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rumblebee
08-26-2009, 1:22 PM
So....I had been looking for a while now for a good .308 bolt gun (lots out there of course).....decided to take the plunge today and bought a ....

Model 700™ XCR™ Tactical Long Range
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_XCR_tactical_long_range.asp

It's a free floater 26" flutted (heavy) barrel with a Bell and Carlson OD\black web stock. The trigger on it was just incredible! Bolt action...super smooth.

Now the dreaded 10 day wait ;)

Jonathan Doe
08-26-2009, 1:25 PM
XCR is a good rifle. This is what mine shot at 100 yards, 5 shots on each target.

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq263/5topgun/DSC_0001Small.jpg

buffybuster
08-26-2009, 1:29 PM
If you don't have them already, use the 10-days to start hunting down Scope Mounts/Rings, Optics, Match Ammo or components if you reload.......

rumblebee
08-26-2009, 1:31 PM
WOW! That is some very nice grouping...especially on #2! :eek:

Did you pick up the 26" barrel? What king of loads does your XCR like to eat?



XCR is a good rifle. This is what mine shot at 100 yards, 5 shots on each target.

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq263/5topgun/DSC_0001Small.jpg

swerv512
08-27-2009, 4:38 PM
congrats on a sweet rig.
i do love the stainless with the black trinyte coating, the full 26" barrel, and the 40-x trigger- but i'm not a fan of the "fluted" look nor the BC stock, i'd switch it out to an HS or McM.

X-NewYawker
08-27-2009, 5:10 PM
Congrats on a great gun -- now:
Nightforce,
US Optics or
Leupold 30mm tubes...

X-NewYawker
08-27-2009, 5:11 PM
congrats on a sweet rig.
i do love the stainless with the black trinyte coating, the full 26" barrel, and the 40-x trigger- but i'm not a fan of the "fluted" look nor the BC stock, i'd switch it out to an HS or McM.

The Bell and Carlson stock is a labor of love by Junior and his people. The remington Custom shop is putting them on a lot of their guns. It has an aluminum bedding block like and HS -- doesn't have to be glas bedded like a McM

ar15barrels
08-27-2009, 5:20 PM
The Bell and Carlson stock is a labor of love by Junior and his people. The remington Custom shop is putting them on a lot of their guns. It has an aluminum bedding block like and HS -- doesn't have to be glas bedded like a McM

I prefer the bedding block in the HS.
When you route out a B&C stock for Badger M5 detatchable mag bottom metal, you can see how thick the insert is.
The HS is stronger forward of the receiver than the B&C.

swerv512
08-27-2009, 6:38 PM
i've never shot a B&C stock so i cant comment on it, function or feel wise- i just dont like the look of that particular stock. something like their varmint tactical stock is more to my liking...

rumblebee
08-27-2009, 6:46 PM
Thanks, All!

I actually like the B&C stock that is currently on it, so I won't be changing that out...plus the ergos work for me :)

Yes....now trying to decide what optics work best and fit into my $ range. Leupold Mark 4 ER may do the job....was checking that one out in person today.

Looking forward to getting this one out to the range!



The Bell and Carlson stock is a labor of love by Junior and his people. The remington Custom shop is putting them on a lot of their guns. It has an aluminum bedding block like and HS -- doesn't have to be glas bedded like a McM

swerv512
08-28-2009, 3:02 PM
once you go nightforce , you'll never look back....

ar15barrels
08-28-2009, 3:29 PM
once you go nightforce , you'll never look back....

Until you go Premiere or Schmidt & Bender. ;)

MasterYong
08-28-2009, 4:24 PM
I've been thinking about getting a 700 myself since my M1A is my favorite rifle and I already have so much .308 ammo.

I figured since a 700/.308 thread was running I'd ask a quick question (not to threadjack too much here)

-You can shoot 7.62NATO out of a 700 right? I'm under the impression that 7.62 is OK in .308 rifles but that .308 isn't necessarily OK in 7.62 rifles. My M1A is headspaced for both so I always forget.

