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Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

 
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:50 PM
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Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

The model I was looking for is unavailable and now I am looking at these two. I was wondering on their out of box accuracy. Also any pet peeves with either model?
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:32 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

I had a Remington 700 Tactical XCR in 300 Win mag. Could not get it to shoot and sent it back to Remington. They redid the crown and returned it to me with a target they had shot. Target was labeled 180 gr. 100 yd. Four shot grouped measured 1.8 inches. Apparently they thought that was good enough. I didn't so I had the action trued and installed a Kreiger barrel. Shoots fine now.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:13 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

I have a remmy sps. Change the stock, have the action trued and bedded. Trigger is nothing special and the barrel isnt either. If I had to do it again I wouldnt pay 550$ for it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:21 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

Sorry to hear about your issues, now you have me thinking if I would be better off with a sendero or go for a kimber montana. I keep going back to the tikka t3 and it is the cheapest by far.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:51 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

I have a Rem 700 SPS, that I glass and pillar bedded into a Boyds lam stock. With handloads and the factory Xmark trigger I was able to achieve 5/8ths 3 shot groups at 100yrds. I've been real happy with my SPS, but you definitley need to change the tupperware stock and may have to play with the x mark trigger to get the poundage your looking for. I posted pics in this thread: Lets see some pics of you 300 win and groups For me it's a great hunting gun to start learning long range with and can be developed into something even better, just depends how much cash you have at the time and if your actually into shooting or just posting pics of your rifle on forums, lol
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:32 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

Boyds stock for $99, Shilen trigger for ~$100. After that, it becomes a question of how bad the barrel is. My 223 barrel in an SPS was fine - accuracy wise, but it was a 1:12 so I ultimately had to sell it to get something that could shoot heavier bullets. My 8x57 in a Classic was not. Rebarreling is quite expensive and it might take 6 months or more depending on the smith, blank availability etc.

CBI and McGowan do Savage style barrel prefits that attach with a nut and can save you a lot of time and money waiting on gunsmithing. But the question is how long it will take to get your barrel ? I know that Mc Gowan advertised them many months before they actually started making them.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting a Rem 700 SPS or the xcr rifle?

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Four shot grouped measured 1.8 inches. Apparently they thought that was good enough.
Hahaha...I bet he was proud. I wonder if he went home and told his wife how well he shot that day?

I wouldn't hesitate to get a Tikka. I have handled one and the action was smooth as glass and it shot really well too.
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