Competitive 504 Remington

More than ever before, today’s gunsmith is faced with both the need and ability to improve and to demonstrate the accuracy potential of the guns being worked on. Here’s how I set up a Remington Model 504 .22 LR to compete with the best.

by Norman E. Johnson

As a staff writer for iiPrecision Shooting Magazine, I had authored an article on the Model 504 Remington .22 caliber target rifle in their September 2006 issue where I concentrated on the merits of precision bedding this rifle. Following in December 2006 I wrote an article for iiAmerican Gunsmith on rebarreling the 504. The outcome of these works generated a good deal of response. A devoted rimfire shooter in California urged me to build a Model 504 rifle for his special needs with expectation that I could replicate the fine performance I had demonstrated in my previous editorial coverage. Based on the inherent qualities of the Model 504 this was accomplished, resulting in two very pleased individuals.

Remington Model 504 Synopsis

Remington produced the Model 504 rimfire in three models: …

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