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Asking for opinings on a new rifle

Hello all,
First of all I many not have many posts here but I quite often read alot and find this site very informative. So with that said, I have the "wants" for a New Stainless 30.06 and have been looking at the Remington SPS that will match my other stainless 2 remmys.
The main questions here is Remington quality of late. Good, bad or indifferent. Many times I hear "I would never buy a new Remington" and I wonder why?
I currently own 3 Remington 700's and all shoot well and I know that the 700 action is very popular for builds
I am not a long range shooter, 400yds may be tops and I really want a quality shooter with a few little tweeks (ie trigger and stock work) and handloads
So how are the New 700's these days?
I am also looking at the Vanguard and Savage in that $600 +/- range

Thanks for any and all input and if this is a redundant thread, please forgive me and point me in the right direction.

MB
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    Re: Asking for opinings on a new rifle

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    Hello all,
    First of all I many not have many posts here but I quite often read alot and find this site very informative. So with that said, I have the "wants" for a New Stainless 30.06 and have been looking at the Remington SPS that will match my other stainless 2 remmys.
    The main questions here is Remington quality of late. Good, bad or indifferent. Many times I hear "I would never buy a new Remington" and I wonder why?
    I currently own 3 Remington 700's and all shoot well and I know that the 700 action is very popular for builds
    I am not a long range shooter, 400yds may be tops and I really want a quality shooter with a few little tweeks (ie trigger and stock work) and handloads
    So how are the New 700's these days?
    I am also looking at the Vanguard and Savage in that $600 +/- range

    Thanks for any and all input and if this is a redundant thread, please forgive me and point me in the right direction.

    MB
    Well in my experience the vanguard and the savage are both better factory rifles than the Remington. The Remington does have more aftermarket support that's true, but not by much. I myself would pick a vanguard, tikka, cz or a Winchester before a Remington, I do own one rem not and have have a few pass threw my hands. I really like the Winchester extremely weather, I just have a sort spot for that action really.
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    Go with the Remmy. You shouldn't be disappointed. I have a newer Remington (5R MilSpec .308 Win) built in the last few years and it shoots sub- MOA groups with handloads. I also have a buddy who has a fairly new model SPS .300 WM, and with handloads we've gotten his down to shooting MOA groups.
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    Re: Asking for opinions on a new rifle

    I know this is a open ended topic, love /hate kind of deal. I really like my current remingtons but they are 5 to 20 years old so mainly wondering about the quality of the current 700's.
    I have never owned a weatherby but it seems the new S2 is getting great reviews.

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    Re: Asking for opinions on a new rifle

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    I know this is a open ended topic, love /hate kind of deal. I really like my current remingtons but they are 5 to 20 years old so mainly wondering about the quality of the current 700's.
    I have never owned a weatherby but it seems the new S2 is getting great reviews.

    MB
    This may influence your decision.

    Check out this brand new Remington 700's recoil lug
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    This may influence your decision.

    Check out this brand new Remington 700's recoil lug

    Ok point taken.
    What would you recommend then if not a Remington.
    This will be a standard hunting rifle not a Long Range Hunter.

    And my fat fingers meant to say Opinions on new rifle.....

    MB
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    Re: Asking for opinings on a new rifle

    Get the Savage 116 and don't look back.
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