I started on this Remington 700 in .300 WSM a year ago, it is my second .300 WSM. It has a 22” factory heavy barrel encased in aluminum and a B&C Tactical OD stock that I have modified the gripping surfaces, oversized bolt handle, 20 moa IOR base, Versa-pod, Burris XTR low rings, Buttler creek flip caps and a SS10X42 scope. I am shooting Berger .175 gr VLDs at 3125 fps. Groups are around ¾” at 100 yds. on good days.
As I was building this rifle I wanted to get it to the point that I could shoot it while I was waiting on other parts and upgrades.
I have 3 SS scopes and I borrowed the SS10X42 off of my .338 RUM so I could do some testing. Originally I had planed on a scope that literally cost 8X as much as the SS10X42 but after I got shooting this rifle/scope combination I not sure I ever want to separate them.
During my 3rd trip to the range with this rifle I was shooting at a 10" gong that is 512 yds. out and doing really well when a jack rabbit ran out from some sage brush and stopped. I moved the SS on to it and shot, dropping it in its tracks. I grabbed the range finder and went out to check it out. When I ranged back to the bench I was at 504 yds.
There is still a lot of work to be done to this rifle but I think I am going to stick with the SS10X42 scope.