There's been more ink spilled on the 30-06 than any cartridge I can think of. How could anyone possibly have anything more to say about it? Now the 700 is an American Icon but, the newer one with the factory comp stocks leave something to be desired. I have two ADL,s, one wood and one comp. The wood stock one, 25-06, has always been a good shooter but I rebedded it any way. The comp stock 243 about got thrown in the lake! That thing would not shoot wel at all, not even close. I tried to take it apart to work on the bedding and the thing without any screw's in it would not come apart. Finally I rapped the barrel on the back of the couch and the barrel/acrion came out. The reciever mortice grabbed the reciever tightly, the barrel channel also grabbed the barrel. Then it had that up lift on the front of the barrel channel. After relieving all those things, I put it back together, glass bedded, and checked it out. Wouldn't come apart again! So I figured I must have glued it in. Night in the freezer and then back to the couch where a good rap once again seperated the stock fron the barrle/action. Wasn't glued in! The recoil lug had it caught, way to tight. Dug that out so the thing went in easily, should have caught it the first time! Then taped off both side's, the bottom and the front of the recoild lug and bedded it back into bedding. Shot great after that. Last wekk I felt the need to tinker with it and took some 3/8th inch copper tubing and made myself a couple pillars. Drilled out the stock and glued them in, shoots great. Lot of trouble to go thru for a factory gun of any kind. Oh, When I put in the pillars, I also removed that screw in the front of the trigger guard. Never have liked it there. I glued in the trigger guard and filler the screw hole with the epoxy, same color as the trigger guard and the stock.