Remington 700 Action

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I am looking for a place to get a Remington 700 SA 308 receiver and bolt. I was going to get one from Brownells but they dont carrier them anymore. Were is a good place to get one.
 

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    On here.... I have sold plenty of them here, and there are usually lots in the classifieds.
     

    predatornut

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    Try Wal-Mart. Get the cheapest one you can find and strip it down. For what I have seen the actions go for you will not be into it for much more and you can sell the barrel and stock.
     

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    Academay sports sells ADL,s on sale for $349 or $379 normal price
    buy one and sell the barrel and trigger ymmv
     

    Fjr86

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    Call up a couple of local gun stores and see if they have any used 700 rifles.

    SA actions withs 308 bolt faces
    Look for rifles in these calibers(Taken from main page of SH bolt rifles in "Caliber Choices" http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1877441#Post1877441 ).
    Short Action Calibers, 308 bolt face

    6mm BR – wildcats are 17, 22, 7mm, 30 cal all on this case
    6mm Dasher – parent case is 6 BR
    6mm BRX – parent case is 6 BR
    22-250
    6mm-250
    250 Savage
    260 Bobcat – 6.5mm in 250 Savage
    300 Savage
    243 Winchester
    260 Rem
    7mm-08
    308
    338 Federal
    8mm-08
    358 Winchester
    257 Roberts
    7x57, 8x57, 9x67, 9.3x57
    6mm Super LR
    6.5-6mm Super LR
    6.5x47 Swiss Match
    6-6.5x47 Lapua
    6.5x47 Lapua
    6-284
    6.5-284
    284 Winchester (more aptly built in a long action, but officially a short action round)
     

    IkeEng

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    I guess that the first question is what is it that you are planning on doing with the action?

    If you plan to build off the Rem 700 by slapping it on to a new barrel and sticking it into a new stock then you are probably going to want to have the action worked over by your smith before all of that.

    If that is the case, just bite the bullet and buy a Stiller Tac 30. It has the same footprint as the Rem 700 and is a drop in for any stock that is made to fit the 700.

    Once you have your smith remove the 700 action from the barrel, true\blueprint the receiver and bolt, change out the j-lock, upgrade the lug, add a tac bolt knob, etc, etc you will probably spend close to the same amount as you would going with a Stiller. That’s not to mention all the time that your rifle will be pieces and out of your hands.

    If you are firmly entrenched with the idea of a Rem 700 and nothing else will do then buy a Rem 700 SPS Varmint ($550.00), sell off the barrel (I'll take the barrel off your hands), throw the stock in the trash and go on with your build.

    Just my 2 cents

    Thanks,

    Ike
     

    trouthunterdj

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    If you watch the sales at Cabelas, Gander Mountain, ect. You can find a donor action at a resonable amount.


    ddj
     

    Some Day

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    How much would a rem 300 rum barrel and a bolt be Worth.the barrel has at the most 200 rounds through it.stainless
     

    Fjr86

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    It is true if you decide to have the action worked over.

    I currently have a build that is being worked on.
    R700 LA action
    Badger Lug
    Badger knob
    Seekins base
    PTG oversized .700" bolt with flutes/m16 extractor/threaded handle/ new firing pin assembly

    Trued
    Side bolt release
    Pin lug
    Bed scope base
    Cerakote

    After all is said and done, I could have just bought a Surgeon LA repeater action and it would have been cheaper. I personally liked the idea of having a built action over a bought action since I could slowly piece it together so I am not just suddenly dropping 1k. Though I did spend more for the LA to be worked over, it wasn't a HUGE HUGE difference. I can say my wallet didn't feel like it was hit as hard since I bought those parts over the course of 3 months.
     

    operatorj

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    Thanks for all the help guys. This is going to be a slow build so that I can get it done exactly like I want from the start. I had thought about just buying a SPS Varment ot Tactical and going from there.
     

    IkeEng

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    Re: Remington 700 Action

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: operator j</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks for all the help guys. This is going to be a slow build so that I can get it done exactly like I want from the start. I had thought about just buying a SPS Varment ot Tactical and going from there. </div></div>

    I went with the SPS Varmint and will be dropping it into a new AI AX chassis when it comes in on Wednesday. I'll post some pics once I have it put together.

    Happy New Year.

    Ike