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Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.

04 Jul 2018
@ 09:16 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Hey all,

I recently watched the troubleshooting vid. Nathan is right, content rich and no nonsense. These are not your typical 30 second videos on how to become a sniper, which are really just ads for shooting courses by some "expert".

I don't own a Remington, most regulars know I have a Howa... but let me say that the skills and information in this video are very very transferable. While they pertain to specific problems and issues with the rifle in the video, watching Nathan go through the process of troubleshooting and then addressing each issue was great. Watching the correct set up and break in process for a mass produced rifle (as opposed to custom actions and barrels and stocks etc) is just such great information. Really really sends home and cements the lessons and instructions from the book series.

The most fascinating bit for me was seeing the client shooting the rifle. Himself and his rifle working together after a bit of a journey for them both. Similarly the brief bit on load development, this was excellent as I was able to show my wife why I spend the time reloading!

Even if you don't own a Remington 700 this video is great. Get the books, watch the video.

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04 Jul 2018
@ 09:25 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Thanks Andrew, that was very kind of you.

It is extremely rewarding to see a rifle and client come together, step by step, patience and persistence.

Thanks again.
11 Aug 2018
@ 05:21 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Well I’ve read and I’m re reading the books.

Man I can’t believe that video!
I’d have given up on that gun if I hadn’t seen the video.

In my work I got to do procedures with multiple dependent steps. Miss one or don’t do one perfectly and the next steps are all bull.

That gun looked like it was never going to put a bullet on the previous bullet.

Mind blown. Thanks.
11 Aug 2018
@ 07:16 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Thanks Bryan. Yes, the vid is just the same, follow the steps in order without missing any. The rifle in the vid was not unique in any way, you'll find that many are the same.

Its nice to have to some feedback on the video. Thanks again.
11 Aug 2018
@ 07:32 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
I think it’d be good to stitch the freely available Rem 700 bedding video into this video too. Just for continuity of viewing of the steps. You’ve done the work and it’d only. Add to this.
A few more close ups also would be great. Also I was thinking some of the pictures in the books, it’s be great if these could be viewed in colour and close up some how as part of the videos. At the end perhaps? Could pause the video, study the picture etc and move on

The video hammers home how much the devil is in the details.

I reckon 99% of people would have binned that rifle. Especially after what looked like a reasonable first bedding.

B
10 Sep 2018
@ 09:17 am (GMT)

Noah Jessee

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Hey Nathan! Another great video! I really find it helpful watching you demonstrate the techniques you discuss in your books.

Any thoughts on doing a video of walking someone through how to shoot properly?

Also, on M700 video, did you recrown that barrel?

Thanks again!

Noah
10 Sep 2018
@ 09:27 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Agree with Noah on a shooting video and how useful it is to see some of the book steps demonstrated on video. How hard your working to break in the barrell etc. and to see how crap it was to begin with.

I'm also wondering when you cut off a threaded barrel? will a 1/2 unf always spread even with a thread protector in place?
10 Sep 2018
@ 10:57 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Hi Noah, yes the shooting vid is next.

I left the thread on for the owner. He had a past shoulder injury from a vehicle accident but is doing well without any recoil taming devices. So he may yet want to remove it.

Hi Bryan, yes unfortunately a thread protector does not bolster strength at all.

Thanks for your kind words guys.
11 Nov 2018
@ 05:35 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Hey Nathan,
Is the solvent product you use in this video good enough for both carbon and copper removal?
Or just for break in and a separate carbon one needed for longterm use? Thanks
11 Nov 2018
@ 07:56 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Hi Bryan, it is quite aggressive and designed for both. But regardless, it pays to check (look across the muzzle in good light) just to be sure.

Your .308 should go quite quickly and there will be a point soon where it will be OK to have some carbon and some copper in place. Just keep in mind that if you are using a suppressor, the carbon may be excessive so some will need to be removed. This is doubly important in Ireland where the salt spray comes inland along with fog. The carbon will pull water and salts into the bore during storage.

The shoot over lube I used is ideal for storage plus shooting over if you are a regular shooter. But with regards to your M700 Tactical, it will need a slightly heavier viscosity for storage if the rifle is put away for weeks at a time.
11 Nov 2018
@ 08:24 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.
Your right, almost any shot I take in Ireland even if they're a few 100 km's apart will be within sight of the sea.

Reading back here, I saw Miltech oil and I ordered some of that as well.

I'll be using the gun between myself and a great friend. He's a great guy but rough as. He's they type of guy you'd lend a sledgehammer to and he'd hand it back with a gouge out of the face and wouldn't know how he did it. When we were younger he'd cash when I didn't and would transport us all anywhere to get hunting and had the money for guns. No I'm able to pay back.But had to keep with a budget gun I can tune up so he wouldn't be uncomfortable using an expensive gun.
And if he stores the bore with salt water I won't cry.

So want to make sure our rust prevention game is solid.

Thanks as always, B
 

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