Remington 700 in 30'06 is finally done

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
Well last year I bought a Remington 700 in 30'06. It's one of a few 30cal rifles I didn't have. Always wanted one but I had a plethora of 30 cals so I was patient and caught an 06 on sale at academy. Naturally I brought it home and started tearing it apart. The great thing about this rifle was that it already had a satin finish and a mid weight barrel as opposed to the light sporter weight. I didn't really want to go with a heavy barrel on this one as I wanted to keep the weight down. So, I took the cheap Tupperware stock and trashed it for a magpull. I then replaced the bottom metal and internal box magazine with a detachable mag. Upgraded the trigger and topped it with a steel 20 moa rail and vortex 4-12 scope. It was an easy build with all drop in parts unlike my 300 mag which I worked on for almost 2 years before it was finished. Welp here's the end result and I can't wait to shoot it.
IMG_2495.JPG
IMG_2496.JPG
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
I will put different scope rings on it but those were the only 1" rings I had in my spare parts box. I'll shoot it for a little while then put good rings on it. I have very few 1" scopes anymore opting for the 30mm on 99% of my rifles but I got a smoking deal on the scope so hey can't beat that right.
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
6,918
Reaction score
8,328
Location
Colorado
Media
231
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
4
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
Can't wait to here how it shoots. Try some factory Barnes 150 TTSX. They shoot 7/16" 3 shot groups in my old Remington 78 (same as 700). Just starting to work on the 168 TTSX handloads.
 

Areaonereal

AH fanatic
Joined
Dec 3, 2013
Messages
662
Reaction score
745
Media
2
Hunting reports
Africa
1
IMR 4350. IMR 4451. 168 gr or 180 Secret to all 06 loads. Fantastic round., overlooked by so many. Most versatile of all. 125 gr to 220 gr.
 

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
3,676
Reaction score
3,644
Location
WYOMING
Media
83
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
4
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
Looks good. Likely to shoot well for you. Let us know how she does. Bruce
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
6,918
Reaction score
8,328
Location
Colorado
Media
231
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
4
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
Gizmo, I'm interested to hear how the Magpul stock and magazine feed work for you. I have a Remington cheap synthetic stock on mine, but it is so flexible it hits the barrel. Not conducive to accuracy. But some loads like the Vor-TX 150gr do shoot very well in spite of it.
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
Gizmo, I'm interested to hear how the Magpul stock and magazine feed work for you. I have a Remington cheap synthetic stock on mine, but it is so flexible it hits the barrel. Not conducive to accuracy. But some loads like the Vor-TX 150gr do shoot very well in spite of it.
Just in testing I've fed a few rounds through the mag into the action and haven't had any trouble. Once I get to shooting it and actually using it that will tell the tale. Seems like it's going to work well thus far. I know magpull sunk a ton of money into developing this rig.
 

BWH

AH legend
Joined
Aug 5, 2012
Messages
2,808
Reaction score
2,886
Location
Texas
Media
102
Articles
3
Hunting reports
Africa
4
USA/Canada
3
Member of
Ducks Unlimited, SCI, DSC & NRA
Hunted
USA, Mexico, RSA
What a POS..... LOL... Just kidding brother. Man... it looks like ass! Congrats on the build!
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
10,152
Reaction score
13,458
Location
North Carolina
Media
346
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
7
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia
Congrats! Look forward to some range reports!
 

Bullthrower338

AH legend
Joined
Sep 20, 2014
Messages
4,535
Reaction score
10,733
Location
Houston, Texas and Alder, MT
Media
180
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
2
Member of
Life Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Huntin' Fool, DSC and Pope and Young Club
Hunted
USA, Mexico, Canada, RSA, Australia NT, Zimbabwe
Go shoot it for the love of God! I'm interested in that magpul stock as well.
 

PHOENIX PHIL

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 15, 2009
Messages
9,332
Reaction score
7,937
Media
54
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Member of
SCI
Hunted
USA, S. Africa
IMR4350 was the trick in my wife's .06 and it seems in the vast majority of the .30-06 owning free world population. Is this going to be a general hunting rifle or purpose specific?
 

