Rem700 5R Problems

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  • Rem700 5R Problems

    I recently got a 5R in 308 and it wont shoot for shit. I think the problem is excessive throat length. I checked the throat length with one of those Hornady gauges and found that the throat is so long that to get a bullet to touch the lands the projectile sits so far forward that it doesn't engage with the throat of the case. (Projectiles are 155gr Sierra with Lapua brass)

    Anyone else experienced this sort of thing? I should probably send the thing back but its so much rooting around with the cops (WA), and everything moves so slowly that I'm inclined to simply get it rebarreled. I'm really disappointed with this rifle as all I've ever heard are good reports and it seems that I've got a dud.....