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MT backcountry hunter
03-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Figured you guys would wanna check out the new rifle I have been working on for a little while. Figured I would do the proper work to this rifle before I shot it. It is a Rem. 700 ADL Stainless Steel in 7mm-08 topped off with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40 with the Long Range reticle. I put a Mcmillan Mountain Stock on it and did a light bed job on it, consisted of just bedding the recoil lug, I also Floated the barrel on it. The Mcmillan stock shoulders so much better than the stock that came on it from Remington with much higher quality. With load testing we were getting around 2850-2900 FPS using 44 grains of R15 and 139 grain Hornady BTSP. With only 50 rounds through it the rifle is shooting around 5/8 to 3/4 inch groups. I am expecting these groups to shrink a little bit as it was new brass and the barrel to get broken in a little better. I am also going to try some 140 grain Nosler AccuBond. Those bullets will give me a much higher B.C than the hornady's which will equate to better down range performance. Lookin forward to doing some bear hunting this spring with it. I will post some pictures of the target hopefully tomorrow.

03-30-2011, 11:37 AM
that's really cool man, i bought a 7-08 for my son a couple years back. He has piled up a couple nice mulies with it already!

MT backcountry hunter
03-30-2011, 11:56 AM
Yeah I am really looking forward to hunting with it this season. Here is the picture of the target from this weekend.

03-30-2011, 08:24 PM
Looks nice. Post another pic of it with some blood on it in the fall.

MT backcountry hunter
03-31-2011, 01:23 PM
Sure will. Bear season starts April 15th here in Montana and hopefully a pic of a bear will be posted. Glad everyone likes the rifle.

6mm Remington
04-03-2011, 04:39 PM
That's a good looking rifle and a solid caliber. I owned and regret selling a .280 Remington I had. Also a great rifle. I think we in Montana are going to be waiting a bit for the bears, there's an awful lot of snow in the hills yet!

MT backcountry hunter
04-04-2011, 04:41 PM

Lots of snow for sure. Tried to get in the crazies this weekend but lots of closed roads or un plowed roads. the bridgers are opening up on the west side and the gallatin canyon is starting to green up alittle bit as well. Where are you in western montana 6mm?

6mm Remington
04-14-2011, 06:12 PM
Over here in Missoula but you can't hold that against me!

MT backcountry hunter
04-19-2011, 03:22 PM
HAHA. I didnt think hunters could live in Missoula. It's a neat town with great country surrounding it. Have you hunted much in the Drummond/Phillipburg area? I wanna try to spend some time over there this summer.

Bitterroot Bulls
04-26-2011, 05:19 AM
Nice rifle! My 7-08 likes 140 Barnes TTSX and Win 760. That is a nice looking setup all around.

MT backcountry hunter
04-26-2011, 01:09 PM
I switched it up and am shootin 140gr. accubonds out of it. Really like the rifle so far, exactly what I wanted, accurate and light weight. Lookin forward to carrying it this up coming season.