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Boyds Heritage Rifle Stock Install – Remington 770 in 300 Win Mag

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regressive Kyle Broderick and we are here to swap a stock this belongs to
Billy here this is a Remington 770 in 300 Win Mag so it’s long action and we
are going to be swapping this over to the Boyd’s heritage right here and just
just take a look at it guys this thing is beautiful I mean what do you think of
it so far it’s extremely comfortable and absolutely beautiful yeah
although the way it came out this is all just straight from the Boyd’s Factory
they will do all this including the checkering the little fleur-de-lis right
through here up into the grip and into the forearm this walnut tip and vuln
that grip cap again that’s all from the factory limb saver butt pad and yeah
we’re since he’s gonna be firing a lightweight gun 300 Win Mag I think
you’re gonna love that but bad hope so yeah
so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna swap it in and this one isn’t completely
straightforward this isn’t just the usual swap two bolts and pop it in this
does have a magazine system and since there are some variances in length I
think between some of the magazines you can get there are some extra little
parts we’ll need to swap out there is a special trigger guard so we’re gonna get
in here and drop the action in and hopefully it’s a pretty quick changeover
we haven’t done this one before we’ll see how it goes all right we have the action dropped
free from the stock watch that piece that falls out was that the recoil ugh yes there’s the the mobile for a recoil
load right there this piece we don’t actually need from
this current plastic stock there’s a new one that’s built into the Heritage and
let me show you that okay so this comes with a nice stainless one right here
yeah that’s gonna be really nice for weather proofing and it maybe not maybe
this one won’t fall out like the other I need take the action out since this is a
little bit of a different firearm it comes with special instructions just for
the 770 I don’t recall anything like this coming for the axis or anything
like that and it also comes with some specialty parts the trigger guard is
actually part of the original 770 plastic stock and it can’t come along
with it so they did include this one this is plastic as well you might see if
somebody has a metal upgrade for this I did not see one out on Boyd’s website
but somebody else might make one of these so check her to check around see
if we can find one we need to remove the mag catch from the original stock we’re
gonna find out how that works right here it’s probably just a matter of prying
it’s the spring the end of it is digging down into the plastic so Billy is prying
it up with a screwdriver things going to fly straight across the garage and there you have it the mag catch goes
in next and then once it’s in place we have a special little clip that we need
to push in from the top like a glove that was easy
very easy locks right in Rob’s right out well it’s gonna be solid no no rattling
around that’s tight light sanding may be required when you put the action in make sure
that that lug the recoil lug is seated properly you should be able to feel it done Smith’s tool but there’s a little
bit of extra wood right behind that recoil lug and it’s keeping everything
from mating up nicely so we have to trim some of that away so I’m cranking the
torque wrench up to 35 inch pounds due to the specs saying to put the tech down
screws to 30 to 35 okay and the wrench that we’re using is the
Weaver torque wrench there you go and this gets up to I think 80 inch pounds
yeah excuse me pound inches the Dremel worked fix the problem we
have the screws torqued down properly we had another little issue with a kind
of an anchor at the back of the action that kind of hold free so we had to
epoxy that this one’s in kind of loose for now once it actually dries we’ll be
able to Snug it down and next we’re going to work on the trigger guard right
here which should be easy enough just a couple wood screws don’t over tighten it
doesn’t have the plastic yeah that’s a mine did I was gonna do this
trigger oh my gosh oh yeah it feels good
it’s got good balance it’s not your friend heavy oh yeah that’s awesome
yeah that’s poison balance point now when I see right about where that that dot is okay
so that dot is the balance point guys that’s pretty much exactly right at the
front of the action that’s perfect and okay the cheek piece that you see there
that’s the if you if you see a stock that’s labeled Monte Carlo that’s what
they’re talking about this little guy right here is gonna be great for your
magnums because the way that this is designed if it’s properly done it’s
gonna get you a little bit of extra comb height and it’s gonna cradle your whole
side of your face rather than just one specific point and then this is built to
be extra wide back here and a little narrower at the front so that when it
recoils and your face comes forward you’re not smacked by anything the rifle
basically clears itself away from your face so tell me how that feels
on the cheek it is perfect yeah how much how much of your cheek do you think is
touching right now most of it almost the whole the whole side of the face right
here is snug against it it’s perfect oh yeah she’s a she’s an ear little rifle
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23 thoughts on “Boyds Heritage Rifle Stock Install – Remington 770 in 300 Win Mag

