What do you think about this Remington 700 26" for sale?

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  1. lionking

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    Saw this on a local armslist, pawn shop selling it for $900, Remington 700 .308 in 26" barrel with Leupold Vari-X scope.

    I'm a lefty shooter btw though do right side bolts anyway if needed
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  2. troy fairweather

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    I'm pretty sure that scopes is a fake
     
  3. lionking

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    thanks for the advice, I am not schooled on the stock either not sure if it is some cheapo with cheapo bipod , just thought the price for rifle with a Leupold was a good deal and good deals are rare on armslist especially from a pawn shop,

    Was wondering if was a precision rifle or a run of the mill 700 that just looks like it lol.
     
  4. troy fairweather

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    It may just be a sps 700, nothing looks right about this rifle I would pass.
     
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  5. badkarmamib

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    Definitely not Leupold. From their site, 1/4 MOA adjustments, pic clearly shows 1/2:
    https://www.leupold.com/vx-3i-35-10x40-duplex-riflescope#additional
    So, worthless scope, doubt even a nice stock would get an M700 to $900 range used
     
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  6. Olympus

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    I'd definitely pass. Too many better options for that price.
     
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  7. lionking

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    thanks guys pass on it is and spend the money elsewhere.
     
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  8. taliv

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    Good call

    but if you do find a 700pss or vss with low round count and a real scope and want an old school setup, do it
     
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    @JDGray good eye! Pawn shops aren't necessarily gun people, might have seen Leupold on the mounts. Scope still doesn't look like much with 1/2 MOA adjustments, but the rest of the package has potential...
     
  11. Picher

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    Nice Left-Handed rifle. I'd have turned the front scope mount around, to create more space between rings, stronger arrangement. BTW, the mounts look crooked. Could be the image, but looks like they aren't quite vertical.
     
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  12. gotboostvr

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    I think the action, stock and case are worth the price.

    I'd be weary that the scope is possibly not a Leopold. Though the mounts are (and I don't particularly care for that style).

    Edit: In light of @Legionnaire info, it may be a legitimate Leopold scope. But fakes do exist and I would have it vetted by Leopold after purchase.
     
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  13. Legionnaire
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    The Vari-X III 3.5-10x40 LRT was available with 1/2 Min adjustments. I'd want to see the scope in person.

    ETA: Had to do some digging, but it looks like this scope. Vari-X III LR/T M3 with illuminated reticle; 1 MOA elevation and 1/2 MOA windage turrets. I'd definitely go to the shop and get a first-hand look at that setup. Looks to me like a good deal; nice rig from the mid 1980s make that late 1990s or thereabouts.
     
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  14. SwampWolf

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    If the scope is a Leupold, as Legionnaire is implying, then the set-up might well be a bargain, assuming the condition is good (bore, lock-up, etc.).
     
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  15. Dale Alan

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    That's a very nice setup, I would buy that if I was a lefty . Stock and scope alone are worth the asking price , and they are Legit .
     
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  16. George Dickel

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    If you are able to go to that pawn shop and can look at the rifle a lot of your questions will be answered. Can't zoom in on the pictures to see more detail but the rifle looks pretty good from what I can see. I feel pretty confident that it is the SPS model as I've owned two of them. As a lefty I'm sure you know that there aren't that many left handed rifles out there to choose from. If it is as advertised it sounds like a good deal.
     
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    For reference I recently bought a ‘74 700 ADL in 30-06 for $450. Excellent condition with full jeweling on the bolt.
     
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  18. lionking

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    Friends after reading further replies I went and got it thanks for all the info and links.

    Remington heavy barrel .308 with Leupold scope that deems excellent condition like in gotboost link, and HS precision stock like in JD link and its free float, Harris SL bipod and Pelican case, $975 out the door. Biggest problem with testing it 500 yards and more is not having access to a long range unless I want to drive 100 miles

    Everything seems legit I guess once in a while a great bargain can be had after all even from the internet. IMG_1720.JPG IMG_1721.JPG IMG_1724.JPG IMG_1729.JPG IMG_1725.JPG
     
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  19. Dale Alan

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    Congrats, that's a good snag .
     
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  20. Legionnaire
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    Outstanding! Glad you went and checked it out. Thanks for the additional pics. We will now want a detailed range report.

    Oh, and I agree with @Picher; turn the front scope base around.
     
  21. lionking

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    thanks seems like I got a good deal, everything seems legit like in links posted by members. When summer ends I'll be back at the range in the meantime gonna get various match ammo to test, no I don't reload yet. I only have access to a 200 yard range (open once a month) which kind of short distance for this rifle but for now that will have to do.

    Am wondering what exact model this 700 is and what year made. Bore looks good, scope so far seems good, we will see.
     
  22. Legionnaire
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    Should be a date code on the left side of the barrel just in front of the receiver. More info here.

    I'm guessing it started life as a VSS, the short action version of the Sendero.
     
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  23. Dale Alan

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    Front scope ring everyone is worried about is correct for the previous users needs, obviously he needed the scope back as far as he possibly get it. If said ring was turned around that would push the scope away from the eye . Funny nobody is mentioning that fake Leupold now . :rofl:
     
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  24. redneck2

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    I got basically the same deal maybe twenty years back at a pawn shop. 700 Sendero 7 mag with a VX-III 2-7 scope. HS Precision stock. Appeared unfired. $700. No case. MIne was right hand
     
  25. Legionnaire
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    @lionking, any chance of a range report?
     
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