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Old 12-27-2018, 10:20 AM
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Default Moving from one stock to another - R700

Hey guys, so I’m pretty sure this is an easy thing to do, but since I’ve never done it I figured I would ask the experts (you).

A few years ago, I bought a gun from someone that was setup as a long range gun, supposedly an R700 5R, but had been mounted in a heavy stock with adjustable cheek rest, back monopod, etc. So it’s setup for bench shooting.

I believe it’s probably the most accurate .308 I have, and would like to turn it into a hunting gun, so I don’t want the heavy stock.

So, I bought a stock off someone else here, and I believe it was off a Remington 700 5R in .308.

Long story short, I just want to move the action/barrel from the bench stock into what I believe is the original stock for this gun. Is it hard? What do I need to lookout for? Do I need to “bed” or “float things, or simply unscrew, move, and reattach?

Any how-to videos would help! Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:23 AM
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Super easy. 700s have two allen screws, one up front and one in the rear bolt channel.

Remove them, swap the action to the other stock, put them back in.

Cant recall the torque specs offhand, but someone will be along to post them.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:28 AM
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Super easy. 700s have two allen screws, one up front and one in the rear bolt channel.

Remove them, swap the action to the other stock, put them back in.

Cant recall the torque specs offhand, but someone will be along to post them.
Awesome, thanks. I know what Iíll be doing later this evening.
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It's so easy you will think you did something wrong.

The only difference is if one of them had a detachable mag.
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Hey guys, so I’m pretty sure this is an easy thing to do, but since I’ve never done it I figured I would ask the experts (you).

A few years ago, I bought a gun from someone that was setup as a long range gun, supposedly an R700 5R, but had been mounted in a heavy stock with adjustable cheek rest, back monopod, etc. So it’s setup for bench shooting.

I believe it’s probably the most accurate .308 I have, and would like to turn it into a hunting gun, so I don’t want the heavy stock.

So, I bought a stock off someone else here, and I believe it was off a Remington 700 5R in .308.

Long story short, I just want to move the action/barrel from the bench stock into what I believe is the original stock for this gun. Is it hard? What do I need to lookout for? Do I need to “bed” or “float things, or simply unscrew, move, and reattach?

Any how-to videos would help! Thanks!
Remove the action from the existing stock.
Post a picture of both stocks standing up so we can see down into the action inletting to see if there is any bedding to deal with.

It may be as easy as just the two screws or it may not.
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It's so easy you will think you did something wrong.

The only difference is if one of them had a detachable mag.
I believe they both have a detachable mag but Iíll double-check.

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Remove the action from the existing stock.
Post a picture of both stocks standing up so we can see down into the action inletting to see if there is any bedding to deal with.

It may be as easy as just the two screws or it may not.
Great idea. Iíll post the pic(s) as soon as I get it taken apart.
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I've always torqued to 65 pounds front and back.
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Inch or foot?
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It took longer to write this post than to do the work. Just go for it
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Inch or foot?
Inch. I use this:

https://www.leupold.com/gear-and-acc...-torque-wrench
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