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Old 11-24-2019, 11:52 AM
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Default Threading a 700...best option?

I scooped up a Remington 700 XCR Compact Tactical at my local shop at a price too good to walk away from. I figured it would be a donor action to send to Randall and didn't have much hope for it as a shooter.

Took it to the range and the best 5 shot group of the day was .355, the largest was 1.05. The rifle tends towards honest .5-.75 MOA 5 shot groups with the various match ammo I brought. Without doing a thing to it, the rifle is a shooter. However...I'd still like to put a muzzle brake on it for the purpose of being able to better track my own shot splash and hopefully put a suppressor on it when I escape CA in June.

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1) Will threading and putting on a brake potentially mess up a good thing? I'm happy with the accuracy and don't want to make it less accurate.

2) Is threading a barreled action cost effective? Or would I be better off to just spend the money to install a threaded Bartlien/Kreiger/aftermarket barrel?

Thoughts?
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:02 PM
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I had randall thread my 700 5r and install a brake before i ever shot it.

If It affected accuracy, i cant tell. Its way more accurate than i am.

Theres a photo of an early group in this thread.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1446661

.5 moa at 100, ive shot it at a 600 yard mid match and its a shooter.

I would have randall thread and install and never think about it again.

Eta, cost wise? I dont recall what he charged, but it seemed reasonable about a year ago. His prices are on his website. I was totally satisfied with his work.
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Thanks. I'll put an email into Randall.
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1) Will threading and putting on a brake potentially mess up a good thing? I'm happy with the accuracy and don't want to make it less accurate.

2) Is threading a barreled action cost effective?
1) Most rifles get MORE accurate after adding a muzzle brake.
This is because the extra weight attached to the muzzle dampens the barrel vibrations.

2) Yes.
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Check with Randall first about sending a barreled action.
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The cost of muzzle threading (just gunsmithing work without parts) is 150ish vs 300 ish to chamber a new barrel.
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The cost of muzzle threading (just gunsmithing work without parts) is 150ish vs 300 ish to chamber a new barrel.
If your going to look at it that way. Then you need to add the cost of a new barrel.
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If your going to look at it that way. Then you need to add the cost of a new barrel.
Hence "Just gunsmithing work without parts"
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Thanks for reminding me! I started messaging him in May and forgot about it.
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