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Old 06-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Thinkin' about selling my Rem .223 SPS Varmint

I am doing some thinking about selling my Rem 700 SPS Varmint .223.

My reasoning... I have an AR-15 that does what I need in .223 at the ranges I shoot, so I really don't "need" a .223 bolt gun.

My thoughts... What I don't have is a larger caliber rifle for all around larger game hunting. I am thinking about a good 30-06 bolt gun of some kind. The reason for the 30-06... my brother gave me dies, brass, bullets and primers for 30-06... so with that said, I am all set to reload. I load for .223, 45 ACP, .and 38/.357 already... so I am pretty experienced reloader.

I do have some old military guns and shotguns, but would like something with some decent accuracy to make a good clean kill.

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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I am doing some thinking about selling my Rem 700 SPS Varmint .223.

My reasoning... I have an AR-15 that does what I need in .223 at the ranges I shoot, so I really don't "need" a .223 bolt gun.

My thoughts... What I don't have is a larger caliber rifle for all around larger game hunting. I am thinking about a good 30-06 bolt gun of some kind. The reason for the 30-06... my brother gave me dies, brass, bullets and primers for 30-06... so with that said, I am all set to reload. I load for .223, 45 ACP, .and 38/.357 already... so I am pretty experienced reloader.

I do have some old military guns and shotguns, but would like something with some decent accuracy to make a good clean kill.

Any thoughts?
I'm in a similar situation, I have a Remington 700 SPS tactical 308, but I'm saving up for a Springfield M1A... The M1A will kind of render the 700 useless except for hunting and I'm not about to carry a varmint profile rifle around for deer.

So I'll probably also buy a hunting rifle in 30-06, I have looked at the Marlin XL7s and they are very nice, easy on the wallet too, well comparatively anyway.
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I'm in a similar situation, I have a Remington 700 SPS tactical 308, but I'm saving up for a Springfield M1A... The M1A will kind of render the 700 useless except for hunting and I'm not about to carry a varmint profile rifle around for deer.

So I'll probably also buy a hunting rifle in 30-06, I have looked at the Marlin XL7s and they are very nice, easy on the wallet too, well comparatively anyway.
M1A = 1MOA......SPS TAC = Sub 1MOA....hmmmm...the M1A renders the precision rifle useless...
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I'm in a similar situation, I have a Remington 700 SPS tactical 308, but I'm saving up for a Springfield M1A... The M1A will kind of render the 700 useless except for hunting and I'm not about to carry a varmint profile rifle around for deer.

So I'll probably also buy a hunting rifle in 30-06, I have looked at the Marlin XL7s and they are very nice, easy on the wallet too, well comparatively anyway.
If you really don't want your 700/.308, you can ship it to me and I'll give it a good home on my rack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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M1A = 1MOA......SPS TAC = Sub 1MOA....hmmmm...the M1A renders the precision rifle useless...
For my intended purposes anyway, I bought the 700 as a short to mid range (200-600 yard) rifle.

By the time I'm done with all the upgrades I'm planning on, I'll be above the price of the M1A. I can still see use for the 700, but with my paycheck I'm not sure I can have both and the M1A is more versatile.

I'll keep the 700 if funds permit, "useless" was probably not the best word to use, more like replaced.
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I am doing some thinking about selling my Rem 700 SPS Varmint .223.

My reasoning... I have an AR-15 that does what I need in .223 at the ranges I shoot, so I really don't "need" a .223 bolt gun.

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I wouldn't get rid of my bolt action 223,and I have several AR style weapons in that caliber.None come remotely close to the accuracy of the bolt action gun.

I'd just keep it and save up some spare cash for a larger caliber rifle.
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