Rem 700 SPS
I'm thinking of buying a 700 SPS in .308. First of all to have a second gun to take to the range with me. I don't care about the stock as I will intend on replacing it as time comes and probably eventually the barrel as well. Is there much difference other than the finish on the SPS's vs. CDL/BDL? I looked into having a .338-08 built and now come to find out the Federal standardized the cartridge as the 338 Federal. I've always liked Manlichers and would like to one day cut the barrel down to 20" or have it rebarreled to 338 Federal and have a Manlicher stock put on it. This would primarily be a close in timber gun, primarily for wild pigs here in California. This would be along the lines of a "Woods Rifle" like O'Conor and Chuck Hawks have touted. As Hawks says it would probably be fine loaded down to modest velocities and keep the shots around 200 yards. Are the SPS actions worth it? They're about all I can afford at the moment and would be nice to have a .308 to play with in the mean time. I already have dies for my brother's .308. I would assume they are the same just not as pretty as other 700s but you know what happens when one assumes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Now it's time fore me to go. The Autumn moon lights my way.