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Old 02-15-2012, 05:56 AM   #21
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Also, what's the opinion on the bull barreled version? Is it worth the extra cost? Are there any drawbacks?
If it's a 5R, the bull barrel they offer it's the way to go. What the bull barrel does for you is to help keep the barrel from "wowing" a few thousnanths of and inch some odd direction when it gets hot. Acts as a heat sink also. Helps keep your point of impact more constintantly close as you shoot and the barrel goes from cold to hot. Mostly a target shooting thing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #22
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Although your already pretty much set on the R700, I thought I'd throw out another option. The Tikka rifles have a 1 MOA guarantee by the factory, free floated barrels, good trigger and a very smooth bolt. Tactical models also have a 0 MOA picatinny rail, adjustable cheek piece and threaded barrel for supressors and brakes. McMillan makes those A-5s for Tikkas also and there are more and more aftermarket parts available from Roedale Precision and others. Roedale makes bottom metal kits that accept AI mags, bolt handles, muzzle brakes etc.

Here's my Tikka T3 Super Varmint...


...and what it will do @ 100yds, no modifications.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #23
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Remington spa tactical 308 say no more

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I don't know what your budget is but I got a Savage 10FP in .308 for a little less than $500 that was a tack driver right out of the box. I have two loads I use with it that produce dime-size groups at 100 yards every time.

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On the range and with the right handloads barrel and twist the .223 is the dominating round at 500 yards between those 223 and the 308. You will give some accuracy up with factory barrels And cost is lower to shoot the .223 no matter the ammo used, factory or handload.

Buy your 700 short action of choice and a few years down the road, saveing money you will be able to upgrade to a better barrel . Buy cheap optics now or go all out and buy a scope for use at 600 yards . Don't loss money on a midquality or midpower scope that will not serve you well later. One of the best out there in production rifles for 500 to 600 yards might be a savage model 12 f/tr. but it will cost you up front.

A few years back there was a articale on this rifle in shooting times that a guy used one out of the box that shoot a 3 shot group 500 yard group of 0.875 or something with in a few thousanths. Thats a pretty solid product rifle.

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From personal experience, I own a r700 sps tactical in .308, it shoots half moa out of the box at 100 yards with the proper ammo. With the 1:12 twist 168 grain Sierra match king is the best factory ammo for it, unless your reloading.
It is my first precision target rifle and I couldn't be happier. Was out last weekend stomping threw the woods with it and with the 20 inch barrel it really wasn't to bad to carry around.
Threw a vortex crossfire 3.5-10x50 on it until I can save up some money for a better optic.

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From personal experience, I own a r700 sps tactical in .308, it shoots half moa out of the box at 100 yards with the proper ammo. With the 1:12 twist 168 grain Sierra match king is the best factory ammo for it, unless your reloading.
It is my first precision target rifle and I couldn't be happier. Was out last weekend stomping threw the woods with it and with the 20 inch barrel it really wasn't to bad to carry around.
Threw a vortex crossfire 3.5-10x50 on it until I can save up some money for a better optic.
WTF does this really mean? It has to be the most over rated term used. BS to me. Sorry smooch308, Tactical???
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I really like my Remington 700 .308. Furthest i've shot so far is 100 yards, but I should have 400 yards available shortly



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I don't know what your budget is but I got a Savage 10FP in .308 for a little less than $500 that was a tack driver right out of the box. I have two loads I use with it that produce dime-size groups at 100 yards every time.
The Savage is hard to beat I've had mine for years bought it with a Micmillan stock.
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I meant rem 700 sps tactical I have one and love it. Choate sniper stock 20" bull barrel taken it out to 1000 no problem, in .308

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