Rem 700 AAC-SD.308 Purchase - Any good advice to share?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 0351_Vet, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. 0351_Vet

    0351_Vet New Member

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    Please share with me your thoughts or experiences with this rifle. Also any setup idea. I plan on getting a can (AAC) in a few months.
    Thanks in advance. Semper Fi

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  2. Alpha1Victor

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    After purchasing the gun replace the stock with a good quality stock that allows for free floating the barrel. Hs, manners,mcmillan..ect
    Then purchase a great scope. This is the most important but most comprised area on a rifle.
    The remington 700 platform is a hell of a system. I have used it over seas for close to 7 years. Its a force to be reckoned with. Semper fi brother!
     

  3. tomArizona

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    I am also looking to purchase one. I hear from my army sniper bud that for the money the swfa super sniper is the best. Like he said for the money. Leupold mark 4 is what I like but the price of $1400 is high for me. Log onto sniper central and sniper hide. Central will tell you how to build that into a precision shooting gun for under $800. Both web sites have built that gun and a Howa and sell both for under $1500 ready to shoot. I am sure they would have some up grades u might be interested in. Central cost $100 per year for membership. To my knowledge hide is free.
     
  4. ccrow175

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    Great rifle, I have the standard rem 700 sps tactical chambered in 308. I started my rifle off with a super sniper 10x fixed, great optics for the money. A truly functional budget build optic. I eventually upgraded to a vortex viper 5-15x44 mil mil rifle scope. I think vortex has come a long way, their scopes are excellent quality, and their warranty can hold its own against Leupolds. I run them on all my rifles, and would recommend them to anyone.
     
  5. TexasGunner

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    I bought the Remington 700 SPS-V in .308 a couple of years back. The first thing I did was change out the synthetic stock with a heavy laminate stock with aluminum bedding blocks. The heavy varmint barrel free floats in it. I then topped it off with heavy scope rings and a KonusPro M-30 6-25x44mm scope. Then I took out the factory floor plate and added a 10 round detachable magazine. This thing is an extremely accurate rifle and its capabilities exceed my own.

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  6. ccrow175

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    Nice looking rifle, what brand floor plate did you go with? My action is sitting in a bell and Carlson, I didn't like the webbing so I did a gap camo duracoat job on it myself. I went with the wyatts bottom metal since it was a drop in to any factory rem 700 stock cutout without inletting from a gunsmith.
     

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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    TG, what brand of laminate stock is that? i really like the looks of it and the bedding block is a nice touch as well.
     
  8. TexasGunner

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    Here is the one I ordered from stockysstocks.com. It required absolutely zero fitting and fits like a glove. I found out real quick that it feeds out of the magazine about 3x as smooth as feeding from the staggered internal mag. I went with the 10 round version cause you just never know when you might need those extra rounds! I guess I might order a 5 round mag for it at some point.
     
  9. TexasGunner

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    That is a Long Range Target/Tactical from stockysstocks.com. It a drastic improvement over the pos synthetic that came on it.
     
  10. 0351_Vet

    0351_Vet New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies and Semper Fi Brotha's.

    Thanks for all the replies and Semper Fi Brotha's.

    I have almost decided: Okay, the Black w Grey Webbing B&C M40A5 (As shown in first pic).

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    I am considering the Badger Ord M5 Detachable Mag Setup, w/ 5 & 10 mags. I will probably send it to Badger for the Milling and Install ($75) That way, if they jack it up, they own it.
    For mounts I am going with the Badger USMC Rail with lug(s) but I am still researching the lug / no lug options as some say to mill the 20 MOA into the top of the receive,r and others say just use a rail that builds in the 20 MOA.

    (What I would really like is the Rem MARS Rail.) :)

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    Also I am installing a forward BO #1005-306-59 Additional optics PVS-22 Rail. It just makes the M40A5 look so damn sexy.

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    For rings BO and the scope will, I am leaning towards Night Force. Just have to start turning in my beer bottles for the refund.

    Give me you thoughts: Especially the M5 over the Wyatt's as I have looked at both.

    I'm also liking this stock equally.

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  11. ccrow175

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    I researched all the bottom metals for months before deciding which one to buy. I chose the wyatts simply because they are kind of a matched pair with the bell and Carlson stocks. I've been running it for over a year now and I love it. Definitely a good upgrade. Only down fall is that you have to use their proprietary magazine, but the bottom metal comes with one, and I just ordered a second to have as a backup.
     

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  12. elfmdl

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    Shot this 3 shot group with my .308 AAC-SD at 100 yards, with my handloads
     

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  13. ccrow175

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    Nice group, what kind of load you using? Here are a couple 5 shot groups I did with my own handloads at 100 yds, 700 sps tactical
     
  14. ccrow175

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    Guess attaching the picture of the groups would have helped,Haha here they are
     

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  15. 0351_Vet

    0351_Vet New Member

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    SWEET - Nice Group
     
  16. 0351_Vet

    0351_Vet New Member

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    What about this Stock?

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  17. ccrow175

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    Manners are amazing stocks, only complaint I have with them is their finish. I would definitely have a duracoat job done after getting it
     
  18. elfmdl

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    Hornady 168 grain match bullets with 42.5 grains of reloader 15
     
  19. tomArizona

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    I like the rifle you built. What kind of scope did u go with?
     
  20. ccrow175

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    Which rifle are you referring to tom?