Remington Model 700 ADL (30.06) Rifle Product Review Details

Review Date: Jun 8, 2004

Product Information

Manufacturer: Remington

Model: Model 700 ADL (30.06)

Product Type: Rifle

Purchase Price: $376

Testing Information

Time Tested: 1 (one) hunting year

Testing Conditions: rain, sunny, humid, cold

Temperature Range: 15 to 95

Testing Terrain: plots, woods, flat land

Testing State: Louisiana

Review Information

Reviewer's Name: Evans

Recommended: YES!!!!!

OK, well I saw what "Dan" said, and I totally disagree. I have not owned another gun, but my uncle does. He shoots a Browning, but for me, it was too expensive. So I bought the Remington 700 ADL 30-06. I shoot Federal Premium Vital Shock, 150 grain, soft-point, boat-tail. It took about 10-15 shots to sight in the gun. Even towards the end, when I had taken many shots, the gun still stayed precise (may go astray b/c of the build up of gun powder). I have a bolt action. At first I thought it may have been a little stiff, but (being my first gun) it loosened up quickly. I was probably able to keep my shots w/in a .60 inch. I'm not the best shot in the world, but I do think I can make it, when it counts. I shot 5 deer last year (all doe's). The smallest was about 95 lbs, and the largest was about 125 lbs, normally about 120 lbs. If I can remember correctly, I dropped 4 of the five in their tracks (they fell 3 ft. straight to the ground). And the other ran a short distance, about 75 yds. All shots were well-placed( I shoot the front shoulder, so that the deer drop in their tracks), and blew a huge hole in the deer. (The only reason the other one didn't drop was b/c it was almost dark.) I have never seen a gun that doesn't shoot straight out the box, but this gun is "supposedly" the best out-of-the-box gun. It takes a few tries the learn to put the bullets in the clip, but you get the hang of things. The best trick I learned for the gun is that you can put the number of shells in the clip, pull back the bolt, push down the bullets, and push forward the bolt while still holding the bullets. This allows the bullets to be in the clip, but none in the chamber (since the gun does not have a re-movable clip). I have been using a redfield widefield 2-7x26x38 (or something like that), and it has stayed on perfectly. I now just bought a Nikon Buckmaster 4-12x50 AO (the new model released in Spring of 2004)that I have yet to put on. I hope this has given everyone enough information. Thanks, and good hunting!!!

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