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 Post subject: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 pm 

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My 30-06 is a Rem 700 BDL, I've had for a long time. About 6-yrs. ago I had it re-blued in a flat black no glare type bluing as it was showing its age. I was able to get a take off REM 700 BDL 7MM stock off the classifieds on this site about 4-yrs ago.
I just swapped out the stocks and made due with it, till now. The Smith is changing the REM hard rubber recoil pad to a Decelerator Pad, Glassing the action, floating the barrel and installing pillars.

Anxious to get her back and head to the range. 8)

Don


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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 pm 

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I have no doubt you will be pleased with the changes you describe. The Declerator is a fine pad. And proper bedding with appropriate pillars while freeing the barrel channel should be a positive move. How was it shooting before you took it in to the smith?

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:06 pm 

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Dr Mike,
It was shooting kinda ok for whitetail deer hunting here in Tennessee. My 180 BT load was between 1" - 1-1/4"at 100 yds. The recoil pad was brutal but thought while it was at the Smith, why not get the other done too. I've been wanting to get this work done as it worked so well in my 300 RUM. Some of the POI with the load is likely me and/or the load. I didn't have the time last year prior to deer season to mess with the load anymore so I let it as is. I purchased the Forester Bench die rest set since then and loaded up some rounds to send down range when the gun becomes available. Hopefully I will see some improvement. It still may require some seating depth adjustment till its all said and done.

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:36 pm 

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I can’t see anything but it getting better from that treatment. Can’t wait to hear how it shoots for ya.

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am 

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Just pick it up this morning from the smith. It looks good too!! Now to get to the range to send a few down there on paper. Will update later.

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:51 pm 

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Sounds good to me, I believe that all of mine have had a similar treatment. I believe a good bedding job is one of the best investments one can make. Looking forward to the targets.

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 am 

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I'll bet you are very pleased. I may be a wuss but recoil pads are something I appreciate as I've grown older. A couple of friends have 30-06's w/o pads and they are real thumpers. When I bought my old 721 300 H&H years ago, the old pad was hard and cracked. I installed a Kick-eze pad from Brownells and have never noticed unpleasant recoil with that rifle. I have a Model 30 Remington 30-06 made on the old 1917 Enfield action and it has a steel butt plate. It's original so I didn't change it but it's from back in the 1920's.


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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:25 am 

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I like the Pachmayer decelerator pad. It's excellent! Have one on my 375 H&H, and I think that contributes to my favorable impression of shooting that rifle.

Yes, you had good things done to your 30-06, no doubt. My 700 CDL's have both been pillar bedded & free floated. I think it helps.

Regards, Guy


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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:46 pm 

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I'm excited to think about getting to the range when it's possible. My work schedule keeps from getting there. I'm glad I thought to get the rifle in there, back in June, knowing how it gets crazy close to hunting season to get any Smith work done!

Guy, I couldn't agree more on the recoil pad especially when you jump up to the 180-200 bullets.

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 Post subject: Re: My 30-06 at the Smith
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:55 pm 

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Ya, planning rifle work takes foresight!

A good gunsmith's services are often in high demand and it can take a long time to get some components, like a new barrel.

So, you did well. You've got the rifle back! Now it's up to you to sight it in and make it ready for hunting season! :)

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