I did a write up for the forum on comparisons of three popular production actions. It would be worth your time to read through so you can make an informed decision.Anyone here own, owned or shoot a 700?
What are your opinions on it overall?
Actually if you look into the background of the weapon you will see that when the military was shopping for a new boltgun, they wanted a short action, of which there were only two true production short actions on the market at the time. One of which was Sako, a foreign company, and the only other true manufacturer of a short action was Remington, at the time, a US owned company.There are several reasons why the military puts the Remington M-24 in the hands of their best shooters
Okay, that was funy, but it was sad at the same time. How about the fact that you are wearing Interceptor Ceramic and not allowed to field, even if funded by your family, DragonSkin Body Armor. Not cool.....Dear Mon and Dad,
Here I am six thousand miles away from home in a hostile war torn country and I am armed with a rifle made by the lowest bidder.
Anyone ever felt that way?
Could have been worse you could have been armed with an SA80! About the only good things to say are the magazines are a lot better than the M4....That was supposed to be sad. And it was true in my case. My M16 was junk and I carried several things else instead.
Todays policies by both our government and some of its military leaders is one reason I changed careers. My heart and support is with those who serve our country more than you can imagine, but my own stubbornness and inability to follow stupid orders would make me a commander's nightmare. I didn't want brig time for having that character flaw.