Our gallery has been updated to include Jimmy’s Remington 700 SPS Tactical. Click on the photo for more picts and specs.
Our gallery has been updated to include Ricks Remington 700 SPS Tactical. Click on the photo for more info.
Team Tactical Works,
I received my items on time and got right to work. I blueprinted the action, polished the bolt and rails and bedded the action in the new stock. It was a very long night;) If all goes well, I’ll be developing loads tomorrow morning and verifying my comeups. I leave at 7am Saturday for my comp in CO.
The sticker on the stock will stay on for the comp. I’ll tell all the contestants how great it was doing business with you guys.
- Remington 700
- Bell and Carlson fully adjustable OD green with black spider web stock
- Badger Ordnance Bolt Knob
- EGW Tactical Scope Rail 20 M.O. A
- Burris Extreme Tactical Rings 30mm Low
- Storm Tactical Data Book
- HS Precision Stock Bedded
- HS Precision Detachable Magazine Kit
- 5R Stainless Steel Barrel (used on M24)
- Action is Trued with Full Turn Down .001″
- Heat Treated Barrel
- Harris Swivel Bipod 6″-9″ w/ T-nut
- TacOps Multi-Cam Stock Pack
- Sirefire Muzzle Brake
- Sirefore Bolt Knob
- Leupold Mark IV 6.5x20x50
- Leupold Low Rise 30mm Rings
- Badger Rail
- Harris Swivel Bipod 6″-9″ w/T-nut
- TacOps Multi-Cam Stock Pack
Machining done by Victor of www.wolfesweapons.com
Before starting work on any firearm be sure that the firearm is clear. Do not touch the trigger until the firearm has been cleared. Inspect the chamber to ensure that it is clear of ammunition and that there is no ammunition positioned to be chambered. Do not keep live ammunition near your workspace. Once you have checked the firearm, check it again!
Tactical Works, Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy and/or safety of this “how to”. This post is simply for your reading enjoyment. Before shooting any firearm have it inspected by a qualified gun smith.
Installing the Badger Ordnance M5 Trigger Guard with the Choate Tactical Stock
Until now installing a dropbox magazine on your Remington 700 ADL or BDL required sourcing all of the parts and then sending your stock off to a gunsmith to be inletted. This required paying to ship your stock, waiting, and then paying to have the stock sent back. Now you can order a complete solution that is bolt-on, out-of-the-box, and can be assembled in less than an hour without special tools.
- Choate Tactical Stock Inletted for the Badger Ordnance M5 Trigger Guard.
- Badger Ordnance M5 Trigger Guard Kit. (kit includes trigger guard, 5-shot magazine, 2 #3o Torx screws, 2 aluminum pillars)
- 5/32 Hex/Allan Key
- #30-Torx Driver and/or Socket
- Calibrated Torque Wrench
Less than one-hour.
Remove all optics and accessories that might get in the way or be damaged during installation. Our subject rifle is a Remington 700 PSS. The original floor plate has been replaced with a MagXtender however, installation is the same for rifles that have the OEM floor plate.
Remove the Bolt from the rifle. Press the Bolt Release button which is located in the top of the trigger guard in front of the trigger.
While the Bolt Release button is depressed, slide the bolt all the way back until the bolt is free of the action. Set the bolt aside until ready to reassemble.
Once both action screws are removed, the trigger guard will be free from the original stock and barreled action. Gently pull the trigger guard from the stock while supporting the barreled action. Make sure the barreled action is supported or it will drop free from the stock and can be damaged.
Remove the trigger guard and the internal magazine box from the stock. The entire trigger guard and internal magazine will not be reused. Remove parts from the workspace for the remainder of the installation. Remove the barreled action from the stock and place it out of the way as well. The stock will not be used again for this project.
Gather the new Choate Tactical Stock, the Badger M5 Trigger Guard, and both of the supplied T-30 Action Screws and place them on your workspace. The supplied Badger Ordinance Pillars are not used for this application. This is due to the full length aluminum bedding block used in the Choate Tactical Stock.
Place the barreled action into the Choate Tactical Stock. Supporting the barreled action, turn the rifle over and insert the Badger Ordnance M5 Trigger Guard into the inlet stock. Insert the longer of the two #30-Torx action screws into the rear of the trigger guard. The shorter of the two #30-Torx action screws installs in the front of the trigger guard.
To get the action screws started, thread them by hand to avoid damaging the threads on the action screws and more importantly the action. Once the action screws are started, slowly and carefully tighten them equally taking time to make sure neither of the action screws are too long. If one or both of the action screws are too long you will need to either trim the supplied action screws or purchase new shorter screws. The action screws are a 7/28 thread that can be found at most chain hardware stores.