Dr Ray

AH legend
Joined
Apr 1, 2017
Messages
2,770
Reaction score
2,980
Location
Cairns, Australia
Media
52
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
5
Looks very much like a competition target rifle.
I don't have a 30/06 anymore but I used them for years. I liked 165gn using AR2209 which is the Australian powder that emulates 4350.
I also used the 30/06s for target shooting but went to the 270 when a friend wanted to swap.
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
Looks very much like a competition target rifle.
I don't have a 30/06 anymore but I used them for years. I liked 165gn using AR2209 which is the Australian powder that emulates 4350.
I also used the 30/06s for target shooting but went to the 270 when a friend wanted to swap.
Oh believe me I have several 270's as well. I went with the 06 as with about 15 various 30 cal's I didn't have an 06 and always wanted one.
 

Dr Ray

AH legend
Joined
Apr 1, 2017
Messages
2,770
Reaction score
2,980
Location
Cairns, Australia
Media
52
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
5
I'm on my 4th 270 but instead of 30/06 I use Remington 700 stock and action w a s:steel 24 inch barrel and timney trigger set at 3/4 lb
Shoots better groups and by sheer fluke the 180 and 150 grains shoot to the same east west but the 180s shoot an inch higher
I figure that a big animal like a kudu will be better anchored w the 300
I also find the 270 shoots flatter and has more energy than the 06 but it depends on what you are hunting
My sako 270 shoots ballistic tips so differently compared to others though
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
I'm on my 4th 270 but instead of 30/06 I use Remington 700 stock and action w a s:steel 24 inch barrel and timney trigger set at 3/4 lb
Shoots better groups and by sheer fluke the 180 and 150 grains shoot to the same east west but the 180s shoot an inch higher
I figure that a big animal like a kudu will be better anchored w the 300
I also find the 270 shoots flatter and has more energy than the 06 but it depends on what you are hunting
My sako 270 shoots ballistic tips so differently compared to others though
Right I'm a huuuge fan of a 270. I've hunted all over North America with it as well as Africa. 130 grain bullets will kill just about anything dead in its tracks out to 400 yards. Looove my 270's.
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
I built a 300 mag from a savage action. I posted a full deal on another thread on it but only thing from the original rifle I kept was the action itself. It's a bad mammer jammer. Took me two years to finally finish it but it was well worth it. Started killing shit with it last season.

IMG_1760.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Dr Ray

AH legend
Joined
Apr 1, 2017
Messages
2,770
Reaction score
2,980
Location
Cairns, Australia
Media
52
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
5
I sure do
Going deer hunting in a week - which rifle 270 of course
I'm a meat hunter so will go for a spiker (yearling)
I like the back straps in a mild curry - yum
So here's to the Queen of the mountain rifles
270 w of course
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
I sure do
Going deer hunting in a week - which rifle 270 of course
I'm a meat hunter so will go for a spiker (yearling)
I like the back straps in a mild curry - yum
So here's to the Queen of the mountain rifles
270 w of course
I'm with ya except for curry :D:sick:. Never have been able to tolerate it.
 

Dr Ray

AH legend
Joined
Apr 1, 2017
Messages
2,770
Reaction score
2,980
Location
Cairns, Australia
Media
52
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
5
The barrel looks long - great velocity if so
I notice it has a s/steel barrel
Great choice these days
With all of the tinkering you should get really great groups
I guess now you'll be trying various loads
Congratulations and enjoy your toy
 

gizmo

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH ambassador
Reviews
2
Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
6,937
Reaction score
11,268
Location
Texas
Website
www.rockinggranch.com
Media
1,709
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
8
Europe
1
Member of
NRA, DSC, SCI, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Taxidermy Association Life Member, National Taxidermy Association, TTHA,DUCKS UNLIMITED
Hunted
Namibia-Khomas Highlands, Romania, South Africa- Kalahari , Eastern Cape, USA, Fished Brazil, Mexico, USA
The barrel looks long - great velocity if so
I notice it has a s/steel barrel
Great choice these days
With all of the tinkering you should get really great groups
I guess now you'll be trying various loads
Congratulations and enjoy your toy
I haven't quite finalized the loads on the 300 yet. I can clover leaf them at 100 yards with it but at distance I have some room for improvement. I really like flex tip bullets but I've had issues with them starting to melt at distance and the BC starting to tank. Been kicking around the idea of burgers with it.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,716
Messages
721,398
Members
67,480
Latest member
KoryPiment
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

flatwater bill wrote on john stroud's profile.
Leopard Legend....................Hi John.............I see that you have not visited AH in awhile. Hope all is well. I am looking for a hunt in Namibia..............would like to ask a few questions about your hunt.............all the best..............................Bill
Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.
 
Top