Good replacement stock for 700 SPS


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momchenr
September 5, 2010, 10:19 PM
I've got a stock Remington 700 SPS (normal barrel) in .308... I like it, but I've read that the stock sucks. It's pretty light, and cheap - and I'd prefer something that was "floated" or "bedded." I don't know if it'll really make a difference because my skill level isn't good enough to outshoot the rifle, but would a $250 stock make a significant difference for this gun? If so, what is generally recommended, in terms of brands / models? I think the McMillans are a little out of my budget. If it's worth swapping out for something better, how hard is it to install a new stock? I've read that I have to tighten the stock's screws perfectly or I'll mess with the POA, or something. I don't know if this is making any sense - but I want to squeeze some accuracy out of this gun. I've already got a handload that works well, now I'm thinking about other options.

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h20fowl
September 6, 2010, 02:09 AM
Take a look at HS Precision. They are available through Midway and Cabelas as well as other retailers. I just put one on my 700 SPS in 300 wsm it made a noticeable improvement in group size and helped tame the recoil. At about $320 the sporting stock is slightly above your $250 price point but its well worth it.

velocette
September 6, 2010, 08:39 AM
Take yourself to Richards Microfit Gunstocks <http://www.rifle-stocks.com/sporter_hunting_styles.htm>
Prices are in your range and some nice wood is available. You can have them finish it or do it yourself.

Roger

Harold Mayo
September 7, 2010, 08:00 AM
www.stockysstocks.com

WPG
September 10, 2010, 11:39 AM
Bell and Carlson makes a nice stock. We have had good luck using them.

http://bellandcarlson.com/

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