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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey guys,
I have a Remington 700 in .22-250. ATN 4-12x60, 2.5lb trigger, bipod.
Im thinking about selling this rifle and buying a upper for my Bushmaster....

Just for Varmits and other stuff. I was thinking of a upper like this... along with a good trigger. but im not sure i want to spend that much money right now. thats why im looking around.

 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
a model 1 varmint upper and a rock river 2 stage national match trigger and youve got one hell of a tack driver
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Here is my Remington 700.. its just a standard SPS? i cant remember the model..




Ive been tryin to find a handload that it likes... no luck so far.. got alot more loading to do.... thanks guys...

the scope is killing me i know... its hard to shoot a group with a dot in the scope...
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
The .223 / .22-250 is a heavy debate it hasn't been debated much on this forum but a lot on others. Where you already own a great .22-250 rifle and setup plus a .223 I'm not sure I would sell your .22-250. My guess is it just isn't performing or you are consolidating calibers .22-250 can be expensive to shoot.
For varmits I use .223/5.56 and considered a .22-250 but decided not to after looking at the balistic comparisons.

Looks like a nice upper for your Bushmaster.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
still thinking hard about this......

I got alot more reloads to try before i give up... :) its goin to be awhile..

I got some 55gr Vmax, 55gr Blitzking, 52gr Amax BT Match, and some other bullets... im workin on it.... its just a major pain in the butt!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Here is my Remington 700.. its just a standard SPS? i cant remember the model..




Ive been tryin to find a handload that it likes... no luck so far.. got alot more loading to do.... thanks guys...

the scope is killing me i know... its hard to shoot a group with a dot in the scope...
Try IMR 4064, or Reloader 15, CCI or Fed BR primers and Win brass with a good 52 grain bullet. I have had excelent results with the Hornady A-Max. Make sure your brass is uniform in length and that the primer pockets are clean and the flash hole deburred. So far my best groups are with the reloader 15 at about .33 inch for 5 rounds at 100 or .75" or better at 200. You'll have to figure out which powder yours likes better then find your best over all length I like to run mine about .010" off the rifleing, some like the bullets touching. remember once you deviate from standard length not to let anyone else fire your reloads in their rifles as it could cause pressure problems depending on their chamber length.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Theoretically the bolt action will be more accurate than the AR, but they sure are doing wonders with the ARs these days. Keep the bolt action, because if you sold it, you will probably buy another one someday.

How did you get the trigger on the Remington down to 2.5 pounds? had work done?
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
You could get a Saber Defence upper for cheaper than the BM Varmintor. SD makes some awesome barrels.


I don't believe you have an SPS Remington. That rifle looks older than an SPS because the stock that comes with the SPS is different. In any case I'd keep the Remington. It's already paid for and if you really want to do something different. I'd just have it rebarrelled in a Rock or Obermeyer in whatever caliber you want. I don't own a 22-250, but they are a nice caliber for critters. I prefer the 243, but that's just my personal preference.

How accurate are you looking for? My BM 16" upper averages .75 at 100 yards. You could just buy a new barrel for your current BM and get what you want without having to sell the Remington or dumping 1k on an upper.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
My last load was 38grs H380 with Remington Trimmed brass.
Blitzking 55gr 2.533" OAL
55gr Vmax 2.506" OAL
Both these loads shot a 2" group at 100 yds :(

I still have to get my barrel to free float. been meaning to do that.

I cant find my note book right now but last year i had a load that shot a very good 1" at 100yds. it was with 55gr Winchester FMJ and H380.. still lookin for my book.


With my Bushmaster in the above picture ive shot a ragged one hole group at 50yds with a Reddot. Remington Brass, CCI 400, 22.5grs H335. Goin to shoot at 100yds with it and see what i can do.. Im still waitin on my new Yank Torque Converter to get here so i can get my truck back on the road.

I did find my new favorite load for my XD :D 6.5grs Unique, 135gr Rainier FP, CCI 500.. Shoots very good with very low recoil.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Theoretically the bolt action will be more accurate than the AR, but they sure are doing wonders with the ARs these days. Keep the bolt action, because if you sold it, you will probably buy another one someday.

How did you get the trigger on the Remington down to 2.5 pounds? had work done?

Im goin to keep it...
My buddy has about 12 Remington 700s and he does his own trigger work. One of the rifles is 20yrs old and he has a factory trigger adjusted to 2lbs since he got it.

So i got him to adjust it for me since he has the trigger scale and all that stuff. He uses finger nail paint to "Locktite" the set screws.
 
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