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Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

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Unread 05-29-2011, 08:32 PM
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Re: Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

Originally Posted by VSSF View Post
Love mine, Shoot F-Class with it. Loves 175gr. SMK's

When I built my reloading bench I picture a meticulously organized area. In reality it looks a lot like yours. I only load for .300 WM and it's amazing the amount of real estate it takes up.

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Unread 06-05-2011, 11:34 PM
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Re: Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

Well, I bought one last week and shot it today. Went out to the garage this AM with a coffee to do some reloading and discovered that unbeknownst to me my oldest son had loaded the remainder of our 168 Match Kings for his Savage and a trip out to the farm,...so, all I had in 30 cal were hunting bullets. So I loaded 180 Accubonds with Varget. After a barrel break in routine of cleaning after every shot for 10 rounds of factory ammo, I cleaned it again, let it cool, fired a fouling shot and then put 3 of the Accubonds with 41 grs of Varget into a .22" group at 100 yards and 3 into 1-1/8" at 200.....I think it will shoot.

This was with a Jewell trigger and a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 4.5-14 scope.

I'll pickup more MK's this week, maybe some 168 Bergers as well....
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Unread 06-06-2011, 08:58 AM
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Re: Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

Just got one for myself as well!! All the hubbub surrounding this rifle (and the fact that I shot a doe with one last season) made me finally break down and pick one up. It's one of the "10th Anniversary Edition" rifles, so the murmurings that I had heard earlier about special engraving turned out to be true. I slapped a Konus M30 6.5-25x44 on it, and now it just sits pretty, because I don't have any ammo for it! Will post range results when I actually get to shoot it.

Barreltwister, does yours have "10th Anniversary Edition" engraved on the barrel? Glad to hear that yours shoots that well!!!!
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Unread 06-06-2011, 12:07 PM
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Re: Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

Mine is dated 7-08 in the barrel channel. Dealer must have had it a while.
No special engraving on mine.
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Unread 08-17-2015, 07:30 AM
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Re: Rem 700 R-5 MilSpec 308

I ran into one of my range books that I keep my load development info in. I know this is an old post but there seems to always be questions about what factory rifles display good out of the box accuracy, and whether the Rem Milsoec is as good as many claim. After owning three 308's and one 300WM, and observing a few others owned by buddies, all have demonstrated good accuracy out if the box, with a trigger tune/change. These targets show 5 shot groups with Federal GM Factory 168 Match, and handloaded 168 SMK's loaded with 43 Gr of IMR4895/Win LR primers, Fed brass. I pulled the last shot at 200 yards.....got excited
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