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Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

 
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:28 AM
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Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

Hello all! As many of you know I have been beating this varmint rifle thing to death for a couple months... but finding a PERFECT rifle/calibre combo is very difficult... and every time i do it, about a day later i find one i like better. Anyway I have tentatively settled on the 22-250 and any comments on that are welcome as well!
Anyway, I have never owned Remington, but have heard GREAT things on some 700 platforms, specifically from military about the sniper rifles. I have had some "expert" marksmen tell me that Sendero and varmint 700's have ALL same features as the sniper rifles except stock quality/grade. So anotherwords in the Varmint and Sendero line you can get EVERYTHING except the stock for about $900 less. On the internet I have read alot that seemed to confirm this... but I cannot find the same info about the less expensive Remington 700 SPS Varmint that I saw in Dick's.
I am no rifle expert, i want the most accurate factory rifle i can buy... on a budget.
In summary, I have heard Rem Sniper riles ranked as the best on the planet, and that the Varmints were virtually identical. Is this true? And if so, does that hold true of the couple hundred dollar cheaper Remington 700 SPS Varmint???

In advance thanks for your knowledge, time, and help! Rod
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:49 AM
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

It looks its time to quit aiming an pull the trigger. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

You've done your homework well...

You are pretty much spot on in your thinking but changed the specs when the "couple hundred dollar cheaper" phrase was used.

As with the fella that only wants an hole and has to purchase a drill motor and bit, all your after is a hole where you want but down range a ways and apparently at the least amount of expenditure.....

Purchasing an off the shelf factory rifle will more often than not get on that shoots decent. To shoot great they pretty much all need a little work. Most of which is do it yourself stuff.

Hopefully some of the Savage shooters will chime in here. You're just as apt to get a Savage shooter as a Rem. off the shelf and a bunch less expensive. Especially since you'll probably change the stock anyway.

In fact, 'my' next factory purchase will be a Savage or even the less expensive Stevens. I picked one up the other day and was intrigued by the AccuTrigger + the workmanship was pretty top notch.

Also, the glass you put on it is more important than the rife you put it on. Thus the recommendation for purchasing a less expensive rifle that is apt to shoot super well allows one to put more $ into the glass.

Just some thot's......

The 22-250 is a good pick.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:29 AM
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

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Hello all! As many of you know I have been beating this varmint rifle thing to death for a couple months... but finding a PERFECT rifle/calibre combo is very difficult...

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The reason that you are having frustrations is, There is no perfect varmint rifle, especially when you use the words "less expensive" and "Budget" in the same paragraph.

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Anyway, I have never owned Remington, but have heard GREAT things on some 700 platforms, specifically from military about the sniper rifles. I have had some "expert" marksmen tell me that Sendero and varmint 700's have ALL same features as the sniper rifles except stock quality/grade.

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Not true. The Military rifles have very fine custom barrels that are hand fitted.


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So anotherwords in the Varmint and Sendero line you can get EVERYTHING except the stock for about $900 less.

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Not true. I have a Sendero-II that shoots like a match rifle, and two of my friends shoot them in 1,000 yard "F" class competition... but these are the high end of the Remington line, with a street price usually running around $900-$1,000, depending where you buy them. The stocks are internally identical to the Remington sniper stocks, and they are very fine.

The rifle you are talking about is the SPS... a budget rifle designed for the volume outlets like Wally world, etc. The SPS stock is a piece of crap stock. You will have to buy a new stock the day after you bring your rifle home.

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On the internet I have read alot that seemed to confirm this... but I cannot find the same info about the less expensive Remington 700 SPS Varmint that I saw in Dick's.
I am no rifle expert, i want the most accurate factory rifle i can buy... on a budget.

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You cannot buy the most accurate varmint rifle for $400-450. The SPS has a light weight barrel and a whimpy stock, and the rifle tops out a 7 pounds.

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In summary, I have heard Rem Sniper riles ranked as the best on the planet, and that the Varmints were virtually identical. Is this true?

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NO and NO.

You need to understand that, first, a sniper rifle is NOT the most accurate rifle in the world - it is built for stability and consistency. It MUST shoot to the same point of impact, under almost all conditions.

The accuracy of these rifles is OK, but NOT of match grade. They are built to get dragged around, beat up, and still hit a target that is 20"x40".

So you need to let this sniper fascination go... it's not relevant.

The starting price of the current Remington M-24 Sniper rifle is $3,500+, and you're talking $400... take some personal inventory on this thing.

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And if so, does that hold true of the couple hundred dollar cheaper Remington 700 SPS Varmint???

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The "couple hundred dollar cheaper Remington 700 SPS Varmint" is THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS CHEAPER!!

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In advace thanks for your knowledge, time, and help! Rod

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You have been the victim of some internet BS.

The rifle you are looking at is at the bottom of the Remington product line. This is in no way related to the Sendero's, the Varmint Specials, or the M24 Sniper rifles... these are all different animals.

If $400-$450 is your price range, you would be well advised to look at the Savage varmint rifles. They have an excellent reputation and many have won varmint matches out of the box.

The requirements of a Varmint rifle are very different than a sniper rifle.

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Old 04-22-2007, 04:41 PM
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

Well said, catshooter!
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

The SPS Varmint is actually a whole differant rifle than the SPS. It has a Non Fluted HB of about the same diamater as the Old Rem 700 BDL Varmint. The stock is totally differant than the standard SPS.
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So far the feed back on them has been very good.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:00 AM
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

I just got mine finished up and took it to the range Saturday and was very impressed with the performance of the rifle. Mine is the .308 and I was shooting Remington Premere Match ammo which only comes is 168gr. I shot about 40 rounds through it at 100 and 200 yards. Had a 1 1/4 group at 200 and I know with some practice I will improve on that. For the price it is one of the best investments I have made on a rifle.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:00 PM
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Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint INFO & ADVICE

I too am looking into the 22-250 SPS varmint. The only thing I can't for the life of em figure out is why they put a 1:14" twist in the 22-250. The .223 has a 1:12" twist, do they expect you to shoot longer heavier bullets out of a .223 than a 22-250? That's nuts. I was looking forward to getting one of these and shooting the heavier VLD bullets but I doubt a 14" twist will stabalize anything past 55gr.
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