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Thread: Rem M-700 XCR Tactical 300 Win Mag Range report

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    Default Rem M-700 XCR Tactical 300 Win Mag Range report

    I have not yet had a chance to try every load I wanted in this rifle.

    Basically this rifle is a high dollar M-700 Remington with a few nice features. It has a 26 inch semi triangluar contured barrel, that becomes round again near the muzzle. The rifling twist is 1 in 10 inches. The stock is a very solid composite with a nice green color and textured surface. The barrel channel is well clear of the barrel and there is no doubt about it being free floated.
    The action is not glass bedded, but is bolted down into a metal bedding block that is moulded into the stock. The action screws have a Allen head instead of a screw slot. The trigger came adusted to 4.5 pounds and needs to be adjusted down to around 3 pounds. The trigger itself is a wide target type trigger.

    I mounted a 4.5 x 14 power Leupold VXIII with a 30mm tube and the Side Focus. It also has the Boone and Crocket reticle.

    I have fired about 50 rounds through the rifle so far. The initial groups were not very promising as they were just over an inch at 100 yards.
    The last groups showed an improvement with being about 0.60 of an inch at 100 yards. I believe that the stainless barrel needed to be shot-in, as it seemed to be overly dirty after firing each 10 shot string. It was less so during the last firing session.

    So far I have tried 200 gr, 180 gr and 168 grain match boat-tail bullets. This rifle seems to like the 168 grain boat-tails at this time.

    The stock is very comfortable and the cheeck swell works just fine for the scope and mounts. While I am shooting fairly hot loads, the recoil pad as installed at the factory, does a good job. The only thing needing adjustment seems to be the trigger pull.

    The 4.5 x 14 Leupold Scope is a dream to use with the side focus. The adjustments are in quarter minute of angle. The Boone and Crocket reticle will probably be usieful once I get to longer ranges. It is a very clear scope with lots of light gathering.

    Unfortunately, I managed to injure myself and had emergency spne surgery. Due to recoil considerations, I may never get to finish testing the other loads that I have worked up for this rifle.
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    Here are some more photos, The one shot off to the side in the group pictured above was the fouling round after cleaning.
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    I wonder why they made the muzzle crown so shallow?
    Lets see if I can get a photo through the scope to work.....well not really
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