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Old 05-31-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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I'm looking for an affordable remington 700 option to fill the roll that your typical battle rifle can't, while also doubling as a deer hunting rifle, I've been leaning towards the remington 700 sps In 308 but I'm clueless as to what mounts rings scopes and bipods are out there
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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The 700 SPS is a good choice. More accurate out of the box than most shooters. Mine started out as a heavy barrel SPS (Varmint) .308. I put a H-S Precision stock on it and upgraded the trigger to a Timney.
The Nikon M308 4-16x scope cost nearly as much as the rifle. The elevation turret is calibrated to a 168 grain Match bullet at 2600 fps. I use the BDC circles for closer under 400 yard shooting, and click the turret up for longer ranges. Comes with a killflash filter.
You will also do well with a Vortex or Leupold. You can get a good scope for $400 to $600. I personally don't want to spend $2000 for a Nightforce.
I had never used DNZ (DeadNuts) mounts, but a friend suggested them. I like it, very strong but not massive and heavy like a lot of "Tactical" mounts. Bottom of the rings are one piece with the base, so one less thing to loosen. The bottom and top of the rings connect with very long screws, much longer than normal so more bearing surface in the threads. They also make a "Tactical" mount if you want something more massive and heavier, but my scope is never going to move with their regular Game Reaper mount. I shot this 400 yard 10 shot group right after getting the SPS, on a cold and very windy March North Dakota day:
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The SPS Varmint came with a 26 inch barrel:
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A couple months ago I cut 5 inches off the barrel, as the 26" was a bit much, so now it looks like this:
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Group shot last week with Sierra 168 Matchking handload at 100 yards. Wish I'd have remembered to fire a fouling shot first, it still turned out to be a 1/2" group:
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If used for hunting as well, I would get a regular ( skinny weight barrel) over the bull barrel. It would be just as accurate for the first few shots, and be a lot easier to pack around.
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That's an impressive group there! Ive been looking at a vortex diamondback 4 - 12x40 scope, how much did the mount that you're running cost you
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ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1433103832.316581.jpg would this work?
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I think the mount ran around $70. A local store had all kinds of DNZ mounts, but none in left hand, so I ordered one direct from DNZ. I have a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x AO on my CZ.22 lr. Great scope, bright and clear, but not a ton of eye relief. I used it briefly on my M700 .308, but eye relief was minimal. The Nikon has better eye relief for something that recoils.
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That's a great price on the Game Reaper!
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I'm on a budget and I'd like to keep the scope around $350 or lower, I won't be shooting at crazy distances
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10-4. The Nikon M308 can be had some places for $440. I've seen the Nikon Prostaff 4-16x BDC for $180.
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Do you think the prostaff would be reliable enough for hunting once or twice a year and a possible shtf situation?
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Certainly. Nikon's are well made. I've never heard of anyone having problems with them, even their less expensive ones. They also have a good warranty and Customer Service if you would ever need it.
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