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Old 06-24-2013, 11:14 AM
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rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

Hello guys,

I am looking for a new project and I settled in a 308 caliber. I have narrowed it down to two rifles. Both are remington 700, but I am undecided as to which model to get. Both are around the same price range. The xcr has a longer barrel. Can anyone help me to decide why I should choose one model over the other?
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:51 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

I have had custom .308's and shot lots of factory .308's, and by far the best shooting factory Remington .308 is the 5R Milspec. I love mine, and wouldn't get rid of it for nothing. It is one of the most accurate out of the box rifles I've shot. While still breaking it in, my first 100 rounds, I shot rounds 77-100 (24 shots) into a 1.286" group.

Have faith in the 5R.....Mine is the 24" non-threaded model.




This was the overall measurement, before I subtracted .308 for the bullet diameter, which ended up being 1.286" after bullet subtraction.

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:54 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

MUD - what load??
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

Custom handloads...

Regular Lapua .308 Win brass (not Palma)
44.0gr of Varget, dead-on measurements
Nosler Custom Competition 168gr HPBT's
Federal 210 primers
COAL - SAAMI spec 2.810"

I also have a nasty little load for shooting the Berger 210 VLD's if you want it? But the trick with them is to shoot them pressed into the lands, so you have to shoot it as a single shot.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:32 PM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

thank you guys. I guess i now know which one to buy.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:58 PM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

You might not want to decide too soon. I've got the Remington 700 XCR LRT in the 300 Win Mag. Great rifle. 26" fluted barrel, all nytrited stainless steel barrel and action, Rem. 40x trigger, B&C stock with aluminum bedding block, etc.
It has a 1 in 10" twist barrel and I'm shooting the Berger 210 gr. VLD at 2835 fps into 1/2 MOA groups out to 600 yards (longest range I have). I don't know what you have in mind for the gun, but anything a 308 will do, a 300 WM will do better.
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You might not want to decide too soon. I've got the Remington 700 XCR LRT in the 300 Win Mag. Great rifle. 26" fluted barrel, all nytrited stainless steel barrel and action, Rem. 40x trigger, B&C stock with aluminum bedding block, etc.
It has a 1 in 10" twist barrel and I'm shooting the Berger 210 gr. VLD at 2835 fps into 1/2 MOA groups out to 600 yards (longest range I have). I don't know what you have in mind for the gun, but anything a 308 will do, a 300 WM will do better.
It'll even recoil better, burn more powder better, and crack brass better, too, huh?

For target shooting, everyone needs a .308 in their arsenal. It will make you a better shot, b/c it's slower than the 300 WM, and will help you learn how to judge wind-drift better. It's cheaper to shoot. Brass for the .308 Win lasts longer. It's barrel will last for 10,000+ rounds. Recoil is virtually nothing. And they are enjoyable to shoot all day without feeling like your arm fell off.

And personally, I think not only is the .308 a better learning gun for LR, but even advanced shooters will tell you that it's just plain enjoyable to shoot sometimes compared to a big-bore monster.

There's nothing wrong with the big bores, I have a few of them, but sometimes they just aren't enjoyable to sit and shoot all day, ya know?

It's all up to the OP in the end.....However, all I'm saying is, that just b/c something is bigger & faster, doesn't make it better for every situation.
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