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Old September 16th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #16
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Nice!! That setup should be a shooter.

I have a McMillian A5 and have enjoyed shooting it immensely. Are you going to pillar bed it?
Pillar bed? I think so. I have not opened the box yet so I am not sure what my options are but I believe the stock I purchased has the ability to pillar bed the Remington 700. Did I need to order extra parts to pillar bed? Sorry, I am a stock rookie and just learning. The truth is the factory stock is very nice but does not have an adjustable cheek piece like the McMillan. I will probably use both. The factory stock for any hiking shooting and hunting and the McMillan for all the range and distance shooting.

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Old September 16th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #17
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The Mcmillians are already inletted for the 700 action. Bedding is up to you. Lots of articles about bedding are out there. I'm not a pro either and had someone else pillar bed with Devcon mine. And it is rock solid. Other folks here might be able to offer up suggestions. I didn't realize you were going to be moving the barreled action back and forth to the two stocks. That might play into your decision.

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The Mcmillians are already inletted for the 700 action. Bedding is up to you. Lots of articles about bedding are out there. I'm not a pro either and had someone else pillar bed with Devcon mine. And it is rock solid. Other folks here might be able to offer up suggestions. I didn't realize you were going to be moving the barreled action back and forth to the two stocks. That might play into your decision.
I just looked at the stock and it does have aluminum pillars. I may or may not switch stocks. I know that can mess with a good bed job but that is to be determined. All this is TBD but very good discussion, thank you.

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If you got the Gen 2 5R with the black fluted barrel, I have that same rifle and can say it's definitely a sweet shooter. Congratulations!

About the only major change I felt immediately necessary was to ditch that factory trigger.

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If you got the Gen 2 5R with the black fluted barrel, I have that same rifle and can say it's definitely a sweet shooter. Congratulations!

About the only major change I felt immediately necessary was to ditch that factory trigger.

Good luck!
Yup, Gen 2 5-R with black fluted, threaded, barrel.

What trigger do you recommend?

I am now educated on pillar bedding. I have ordered the Davcon putty and will do this in a week or so. The Timney triggers look nice and the Jewell Rifle triggers look exceptional. Just not sure which one to get.


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Yup, Gen 2 5-R with black fluted, threaded, barrel.

What trigger do you recommend?

I am now educated on pillar bedding. I have ordered the Davcon putty and will do this in a week or so. The Timney triggers look nice and the Jewell Rifle triggers look exceptional. Just not sure which one to get.

I replaced mine with a Timney 510 mainly since that's what I found on the shelf at SWFA that day. It seems to be doing real well for me.

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Old September 17th, 2016, 06:34 AM   #22
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I understand that the Rem. 5 R(radius rifling,5 groove) barrels have quite a following, but if you look back over time there has been lots of different rifling configurations available to shooters. 2 groove, 4 groove, etc., ratchet rifling, gain twist(twist increases throughout the bore,) shallow multiple lands and grooves, and on and on and one would think that one or two of the many choices would stand out as the best of the best?? Used a Shilen
8 groove 308, button type and cut rifling, stainless and chrome moly, and from my experience they all shot about the same, good. Living few short miles from Douglas and owner is a friend asked him why the choice of 4 groove or 6 groove and what is the difference? Answer, two grooves. He does quite a bit of DOD barrels and they specify the 4 groove for 5.56 and 7.62 calibers versus civilian choice of 6 groove. I opt for the 4 groove in chrome moly, but would probably not notice any difference if I used 6 groove.
The avid bench rest shooters probably spend more time and effort on searching for the "perfect barrel combination," but entirely different application than HP or LR match shooters due to the fact that a bench rest shooter is very careful to not overheat the barrel versus HP shooter in rapid fire and LR shooter putting 20 shots down range in less than 20 minutes, barrels are going to be so hot they will burn your hand. For me the test of the quality of the barrel of whatever configuration is how it stands up over repeated super hot treatment over time. If the barrel is not properly stressed relieved it will show up regardless of the rifling style. Just some thoughts on the various types of barrels, but it is a good thing we have such choices.

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OK

Here we go folks. This is the 5-R fresh out of the box. All you see here is factory.




























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Looks great SteedGun, I really like the black fluted barrel with the brown stock and I am actually thinking about getting another 5R in the Gen 2 configuration ... congrats!

If you feel like spending any more money on it, call Jeff @ CDI Precision for a detachable box magazine, I had him put one on mine and I love it.

http://www.cdiprecisiongunworksstore...rt-action-dbm/

Here's a crappy pic of the DBM on my 5R...



And a better pic of my 5R prior to the DBM install...


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If you feel like spending any more money on it, call Jeff @ CDI Precision for a detachable box magazine, I had him put one on mine and I love it.

Really nice pics and suggestion. Thanks. I do love box mags so I will put that one on my list. Here is my maybe list right now. I am not familiar with the trigger that came with my 5-R. Any comments appreciated. I do love Timney triggers but that would be another $218 to get the one I like.

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2. Box mag

Factory trigger is the Remington X-Mark Pro adjustable trigger.

Sorry about some of the factory pic orientation. Photobucket was messed up yesterday. I might repost some of those. Wow, I just checked again and the pics self healed and are now shown in the orientation I wanted. Gotta love tech.






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Today, I would like to just add a simple thank you to my post here for all of you who have served or are serving. One of my neighbor's sons served multiple tours firing a Remington 700 very similar to this rifle for many years. I know his kill count is impressive but I can't quote it here accurately. In talking with his dad today at church he is still struggling with PTSD. He is a great person that is just trying to get along now. I have known him since he was about ten years old. I asked his dad today if he would mind giving me a few pointers on how to shoot this rifle. I hope to learn much and also help this fine man. May God help and bless all of you that have given us such great service. Thank you and Godspeed.

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And here we go. 1st mod done today. SureFire muzzle brake/suppressor adaptor installed. I have this same adaptor on a few other rifles. Someday I will own the SOCOM 2 suppressor to go with this adapter.


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Was looking at that exact same muzzle brake. Can you take another side view pic from further back to see how it matches the barrel contour?

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Was looking at that exact same muzzle brake. Can you take another side view pic from further back to see how it matches the barrel contour?
Here are a few more looks from the side.








Also, second mod. Tactical rail mounted.




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Old September 19th, 2016, 10:28 AM   #30
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