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Old 05-18-2017, 11:02 PM   #1
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Never owned a 700 and I finally decided to buy one. All use this rifle for elk and muleys out west. And I don't care if y'all think 7mm-08 ain't big enough for elk



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Rem 700 Mountain Rifle

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I hear a lot of complaints about this trigger and was about to buy an aftermarket, but this thing feels pretty good and I haven't even adjusted yet. I've yet to actually shoot the gun, so we'll see. I'll probably end up replacing it.



As it sits, she weighs 7lbs 3.9oz. Will be much better to carry around the mountain!



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Old 05-19-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
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i'd say you got yourself a fine rifle there that will do anything you want it to do! Maybe you should see how well it carries by going after some aoudad as a test run.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:49 AM   #3
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Very nice! But I've heard the bullets from a 7mm08 will bounce off an elk.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:00 AM   #4
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Nice pew-pew man
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:04 AM   #5
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Very nice! I'm picking up my mountain rifle this weekend!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #6
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Nice rifle
As earlier post said, you need a test run with it
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:37 AM   #7
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I have one chambered in 280, been shooting it for 20+yrs.

The trigger sucked when I got it, but got it adjusted...perfect now.

Don't be disappointed if you find that it does not group well. The tapered barrel likes certain loads better than others. I had to go through lots of different factory loads before I found on that it shot well and if you are a reloader, making your own loads will give you the most consistency.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:57 AM   #8
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Very cool! Plenty of gun for an elk.


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Old 05-19-2017, 11:00 AM   #9
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I highly recommend the Jewel trigger. I like it better than my Timney.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #10
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You'll enjoy it. I've got a 7/08 blued mtn rifle with the dbm. It warms up quickly trying to shoot groups but it is an accurate rifle. Mine shoots the 120 Nosler BT's pretty well.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:54 PM   #11
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Any updates? How does it shoot? Did you find a load it likes? I want this exact rifle sooo freekin bad! Well I guess I'm not coming to steal yours but same model in same caliber.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:00 PM   #12
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7mm08 is plenty of gun for Elk
Shoot quality bullets and enjoy I have 3 different rifles in 7mm08.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:57 PM   #13
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Man I haven't even had the time to shoot it yet. I bought ammo (Hornady Superformace SST) but haven't made it out to the range yet. I may go shoot it in the yard tomorrow afternoon.

My one preliminary complaint is the barrel is not perfectly aligned with the forehand of the stock, but I guess QC isn't as good as it once was. I doubt there is anything wrong with the rifle itself, just mass produced actions/barrels going into mass produced stocks.

Also I did upgrade to to Timney flat trigger. Never shot the factory trigger, but I can't help but upgrade. Even with a decent feeling stock trigger.
I'll update after I shoot it.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:08 AM   #14
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Let us know. I'm curious to see how you like it and how it shoots.


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Old 08-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #15
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Nice rifle!
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:35 PM   #16
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Super nice
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:43 PM   #17
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Great looking rifle!! Enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:44 PM   #18
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Purdy
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:53 PM   #19
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I have the 7mm-08 in a tikka. Very lightweight set up I use on public land. I'll go walk anywhere from 2-4+ miles in a day. I actually went out Saturday and managed to shoot 4 hogs with 3 shots. All head shots dropped in their tracks. I shot one and it went through and got a 2nd on behind him.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:21 AM   #20
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Default Nice rifle...

I've got a 700 CDL that I've sent to the gunsmith for some work. Mine wears a VX3 4.5-14X40 as well. It just doesn't shoot quite like I think it should. 1.5" groups with any ammunition I try, including handloads, although I do have one promising load. Gunsmith is going to pillar and do a full bed job and we'll see what happens.
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:22 PM   #21
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You get to shoot it yet?
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:49 PM   #22
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I have seen plenty of elk drop to the 7-08. Plenty of rifle for you.
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:58 PM   #23
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Nice rifle, in for how well it shoots
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