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Remington 700 SPS Tactical vs Tikka T3 Varmint

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by popeyespappy, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. popeyespappy

    popeyespappy New Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    I'm in the market for a new budget 223 for a little bench shooting out to 300 yds. I already own a 700 sps tactical in 308 and a 700 sps varmint in 223. I love the 308 but shooting 223 is just a lot cheaper. The 700 varmint shoots pretty good too, probably better than I do, using 50-62 grain bullets but doesn't do as well with the 69 and 75 gainers at 300 yds. So I was thinking about another 700 sps tactical, this time in 223 or maybe a Tikka T3 varmint. The Remington has a 1:9 twist and the Tikka has a 1:8.

    So, my question is do you think it would it be worth it to spend another $100 or so on the Tikka to get the slightly faster twist rate?

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