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    700P 223 in the fold

    A few years ago my brother in law came up with a weird idea to build a M40 "clone" out of his Remington 700P 223. He wanted a M40 and didnt have any 308 rifles at the time, but he did have the 223. I thought it was an odd idea until a shot it and fell in love with the rifle. For me it wasnt so much the M40 aspects of it, as much as how comfortable a precision 223 bolt gun was to shoot.

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    Recently he needed some money and asked me if I wanted to buy anything so I bought the rifle. I dont have any interest in the "M40" build so I returned the barreled action to the HS Precision stock. I also removed the Redfield 3-9 and base and put on a Nightforce 20 MOA base, Vortex precision rings, and a Nikon Black FX1000 4-16 scope. These parts got scavenged off other rifles and Im not sure they are permanent, but they will work for now. The rifle has a ridiculously light Timney trigger in it.

    The stock and Redfield are going back to him to build a real M40 later on when things get better.

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    No dude is going to get shot in the chest at 300 yards and look down and say "What is that, a 3 MOA group?"

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    Yes. Very nice!

    .223 Bolt Guns are a delight. The last I had was a SAKO sorta heavy barrel .223, Leupold optics. An old school gun.
    It was a Varmint (coyote) gun I used at the “ranch”.
    It was a casualty of my Divorce unfortunately.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms.

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    That's a beauty. I have the 700VS, which has the HS Precision stock and 1:12 twist, and was the first bolt action I ever bought back in the late 90s. Like gaijin, mine has the slow twist, but back then I was deep into varmint hunting and slayed a ton of prairie dogs with the 45 grain Vmax.

    A few years ago I picked up a 1:9 twist 223 700LTR and find it to be of the best packages for field use. The slimmed down barrel and compact stock make for a handy little package.

    Remington really knew how to put them together back then.
    "The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." John Steinbeck

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    .223 Bolt Guns are a delight.
    One of the most enjoyable combinations to shoot. Especially suppressed.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    Enjoy that new bad boy, should bring much fun and good training for years to come.

    "Air Force / Policeman / Fireman / Man of God / Friend of mine / R.I.P. Steve Lamy"


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