Remington 700 RebuildJeffP
Remington 700 Rebuild
Serving in the Military, traveling the globe for the better part of the past 2 decades wasn’t conducive to having a collection of guns. Those of you who have served know it’s not exactly easy to move when you have a collection of firearms, especially Class III items. When I first returned to recreational shooting in 2012, I picked up a simple Remington 700 AAC-SD, installed a new Timney trigger, and a Manners EH-4 stock complete with the aluminum bedding block and chassis. At the time it was an easy bolt on upgrade. It’s hit or miss with Remington 700’s these days, and eventually as my collection of firearms grew, this particular rifle didn’t even see the light of day. I believe a bolt action .308 is a cornerstone of any collection of firearms, and being someone who doesn’t typically sell firearms, didn’t want to let it go to waste.
This project has just begun, but here are the basics of the build. Using the M700 as a doaner action, and the Timney trigger, we purchased a new #13 Bartlein blank in .308, 1 piece bolt from Pacific Tool and Gauge, new bolt assembly, tactical bolt knob and bottom metal from Surgeon Rifles, and put in an order with Manner’s Stocks for an Elite T5-A adjustable thumbhole stock. To my surprise, Manners projected a 24 week lead time! We gladly got in line.
In late November we packaged it up and sent it off to Long Rifles Inc. for accurizing, barrel fluting and installation.