Remington SPS in .308 Win


August 7, 2007, 04:48 AM
Anyone have one of these. what do yall think about Leopold rifleman 4-14X40

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August 7, 2007, 10:24 AM
Scope sounds excessive. I'd go for a 3x9 first. I have a really neat Weaver 2x10 on my Remington M7 in .308, love that combination! For hunting, I am more more interested in the lower power than the higher. Anything over 7x is excessive on most big game rifles. If you hunt prairie dogs at 500 yards with a Swift, well, 14x might come in handy. Leupold's are strong scopes, decent optics, a little over priced, but you have to pay for the name, ya know. Remington rifles have always proved to me that they can produce 1 MOA or less, even the soda straw barrel on the little M7. I have a Savage, everyone raves about Savage accuracy and I have a couple of loads for the gun (in 7 mag) that are 1 MOA, but my most accurate rifles are Remingtons. That Savage is real picky about what it likes, too. The Remingtons are more forgiving, more consistently accurate with a wider variety of ammo/bullets. Just my experience, anyway. I really don't know why Savage is so widely praised. They are a LOT of rifle for the money, but IMHO, the Remington is better looking, more refined, more accurate, just a better rifle all around. I won't sell the Savage, though, gets the job done and the big 7 is fun to blast from the bench with in a masochistic sort of way. I don't use it much anymore for hunting, just hunt deer and hogs and not that far away anymore, and my .308 is awesome. If I ever go after elk, I'll carry that 7 with Nosler 160 partitions, though, but for deer/hog around here, there is little reason to carry such a big, heavy long action gun. The .308 works great!

August 7, 2007, 01:34 PM
Depends what you want to shoot with it (400 yard shots at coyotes, for example, might justify that magnification).

I'd get a Fullfield II 3-9x40. That's what I have on my similar Weatherby .30-06, and I'm real happy with it. Same price range. That's me, though. YMMV. It's definitely worth a look

40mm is a bit small for 14x, especially in the Rifleman. It'll get pretty dark. But 50mm is a bit big for that rifle, IMO. It's nice and sleek, and not too heavy. Why ruin that?

August 7, 2007, 02:55 PM
I just bought a Remington 700 SPS "Buckmast" edition in '06. I got a good deal on it when the sales price and rebate from Remington were combined. The rebate is still going on, so check it out: It's a nice gun that is easy on the eyes and will get the job done.

For a scope, I put on a Leupold VX-III 3.5x - 10x "Boone & Crockett" edition. You pay for it, that is for sure, but 1) I wanted the recticle, 2) I had a neighbor who worked for years at Leupold, and 3) I live in Beaverton, and wanted to support local/USA companies. So to me, the price was worth it.

I wanted the scope to come in 3x - 9x, so I had to settle there.

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