700 SPS tactical, Another Report. Sub MOA in the wind


March 27, 2009, 08:36 PM
Hey Guys.. Just went out and and had a great day with the new gun.. It is windy here at 10 to 20MPH.. But even with the wind I am super happy with the results.. I started yesturday doing a barrel break in with cheap cheap ammo.. I know, I know but it does not hurt if you try to break it in.. Anyways today I went for a few groups.. I shot a couple groups of 5 with the noname cheapy stuff.. I was kinda disapointed.. then I threw 10 rounds of Federal Gold Metal Match 168gr in it.. All I can say is Ammo makes all the differance;)

Scope, Nikon Buckmaster 4.5x14x40
Deadnutz low scope mount
I opened up the stock at the barrel end to make sure it floats with the bipod.. super easy:)

Here are some pics of the results

First at 110 yards with cheapo ammo


Then with The FGMM same conditions.. notice the zero lower with the 168's vs 150's


then just a shot of the gun


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The Deer Hunter
March 27, 2009, 08:43 PM
I think you're supposed to measure center to center, if it makes you feel any better :)

March 27, 2009, 08:52 PM
not if you subtract the Diameter of the bullet:p

Redneck with a 40
March 27, 2009, 09:06 PM
I'm headin' out Sunday to shoot my reloads, 168 gr Matchking, 42.2 grains H-4895, Remington primer, Remington case. I've been shooting 150's and I'm zeroed in for that, looks like I need to dial my scope up 4 clicks = 2 inches at 200 yards, that should be close.:) I'm also shooting a Remmy 700 SPS tactical, nikon pro-staff 3-9x.:)

My matchgrade reloads cost me $7/box of 20 vs the $35-$40 you spent on the factory stuff.:neener:

March 27, 2009, 11:12 PM
Na, the federal GMM stuff can be bought for $24 online.. Reloading is the way to go though:) I will be investing sooner or later

March 28, 2009, 04:42 AM
Nice rifle! Looks just like mine!

I do not want to hyjack your thread, would you mind if I posted a pic of my grouping with Remington Core-Lokt 150 GR. at 100yds? Not as impressive as your grouping but I think the ammo had a lot to do with it, had to go with what i could find!

LTR shooter
March 28, 2009, 12:50 PM
All I can say is Ammo makes all the difference

So very true , that is why Federal Gold Medal Match is loaded with match bullets. All my reloads are with Sierra or Berger match bullets. Nice shooting!

March 28, 2009, 01:29 PM
Post away.. Your not hijacking my thread:D the more the merrier

Redneck with a 40
March 28, 2009, 02:33 PM
Here's mine :

She's a shooter, with factory Remington 150 grain Core-Lokt ammo, I'm getting 1-1.5" groups at 100 yards. Last weekend, my Core-Lokt reloads, 150 grain, delivered a 2" group at 200 yards.:) The potential of this rifle is very high, accuracy wise. My Core-Lokt reloads were pretty much just slapped together, delivered 2" at 200 yards. I can't wait to shoot my 168 gr Matchking loads, tommorrow.:)

March 28, 2009, 02:49 PM
Did you clearance your stock up where the barrel meets it? I did and noticed a little differance.. I used my air die grinder with a carbide burr and it cleaned it up real nice.. Now it does not touch on the bipod or bag

Redneck with a 40
March 28, 2009, 03:17 PM
I'm not worried about it, if I can get .5" groups at 100 yards, or 1.5" at 200 yards, I'll be thrilled. I'm betting my matchking loads will do it.:)

March 28, 2009, 03:24 PM
I have the SPS-V (26-in barrel), it will group the cheap Core-Lokts roughly 1-in at 100 yards.

March 28, 2009, 03:58 PM
good shooting, lets see it :)

Its all about finding what your gun likes.. I will do some experimenting to see what cheaper ammo this gun likes too, there will be something I am sure that will shoot better than the first target

March 28, 2009, 03:59 PM
Yea, it shoots good already.. But it took me maybe 5 minutes to make a noticable improvement

March 29, 2009, 02:10 AM
Once again this is from 100yds with Rem Core-Lokt 150gr, not to bad for my last 5 shot group, fired 40 rounds through it.
The orange bullseye is approx. 1.75", the last 2 shots are the ones out on the left in the orange, tried to move the group to center once I knew that it was consitant! Had to make some adjustments to the bipod to get it to be consistant, the rubber stock allowed it to move around a little until i got it tightened and adjusted right!


I assume you just removed some of the "rubber" from the forend? It does touch, barely, with the bipod and bag, I may need to give it a touch up with the dremmel

March 29, 2009, 02:39 AM
Looking good.. Yea that is just what I did.. From taking the stock off to putting it back on was about 5 minutes:D Just used my shop carbide burr cleaned it up real quick.. then ran a Dollar bill under the barrel with it on the bipod all the way back to the receiver to make sure it was clear..

It came out real Clean.. I thought it might chew up the rubber and look bad.. But it came out perfect.. Even took a second to make sure it was shaped nice and round still

March 29, 2009, 12:18 PM
I think I will do this today, I already adjusted my trigger, that was the only thing I wasn't happy with, took way to much to get it to break

March 29, 2009, 01:02 PM
Tell me about adjusting it.. I thought I saw a link on how to do it but cant find it.. I have searched but no luck yet.. Do you know where the link is?

March 29, 2009, 01:15 PM
it depends on the trigger you have. I adjusted mine down to about 3 pounds. It was easy and it's a beautiful. I can group sub 1/2 inch MOA w/ my reloads without breaking a sweat.

Check out this like for some ideas:


March 29, 2009, 01:22 PM
thanks for the link

March 29, 2009, 02:08 PM
I'm about to head to the range with my 155SMK and 175SMK loads. Mine is loving the 175's and I can usually get them to about 3/4". The thing that I thought was really hampering me was my trigger. Every time I shot my rifle on a bench and crept the trigger it felt like forever... I would eventually hit the brick wall and have to press a little harder to let it go.

I have since adjusted the trigger pull way down... Its VERY crisp now, and I am very excited to get to the range and see how this affects my groups.

Well I'm off... I will let you guys know how it goes. Also, I need to look into free floating the barrel.

March 29, 2009, 02:32 PM
Man I need to get into reloading:D Just picked up another 100 FGMM yesturday for $25 a box.. bigmoney ouch:eek:

My Trigger feels Fantastic other than being a little high on the pull. I am guessing 5lbs.. But it has Zero creep and no over travel.. I like it alot.. I am about to scrape the glue off mine as I speak and bring the pull down some..;)

March 29, 2009, 03:52 PM
Man I need to get into reloading Just picked up another 100 FGMM yesturday for $25 a box.. bigmoney ouch

where do you get your ammo from? is that .308 FGMM 168?

March 29, 2009, 04:09 PM
Yea, it is the good stuff.. Part number gm308m I think is the number.. Picked it up at buds guns online.. dont let the pic fool you on their advertisement.. it shows the correct part number ;)


March 29, 2009, 04:14 PM
Just got done adjusting my trigger.. And man it does not get much easier than that.. Still as crisp as can be and way lower of a pull.. I too don't have a scale to check the before and after but I went as low as I wanted it to be.. Checked function and safety.. Re-glued the screw and now we are off to the races

March 29, 2009, 04:29 PM
Hey be careful!!! I went shooting my ar yesterday, and my sp-10 followed by my sps tactical...

I spaced the fact that I had a 7lb trigger on the 1st two guns, and a 2# on my sps.... I guess its a good thing I keep my finger OFF the trigger and safety ON until I am ready to shoot.

anyways, I was not expecting it. I took aim, flipped the safe off, put my finger on the trigger, applyed a little pressure (as I am used to) and Kaboom! I still hit the target in the 8 ring, but was sooner then thought...:o

March 29, 2009, 04:37 PM
Yea, for sure.. Lucky for me I am pretty used to light triggers since all guns but a couple have them.. But your right.. Pull a hard trigger for a while then switching must be like wearing Leg weights for a day then taking them off and feeling like you are walking on air:D

March 29, 2009, 09:12 PM
Im glad I follow safety rules, but I was NOT ready to send that shot!!! It was not seated in my shoulder right, and POW!!!

March 29, 2009, 09:15 PM
Looks like you were not following safety rules:D Never put your finger on the trigger till you are ready to shoot:neener:

April 13, 2009, 12:10 AM
went and shot again today.. And man am I pleased with this rifle.. took it out to 200 yards today and finally shot with no real wind..

I shot 2 groups at 200 yards.. first was a 3 shot group less than a inch( was checking my zero after 100 yards).. and the second was a 5 shot group at 1.29"

It was prone again with a harris bipod, calm winds, Federal gold medal match 168's..

I have said it before but for the money this is just a awsome rifle.. :p




April 13, 2009, 10:52 PM
I am thinking about picking one up in a couple weeks. will have to try to figure out what scope to get with it.

April 15, 2009, 10:31 PM
Oh no, I bought a 10fcp today in 308 with the accustock


Now I will do a back to back and see who wins.. :D

April 16, 2009, 10:15 AM
I will be interested to see let us know how they both shoot together!!

April 16, 2009, 11:19 AM
I will.. Once It gets out of Ca gun jail I will do a good side by side on them.. I really am looking forward to seeing the differance the brake makes.. I know alot of folks say it really smoothes them out.. I know the 308 is not too bad to begin with but for the quick second shot it will hopefully make a differance.. Maybe my 12 year old will even want to shoot it:D

April 22, 2009, 10:17 PM
Dry fired the the savage yesterday at gun jail... And the remington has a better trigger.. the accutrigger has a small amount of creep just like the one I allready have.. Dont get me wrong the Savage is still nice but I here people bashing the X-mark and I am trying to figure out why.. It is is the best trigger I have had.. Breaks so clean.. Will have more updates soon

May 11, 2009, 09:57 PM
I got my 700 sps today and cant wait to get out and try it out. does anyone have a good load so far for this rifle.

May 11, 2009, 11:39 PM
yea, Redneck 40 has been doing some of his own loading and having really good luck.. search his posts.. you will love this rifle:D

Redneck with a 40
May 12, 2009, 08:47 PM
Hey Brian, the load I'm running is 42.5 grains of IMR 4064, Federal GMM case (gold metal match), Remington 9-1/2 primer, and a Sierra 168 gr SMK. This load produce a 1" 200 yard group last weekend.:) They are a little slow out of my rifle, at 2510 fps, but its very accurate, at least in my rifle.

May 13, 2009, 11:14 PM
mine is shooting 2-3in's at 300yds so far. I have an hs precision stock on mine though. I have used 168gr a maxs to load mine up with varget gmm primers and norma cases so far. at 100, I have a couple of 1/2in groups to show for it. RG

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 13, 2009, 11:21 PM
He did measure C-T-C - they way you do it is take the measurement you see there (1.29"), and subtract the bullet diameter (.308), to come up with 0.982 - he has .99 - close enough. :)

Great shootin and nice rifle!

May 14, 2009, 08:06 AM
has them in stock. $573 delivered and purportedly one of the top ten sellers.


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