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I have 2 choices i narrowed down. Remington 700 sps tactical with nikon or other 4x16x50. Orrr ruger sr556 fluted barrel with nikon 223
 

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I have 2 choices i narrowed down. Remington 700 sps tactical with nikon or other 4x16x50. Orrr ruger sr556 fluted barrel with nikon 223
depends on what caliber the SPS is you have decided on, intended use and purpose, what range you want to shoot at, whether you like bolt actions better than semi auto, or vice versa. two different platforms of rifles and not enough details to make an informed recommendation.
 

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do you already own an AR? if yes go with the remmy.. if not go with the ruger. both should be accurate enough. probly burn more ammo faster with the AR.
 

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The Rem says tactical but is chambered for the 223 not the 5.56x45. To me, tactical means it will handle military ammo. I would have to reject the Rem or pay to get it re chambered. I would look at the Mossberg MVP which is chambered for the 5.56x45 and uses AR mags. Both use the 1:9 twist.
Now if you are looking at 308 the Rem is using a 1:12 twist where a 1:10 twist is being used in most tactical 308 rifles. Just because it says tactical does not mean it is. Again a reject for me but you are the one with the money and you can get whatever you like.
 

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Remington is not known for sturmgewehr. Of these 2 choices, definitely the ruger not the remington.

Remington is famous as the favored opponent of Winchester in the scoped sniper rifle contest. And those are .308s, although the performance by the .300s is vastly superior to the 308s at distances beyond 500 yds.
 

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If you do decide on an Ar-15, you can get a lot better quality for the money than a Ruger.
 

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I agree. There are better options for the money.

For an all around fun firearm the AR wins my vote. It is also more versatile.
 

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The Rem says tactical but is chambered for the 223 not the 5.56x45. To me, tactical means it will handle military ammo. I would have to reject the Rem or pay to get it re chambered. I would look at the Mossberg MVP which is chambered for the 5.56x45 and uses AR mags. Both use the 1:9 twist.
Now if you are looking at 308 the Rem is using a 1:12 twist where a 1:10 twist is being used in most tactical 308 rifles. Just because it says tactical does not mean it is. Again a reject for me but you are the one with the money and you can get whatever you like.
Does it really matter in a bolt gun? I was under the impression that a bolt action was stronger than a semi?

Also, I love Ruger, but there is no way that is get an SR556, Waaay overpriced for what you get in my opinion.
 

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Does it really matter in a bolt gun? I was under the impression that a bolt action was stronger than a semi?

Also, I love Ruger, but there is no way that is get an SR556, Waaay overpriced for what you get in my opinion.
Yes it does matter. The 223 does not have enough leade, free bore or whatever you want to call it. The pressure difference is only 10% but the short leade of the 223 chamber can jump that up to over 30% under the wrong conditions. It might hold but it is definitely not good. Then again it might not hold after you do it too many times.:eek: Not all bolt actions are that strong.
 

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Im worki.g 7 x 12 shifts and can finally afford a big boy rifle for the competative matches. I was also looking at a cz usa counter sniper.308 or a daniel defense ar
 

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tacticalfun said:
Im worki.g 7 x 12 shifts and can finally afford a big boy rifle for the competative matches. I was also looking at a cz usa counter sniper.308 or a daniel defense ar
Daniel Defense is a win no matter how you slice it. They make a .300 BLK (.308 projectile 5.56 case) and a 6.8 under the name Ambush.
 

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I chose... Howa m1500 with 20 inch bull barrel came with an amazing scope plus i purchased harris 6-9 bi pod and tacops cheek rest
 

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HAHAHA! Yes you are a genius! I'm so proud of you! you bought a howa! Howas are awesome is it the axiom, ranch land? What?
 

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You can get the axiom stock and it's like the same thing. $150 more and you have yourself a axiom. Frickin sweet gun man, good job!!!
 

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The Rem says tactical but is chambered for the 223 not the 5.56x45. To me, tactical means it will handle military ammo. I would have to reject the Rem or pay to get it re chambered. I would look at the Mossberg MVP which is chambered for the 5.56x45 and uses AR mags. Both use the 1:9 twist.
Now if you are looking at 308 the Rem is using a 1:12 twist where a 1:10 twist is being used in most tactical 308 rifles. Just because it says tactical does not mean it is. Again a reject for me but you are the one with the money and you can get whatever you like.
Can't say which gun, and tactical can be lots of calibers. I do agree that I would never get one chambered and designed for 223. Always go for one chambered for 5.56 then you can shoot both. Can't understand really why anyone would limit theirselves to the 223 only
 
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