Circumcise a 700 .243??

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Parson Colt, May 10, 2008.

  1. Parson Colt

    Parson Colt Guest

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    I'm considering trimming my 700 ADL in .243 to make it handier in the pickup. This one's used as a ranch gun, and before anyone suggests it, I'm not buying a new gun at this time in any caliber. What I want to know is what your thoughts are on trimming that 22-inch barrel down to 18 inches.
     
  2. Parson Colt

    Parson Colt Guest

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    Well, nevermind. Thanks anyway, and all that. I'd hoped for some input to help me make this decision, but apparently, no one had anything to share. I made the decision. It's done.
     

  3. GlennF

    GlennF G&G Addict

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    You will lose up to 200 FPS muzzle velocity and have a lot more muzzle blast.
    After the barrel is cut, you will have to have a gunsmith crown it or you will lose all accuracy. If it fits in your back window and gun rack, I would leave it alone.
     
  4. Bravo

    Bravo G&G Newbie

    I don't think the Remington M700 was ever designed to be a "handy" rifle. Why not just get a BAR or some other semi-auto (or other action for that matter) carbine sized rifle?
     
  5. Dans40X

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    Trade the 700 243 for a Seven 243 & you're dilema will be solved