24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
"Cheap" 700 Creedmoor #14327874 12/01/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Just saw that the 700 AAC can be purchased online for under $500. As low as $468, with a quick search. Plus there is a $50 rebate.

It has a 22" heavy barrel, threaded muzzle. MPN is 84204, model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD.

I know the current trend is to buy a T3, and be done. But for those that like to tinker or customize, this could be a low cost way to get started for a little over $400.



Last edited by 4th_point; 12/01/19.
BP-B2

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14327882 12/01/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Mine is no longer stock, nor low cost now. But it shoots well.

10 shots at 100 yards.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14327952 12/01/19
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,310
K
Kaleb Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
K
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,310
That’s a cool setup.

Is that a greyboe stock? Thoughts?

Last edited by Kaleb; 12/01/19.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: Kaleb] #14328096 12/01/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Kaleb,

The stock is a McMillan Rem Hunter in carbon/graphite. I previously had the rifle in a Grayboe Renegade, which was pretty nice but the graphite Hunter took 2 lbs off the total weight. Probably more once you figure in bottom metal but I'm using the factory BDL bottom metal, and not a M5 DBM. A plus or minus, depending on how you look at it.

I also had the Grayboe Terrain for another rifle, which has awesome ergonomics. And the standard flushcups were a nice touch. The foreend of the stock, however, was a noodle. I wish the Terrain was stiffer, as I really liked it offhand and prone.

I've also owned a couple of the Grayboe Outlanders, and like those too. Grayboes are heavy, but solid stocks. Not as stiff as a McMillan, but depending on use/needs they can be fine.

Jason


Last edited by 4th_point; 12/01/19.
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14329332 12/01/19
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,429
Higginez Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,429
Sweet rifle 4th Point!


A guy can go to hell just as fast for lying as he can for stealing.



IC-A

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14330546 12/02/19
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 1,393
E
ERK Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
E
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 1,393
Just a question 4 point. Did you shoot it pure stock to see how well it shot. Just curious how well it did and if a different stock made it shoot better. Ed k

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14330559 12/02/19
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,045
S
sbhooper Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,045
I bought a Rem 700, .243 off of the classifieds, for $300 shipped and a Criterion Remage Creed barrel, also off the classifieds for $275. I now have a sweet semi-custom Creed and have less than $600 in it. It helps to have a buddy that is a great barrel installer.


You did not "seen" anything, you "saw" it.
A "creek" has water in it, a "crick" is what you get in your neck.
Liberals with guns are nothing but hypocrites.
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14330569 12/02/19
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,220
JPro Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 13,220
A guy can find a B&C take-off VS handle for around $200 if he's willing to look. That's not too shabby of a rifle for a little over $600.


Now with even more aplomb
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: ERK] #14332760 12/02/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by ERK
Just a question 4 point. Did you shoot it pure stock to see how well it shot. Just curious how well it did and if a different stock made it shoot better. Ed k


I have not shot it with the factory Hogue stock, but may do that for fun as I've wondered the same.

I did have it in a Grayboe Renegade awhile back.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: Higginez] #14332766 12/02/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by Higbean
Sweet rifle 4th Point!


Thanks Hig. I got that stock 9 months ago, and just tried it for the first time the other day. Only 100 rounds through that rifle. Been dorking with compound bows too much lately!

I tried the DBC for the first time too. So far, I'm impressed.

Jason

Last edited by 4th_point; 12/02/19.
IC-B

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14374794 12/15/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
I took the LRTSi off, and am hoping someone steals it from me as I don't have a use for it. I still love the MQ reticle best, and put a 6x on it with Seekins high rings. Cheekweld is better that what I had going on with the Bushnell using lows.

Did a rough zero, then shot at 500 and 600 with the LRX. Very forgiving setup in terms of recoil, parallax, and being able to spot shots through the scope.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


Last edited by 4th_point; 12/15/19.
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14376434 12/16/19
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,115
viking Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,115
And the trigger?

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14376448 12/16/19
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 876
Walter_Sobchak Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 876
Originally Posted by 4th_point
I took the LRTSi off, and am hoping someone steals it from me as I don't have a use for it. I still love the MQ reticle best, and put a 6x on it with Seekins high rings. Cheekweld is better that what I had going on with the Bushnell using lows.

Did a rough zero, then shot at 500 and 600 with the LRX. Very forgiving setup in terms of recoil, parallax, and being able to spot shots through the scope.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Nice rifle 4th point, I like the looks of that setup a lot.

But why would you go from low rings to high when switching from a 42mm belled bushnell to a 42mm belled SWFa? Are you sure those are high rings? I’ve never needed more than seekins lows with any 40-44mm scope I’ve tried is why I ask..

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: viking] #14378869 12/16/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by viking
And the trigger?


Timney

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: Walter_Sobchak] #14378900 12/16/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by Walter_Sobchak

Nice rifle 4th point, I like the looks of that setup a lot.

But why would you go from low rings to high when switching from a 42mm belled bushnell to a 42mm belled SWFa? Are you sure those are high rings? I’ve never needed more than seekins lows with any 40-44mm scope I’ve tried is why I ask..


I had Seekins low rings with the LRTSi, and it was finicky with eye position. The scope isn't the most forgiving in that regard, but the low rings were the problem. In the end, I knew that I didn't want the LRTSi on that rifle, and tried the SWFA 6x with low, medium, and high rings. The Seekins high rings worked best for me, with the Monte Carlo.

I really like how it turned out. The carbon/graphite stock and heavy barrel are a better combo than I would have imagined. Balance is really good, and it feels lighter than it is. I need to shoot it from my pack and improvised field positions next.

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14380334 12/17/19
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 716
C
cast10K Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
C
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 716
Desert Transition Camo on that Hunter?

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: cast10K] #14382360 12/17/19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by cast10K
Desert Transition Camo on that Hunter?


That is correct.

J

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14637502 03/06/20
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
UPDATE

Sold the LRTSi and bought an HDMR from Doug. The 6x MQ went on another rifle.

Also had some issues with the Timney, so I reinstalled the factory trigger. Unfortunately, it's sitting at 4 lbs. and won't go lower without some work. Will probably upgrade to a TriggerTech in the future.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Last edited by 4th_point; 03/06/20.
Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 4th_point] #14638014 03/06/20
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 26,617
260Remguy Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 26,617
Nice looking rifle!

I bought a 6.5 CM in a 700 ADL Varmint on a BPS/Cabels's sale back on 06/18 that has been sitting on a shelf, maybe a Remington Hunter style stock wold be just the thing to get it out of the box and out to the range.

Re: "Cheap" 700 Creedmoor [Re: 260Remguy] #14639469 03/07/20
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
4
4th_point Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,528
Originally Posted by 260Remguy
I bought a 6.5 CM in a 700 ADL Varmint on a BPS/Cabels's sale back on 06/18 that has been sitting on a shelf, maybe a Remington Hunter style stock wold be just the thing to get it out of the box and out to the range.


Let us know how it shoots, 260Rem. Those rifles seem like a screaming deal. I believe they go on sale for $350, a few times per year?

I really like the Rem Hunter. Mine is the Edge carbon/graphite version and I wasn't sure how the completed rifle would handle with such a light stock. I'm glad to say that the handling/balance is actually great. Overall weight feels lighter than it is.


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
484 registered members (12344mag, 160user, 22250rem, 10gaugemag, 222ND, 40 invisible), 1,371 guests, and 853 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.22 Page Time: 0.030s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.8633 MB (Peak: 1.0144 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-09-25 12:31:29 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS