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So I want a good accurate rifle, I have been looking into a remington 700. What is the difference between the 700 ADL and the SPS varmint? I'm looking for something that shoots .308, recommendations are welcome. Thanks.
 

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Look at Tikka. I love mine, and 3 of my friends have gotten one after shooting mine. They have all been tac drivers right out of the box. You can connect all the holes at 100 yards once you find what ammo they like.
 

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SPS has a thicker barrel that won't heat up as much after multiple shots at the range = accuracy improvement. The ADL has the standard 22" barrel, and the magazine is internal. If you are going to do a lot of big game hunting, get the 700 ADL/BDL/CDL. If you are going to do a lot of long-range target practice and/or shoot prairie dogs and varmints, get the SPS

I have a 700 adl in 30-06. Accurate as the day is long
 

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The magazine is the big difference. Some have a 'blind' magazine, some have no floor plate, some have detachable mags. I prefer a blind magazine with a floor plate for hunting. CDL and BDL's offer that. The ADL has no floor plate, which means to empty the rifle you must rack the bolt and eject the rounds one at a time through the ejection port when unloading the gun. The SPS varmint has a floor plate as well.

If you're looking at a field gun...the SPS varmint is heavy and you'll notice it if you're carrying it.
 

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The magazine is the big difference. Some have a 'blind' magazine, some have no floor plate, some have detachable mags. I prefer a blind magazine with a floor plate for hunting. CDL and BDL's offer that. The ADL has no floor plate, which means to empty the rifle you must rack the bolt and eject the rounds one at a time through the ejection port when unloading the gun. The SPS varmint has a floor plate as well.

If you're looking at a field gun...the SPS varmint is heavy and you'll notice it if you're carrying it.
I think the sps varmint fits my needs, I'm not really looking for a field gun
 

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I own a Remington 700 BDL, wood stock, custom. Chambered in .270win.

This rifle shoots 1 inch groups at 100 yards. And at 250 yards, strapped down it shoots 3/4 inch groups.

You cannot go wrong with a Remington 700.

US Army and US Marines use this platform, for their sniper rifle. They can and do, hit head size targets at 1000 yards.
 

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I own a Remington 700 BDL, wood stock, custom. Chambered in .270win.

This rifle shoots 1 inch groups at 100 yards. And at 250 yards, strapped down it shoots 3/4 inch groups.

You cannot go wrong with a Remington 700.

US Army and US Marines use this platform, for their sniper rifle. They can and do, hit head size targets at 1000 yards.
I have shot a remington 700 in 270 and I hit a water bottle at 250yds, first shot.
 

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I own a Remington 700 BDL, wood stock, custom. Chambered in .270win.

This rifle shoots 1 inch groups at 100 yards. And at 250 yards, strapped down it shoots 3/4 inch groups.

You cannot go wrong with a Remington 700.

US Army and US Marines use this platform, for their sniper rifle. They can and do, hit head size targets at 1000 yards.
Yeah I know.


5 rounds @ 100 yard zero.

My 100 yard zero that this 300 Win Mag in a Remington 700 rifle with a trued reciever and Kreiger barrel that can do this all day long.
 

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Nice shooting MRM! Id say SPS for you too sounds like it better suits your needs. Have FUN
 

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Bell Nd Carlson m40 style stock, I did the duracoat gap camo on it myself, wyatts drop in bottom metal with detach mag, harris s series bipod, egw 20 moa base, tps extra low rings, and a vortex viper 5-15x44 mil mil riflescope. Definitely took some time, and upgrading, but I finally have it where I want it, shoots one jagged hole at 100 with hand loads, and best I've done at 1000 is an 8.25 inch 5 shot group with handloads
 

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Bell Nd Carlson m40 style stock, I did the duracoat gap camo on it myself, wyatts drop in bottom metal with detach mag, harris s series bipod, egw 20 moa base, tps extra low rings, and a vortex viper 5-15x44 mil mil riflescope. Definitely took some time, and upgrading, but I finally have it where I want it, shoots one jagged hole at 100 with hand loads, and best I've done at 1000 is an 8.25 inch 5 shot group with handloads
I guess thats not bad, that viper scope is a little pricy, right?
 

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The one I have is actually a midway exclusive, it had everything I was looking for in a long range riflescope, exposed turrets, mil mil adjustments, zero lock, mil dot reticle. They sell for 499.99 but sometimes midway does specials on them for 399.99.
 

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The one I have is actually a midway exclusive, it had everything I was looking for in a long range riflescope, exposed turrets, mil mil adjustments, zero lock, mil dot reticle. They sell for 499.99 but sometimes midway does specials on them for 399.99.
Thats actually not bad at all
 

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That's what I said when I saw it, it has all the features and more of the higher dollar vipers, only thing its lacking is magnification, but im used to 10x anyways so it was a win win.since then I've put vortex optics on all my rifles including their red dot and spotting scope.even Leupold can't shake a stick at their warranty
 

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Their warranty is amazing,customer service is great also. I contacted them because I was having trouble finding batteries for my sparc red dot and they sent me some for free
 
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