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Old 09-22-2010, 06:40 PM
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Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

I have been hunting for many years and have just not gotten into target shooting. I would eventually like to shoot out to 1000+. Right now I have a Marlin XL7 .270 I hunt with and a Savage .223 to mess around with, and would like to get a Remington 700 to start doung my long range practice with. I plan on eventually doing a custom build on it, but until I am adequate enough to shoot even a factory 700 good enough, Im gonna leave everything alone. I have a Vortex Viper, and 2 SS's (10x and 16x). Which model 700 should I go with? SPS varmint? SPS tactical? Which round? .300 WSM? .308? Any help is greatly appreciated. Just looking for what will give me the best out-of-the-box performance with great aftermarket support. I also plan to hunt whitetail out to about 400-500.

BTW, I was in the military and have been hunting for years. I just need some advise, as I have never been this involved.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:25 PM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

A Savage 116 300 win mag. Stainless for all hunting conditions. Very versatile design. One of the most accurate out of the box. Good after market support.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:12 AM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

I actually was having the same questions before and these guys gave me some good ideas. I was looking for a 7mm but im looking for an elk gun. here are 2 of my thread where they gave me some good tips

help for new lr rig

Sendero as a starting point?

but in all honesty if you are looking for a 700 action the best way to decide which gun is best for you is to look: Bolt Action Centerfire - Model 700 Centerfire Rifle - Remington Bolt Action Centerfire Rifle . How i came up with the sendero is literally just going down one by one and seeing which guns came in the caliber i was looking for (7mm). if you know which caliber you are looking for this then becomes a simple task of comparing which out of the box guns come in the caliber you want and what pros/cons do each have. that should be a great way to at least get an idea of what to get.

As for which caliber ill let the more experienced members here answer that...

p.s. How is the Viper treating you? My questions and indisicion is on scopes and that is one that im very interested in so im just wondering how its treating you.

Sean
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:44 AM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

The Vortex is a very nice scope for the money. I highly recommend them. In fact, a buddy bought a Diamondback and decided a year later to upgrade to a Viper. He smacked it on a table, send it in for a warranty replacement, and opted for an upgrade. No questions asked. Their customer service is bar none the best of the best.

Out of the Tactical and Varmint, what will be more accurate? Their website states that the Varmint is their most accurate, but I would think otherwise...
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

If you are talking about the target tactical and the varment SF then i would go with the varment assuming you are looking into the 308 round. Its not that the varment over all looks more appealing, its just that it doesnt have the triangular barrel the tactical has. Ive heard nightmare stories about that barrel so i would never get one but thats just my opinion. And i dont even know if those are the particular two you are looking at.

That really shows some solid support in their warrenty. Is it a lifetime warrenty or does it cover a certain number of years?
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:08 PM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

for whitetail a 25-06 sendero. the weak point of the sps varmint is its stock. there is a review on sniper central of it including shooting it with the same stock the sendero has.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:11 AM
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Re: Which 700? NEWBIE help please!

Yes, Vortex warranties all their products for life, and is even transferable. NO questions asked!!!

And I think I'm going with the SPS varmint in a .300 WSM, but I will be changing the stock.
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