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Old 08-17-2009, 04:54 PM
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Need help choosing a combo

Hi, im new to long range shooting. Ive been reading quite a bit over the last week about different rifles, scopes and so on. Im not new to shooting, just new to long range shooting. I know I want a .308. Ive read about the Rem 700 SPS Varmint in the .308 and it looks nice and is affordable but also read that the cheapy stock affected the accuracy of the rifle. Scopes, i know zero about. The rifle will be used for long range target shooting, and possibly varminting. I want accuracy....affordability, and quality. Just all these different rifles get different reviews from different people and is quite confusing. Again ive read good things about the remington 700 as well as the savage...and bad...Im looking for a good out of the box gun that is perfectly fine the way it is but can be fine tuned and upgraded as I learn. My budget is 500-800 for the rifle...and as i said i know nothing about scopes...but from what ive seen at "GREENTOP" in ashland, va as far as pricing i would assume ill pay 250-500 for a good scope. PLEASE HELP...excuse my newbness lol. thanks
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:30 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a combo

Ok after researching...i drifted off into "Ian's Corner". and read the article about affordable longrange rifle scopes. He immediately sold me on the SWFA SS 10x42...it retails directly from the website for 319.99. and has the type of accuracy, durability, and most of all affordability i am looking for. But im still stuck as to which rifle to buy. As i said...i want something i can upgrade and fine tune. affordable....quality...and is very accurate. What rifle would compliment this scope well? The .308 still stands.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:36 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a combo

Remington SPS varmint in .308. Short action, 26" heavy barrel, Accuracy potential up the ying! A little more barrel to get the most velocity out of your loads. Ventilated fore end to help keep that puppy cool when the action gets hot.
MSRP is $665.00 so you should be able to find one in the $575-$595 range.
Given your budget, if the stock isn't what you want you can go buy an aluminum bedding block synthetic and get her dialed in around your budget constraints.

Just my TARP adjusted $.0748

PS. Don't forget Savage, especially if down the road you decide you'd like a .243 or 7-08! Easy barrel switcheroo!

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:54 PM
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where would i find this aluminum bedding block ? Im trying to get a feel for what its going to look like and so on. Possibly do you have any other suggestions on rifles, for instance in your own opinion? Im not set on any one rifle here...i just took that one as an example...
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:55 AM
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Ok after MUCH research and thank you again jamie for the input....ive decided to go with the following setup...im so excited lol.

REMINGTON 700 SPS - V .308 ($550ish)
B&C Tactical/Varmint Synthetic Stock (retails for around $200.00 bucks in black)
SWFA Super Sniper 10x42 Scope ($320)
Some sort of bipod (not sure yet ill have to research this next)
Aftermarket Trigger Assembly (I hear the trigger on the sps is hit and miss so im going to just replace it but the one on it will be fine for now).

So Right off ill be spending $980.00 plus the cost of bipod....for, from what ive read, a damn fine shooting and looking rifle. What do you think?

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:48 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a combo

go harris swivel bipod. lenght depends on where you hunt. i hunt in shortish grass no shrubbery so i have a 9-13inch model. i have the standars 700 sps in 308. manages a 4 inch group at 400.have fun mate
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a combo

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Ok after MUCH research and thank you again jamie for the input....ive decided to go with the following setup...im so excited lol.

REMINGTON 700 SPS - V .308 ($550ish)
B&C Tactical/Varmint Synthetic Stock (retails for around $200.00 bucks in black)
SWFA Super Sniper 10x42 Scope ($320)
Some sort of bipod (not sure yet ill have to research this next)
Aftermarket Trigger Assembly (I hear the trigger on the sps is hit and miss so im going to just replace it but the one on it will be fine for now).

So Right off ill be spending $980.00 plus the cost of bipod....for, from what ive read, a damn fine shooting and looking rifle. What do you think?
I think there's a bunch of critters in your neck-o-the-woods that better look out!
Sounds like a lethal combination for sure.
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