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Old November 8th, 2016, 00:24
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Default Remington 700 SPS Tactical

I just won a raffle for a Rem 700 SPS Tactical in .308. Do not have it yet. Anyone own one of these animals? Opinions? I am thinking it should be pretty good for a $20 gun.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 13:54
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Don't have one, but I have shot one a friend had. With the right glass it is a REAL shooter! Under 800 yards it will stay with the finest custom rigs.

Congratulations on winning it!
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Old December 10th, 2016, 01:43
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Default Re: Remington 700 SPS Tactical

Next question: I picked up the gun while back home in TN/KY but had no time to shoot it so she is in the safe in MO. I was looking into stocks and options to make it more tacticool and ran across a MagPul magazine adapter at Midway Arms. Looks to me like it will work with the stock stock (see what I did there?) but the specs do not come out and say so. They do say it works with the $6.3 million MagPul stock but that stock also works with the stock trigger guard and internal magazine as supplied. Based on my ASSumptions, I think this will work but I am in HI, gun in MO (no it will never come here, too much of a PITA and I cannot gun hunt on Oahu anyway) so I am looking for some input from the crowd.:kneel:
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No, this will not work as a drop in. The stock must be modified to accommodate the new magwell insert or use the aftermarket stock
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Old January 12th, 2017, 06:54
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I have one and the best thing to do is ditch the houge stock, if it has that type. They might have been smart enough to a better stock.
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My thoughts:

Had one of them, hated every pound! I will never own another Remington firearm and will pass on their ammo. They are not what they used to be and their product shows it.

I suspect their military grade hardware is OK but the cost is too high. I can purchase two Savages for one of these boat anchors $.

My experience was the thing is too heavy, the action was stiff, internal mag collected more dirt than a Dyson. I had the .223 so it wasn't a "Sniper Rifle" and the accuracy was lousy!

I put the best rings and optics on the rifle thinking it would make it a better shooter but was disappointed to say the least.

Never had the safety issue that was discovered after years of denial. The fact that Remington did nothing to resolve a known problem is one reason they have gone down.
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Default Re: Remington 700 SPS Tactical

I'm exploring my options for a long range precision rifle. I'm currently investigating the Steyr Mannlicher SSG.69. Still in use by the Austrian Army for their sniper teams, it is supposed to be sub-MOA out of the box.

I'm also looking at the JP Sauer und Sohn 100 and 200 series rifles. They too are sub-MOA out of the box. Not crazy about the plastic trigger guard on the Sauer though. I've heard of it being easily damaged and expensive to replace.

Then I thought of using one of my Mausers as a basis for a precision rifle, but for the amount of money spent to do this I could have bought one of the above.

Tikka and Sako are also under consideration.

Remington is not an option at this time.
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You will not go wrong with the Steyr Mannlicher SSG.69

I do not like the idea of expensive replacement parts and high $ plastic rotary magazines. Do not go with the blank barrel always have iron sites. The weird rings are nice because they go to zero.
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