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I have owned three Remington 700 Mildpec 308''s since they were made available as a non catalog offering, and as I understand it, have barrels that are over runs from M24 production. They were all very nicely finished, and shot sub .5MOA out of the box. Nicely balanced with a varmint weight barrel, all stainless, and an HS Precision stock with Wundhammer style tactical grip. they run around $1000-1100. They are tough to find, but I bought all three 308's, and recently a 300WM Milspec from, The Exchange. They list on Guns America. They don't always have them listed, but he gets them on a regular basis. Another good alternative to take a look at.
I have a 10th Anniversary 5R .308......Surgical precision for an out of the box plinker. Granted, I paid about $1,300 (after tax) for it several years back, but it has been WELL worth the money.

I don't know what yall consider to be a good shootin gun, but back on Jan 13 I shot a 24-shot hotlap (1 after the other, with no pause other than reloading) with no fliers and no screw-ups, 1.594" group @ 100 yards using handloads on a barrel with 76 rounds on it (before the 24-shot group).


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    I don't know what yall consider to be a good shootin gun, but back on Jan 13 I shot a 24-shot hotlap (1 after the other, with no pause other than reloading) with no fliers and no screw-ups, 1.594" group @ 100 yards using handloads on a barrel with 76 rounds on it (before the 24-shot group).
    That's some pretty good shooting. You are actually a little wide on your measurement with the caliper. You need to squeeze a little tighter to the left hand hole. Then subtract .308 from your group. I think you'll find you are actually closer to 1" or a little less.
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    So, I need to bring it in to where the white starts and the green stops, on the left-hand side, correct? Then subract .308?

    I'll do a re-measure when I get home and I'll let you know. Thanks for the tip Tank. That was my first attempt at group measuring. Before that I have always done it the hillbilly way....Just look at the group and give it a yay or nay. LOL

    If you don't mind me asking, why do you subtract .308? I know that's the caliber, but where does that fit into the equation? Like I said, i'm new to the whole measuring thing, so any help and info is greatly appreciated.
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    If I get a decent nights sleep this kind of performance is pretty typical with my Rem 700 Milspecs in 308, and 300WM. The barrels seem to hold this accuracy for around 2400 rounds(308),
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    Grey, your handwriting looks as bad as mine does. Hahaha!
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    With a budget up to $2k, you could easily go the custom route as well I would think. I would also throw a Rem 700 Sendero into consideration too, although they don't make new ones in .308 anymore, but you can still find them new in some places like this: 700 SENDERO .308 REMINGTON for sale (951808480)
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    Grey, your handwriting looks as bad as mine does. Hahaha!
    You are not the first person to point that out to me!
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