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Old 06-27-2013, 07:23 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

Never laid hands on the XCR,, but the 5r's I've seen and shot have done really well.Cant guarantee you will get 10k+ rounds out of one nor will it "crack brass" but the recoil will be less than a unbraked 300.
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

You cant go wrong with either of these. I have the xcr and it shoots 1/3 to 1/2 moa all day.
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

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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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I may have misread your post. I read the 308 caliber as a 30 cal. bore size. If you meant the .308 Winchester chambering, then I got off on a tangent with the 300 Win. Mag.
Be that as it may, everything I said about the Rem. 700 XCR LRT is still true. One of the big advantages it has over the 700 Tactical 5R is the barrel twist rate. The XCR comes with a 1 in 10" twist rate while the other rifle has a 1 in 11 1/4" twist. That won't matter if you're shooting lighter bullets, but if you want to shoot the long, heavy VLD bullets, you'll want the faster twist. If you're set on the 5R rifling, I believe you can get the 700P in 300 Win. Mag. with the 5R rifling also.
If you're using the rifle for a medium range rifle the 308 Win. will do you a fine job. I have both guns that you looking at, the XCR in 300 WM and the Tactual in 308 Win. I live both of them. I use the XCR for long range big game hunting and the Tactical with a suppressor for short to medium work, subsonic and supersonic.

Just remember, you can make a 300 shoot like a 308, but you can't make a 308 shoot like a 300.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

Well the 308 version is a 1-12
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:54 AM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

The XCR 308 Win. is 1 in 12" twist but the 300 WM is 1 in 10". In the Target Tactical, the 308 is 1 in 11.25". If you want a short, threaded barrel in a 1 in !0" twist the, 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD has a 20" barrel with the faster twist. This allows you to shoot the 220-230 grain bullet subsonic. Better killing power with the big bullets.

The choices are almost endless.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

I was asking about those two rifles in 308 win because I have a custom 300 win mag that is currently being build.

Gil
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Re: rem 700 xcr tactical long range v. rem 700 5r

My 5R .308 has an 11.25" twist and it shoots the 210 Berger VLD's like nobody's business...

I wouldn't say the twist rate is a handicap at all.
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