If I can shoot 7.62 NATO in a 700 as well as .308 I think that may be just about it for me. I'll have to get a 700- ammo interchangeability is a major plus for me.

ar15barrels
08-28-2009, 4:39 PM
You can shoot 7.62NATO out of a 700 right?

Yes.

Once you have shot match grade ammo, you probably won't want to shoot that blaster grade stuff anymore though...

ChrisO
08-28-2009, 4:43 PM
Unless you get you're hands on some good M118LR but year 7.62 will work just fine.

swerv512
08-28-2009, 8:18 PM
Until you go Premiere or Schmidt & Bender. ;)

what happened to USO???

Big Jake
08-28-2009, 8:24 PM
Congrats on the rifle. I too am in my 10 day wait on my Remmington .300 Ultra Mag!

rumblebee
08-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Congrats! :D

With the scope and rings, goes the base...I figured that I'd stick with the 0 MOA EGW (1) piece base, which puts me about where I'll be shooting anyway (~500yrds). If I decide I want to\can go further, I'll go with a 15 or 20 MOA base.

Congrats on the rifle. I too am in my 10 day wait on my Remmington .300 Ultra Mag!

ar15barrels
08-29-2009, 1:00 AM
what happened to USO???

They are less reliable than Nightforce, but a step above Leupold.
Glass is similar to Nightforce.

ar15barrels
08-29-2009, 1:02 AM
Congrats! :D

With the scope and rings, goes the base...I figured that I'd stick with the 0 MOA EGW (1) piece base, which puts me about where I'll be shooting anyway (~500yrds). If I decide I want to\can go further, I'll go with a 15 or 20 MOA base.

There's actually NO good reason to ever buy a 0moa base.
You lose 5-10moa just to get a 100yd zero.

rumblebee
08-29-2009, 8:06 PM
I understand your comment...but, if you have a good scope with ~70 MOA max elevation\windage adjustment and shooting 500-600 yards....there's no issues with a 0 MOA base.
Upgrading the base to a 15 or 20 MOA (if I ever need to) is 40.00

There's actually NO good reason to ever buy a 0moa base.
You lose 5-10moa just to get a 100yd zero.

oops
08-29-2009, 8:16 PM
I understand your comment...but, if you have a good scope with ~70 MOA max elevation\windage adjustment and shooting 500-600 yards....there's no issues with a 0 MOA base.
Upgrading the base to a 15 or 20 MOA (if I ever need to) is 40.00


waisted 40 bucks.. just get the 15 or 20 MOA base and send me the 40 dollars you saved.. I take personal checks :)

sirgiles
08-29-2009, 8:40 PM
+1 on a Schmidt & Bender.

Jonathan Doe
08-29-2009, 9:11 PM
WOW! That is some very nice grouping...especially on #2! :eek:

Did you pick up the 26" barrel? What king of loads does your XCR like to eat?


I loaded with Federal brass, 41.8 grains of IMR 4064, Wolf large rifle primers, Sierra 168 grain MK bullets, seated to .010" from the rifling. Did usual case prep.

It was a 26" barrel with Leupole Mark 4 scope.

rumblebee
08-29-2009, 9:26 PM
Glad you didn't write paypal + 3% :p

I will make a donation to the Heineken foundation, under your name of course! :D

waisted 40 bucks.. just get the 15 or 20 MOA base and send me the 40 dollars you saved.. I take personal checks :)

JTROKS
08-30-2009, 10:21 AM
I can't wait to see some pictures.

mik3
08-30-2009, 10:34 AM
They are less reliable than Nightforce, but a step above Leupold.
Glass is similar to Nightforce.
In term of reliability, USO is at a very very small disadvantage. But in terms of CS and options, hands down USO. PR and SB glass are simply amazing. My next will be PR w/ Horus.

MasterYong
08-31-2009, 8:27 AM
Yes.

Once you have shot match grade ammo, you probably won't want to shoot that blaster grade stuff anymore though...

Yeah I didn't really mean for paper-punching or any application where I was shooting recreationally in a controlled environment, just in case it was all I had.

Thanks for the info!