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Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

 
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:46 AM
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I'm not too sure their quality is all that bad. I purchased a Remington 700 SPS Varmint (with floorplate) in .223 and I can shoot sub 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards all day long. Recently, I went to Dicks and purchased a Remington 700 ADL Varmint in .243. (Purchased about 3 weeks ago) Using handloads, again, 1/2 inch group at 100 yards. I'm not that picky, but 1/2 inch groups are pretty good for me...what more could ya want?
The only thing I'd even consider buying from Academy or Dicks would be the $379 ADL specials, just to snatch everything off down to the bare action, and use that for a custom build, just because you can get the action for so cheap. Just my $0.02.

When you jump up to an SPS, they should be the same quality level regardless of where you buy them from.

My buddy has an SPS .300 WinMag with a factory 26" sporter barrel and a pillar-bedded SPS stock. With several of my different handloads we got it to shoot 1/2 MOA or better @ 100 yards. I was thoroughly impressed.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:57 AM
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Re: Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

Remington sps model in 22-250 is a shooter. 1/14 twist it will group 36gn varmint granades down to 1/2" groups at 4400fps using 8208xbr or 53smk's at less the 1/4"
All shot off bags at 100yrds.
I don't think you can go wrong with sps with 26"barrels. I did change stocks to a Boyd's thumb hole lam stock.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:33 AM
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Re: Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

If they have the heavy varmint on sale again this Black Friday for $399 I am going to buy the 223. I keep passing it up and I keep kicking myself later.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:20 AM
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Re: Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

I have never owned a .308 but...I keep checking Dick's for one of their, "cheapies". I'll snag it when I find one! I have a nice thumbhole stock just waiting for it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:36 AM
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I have never owned a .308 but...I keep checking Dick's for one of their, "cheapies". I'll snag it when I find one! I have a nice thumbhole stock just waiting for it.
I'd look for the SPS Tactical 20" heavy barrel. You can occasionally pick them up for $399-499. And from what I hear, with none-to-minimal work, and good handloads you they'll stack em pretty good from the factory.

I went into my local store to buy one when they had them on sale for $399...Walked out with a 10th Anniversary 700 5R Milspec .308 with a 24" barrel. I'm glad I did...It will absolutely drive tacks. Granted, it was almost $1000 more than the SPS Tac, but it was worth it to me.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

Cabela's has the Rem 700 ADL Varmint with 26" barrels in 223, 22-250 and 308 for I think it is $449.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: Dick's Remington 700 on Sale Again ??

Dick's does too right now. I shot a 223 in the varmint model today, nice rifle.
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