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 Remington 700 SPS Varmint Stock
Mattman2010  [Member]
3/8/2010 11:20:34 AM EST
Alright fellas, I'm looking for ideas on how to make my Rem 700 SPS-V stock stronger.



Now this rifle will shoot .5 MOA groups, the problem is, you change position, you change the POI. I think that this is because of the stock, I have noticed that it flexes, and the two points on the end touch the barrel and I think when I change positions it changes the stress on the barrel causing it to shoot elsewhere.

The two blacks at the end that touch the barrel

What looks like to be a week spot in the stock

I know that I need to grind those two supporting blocks at the end of the stock down. I have seen where someone drilled a 1/4 inch hole through the front of the stock to the recoil lug and put some aluminum rods in there, but I do not have a drill bit that is long enough to reach that far. Is there some kind of putty or something that i could fill each hole with to help make it stiffer? or would it be better to try to find a long drill bit? Do you have any other ideas on how to make this stronger?

I plan on replacing the stock with a B&C Tactical, but money is kind of tight right now, and the wait for one is a few weeks so I thought I might as well modify this one so that it will work for the time being.

Thanks, Matt
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stevemc  [Member]
3/8/2010 11:35:33 AM EST
Dremel out to grooves down the sides and put an arrow shaft or something similar, then fill it will some bedding compound.

What scope are you running?
Savage_Man  [Member]
3/8/2010 11:35:43 AM EST
Is there a reason you want to keep that stock?

Can you afford $230 for a new B&C Medalist?
Echo2  [Member]
3/8/2010 11:38:19 AM EST
change the stock.....
Mattman2010  [Member]
3/8/2010 11:49:52 AM EST
Scope is a SWFA SS 10x42.

I am just a high school student, so all I make is around $100 bucks a week, and right now I'm still trying to pay off my AR-15 upper that I built (Parents paid for it, I'm paying them back), I am also out of ammo for all of my guns and that is another $200 for all of that. So we are talking four or so weeks, plus the other wait time for the stock to even be delivered. I will probably pay off my parents at the end of the week, and might see if they wont order the B&C for me and I will pay them back later.

Infiltrator  [Member]
3/8/2010 1:54:22 PM EST
As stated above, you should swap stocks. The OEM plastic leaves a lot to be desired. This guy on YouTube has a series of videos demonstrating how he bedded the action on his factory SPS-V .308 (LINK).
Mattman2010  [Member]
3/8/2010 2:18:29 PM EST
Yeah after looking at the stock some more, and trying to get it to flex and all of that, I just dont think it will be worth my time to even try to make it work the way I want it. I just hate that it changes the POI every time I move it.

Stocky Stocks told me it would be a few weeks to get a B&C in, so I guess I will just have to wait till money comes around to order one.

Nmbmxer  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 3:43:00 PM EST
I put a rem 40X stock on mine for $40 from Numrich. They have a handstop rail, no recoil pad though. I inlet it for the bottom metal and pillar bedded the action. It wasn't that hard and saved a lot of money. you can get a different stock that is already inlet, but I wanted on to match my 22lr 40x.

Talyn  [Member]
3/9/2010 3:00:36 AM EST
The factory SPS-V stock is not worth the effort when there are plenty of other stock options out there.

I gave away my SPS-V stock immediately.
Mattman2010  [Member]
3/9/2010 2:35:35 PM EST
Well guys, I went ahead and asked my parents if they would order it for me, they told me as long as I can pay them by the end of the month I'm good to go. I have a Bell and Carlson Tactical Medalist A2 on order from Stockstocks. Now for the backorder wait!

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