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Old 01-26-2014, 09:42 PM
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Remington 700 sps varmint

Hey guys, do any of you have any experience with the Remington model 700 sps varmint? I have been looking into getting one and I am curious as to what kind of accuracy I should expect out of the box? I have also herd the stock is junk and I am wondering if anyone could shed some light on this situation for me.

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:54 PM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

Are you looking at the 308 or 223? I used a sps varmint 308 to shoot a bull elk at 451 yards in 2012, put 2 168 bergers into his shoulder about 1.5 inches apart. The gun would shoot .5 to .75 moa out to 600 yds. Great guns to start learning on, in my opinion.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:11 PM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

I am thinking more along the lines of 22-250, used as a coyote/prairie dog gun.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:12 AM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

Right out of the box I wouldn't expect too much. Under 2moa for sure but if you install pillars, float and bed it, you should get it sub MOA without any trouble.

If it were me though I'd suggest looking at the Winchester Model 70 coyote outback in .22-250 if you can find one. If the budget is limited then I'd say look at the CZ 527. Deadly accurate right out of the box and they get better as you break them in. Once you get used to the single set trigger you'll be spoiled for life too.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:18 AM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

I have the ADL version from Dick's. Before cutting the barrel to 20" it shot .65moa at 100yds. Now with the barrel cut back to 20" it shoots much tighter. Last time at the range the best five shot group was .307" center to center shooting 165gr Sierra GameKing SPBT at 200yds. This is with the factory Varminter stock. I am afraid to change anything out because of the way it shoots.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:04 AM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

my brother's 308 shoots great
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:34 AM
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Re: Remington 700 sps varmint

I have a 308 and a 22-250 Varmint. I have replaced the plastsic stock on the 308 with a H-S stock it shoots around 1" with Federal factory 150g. It shot OK with the plastic stock but it had to go. The same with the 22-250. Shot good with white box 45g Winchester but if you tightened the front action screw tight it hits the bolt. I felt it in the store. I thought the lugs were just tight. I thought I would try and I am expecting my Boyds Tacticool stock. "I hate that name" to be on the front porch by this eveinig. I have not shot either of the rifles very much, I have other rifles that I have been useing for years.. but I am in the process of working up loads for both of these rifles. The 22-250 will be first after I bed it into the Boyds stock. Then we will see if They can shoot as good as my other rifles.
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