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Old 04-27-2012, 07:17 PM
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Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

Any of you own a Rem700 5r milspec 300WM and if so how is it on accuracy without any mods. Ive heard so much good things on the 308 but cant find much info on the 300.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:44 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

I tested my factory 5r with several different factory loads, including premium rounds, and the ones that shot the best, consistantly, were the Winchester Super-X 150 and 180gr Power Points. Worked for me, as they were the cheapest things on the shelf and has a great reputation for a factory round.So I worked up a drop chart for the 180 grains and shot a few boxes, killed a couple deer too.

3-shot groups averaged 1", sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Out at 400 yards I shot a couple 5-shot groups and was getting right at 4" with a 1/2 value wind. Even with that, I had a bit more dispersion vertically than I did on the horizontal, so that points to velocity changes out the barrel, even though I didn't use a chrono. Hopefully I can tailor a load when I get back from overseas, and hope to hold 1/2 moa.

No mods except I took 1/2" off the stock and mounted a Limbsaver Recoil pad. With the weight of the gun, scope & mounts, I had no problem shooting a couple boxes through it from the bench. I really like that Limbsaver recoil pad. The factory stock (made by HS Precision) had several "imperfections" on the aluminum bedding blocks, so I'm pretty sure a skim bed would have helped it out a bit.

When I was doing research before I bought mine, It seemed the groups people were reporting for the 308 were around 1/2 moa, and for the 300wm between 1/2 and 1". Mine showed just that, right at 1" with no mods, no muzzle brake and shooting the cheap rounds.

Hope this helps.


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Old 04-28-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

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I tested my factory 5r with several different factory loads, including premium rounds, and the ones that shot the best, consistantly, were the Winchester Super-X 150 and 180gr Power Points. Worked for me, as they were the cheapest things on the shelf and has a great reputation for a factory round.So I worked up a drop chart for the 180 grains and shot a few boxes, killed a couple deer too.

3-shot groups averaged 1", sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Out at 400 yards I shot a couple 5-shot groups and was getting right at 4" with a 1/2 value wind. Even with that, I had a bit more dispersion vertically than I did on the horizontal, so that points to velocity changes out the barrel, even though I didn't use a chrono. Hopefully I can tailor a load when I get back from overseas, and hope to hold 1/2 moa.

No mods except I took 1/2" off the stock and mounted a Limbsaver Recoil pad. With the weight of the gun, scope & mounts, I had no problem shooting a couple boxes through it from the bench. I really like that Limbsaver recoil pad. The factory stock (made by HS Precision) had several "imperfections" on the aluminum bedding blocks, so I'm pretty sure a skim bed would have helped it out a bit.

When I was doing research before I bought mine, It seemed the groups people were reporting for the 308 were around 1/2 moa, and for the 300wm between 1/2 and 1". Mine showed just that, right at 1" with no mods, no muzzle brake and shooting the cheap rounds.

Hope this helps.


Chris
Thanks for the reply. The reason I ask is because I am trading an AR10 and I have two different trade offers. One is the Rem700 5r milspec 300WM and the other is the Rem700PSS 308 and I just cant decide if I want the 300wm for its flatter, longer range abilities or the lower recoiling, cheaper to load 308.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

Not a problem. I put a couple boxes through without any problems on several occasions. But, I didn't get this rifle to spend all day at the range. This one's for long-range Elk and Deer.

Two good rifles either way. Shoot, why not have em both


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Old 04-28-2012, 05:43 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

Why are you trading the Ar-10 ? Don't you like it ?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:21 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

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Why are you trading the Ar-10 ? Don't you like it ?
I do like it, I love it actually. The problem is I have to move to Commiefornia for work and the AR10 is illegal there, and Im not going to have that bullet button installed and buy all new mags just to be legal. So Ive decided to trade or sell it for a good 308 bolt and not deal with the hassle
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:33 PM
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Re: Remington 700 5r milspec 300wm

Oh Dang I recently defected from the liberal blue queer state. I understand. Where in CA will you be moving to ?
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