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Old 11-14-2013, 11:50 AM   #11
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Hey, i got a SPS as my first big game rifle many moons ago.. well about 6 yr ago..
Its a .270 win, i got it back out today an am instantly in love with the Rem700 again!

Man it almost a tack driver too!


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Thats with a Leupold VX2 & Win super X factorys!

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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Find an older used one, the new ones have bad QC issues. Or just get a Savage 110 action they are every bit as good as the 700 action and just as much aftermarket.
sorry chum, but the Savage 110 is NOT every bit as good as a Rem 700. Not even close! Nor is the action.

It might be a straight out of the box shooter, as basically all modern rifles are, but in terms of durability over the years, no way. I like the barrel nut design etc, it is a lighter gun, easier to head space. But there is a reason the Rem 700 action continues be the choice of the US Military. It simply is a better built rifle, will last longer and shoot straighter longer, than your Savages. It can take a beating, too - I know, because I have subjected my 30-06 R700 to every weather condition imaginable sans hurricane.

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Only bad thing about a Remmy is that they usually have a pretty big pricetag. If your open to other ideas a Marlin X7 is a great gun. I have 2 of them, and I love them. They retail for about $400. The guy at my local gun shop got them me for $350.
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i got rid of my 700 i reallllly dont like remington's internal box design i find it really hard to load under stress i would often get the rounds stuck under the reciever rail then had to take time to pry them out.

my pref is for the winchester 70 control feed systems ala mauser design and internal mags dont jam up when loaded in a hurry. the cz550 also uses a mauser type action. while it doesnt have QUITE the speed of a 700 in lock time its offset when it comes to loading and reloading the magazine.

another sticking point is the safety on the 700 i found carrying in the brush in south texas it would often get swiped off by an errent mesquite branch. dont have that issue with a mauser type safety.

my main gripes arent accuracy, the 700 is stupid accurate just in ergonomics. the other thing is the 700 only goes up to 375hh caliber.
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I want to buy a remington 700. I want to start hunting and use it for sport. I seen them for all different prices. my question is what gun should I buy and what is the right price for one? Thanks ahead of time for the help.
If you are considering a model 700 Remington, I would encourage you to go for it. I own 4 that I have purchased over the last 3 years. You can find new ones at Walmart for about $400 and a combo for about $450. These are the ADL models (no floor plate) but the rest of the rifle is no different than a BDL ($800), SPS ($600) or CDL ($900+) -- kind of like a entry level plain Jane car VS one with all the extras. Two of my 700 are ADLs and two are SPS units but all shoot great. My $.02 worth.
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If you are considering a model 700 Remington, I would encourage you to go for it. I own 4 that I have purchased over the last 3 years. You can find new ones at Walmart for about $400 and a combo for about $450. These are the ADL models (no floor plate) but the rest of the rifle is no different than a BDL ($800), SPS ($600) or CDL ($900+) -- kind of like a entry level plain Jane car VS one with all the extras. Two of my 700 are ADLs and two are SPS units but all shoot great. My $.02 worth.
Personally, I see NO advantage to the floor plate. I prefer my 700 without one.
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I recently went to a gun show and purchased a Remington 700 ADL with a decent scope for $475.00 in 243 Winchester Cal. So you should be looking around $ 475 - $575 for a good used package. You can usually tell how much it has been shot by looking at the face of the bolt. If it has little if any wear it meets the standard that most of them are hardly shot much. Guy buys it on a whim and then it becomes a safe dweller.

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If you are considering a model 700 Remington, I would encourage you to go for it. I own 4 that I have purchased over the last 3 years. You can find new ones at Walmart for about $400 and a combo for about $450. These are the ADL models (no floor plate) but the rest of the rifle is no different than a BDL ($800), SPS ($600) or CDL ($900+) -- kind of like a entry level plain Jane car VS one with all the extras. Two of my 700 are ADLs and two are SPS units but all shoot great. My $.02 worth.
the SPS took the place of the ADL when they discontinued them. there is no huge difference in them, other than a different name. i remember when an ADL was still wood stocked, not synthetic! they replaced the wood stocked ADL with a cheaper synthetic stock and then later on dropped the ADL and started calling them SPS.
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the SPS took the place of the ADL when they discontinued them. there is no huge difference in them, other than a different name. i remember when an ADL was still wood stocked, not synthetic! they replaced the wood stocked ADL with a cheaper synthetic stock and then later on dropped the ADL and started calling them SPS.
Those wood stock stock ADL's were really good rifles. They were no frills and plain Jane but they were also rock solid rifles. For the price they were one of the best hunting rifles ever produced.
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Those wood stock stock ADL's were really good rifles. They were no frills and plain Jane but they were also rock solid rifles. For the price they were one of the best hunting rifles ever produced.
i have two ADL's from the late 60's that are great rifles and both are very accurate. the ADL was the economy version of the M700. these are old enough that they had the blued finish, vs. the matte finish they are using no on the SPS and the late ADL's with the synthetic stocks.
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