut to improve the looks and feel, when done it will be my ultimate .22 RF sporting rifle.
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My project is very similar to yours. I am continuing work on my Remington 700 Varmint Special collection and paid off my 1973 22-250. Next part of the project is to get a Leupold base on it and mount my Prostaff 5 4.5-14 and start wringing it out. The one in the back is my newer (93 if I remember correctly) 243 that is a blast with the same scope.
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Great looking rifle, hope it lives up to your shooting expectations. My cabin fever project involves a Springfield 1922 that had been sporterized by a previous owner. The military stock had been checkered but no other changes were made, it was still a club. I had a low number '03 that had a much nicer after market stock, so I switched them. I am also having the checkering recut to improve the looks and feel, when done it will be my ultimate .22 RF sporting rifle.
Sounds nice! I love my two Springfield 1922's. Amazingly well built and amazingly accurate/precise.
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My project is very similar to yours. I am continuing work on my Remington 700 Varmint Special collection and paid off my 1973 22-250. Next part of the project is to get a Leupold base on it and mount my Prostaff 5 4.5-14 and start wringing it out. The one in the back is my newer (93 if I remember correctly) 243 that is a blast with the same scope.
I also like the 700V. My only example is a 222 Rem; another rifle I don't get to shoot enough.
I just watched one in 223 go for less than $800 on Gunrunner Auctions. That seemed cheap for one of the rarer chamberings
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:43 AM
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That's was cheap normally with some surface rust a 223 will sell for that. But average is about 1000 to 1100. There is a new in box 220 swift going for 2300 on GunBroker.
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The Varmint Special is a favorite of mine. The BDL stock gives yours the look....main difference being the 26 inch barrel and matte finish. Very nice!!
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