Remington 700 .243 cal. & Gunshow Rpt.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Pancho_Villa, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

    735
    0
    0
    Got a chance to go visit a friend this weekend for some overeating and drunken debauchery. Also caught a ride up to the San Antonio gunshow. Only for one day, no table. just walking it. Lotta people. They must have got their income tax checks. Looking for a few pistolas. However, it turned out to be a big rifle day. Went to dump a few to fund something new.

    Had only been there 30 minutes and I saw this guy come in with 2 longuns. ONe was an M1 carbine looking thing. He took it to a milsurp dealer. I was following close behing to grab the Remmy. Turned out the carbine was some sorta Argentine carbine and I checked out the Remmy while the guy haggled over the carbine.

    It was a nice walnut and blue ADL model in .243. Asked about it. Guy said it was a good gun. He had just put a new scope on it and could not get it to zero. He wanted 450 for it. Scope was a fugly camo finish and did not look right on the gun. Problem was obvious. He had put a 40mm objective scope on it using the old low rings. Scope was hitting the top of the barrel with the front objective. Not good for accuracy.

    Told the guy I would take his problem gun for 250. He said no less than 4. Told him I would be around if he wanted the $. The venders would probably lowball him worse than me and I left. Barely walked a couple of rows and here comes the guy with the rifle. Take it or leave it for 3 cause he sold his other gun and was leaving. I could live with that!!! SNAGGED IT.

    Everything looked right on the gun except for the fugly scope. Nice, high gloss finish on the walnut, perfect blue, no rust, bore was hardly used. And I had a workable 3X9X40 at home with high rings. Turned out, I later bought another gun with a scope I liked better, so a scope swap worked out on that deal. Gun zeroed right up using my favorite handload of an 87 gr. Hornady BTJHP and a stanard charge of IMR 4831, and CCI large rifle primers for @ factory velocity. No hot stuff handloads for me anymore.:D

    A pic of the rifle with the new/old 3X9X32 scpe from the other rifle I got. Since the scope was just 32 mm up front the rings on it worked just fine.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Ajole

    Ajole New Member

    191
    0
    0
    Nice!

    I'll give you $255 to get it out of your way.:p
     

  3. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

    735
    0
    0
    I appreciate the generous offer. Sounds like one of mine.:D

    However, I will probably dump the other one I have that has the black poly stock, an ADL .243. Got it off a guy for 150 and put a nice Nikon 3X9X40 on it. Not sure yet. I intended to use that one for hunting if the eye specialists ever get my eyes where I can shoot more that just paper again. I can barely do that right now. Right eye surgery is April 21.

    I had intended to move the Nikon from the poly .243 to a nice BDL .270 and still might if I dump the poly gun But I hate dragging the wood stock rifles through the woods. The poly ones take alot of abuse and show little wear. The black fisish is more rust resistant than the blue. Should keep the poly one, but I always come across those cheap. The walnut and blue ones are getting few and far between. And they aere way more expensive than the poly and black ones.