When both action screws are snug and are the proper length to clear the bolt use a #30-Torx driver to torque them to 65 in-lbs. Caution! Failure to torque the action bolts with a calibrated Torx Driver may result in damage to the rifle! Per Badger, LocTite not needed.
After installing the trigger guard double-check that the action screws will clear the bolt and install the bolt. Next insert the supplied Accuracy International 5-shot magazine into the Badger Trigger Guard. With the rifle unloaded cycle the bolt to make sure that the bolt cycles freely and does not hang up on the magazine.
This is a great demonstration by Holland Shooting Schools that helps the shooter understand how to properly cycle the bolt while keeping the target in your field of view.
Depending on your specific use, an oversized/tactical bolt knob/handle may help you increase your purchase and leverage on the bolt helping to cycle the bolt quicker. In high stress situations the ability to quickly “feel” and cycle the bolt again aids in workflow and keeps the target in constant view. If you use your rifle in extreme weather conditions consider a knurled knob for better grip.
Many competitive shooters who run rapid fire drills use extended oversized bolt knobs to reduce the time needed to reload so that they can have more time on target acquisition and workflow adjustment prior to the next shot.
The Gallery was updated to include two more pictures. First is Ace’s three custom rifles. He is gearing up for a shoot this weekend (May 7th & 8th) in Tennessee and we wish him the best of luck. Ace runs TN Predators Forum which is a good resource for information on hunting and calling.
The second update to the Gallery is three “shop” rifles that we have been working on.
First is a Remington 700 .308 PSS wearing a Choate Tactical Stock, Harris Bipod, EGW Heavy Duty Rail, Burris XTR rings, CDI Bottom Metal Conversion, and a Falcon Menance.
Second is a Savage 10 .308 with a Choate Tactical Stock, EGW rail, Competition Trigger, Harris Bipod, BT bolt handle, CDI Bottom Metal Conversion, and a Super Sniper 10X.
Last but not least is a Savage 110 30.06 with a Choate Tactical Stock, Choate Adjustable Butt Place, ER Shaw Barrel, Heavy Recoil Lug, Competition Trigger, EGW Heavy Duty Rail, EGW ”Practical” rings, and a Bushnell Elite 3200 10X.
Sunday we decided to stray from the “TW Proving Grounds” in an effort to do some longer range shooting and test out the first of our Remington 700 CDI Precision rifle builds. It was suggested that we check out the Pikes Peak Gun Club just outside of Colorado Springs, CO.
It was one of the many beautiful sunny winter days that bless Coloradans so we jumped at the opportunity and headed out.
Upon arrival we had to fight the crowd of 100+ skeet shooters who had just finished a shoot. Lots of folks, lots of trucks. Once inside we got the lay of the land and headed out to shoot.
Pikes Peak Gun Club looks to cater to trap and skeet shooters however their pistol and rifle ranges are organized and nice. The rifle range is 200 yards max but worked well for testing purposes.
If I remember correctly there are 16 rifle lanes, 8 left and 8 right. The left lanes have wood benches and are covered. The right lanes have concrete benches and there is ample room to shoot prone from a concrete pad.
After setting up a target at 50 yards and another at 100 yards the range went “Hot” and it was time to shoot.
As we were setting up we were approached by a recently retired Aurora Police officer questioning what we were shooting. As I started to explain our arsenal he stopped me and said “No, what is that?” pointing at our Remington 700 PSS dawning a Choate Tactical Stock, Falcon Menace 8X18, Burris XTR Rings, EGW Steel Tactical Base, finished nicely with CDI Precison’s 10 round AICS drop box mag.
He quickly pushed aside the four AR15s we brought, as he mumbled “I’ve seen plenty of those” to get to the Remy. After fondling the rifle for a few minutes he backed away and simply said “Now that’s gorgeous”.
With all of the gear and 10 rounds in the mag. the Remy still feels light weight and maneuverable.
We put 3 rounds in the 10 round AICS mag and cycled them at a normal rate. No malfunctions. We loaded 5 rounds and cycled at a normal rate, no issues. On to 10 rounds. Again, 10 rounds no issues.
Next test rapid fire, 10 rounds down the tube, fast! One after another the rounds chambered and ejected with a nice “spring in their step”. The empty casings ended up in a nice little pile about 10″ from the weapon.
The rest of the day on the CDI Remy was like clock work. As the day went on a few other shooters stopped by to chat about the Remy and ask how accurate it was. Unfortunately, this was the first outing for this rifle and we weren’t delivering very tight groups so we looked a lot better than we preformed.
We didn’t get the chance to run any real-time mock situations at the club however we plan on heading back to the TW Proving Grounds to run it through some real world exercises when time permits.
All in all the rifle preformed as designed and the CDI Bottom Metal looked and felt like factory.
As we drove away from the club and into the sun dropping behind Pikes Peak we had to agree. Great product, great place, great day!