Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shoot the 700!

1970s Remington 700 ADL, 30-06

The question everyone's asking is, "How does your Remington 700 shoot, LSP?" I went down to my friend's range to find out. Would this '70s gun, complete with its old Redfield Lo-Pro scope, work, I asked myself. To be honest, I wasn't expecting the scope to be up to much after 30+ years of use, but I needn't have worried. Both scope and rifle performed flawlessly, with the former dialing in easily enough.

Nice One

I shot around 50 rounds, with the best shots falling nicely in the X Ring at 100 yards. So what's the verdict?

The Remington 700 ADL, at least in its early '70s incarnation, seems to be a handy, good looking rifle. I especially liked the action, which was fast and smooth, and I liked the feel of the gun, it felt right at the shoulder and came quickly to target. The Lo-Pro isn't bad either, and I'd be interested to see how well its Accu-Trac rangefinder/BDC functions on shots out past 200 yards. But that's for the future. 

X Ring Tomfoolery at 100 yards

In the meanwhile: Is it accurate? Accurate as you like and then some. Does it have power? Yes. Mighty 30-06 power. Would you recommend it to a friend? I most definitely would. Does your shoulder hurt? Yes it does. Maybe I will get a decelerator pad. Has the Remington 700 inspired you to take up distance shooting and hunt more? For sure. I see a lot of game stocking the freezer of the compound in the near future.

So well done, Remington, for producing a fine rifle. The old 700 ADL is a proper little blaster; get one if you can find a decent deal.




Dan said...

As posted previously, good on ya! ;)

Glad you found, for all appearances, a wonderful rifle.



LSP said...

Thanks Dan -- cheers!

lukeya said...

Great news Padre. Youi could always strip and refinish the stock later if the fancy takes you - but why bother, its a 70s classic.

LSP said...

Exactly, likely. Why fix something that isn'y broken?

darlin said...

That's some mighty fine shooting LSP and quite the rifle you have there... as Dan said good on ya! :-)

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Score, that shoots well enough eh? I'd defo go a butt pad, and a can too. Seeing as you're in TX I fervently hope all pigs will be taken with Woodleigh solids

LSP said...

Thanks Dan! And...

I'm really pleased with the rifle, SBW. A pad will definitely help tho; now -- must get out and hunt more.