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Old 10-04-2011, 05:46 PM
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New Remington 700 in .223



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I just picked up a Rem 700 in .223. They were on sale at dicks and came with a scope. The scope sucks but will serve temporarily till i can order what I want. I got the one with the 26" bull barrel and Camo synthetic stock. It will eventually see a laminated stock but I like it for now.

What do you guys think of these? How do they shoot? I plan on pretty much just bench shooting this.


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Old 10-04-2011, 05:51 PM
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26" bull barrel is optimal velocity for .223

Shoot some groups with 69 grain black hills match ammo (non-moly) and post the pics. It should be a great coyote gun to touch them out to 600 yards.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:57 PM
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Shoot some groups with 69 grain black hills match ammo (non-moly) and post the pics. It should be a great coyote gun to touch them out to 600 yards.
Sounds good. Do you recommend only shooting match ammo? How are the groups gonna be with standard non match ammo? Whats the trajectory like at 600 yards?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:12 PM
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twist for 69 grainers

What is the twist in Rem 700? Curious about accuracy for 69 grain black hills match ammo.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:18 PM
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What is the twist in Rem 700? Curious about accuracy for 69 grain black hills match ammo.
I think its 1:12
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:30 PM
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Thanks I thought it was a 1:12. I had been thinking that I needed a 1:9 for 69 grain ammo. Good shooting.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:41 PM
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The tighter twist is better for the heavier bullets.
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What do you guys think of these? How do they shoot?
I picked one up exactly like yours in 2007 , also from Dicks , except my stock was green. Even had the same scope.

I never used the factory scope or stock. Shooting Sierra 52 BTHP MatchKings in reloads the accuracy is among the best of any rifle I ever owned.
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I think its 1:12
You might only want to go up to a 60gr bullet if it is 1:12.
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You might only want to go up to a 60gr bullet if it is 1:12.
Thanks for the tip. I actually do not know how the bullet grain and twit rate affect eachother. I'm learning some things though
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Short version:

Longer bullets require a faster twist rate to get stabilized. Faster rates are lower numbers (1 turn in 9" is a faster twist than 1 turn in 12", which are written as 1:9 and 1:12).

Since the diameter of the bullet is fixed, heavier bullets are longer than lighter bullets, eh?

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http://www.riflebarrels.com/products...wist_rates.htm

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:01 PM
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I had a LTR with a 1:9 twist that would shoot 50 gr Vmax better than anything else I tried up to 70+ gr match. that 1:12 should shoot the 50s good also. You may even be suprised by White box 45 JHP. Put it on the bags and give a few different rounds a go. Run some 62 gr through it as well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:40 AM
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Thanks for all the tips, kind works and the link. That link explains alot

I think I'll just buy a few different types of ammo and give it a shot. That stuff you see in the pics is just Tulammo 55gr steel case. I don't expect it to shoot to well but it outta be good enough to get me close when sighting in instead of wasting the good stuff.
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Nice

I like the looks of your new rifle. Rem 700's have long been my favorite CF's. Like the longer bull barrel, like the stock, really like the short action. Let us see how it shoots by posting some target pics.

Oh, and next time, take a pic of it outside in the woods/grass. Too much background distraction for such a good looking rifle.
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Wildman, that sounds like good "barrel break-in" ammo.
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