HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: OutdoorLimited
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12687

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 122
BOT: 1
Total: 123
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Your Account
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Your Account
10: Home
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Your Account
18: Photo Albums
19: Forums
20: Your Account
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Your Account
24: Photo Albums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Your Account
30: Your Account
31: Home
32: Forums
33: Your Account
34: Home
35: Forums
36: Your Account
37: Forums
38: Your Account
39: Your Account
40: Home
41: Your Account
42: Forums
43: Your Account
44: Your Account
45: Forums
46: Your Account
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Your Account
50: Your Account
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Photo Albums
54: Your Account
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Photo Albums
61: Your Account
62: Your Account
63: Forums
64: Your Account
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Photo Albums
72: Your Account
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: News
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: News
80: Home
81: Your Account
82: Forums
83: Your Account
84: Photo Albums
85: Home
86: Forums
87: Your Account
88: Your Account
89: Forums
90: Your Account
91: Forums
92: Your Account
93: Your Account
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Your Account
100: Photo Albums
101: Forums
102: Your Account
103: Your Account
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Your Account
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Your Account
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Your Account
114: Your Account
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Your Account
118: Photo Albums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Your Account
122: Forums
  BOT:
01: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2367
  · Views: 525831
  · Votes: 1312
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

New 30-06 Rifle
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
woodrowsrc
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Feb 01, 2006
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

I have an old Browning Safari 30-06 I've used for years- but it suffers from barrel heat problems- and I am tired of dealing with it. Lost my confidence in the gun. So I am looking at a Remington 700 CDL or Ruger Model 77 MKII. Want to stay with 30-06 for reloading purposes. Any words of wisdom on these two guns or others I should consider would be of much help- thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile
shootist
Member
Member


Joined: Dec 30, 2005
Posts: 73
Location: Lackawaxen,PA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Hi Woodrowsrc....I have used both over the years and they are fine rifles.
The Remington 700 was a stainless in .25/06 and the Ruger 77 was in .257 Roberts. I actually preferred the Ruger over the Remington because the bolt would open (Remington) when carried with a sling off safety. The accuracy was a little better for the Remington but now the Rugers are hammer-forged so the comparison isn't fair.

Check your private message inbox.


SHOOTIST
Back to top
View user's profile
skb2706
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 10, 2006
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

What are "barrel heat problems".........for a bg hunting rifle this problem should never be a 'problem' whilst hunting. Fixing the (problem)? may be a far less expensive option unless you just want affirmation for a purchase.

Is this a wandering zero while you are sighting in ....could be bedding or contact problem.

Scope, mounts, rings ect. in working order and tight ?

If you don't identify the problem ....it is possible that you would not buy your way out of it.
Back to top
View user's profile
skb2706
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 10, 2006
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

"because the bolt would open (Remington) when carried with a sling off safety. "

Huh ??
Back to top
View user's profile
shootist
Member
Member


Joined: Dec 30, 2005
Posts: 73
Location: Lackawaxen,PA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Hi SKB.....the bolt handle was struck with my forearm on a backward motion.... sometimes the bolt would open...usually when holding the upper part of the sling with the opposite arm. 10/4?


SHOOTIST
Back to top
View user's profile
skb2706
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 10, 2006
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

10/4 .......read it a few times and it wasn't sinking in. Never had that problem but with chambered handloaded ammo my Remingtons are a bit stiff.
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10668
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Actually both of you tend to scare me...Let me explain...

Shootist...You say that you are wondering around in the forest with the safety off while you have it slung over your shoulder? If my rifle is slung on my shoulder I am not hunting (I'm transiting) and the safety is on.

skb2706...You say your handloads make your Remington bolt "a bit stiff". Seems to me you need to check your OAL. You may be jamming the bullets into the lands making the bolt "a bit stiff"...

Now you get to re-explain...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
woodrowsrc
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Feb 01, 2006
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

"Barrel heat Problem"- on the range I can fire two shots in a nice group- then everything after that is all over the place. I understand in a hunting situation this should not be a problem, but I still do not like it! I've worked the stock and fit seems good with no contact to barrel. I have not glass bedded. I just don't like the fact that the third shoot is wild. Maybe a Ruger or Remington will be the same way.....
Back to top
View user's profile
shootist
Member
Member


Joined: Dec 30, 2005
Posts: 73
Location: Lackawaxen,PA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Bushmaster....I'm glad I scare you....maybe you're just not fast enough.


SHOOTIST
Back to top
View user's profile
BillPa
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 89

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

woodrowsrc wrote:
"Barrel heat Problem"- on the range I can fire two shots in a nice group- then everything after that is all over the place. I understand in a hunting situation this should not be a problem, but I still do not like it! I've worked the stock and fit seems good with no contact to barrel. I have not glass bedded. I just don't like the fact that the third shoot is wild. Maybe a Ruger or Remington will be the same way.....

If the first one or two shots group consistantly and the rest go haywire,you have a bedding problem. Barrel heat generally "walks" shots, accuracy doesn't suddenly go away.
Just for a quickie,bed the lug with some 5 mimute epoxy, something like JB Weld Quick. I think you'll see a difference.

Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
roklok
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 11, 2005
Posts: 608
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Even with the safety on a 700 bolt will open.I like my 700s but that is one shortfall.The main time it is a problem for me is hunting on horseback with rifle in scabbard. The scabbard snaps shut over bolt handle. Often when rifle is withdrew the bolt is open because of jiggling around the scabbard opens the bolt.
Back to top
View user's profile
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1716
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

It depends. The Remington 700s made since 1982 have a safety that does not lock the bolt when engaged. That is so folks can unload the magazine without an accidental discharge. The answer may be to trade in your rifle for an older Remington 700 with a safety that locks the bolt when engaged.

I have Remington, Winchester and Ruger bolt actions in .30-06 and like them. However, I bought a used Savage Model 110 bolt action in .30-06 cheap that will out shoot all of them. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
BillPa
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 89

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

roklok wrote:
Even with the safety on a 700 bolt will open.I like my 700s but that is one shortfall.The main time it is a problem for me is hunting on horseback with rifle in scabbard. The scabbard snaps shut over bolt handle. Often when rifle is withdrew the bolt is open because of jiggling around the scabbard opens the bolt.

A couple places to get a fix for the 700...
Remington 700 R.H. 3-Position Safety Shrouds
nudder'un
Still more...

Someone used to modify the old locking 700 triggers by slightly shortening the bolt lock extendsion and drilling another ball detent between the orginals in the sideplate. In the middle position, the sear was still blocked, but the bolt could be opened. I don't know if anyone is still doing that mod.

Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10668
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

Browning A-Bolt safety's lock the bolt closed when it is ON. And I'm faster then you think...I own horses...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
george20042007
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 568
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:43 am    Post subject: Re: New 30-06 Rifle Reply with quote

woodrowsrc wrote:
I have an old Browning Safari 30-06 I've used for years- but it suffers from barrel heat problems- and I am tired of dealing with it. Lost my confidence in the gun. So I am looking at a Remington 700 CDL or Ruger Model 77 MKII. Want to stay with 30-06 for reloading purposes. Any words of wisdom on these two guns or others I should consider would be of much help- thanks.

I wood check out a Savage 110.

And for those that like walking around with a rifle over the shoulder better have the safety on. Shocked Set a good example and always put safety first. If comments about practicing safety bother you, then your no hunter Sad
Keep it coming...
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.