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Old 12-05-2008, 12:47 PM
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Reminton 700 SPS

Anybody have any thoughts on this rifle in .308?
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:40 PM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

I've posted a similar response a couple times when asked about SPS rifles;

I have owned one and had two friends that had one each as well. None of them shot very well and all needed some work. The short story is that I would think about looking elsewhere. For about the same money you could get a savage in a 308. IMHO and my limited experience I have yet to see a savage that out of the box didn't shoot well especially when paired with some basic handloads. I have sold my SPS to a guy who used it as a donor action and bought myself a sendero and also a savage in a short action. I can shoot the savage a bit better than the 3x the cost sendero sf II. Hope this helps a bit, but remember this is just my 2 cents, hopefully some other guys will chime in.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

Well I had one in 223, only mod was trigger adjustment. Rifle shot great groups with Black Hills ammo. My brother has one in 25-06, shoots very well also with a simple trigger job.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

They're a cheap option for a half decent rifle that is a good base to build on later.


Bed it into a decent stock, do a trigger job and it should shoot well, unless you got one made on a day when quality control didn't show up for work....


....which seems to be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Remington plant
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:10 PM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

I have two. A .223 and a .308. Both are varmint models and both shoot 1moa (and sometimes better) right out of the box without modification and with Remington factory ammo. I was pleasantly surprised.

They both have quality scopes on them. When I begin modifications I'll start with the triggers, then move to stocks and bedding.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:35 PM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

They are great rifle and I would not hesitate to start off with one just not in 308 for long range hunting.

IMHO the only week link in that rifle is the stock and I would replace it. I would do like the other guys said and get the trigger tuned and work on shooting out the barrel after that.

When its shot out get a new barrel and have the action blueprinted
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:20 AM
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Re: Reminton 700 SPS

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I've posted a similar response a couple times when asked about SPS rifles;

I have owned one and had two friends that had one each as well. None of them shot very well and all needed some work. The short story is that I would think about looking elsewhere. For about the same money you could get a savage in a 308. IMHO and my limited experience I have yet to see a savage that out of the box didn't shoot well especially when paired with some basic handloads. I have sold my SPS to a guy who used it as a donor action and bought myself a sendero and also a savage in a short action. I can shoot the savage a bit better than the 3x the cost sendero sf II. Hope this helps a bit, but remember this is just my 2 cents, hopefully some other guys will chime in.
Very close to my story. Only mine would not eject or feed from the mag. So I built a custom on it and then it did shoot well. I now use savage actions and am happy with thim (even out of the box). In my opinion there are too many other nice rifles avalable at that price point for remington to be resting on there lorals.
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