Opinions about Rem. 700 SPS?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Curt33, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Curt33

    Curt33 New Member

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    Anyone on here have any experience or opinions on Remington's 700 SPS?
    How accurate? Worth the money? I know some of the weaknesses of the 700's, but overall, is it worth having? Why or why not?

    Thanks, guys. I do not have any experience with tacticle rifles, and I value the opinions of you guys that do.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yeah, I have some pretty strong opinions against the Remington 700 as a tactical choice.

    But a lot of the guys here like them.

    It's a personal thing.....

    Here's a link to some side by side comparisons.... Link.

    JD

    *paging cpttango*
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Winchester Model 70 controlled feed.
     
  4. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Pre 64. But for the rest of us, SPS is a good platform. There are better, but there is plenty of room and availability for upgrades. Me...I really enjoy shooting mine. It shoots a heck of a lot better than I can. Ypu thinking of getting one?
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    The new 'Classic' or controlled feed models are almost as good as the pre-'64s, but at less cost.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    the SPS is a sad example of a Remington 700. The finish is poor the stocks are injection molded PLASTIC made the same way as TOYS. The look good to a point but they are hollow. When you pull the trigger you hear the reverb through the stock. The fit and finish of the overall rifle is worse than a chineese made airsoft gun. Go with a Savage rifle and you will be much happier. I personaly don't care abotu push feed or controled feed. Neither has ever given me a problem. Some claim the extractor breaks on the 700 but I hunt with a bunch of guys that all use 700 not a single one has ever broken. One guy even has a custom rifle in 338 edge (300rum necked up to 338) this round almost duplicates 338 Lapua balistics. Still not a problem with the extrctor or ejector. Plus most people couldn't tell you the differance between controlled feed or pushfeed.

    If you are set on a Remington get one of the higher end models like the VSSF, VLS ect....
     
  7. Curt33

    Curt33 New Member

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    Thank you men for your opinions. I see the shortcomings you guys have pointed out, and will take a good hard look when I get see one in the flesh(haven't made it to the dealer yet to even put my hands on one.) Do any of you folks know how well it shoots? Is it fairly accurate? Kinda hate to hear that about the crappy stock. At least I will be informed before I put any money on the table.
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That depends - What are you looking for in "accuracy" ?

    MOA - Minute of Angle? This gun will probably shoot it, in the right hands.

    Minute of Bad Guy? This gun will shoot it all day long, assuming Center Mass is your definition of Minute of Bad Guy.

    SUB MOA? This gun will probably NOT shoot it unless you plan on doing a lot of work to it and using custom hand loads, or you are ONE HELL of a marksman.

    Is it capable of shooting SUB MOA? Sure, but you are going to end up scrapping half the initial components and replacing them with aftermarket parts.

    The question then becomes, how much do YOU want to spend for the level of accuracy YOU are looking to obtain???

    JD
     
  9. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    PS - If all plays out well this next week, I will be posting a picture and write up of the new Remington MPD Sniper Submission that was debuted at SHOT 2009. :D

    This is a Remington Rifle that EVERYONE is going to want....

    JD
     
  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Honestly...

    Never mind, it'll have to wait until after SHOT '09.
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    What?

    Either you don't believe me. Or you think you WON'T be impressed with the new platform. :D

    Trust me - This new platform is a complete departure from everything that is out there right now on the civilian, or Military, market.

    Or, I could be completely wrong and this platform will be another in a long line of Remington "Could of's".

    JD
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm so incredibly excited to see what they've done. I really hope they haven't pissed off the military community so much that they can't save their name.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  13. truevil1313

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    In my opinion the Remington 700 SPS is a good buy for the money, if you plan on hunting with it. Let me say this, if I had to shoot a bad guy from distance, in order to save a hostage, I would pull my Savage mod 10 LE from the safe, but if I am going out for an all day hunt for dear or pigs I would take the Remington. I guess it all boils down to what you are going to do with it.
    The Savage I have is a Law Enforcement mod 10. It is chambered in .308, and has either a McMillian or a H-S Precision stock(I dont remember which one it is). It also has a big heavy barrel and truly looks, feels, and shoots like a sniper rifle. I have seen it shoot a 5 shot group at 100yrds. that all five holes could be covered by a nickle. Very good shooting gun, i love the Accu-trigger. The bigest draw back for the Savage is that it is so heavy, I meen it is very heavy. I would not want to carry this thing around much.
    The Remington 700 sps is chambered in 7mm rem mag. I have been so happy with this rifle. It took a while to find out which factory ammo it liked, but one I found out, I can shoot 1 inch groups at 200 yrds all day long. I have had the Remington for about 2 years now and have never had a problem. It has dropped every pig I have shot at in their tracks. It weighs considerably less than the Savage. The Remington cost a little less than the Savage, and I find myself shooting it more than the Savage. I have also become a big fan of the 7mm rem mag, over just a .308.
    These are just my opinions and what I have experienced with the firearms I have, but if you are asking about a good hunting gun, then buy the Remington and you will be happy, but if you are looking to shoot wings off of flys, then go buy a Savage.
     
  14. Curt33

    Curt33 New Member

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    I went to my dealer today, when I walked in I overheard one of the salesmen on the phone explaining to a guy that they sold every SPS that came through the door as quick as they put it on the rack, and he didn't know when he would get anymore. I didn't even get to ask for it.....
    Guess I'll wait and see on that one.

    Thanks, Truevil for the input. You hit the nail right on the head for me. I intend to use this gun for hunting and some somewhat distant plinking, and it sounds like it will fit the bill. I'm not getting a Rem 700 Mil Spec R5 that I had put money on because I know at this point I cannot meet the capabilities of the gun. Will spend some quality trigger time over the next year or so and then re-evaluate.

    I actually want to learn a little more about the new rifle Rem. is putting out that Dillinger spoke of. Sound like it might be worth saving for..... Dillinger, once the newness and hype has died down, do you thing this new rifle will be around a $1000 or so, or will it be much more?

    Thanks again everyone for the advice.
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Remington's new offering is for the Military Only at this point.

    I should have "clearance" from the man to go ahead and post pictures by tomorrow night, hopefully. *crossing fingers* You ever try to force a former operator to give you something you want? It doesn't go over too well... LOL

    No brother, I don't see Remington's new platform EVER coming into the $1K neighborhood.

    If ( when ) they get the Military contract for the new Sniper Platform, that should go a long ways to recouping their massive R & D costs -but it will be years before it's available on the civilian market, and then it will be pretty pricey.

    Your best hope is that Remington decides to double market it, but in a short action version for the Police/SWAT units. At least then it will be available in the civilian world. :rolleyes:

    More to follow....

    JD