  1. Is it not possible to have the recoil lug attached to the barrel/action like with the Remington 700? Do the mrad egg challenge with this rifle and more plz

  2. I photo of my Rem 597 with a Boyds Pro Varmint.

  3. These Boyd's stocks are some good stuff for budget rifles… I wish I could find the differences between some of these Boyd's, like the difference between the heritage and Prairie hunter or platinum or classic lol

  4. Never ever buy Boyce Stocks. Terrible customer service! They pulled a bait and switch with guestbook bought from them and then refused the return. They are a very unethical company.

  5. The big question should be how it shot before and after. Yes its a beautiful stock and upgrade, but we should see some  type of accuracy increase .

  6. I’m making my Remington 783 a project gun I’m getting it blues then a Boyd’s stock and a Nikon monarch 3 scope and some nice rings

  7. I ordered the thumbhole and just went through this whole ordeal…this video is the only one I've seen for the 770 and it was helpful more so for morale I guess…my biggest prob was the magazine area…I took alot of material off and it is currently still really tight but it does go in…then I had the prob ya'll had seating the action…then they left 1 screw out that mounts the trigger guard…I did alot of "light sanding" to say the least but it does look good on the gun…

  8. You wouldn’t happen to have the original stock still would you? I’d buy the black plastic stock off you if you still have it by chance

  9. I made a huge mistake buying the 770 Remington for my son. this is a piece of shit weapon. What a shame of the nice stock going onto that crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Nice stock i saw one like this on a ruger american it completely changed the looks of it for the better much,much better,i love laminated stocks ,much better than any synthetic for looks and balance!i did see and use my buddies weatherby mark v with the old spiderweb stock i did really like it i think he said mcmillan made them for weatherby ,laid up fiberglass laminate not cheap injection molded screwdriver handles!as i said cant beat laminate for strenth balance,and feel ect,ect !

  11. The two main weaknesses of the 710/770 are the bolt riding in a plastic sleeve in the action and the bolt stop wearing out. The bolt stop issue can be remedied by buying more bolt stops and keeping them on hand. Say 5 or so. The plastic sleeved receiver can be upgraded with an aluminum sleeve custom machined or left as is. The real problem is the bolt lacks enough support in the receiver raceway which causes it to bind. A custom bolt body of larger diameter ala the Ruger American would fix that. Then the barrels are pressed into the receiver so removing and replacing them would require relief cutting, tapping and drilling barrel stub and skill with a hydraulic press to properly set in a new barrel. The trigger is in a word marginal to unacceptable. The magazines are not very well made, but machining the top of the receiver to allow top feeding could remedy that with a blind box set up. In other words, I just rebuilt the 710/770 to make it something which can passably be considered "heirloom quality". For the money, I could have built a custom 700 on a Deviant action, stocked it in a high grade stock, bedded it, installed a Midas trigger, had a Shilen barrel installed, and put a high end Leupold on it.

    The Remington 770/710 is a truck rifle which takes practice to overcome its shortcomings. It is a loaner rifle for new hunters and/or unexpected (unwanted) guests at hunting camp. I would not pay more than $175 for a 710/770, no more than $200 for the stainless version. I would not put high end optics on it. I would at best free float the factory stocks and spray can duracoat the barreled receiver to prevent rust. These rifles were poorly designed by Remington, poorly executed during a transition period, ended up being a mistake. The Marlin X7, Remington 783, Winchester post-64 70, Mossberg ATR/Patriot, etc. are better rifles, but the extractors are inferior and poorly designed. Heat treating on the Marlin X7/Remington 783 bolt heads leaves much to be desired and in the end could justify an aftermarket replacement.

    Bottom line: A Remington 700 ADL/BDL or especially Howa 1500/Weatherby Vanguard are vastly superior options to Remington's (Savage's, Ruger's, etc.) low end guns and what can truly be built into "heirloom quality" rifles. For far less money. The Remington low end rifles tempt the penny wise and dollar foolish.

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