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Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

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Unread 04-23-2007, 09:19 AM
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Re: Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

A Rem 700 SPS varmint was tested on Sniper Central, then a better stock was used. It shrank the group size considerably.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 01:29 PM
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Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

<font color="blue">I just received and installed my new HS Precision stock on my Rem 700 SPS Varmint... What a nice stock I must admit -- really makes the rifle!

I'm going to try to sneak off to the range tomorrow AM and will post a range report if/when I do.</font>
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Unread 05-03-2007, 08:02 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

i just picked up an sps varmint in .204. the stock is already off and i'm getting a hs precision stock soon. haven fired a round down range yet, but as soon as the new stock shows it should be go time on some pd's. i do like the new x mark trigger.
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Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

<font color="blue">Today's results:</font>





<font color="blue">I can't wait to whack a few coyotes and mass-slaughter some prairie dogs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] </font>
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Unread 05-04-2007, 03:51 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

wow that is fast for 38.5 gr. of varget 3555?
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Unread 05-05-2007, 08:25 AM
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Re: Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

<font color="blue">I corrected the typo in my VARGET load</font>
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Re: Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint vs. Savage 12FV in .243

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I'm considering both the Rem. 700 SPS-Varmint and the Savage 12FV (almost identical to the 700 except the barrel is fluted), both in .243 for a long-range rifle.
I plan to probably replace either stock with something else (yet to be determined). The price, including Rem's. current rebate, is within $10 of one another.

From hearsay, I understand that there's more aftermarket parts for the Rem. 700, but that the Savage will likely be more accurate out of the box. Not crazy about the Accu-Trigger on the Savage, but they do feel O.K.. I think the Rem. has some kind or "X-Mark Pro" trigger or something or other. I want to keep costs down, but have a decent rifle, too.

Any opinions?
I own a two remingtons. one in 308 and the other in 243. the problem in a varmint remington is the long freebore. if you are handloading with varmint rounds say 75 gr or smaller in order to get sufficient amount of the bullet in the neck you may have to have a gap of 15-20/1000. the remington comes with a heavy trigger pull but you can not only adjust the sear you can adjust to a light pull.
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