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Unread 10-22-2004, 07:43 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Idaho
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Re: Remington 700

I purchased a LH 700 VS .308 about a year and a half ago. With Federal match ammo it will shot .5-.75" groups and I can't help believing I can't improve on this slightly with a good handload. I actually got one 3 shot group that measured .070"(a fluke). The only problem with the gun was that the receiver top holes were not drilled correctly and I couldn't use the double dovetail Leupold mounts I wanted and had to go to an adjustable rear base. Overall I like the gun alot. It's fun to have a gun that will hit 1" dots at 100 yds. all day long! I've had good luck with every Remingtom rifle I've ever owned.

Pat S.
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Unread 10-24-2004, 07:10 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Alaska and Arkansas (home)
Posts: 167
Re: Remington 700

The model 700's are an absolutely wonderful choice for shooting long range targets and hunting. I have a sendero sf chambered in the 7mm ultra mag. Although some people consider it to be overbore, or "too much recoil." I find the recoil to be very bearable. I also have printed 1 3/4 MOA groups at 300 yards. I have had only one hunting experience with it so far. I've shot a really nice caribou at 209 yards and dropped it with one shot. The bullet did exactly what it was supposed to and entered one shoulder and exited about six inches behind the other. It's my new favorite rifle by far. My good buddy has a model 700 lss chambered in a 300 ultra mag. He absolutely loves it, and has killed many whitetails and elk with it.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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Unread 10-26-2004, 06:17 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 528
Re: Remington 700

I have the same rifle as Pat S. A Rem. VSLH .308, and it shoots very well.

A Savage would be a good choice as well..sakofan..
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Unread 10-27-2004, 08:52 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Corona, CA
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Re: Remington 700

Greenhorn, I live in Southern Cal. and I own both calibers, but the -06 sits alot. I use the .308 for most of my paper punching and black-tail, mule, and Black Bear hunting. The -06 is a little over kill here and does punch the shoulder more than the .308. I reload alot of handgun, but have not ventured into long gun reloading yet. The Federal Gold Metal Match BTHP is the most accurate factory load for .308 I've ever found. Depending on the rifle manufacturer, you can get exceptional groups out to 600yds with enough energy to take something down. If you want to punch paper out to 1000 the .308 is also good, but if you really want to bring game down at distances past 600 you may want to go with a larger caliber, -06, .300WM, or .300WSM.


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