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Shaun_300

New (to me) rifle

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Picked up a new rifle last week on a Canadian gun classified site. Wanted one since I was a kid, finally came across one in the caliber I wanted, in great shape and for a good price. About $250 cheaper than what they go for here. Then i walked into a hunting store looking for a decent scope for it and they had a Bushnell Elite 3500 3-9x40 with the DOA 600 reticle on clearance because they discontinued the model. Haven't sighted it in yet, still have to pick some ammo up. Still not sure if I want to keep the see through rings on it or not. They're a bit ugly but would serve a purpose for what I want to use the rifle for.

Here's the weapon. Remington 7400 chambered in .280 Remington.

 

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Looks like a nice setup.  But I'd have that scope in a proper set of rings in a hot second.  Just my not-so-humble opinion...……….   😉

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Yup they are getting changed this afternoon. The more I looked at them the more it bugged me lol. The chances of me using the sights through the rings are about as slim as can be. Went to cabelas this morning and got a weaver one piece base and medium rings. 

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Hope it is s sweet shooter for you Shaun.  Heard good things about the .280, but have heard kinda mixed opinions on the 7400's.  No first hand experience with either.  

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Got it all sighted in, super impressed with it! No issues cycling from either the old mag or the new one I just purchased for it. With Remington corelokt 140gr I had two holes touching and the 3rd with a 1/4" gap between the other two. Probably just good luck. All the other groups were under 1" @ 100 yards with just a tailgate lean.

One thing that happened though was the forearm cracked from one end to the other during sight in. Was able to find a stock set of a slightly older model from a guy close by. But I like the originals better. Going to try my luck at gluing it with some good waterproof wood glue and hope for the best. It was a clean break and you can hardly see the crack when you squeeze it back together.

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