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    This is amounting to a good year for expanding my collection. Got myself an AR for my birthday, got a new 9mm a few weeks ago, then today I was handed down an unfired bolt rifle. It's a Remington model 710 in .30-06, composite stock, with a Bushnell 3x-9x scope.

    It was my grandfather's originally, he bought it (who knows how long ago), never shot it, and eventually forgot he had it until my uncle stumbled upon it while visiting him. My grandfather has ALS so he can't shoot it anymore, so he gave it to my uncle. My uncle already has a (much nicer) Ruger .30-06, so he passed it on to me.

    Got out to the rifle range with it, I shot a decent group with it, but the scope was so far off that I went through the entire box of ammo I picked up for it trying to get it sighted in. I got it on target, but I'm not sure how close to zeroed I actually got it.

    Fit and finish is good, the stock feels much more well-made than some composite stocks I've handled. Trigger is nice and crisp, bolt is smooth, and safety is easy to operate, but it kicks like a mule. Shot a box of 20 out of it today, I'm happy about it, my shoulder, not so much.

    Gonna take some pics to add to this thread in the morning.
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    The Remington 710 was manufactured from 2001 to 2006. Free is a very good price.
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    3006 is a great jack of all trades caliber.........

    as far as recoil......some folks insert weights into the stock, some change to a different brand of recoil pad, and some add a slip-on recoil pad providing you can tolerate or like the xtra length...and there is also the PAST recoil shield....

    best slip-on recoil pad i have ever tried......it adds a tad bit of width which helps. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    What deputy said above on the slip on recoil pads. I've never tried that brand(think i use Kick ease or something like that) but they work great and you can use them on multiple guns so you don't have to buy a ton of them. They usually come in a few sizes to fit most. Recoil on most guns don't bother me but a few hour session when firing hundreds of rounds(mostly pistol) but 40-50 of this rifle and another 40-50 of another rifle will make you sore so i started using them for some guns.

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    Here's the pic I promised, I'll have to look in to the slip on recoil pads. I'm feeling it this morning, but the rifle is a joy to shoot otherwise.

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    If you reload or know someone who does. Load some rounds with 13 grains of red dot powder. Makes a nice light recoiling target load. You can shoot all day and not beat your shoulder up.
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    Nice!

    They can really beat you up. One weekend, I was trying to get my Ruger sighted in and, not realizing that the scope screws had loosened up, I went through about 30 rounds before realizing it and so I gave up and went home, shoulder absolutely killing me.

    The next morning, I went out to run through it again with tight screws and got it sighted in but I shot another 20 or so rounds.

    The following morning, my whole arm was black and blue and that lasted about a week.

    Still, a great round to shoot.

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    Some number of years ago I decided I was going to develop the ultimate 30-06. I met with moderate success and my only impediment was my own laziness and propensity to abandon one project and begin another. I understand they have medications for that, but it requires a daily dosage, .... Hence, .....

    Anyway, I began trying various loads to get the variety of available bullets in .308 to shoot on a vertical axis. I'm going to finish that project someday. I'm sure it can be done.


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    30-06 is about the best all around caliber you can get. It will take down anything in North America.

    I can sight that rifle in in 5 or less rounds. I use the “lead sled”. It’s no recoil and practically fool proof. They are a worth while investment. Do don’t sight any rifles with out it. Put the gun in the lead sled and fire a round with the cross hairs, dead center of the target. Simply adjust the cross hairs to the bullet. Done!


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    XLNT caliber! Congratulations!
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