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#5603696 - 02/16/15 11:36 PM Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh..
TheOilman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Always heard you have to have a 700 in your collection they are one of the best bolt guns you can get. I don't like remington products so I stayed away for them for years until recently I came across a good deal on a 700 SPS tactical bull barrel with hogue stock. I really like the feel of the gun and the stock, smooth action and decent trigger for factory. When it comes down to groups I'm not impressed , it may just be I have not found the right ammo but so far I can't get a group smaller than 1.25" @ 100 yards. Years ago I purchased a cheap Mossberg ATR for $260 and I got .75" groups out of it.

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#5603758 - 02/17/15 02:21 AM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
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Registered: 07/08/07
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I had one and it was the most accurate gun I had. I did change the stock and trigger the first day. It shot 165-168 gr anything super super well with the 168 grain TAP being the best. The TAP bullet was an amax. I only shot federal and hornady

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#5603761 - 02/17/15 02:40 AM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
Welcome Remington owners, lack of consistency is the norm IMO. Some shoot great while others are just so-so. Most can be made to shoot well but it might take a new barrel/stock/trigger/action job... Or you might get lucky nd have one that shoots great right out of the box.

Just from my experience, your mileage may vary.
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#5603861 - 02/17/15 07:12 AM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
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How were you shooting? The hogue stocks are notoriously flexible and can cause poor groups if allowed to touch the barrel.
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#5603864 - 02/17/15 07:15 AM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: dee]
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Registered: 10/03/13
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Loc: Montgomery, Tx
Originally Posted By: dee
How were you shooting? The hogue stocks are notoriously flexible and can cause poor groups if allowed to touch the barrel.


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#5603901 - 02/17/15 07:35 AM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
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Are you interested in selling? I may be in the market for one soon and I plan to change out stock, bottom metal.

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#5604403 - 02/17/15 12:38 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: dee]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Originally Posted By: dee
How were you shooting? The hogue stocks are notoriously flexible and can cause poor groups if allowed to touch the barrel.


Off bags on the bench like always.


Edited by Haydend (02/17/15 06:49 PM)

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#5604435 - 02/17/15 01:04 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: Corsicana, Texas
I just set one up for a guy a few months ago and now I'm putting one together for his friend. Really good rifles. Sounds like you bought the 20" barrel model. It has a 1:12 twist that I prefer over their 1:10 twists. I have him shooting 155 grain Hornady A-max with 44 grains of IMR 4064. He is shooting 3/4" groups at 100 yards. I typically recommend getting the rifle and a bipod then the best glass they can afford. Next in the list is to update the stock. Bell & Carlson make some very nice drop-ins with aluminum bedding blocks. If you didn't set the rifle up yourself, it could be that the scope placement isn't adjusted for your particular hold and that will throw off your shots.
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#5604620 - 02/17/15 03:16 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 214
Have you tried different loads? They can be picky.

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#5604962 - 02/17/15 06:48 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Tried about 6 different loads. I do reload but havnt started for rifle yet and will most likely just shoot factory loads out of it for a while. I don't need a .5" group so not interested in changing stock ,barrel and so on I just expected more out of a 700 out of the box. Thinking of trying the Ruger American or a savage and see if I have any better luck.


Edited by Haydend (02/17/15 06:49 PM)

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#5604982 - 02/17/15 06:56 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1156
Loc: Waco
I have several Remington's and with some upgrading and tinkering they can be made to hang with a Savage.

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#5605021 - 02/17/15 07:11 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 339
Loc: Corsicana, Texas
The Ruger American is a piece of junk. One of my students showed up with it in 308. the rifle bore was bad and was scraping the cartridge. The bolt broke on the 3rd round as a piece flew off, round would not eject without being pushed out with a cleaning rod to free the bolt. Ruger has it now and is sending him a brand new rifle instead of fixing the old one. If you would like, I can get him to sell it to you cheap! Instead he bought a Remington 700 SPS tactical 20" barrel in 308 and I am setting it up for him over the next week. Try a factory round in the 155 grain weight or as close to 155 as you can find. The Remington would be much better than a Savage in my opinion.
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#5605245 - 02/17/15 08:39 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Maybe he just got a bad Ruger, I spend a lot of time hanging around my buddy's gun shop and everyone he has sold one to comes back saying they love it.

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#5605399 - 02/17/15 09:48 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4867
Loc: Central Texas
Try a Tikka. I like mine. And I also like the various Ruger 77's and my Hawkeye. I no longer have any Remingtons.

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#5607643 - 02/18/15 10:30 PM Re: Remington 700 sps tactical .308 meh.. [Re: TheOilman]
scot Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
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Loc: Weatherford
Did you try federal gold medal match?

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