Hey! I am looking for advice on a Remington 700 xcr 270 wsm. I purchased it back around 2005ish. It shot “deer moa”. I shot several factory loads, mostly federal premium 130 and 140, but was never able to get it moa. I have it topped with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 with lapped rings. I hand loaded Norma brass with the 130 accubonds, but never still never got it moa. I bought a new hogue pillar stock... still 2” at best at 100. The barrel is floated.... and I know that Remington utilized the little nobs at the forend on the factory synthetic stocks to create some up-pressure on their factory barrels. I am considering a rebarrel to see if can finally dial this thing in. Does anyone have any advice or experience on if this investment would get me closed to a sub moa rifle?
I finished a Savage smokeless build this year with Brux barrel and Boyds stock, installed pillars and full bed. So I am somewhat knowledgeable and competent, but I know the this rifle is a diff beast all together. I would be disappointed to drop $300-400 on a rebarrel and still not get a moa result.
A $300-$400 rebarrel may or may not get you MOA groups. That is not typically premium barrel prices. If you said $500-$600 for the rebarrel I would say yes you should have at least a MOA averaging gun. Is the scope known to be good? I know the 270 WSM is not a super hard kicker but Zeiss scopes are not the sturdiest on the market. I know, I have 5 of them. Also your stock needs to have a good bedding area that does not induce stress when everything is tightened down for an accurate rifle. I have a Win70 Classic in 338 Win Mag that shot 4" groups when new. I removed the crappy hot melt glue that the factory used for bedding compound and did a proper bedding job and the rifle turned into a sub MOA shooter.