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Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

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Unread 09-08-2003, 03:48 AM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

Just a note, the Remington "Police" I am talking about here is not the PSS Ian was talking about, rather, a 700 series, here it retails for around $1300.

We are also offered the PSS and an XB series Tactical which go for around $3000+ and $2800 respectively.

Thanks for the input gents.
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Unread 09-08-2003, 09:29 AM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

I believe that we are talking about the same rifles, the ones that I have shot were called PSS. That might be changed to 700P now since the rifles were bought several years ago. Here is a link to the rifles that I am referring to,

This is a pretty good rifle, can be the basis of a decent LR system. We use .308's in 20, 22, 24 and 26 inch barrels a lot. Out to 5-600 yards a 20 kills game as dead as a 26" rifle. Difference in elevation adjustment might be two minutes or so out at long range, which for us with the .308's is 700-1000 yards.
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Unread 09-08-2003, 03:45 PM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

Not sure if I understand this correctly, but, if you have $2800 to $3K to spend on a tactical rifle. Donít waste your time buying a factory Win or Rem anything. Do one of two things.

Give George Gardner at GA Precision, or Mike Lau at TBA (Texas Brigade Academy) a call. Both will build you a rugged made to take abuse tack driver on a McMillan stock for that price range.


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Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
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Unread 09-08-2003, 08:29 PM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

It may notbe one of the most popular one but, check out the Sig Arms 3000 in 308. Also I'm not sure you can get other stocks for it. Look into stocks for options on other actions. For the money you can't beat a Sako or Savage and I know that there other stocks for them.
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Unread 09-11-2003, 06:01 AM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

Jeff, I'd like to spend a little less than 3K on the rifle, maybe 3K would be more like my budget for the rifle, scope and bi-pod.

I have just been told by my local gunshop that someone has a Sig arms SSG 3000 for sale, second hand, this rifle may just be what I'm looking for.

Thanks for the input gents [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 10-25-2003, 03:31 AM
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Re: Remington Police Vs Styer SSG .308

I'm on my second 700 Rem pss the first was actually the LTR model.Both are accurate! The last group out of the LTR was .480 5 shot group at 100 yds. after shooting 80 rds. at long range and no cleaning between shots, it also has over 5700 rds. on the factory barrel. The new 700 pss has a 26in. fluted barrel and I like it better, because of the velocity increase. It has grouped a .28 five shot group at 100 yds, with factory barrel and hand loads. I have been able to shoot 12 oz. pepsi cans (10 so far.. actual bullet hole in can not just flipping it off the ground with a close hit) at 1000 yds. With the new pss and the 26 in barrel I found a load a can use to 1400 yds. With 20 MOA bases and Leupold LR M3 30mm scope I can dial form 100 yard zero to 1400 yds with no hold over. I also use the 300 win mag turrent cap on the .308 and shoot 2 min flatter than the .300 win mag at the specified distance on the cap. I believe the army specifies the 190 gr. boattail at 2900 fps with a b.c. of .533 for that bullet. the .308 is shooting a 155gr. Lapua vld with a b.c. of .508 at an average velocity of 3026 fps. So the .308 shoots right along side the .300 win mag, the main difference being ft./lb's. of energy. I only has 270 in. or 27 min of drop at 1000 yds (confirmed with range finder), and 76 inches of wind deflexion (10 m.p.h. cross wind) at that distance. At 1400 measured yds. this load has 735 inches or 54 min sometimes 53 min of drop,and is still super sonic. I am able to hit rocks aprox 2 foot square consistantly 5 to 6 times in arow before the wind changes at 1400yds. Just started shooting at this distance and have gotten two shots on center of one rock, two and three quarters inches apart at 1400yds. So buy the rem 700 pss It should average .6 5 shot groups or less with a variety quality handloads (mine have never seen a factory round) without any tinkering what so ever.. with the exception of a trigger adjustment. I use a 1 lb Jewell trigger and the rest of the rifle is pure factory. So, adjust the trigger and shoot it first with a quality handload with a Leupold scope securely attached should equate to small groups! Save the money you would spend on a high dollar rifle and use that money for quality handloading tools and the best reloading components, and go shoot it ...alot!. Good luck, and have fun!!!!
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