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Remington 700 sps varmint in stainless! Cabelas edition

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bryank30, Nov 6, 2010.

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  1. bryank30

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    Hello All-

    Scored on a hell of a nice rifle, remington made the 700SPS Varmint for Cabela's only in a Stainless Edition.. Put a H&S Sporter stock, a Warne tactical scope mount, Burris extreme tactical low rings and a made for Midway only BSA 6-24X44 tactical mil dot scope and now I have one bad sniper machine!!! Its in .308 caliber of course..

    Bryan
     

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  2. AR27

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    very nice, i would like to see some pics of 100 yard groups
     
  3. bryank30

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    They matched BassPro, who had it for $550.00 and then that activated Cabelas $150.00 cash card and then I qualified for Remington's $40.00 rebate..

    The Stock still cost me 328.00 shipped from Midway :banghead: Stockey's was out of the HS sporter RH short action. It will outshoot my Springfield Natinal Match M1A.. But then its got 4'' of barrel, a lighter trigger.. Still doesn't quite have the sex appeal of my M1A.. I don't know of any animal on this planet that could stand up to that machine.
     

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    Here is the absolute best 4-5 shot group I could get out of it.. I am necksizing, using 42.5 grains of Varget and 168 HPBT Hornady match bullets, OAL is 2.814.. Full case prep as well..

    Other pic is the springfield on the shooting line.
     

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  5. G27RR

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    Nice setup and nice shooting.

    I picked up one of those in .223 at Cabela's a while back for a great price, too. I put mine in a Bell & Carlson stock and have a Bushnell 4200 6-24x mildot on top so the stock and scope match my .308 setup. Mine sho about 1.5" groups in the factory stock and is down to 1" groups (5 rounds @ 100yds) in the B&C (no other changes made). Looks like your groups are even better.

    Here's mine...
    Rem700SPSSBCstockrtside.jpg
     
  6. Fremmer

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    Nice gun. I like the look of the barrel.
     
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    Yes I have heard the Bell and Carlson stocks are right there with H&S and have a better finish.. Wish I had known that before I paid full retail for the H&S.. I noticed your from Texas, what range do you frequent? I am a member of NTSA its just north of Denton.. Its a nice private range.
     
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    And FYI my old man did that real tight group, he's an old benchrest shooter, he can read wind and mirage very well..
     
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    shooting .223 does save you alot on components, its roughly have the powder charge over .308 and your bullets are 40% less normally.. I have a Model 1 AR-15 OCMP national match service rifle that I should start plinking with..
     
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    I shoot in the north Austin area. I used to shoot at Red's Indoor Range, which is nice for up to 100yds and in between work and home. There's a range outside Liberty Hill that has a 1,000 yd line, and that will probably be where I start going now.

    The .223 is nice for less expensive practice. My .308 is a Howa 1500 with a TacOps bolt knob and the same Bushnell and B&C stock. If I hadn't already had the Howa, I might've picked up a .308 stainless to go with the .223. The B&C stocks are pretty nice.

    Howa1500SCELP12-2.jpg

    AR-15s can be very accurate, too. I recently got my LaRue out to the range fo the first time and shot these groups including zeroing the scope. at 100yds. Any pictures of your AR?
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    Can't find a pick off hand right now.. It has a A-3 flatop upper with a removable carry handle, the flat top is so much better for mounting optics. I put a timney 3 lb trigger and it really has a nice crisp letoff with hardly any creep. I think maybe for christmas I will get myself a timney trigger for that 700, but the factory one isn't bad, its about 3.5 lbs. I cant get it to adjust any lighter. Do you still have the factory Xmark or have you went aftermarket on your trigger? That's a nice AR-15..
     
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    I'm still using the factory trigger. It's not too bad but I will probably swap it some day. The LaRue has a Geisselle SSA trigger, and it's much nicer than most AR triggers. I hear good things about Timney, too.
     
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    Excelent rifle, excelent buy. Now step it out there. you show me your 880 yard target and I'll show you mine. My rifle is the same only not stainless.
     
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    Hey Blitzen, I notice you live in Sara Palin country, I live in the Dallas megaplex its really hard to find a 880 yd range anywhere within 200 miles.. Even a 600 yd range might be out of the question.. Hats off to you man.
     
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    Here's my AR-15.. Its plain jane in comparison ; )
     

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    Nothing wrong with a stock looking setup. Thanks for the picture.
     
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    Two biggest states in the union and we have the same problem. Up here it's too many trees and too many mountains, but I found a spot. Good luck!
     
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    seems like your into stainless barrels and national match rifles
     
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    I really want to thank you guys for this topic. I had been looking for a new rifle for the past month. My first choice was a Remington 700 VS SF II but the price was a bit steep at $1060. After seeing this thread Sunday morning I called Cabellas as soon as they opened. Yes, they had the SPS Stainless in stock and it was on sale. I put it in layaway and will pick it up next weekend. I went for the .22-250 chambering.

    The first thing to go will be the stock, I'm thinking Bell & Carlson as my friend just got one for his SPS Varmint for $209.

    But thanks for this topic, your timing was amazing.
     
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    Congrats Joed. It's fun when timing works out that way, isn't it?
     
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    The timing was so perfect on the whole thing that I was amazed. Now I have about a 100 mile ride to go get it though, but I'm not complaining.

    I looked at Savage rifles and Remington, couldn't decide until this morning.
     
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    Now lets talk aftermarket stocks. Was thinking about a Bell & Carlson Medalist 2958-02. Anyone have experience with B&C?
     
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    I have two B&C stocks, one on a Rem 700 .223 and the other on a Howa 1500 .308. The Rem is pictured in one of my earlier posts in this thread. They are great for precision shooting but heavy for hunting on the move.
     
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    Oh yeah thats a nice one.
     
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    Picked mine up today in Dundee, MI. Largest gunshop I've ever been it. Had to take a number like a meat department in a grocery store.

    Anyway, the price was $614, got $30 off that and a $100 rebate from Remington. No one told me the rifle comes with a hard case, that was a surprise.
     
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