Help me decide

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by glockman19, Jun 17, 2008.


Help me decide

  1. Remington 700 SPS .308 24" Barrel

    5 vote(s)
  2. Remington 700 VLS .308 Heavy Barrel 26"

    10 vote(s)
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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    What rifle would you buy? It will be used as the basis for long range shooting. Would you spend more for the bedded action & heavier barrel or the lighter less expensive rifle? Also, what one will be more accurate?

    Here are my Choices:
    Remington 700 SPS .308 $490
    Action :Bolt Action
    Caliber :308 Winchester
    Barrel Length :24"
    Capacity :4 + 1
    Trigger :Single Stage
    Safety :Two Position
    Length :43 5/8"
    Weight :7 1/4 lbs
    Stock :Black Synthetic
    Finish :Blue
    Remington 308 Winchester Special Purpose Synthetic w/Blue Barrel

    The Model 700 SPS offers the unrivaled out-of-the-box accuracy and high-end
    performance you've come to expect from America's most popular bolt-action
    centerfire rifle.The Model 700 SPS features an improved, ergonomically
    designed synthetic stock for better handling and enhanced overall
    functionality. The carbon steel barrels are clean without sights and
    receivers are drilled and tapped for scope mounts. All exterior metalwork
    features a matte blued finish. Standard amenities also include the
    revolutionary recoil reducing SuperCell recoil pad, a hinged floor plate
    magazine, and swivel studs.


    Remington 700 VLS Heavy Barrel .308 $746
    Action :Bolt Action
    Caliber :308 Winchester
    Barrel Length :26" Heavy Barrel
    Capacity :4 + 1
    Trigger :Single Stage
    Safety :Two Position
    Length :45 3/4"
    Weight :9 3/8 lbs
    Stock :Brown Laminate
    Finish :Blue
    Remington 308 Winchester Varmint Laminate Stock & Heavy Blue Barrel

    The model 700 VLS (varmint laminated stock) delivers tack driving, varmint
    rifle accuracy with a handsome, resin impregnated, laminated stock.
    Includes monte carlo cheekpiece, and a wide, flat, beaver tail shape forend
    for enhanced stability. Firmly bedded in the stock is a rigid model 700
    action, mated with a vibration dampening 26-inch heavy varmint barrel. All
    metal has a richly blued, fine satin finish.

    I have a Remington 700 CDL .30-06 for hunting. This will be set up as a long range sniping rifle. Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20x50mm LR/T M1 , Harris Bipod, eventually the BORIS system.
  2. browningguy

    browningguy Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Not sure what you will be sniping with this, but:

    If that is the only two choices then go with the longer barrel, 26" is ok, 28-30 is better, assuming you are going to be shooting 1000 yard matches. If you are shooting 600 or less then the 24 will work fine.

    However, in my opinion, the SPS is to light for serious long range work, heavier is better in this case. The much better stock and longer barrel would lead me to the VLS.
  3. lions

    lions Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Is there anything about the SPS that you like besides weight or price? Unless you will be carrying it around all day or you are a little tight for money then I would go with the VLS.
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