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Old 05-26-2011, 12:25 PM
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remington 700 upgrade

I am new to long range shooting and hunting after years of shooting M-16 for the Army. I am currently looking at the purchase of a Remington 700 308 rifle. I
am still researching the model SPS, LTR, or VTR. I am interested in
the M40 A3C upgrade kit after seeing a weapon advertised with this
upgrade. Does the kit fit all models of the REM 700?I cannot find it anywhere with a price. I can only find it on a current rifle; what does it
cost? I am wanting to get this upgrade as well as a muzzle brake
installed when I buy. If you have any information that could help or a
website that can answer these questions, it would be deeply
appreciated.

blw7200
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

the M40 A3C upgrade kit is a bottom metal kit meant to be added to the sps tactical. It allows you to use the AI 10rd mags. I'm not sure, but it should fit all 700s with the std floorplate design.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:55 PM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

how far and what are you shooting at? what scope? do you reload? i would get a rem action, krieger barrel and the stock you are talking about. not a factory rifle.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

I would also seriously research and consider a 7-08 or preferably a 260 instead of the 308 unless you plan to shoot in competitions which requires a 308 caliber.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:07 AM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

The SPS is a nice cheap way to get in to a 700. The stock is junk and you'll be replacing it sooner or later but as a starter rifle they are great. I have the standard SPS in .308 and right now it is my favorite gun. The bead blasted finish is nice to my eye and is better than a cheap blueing job that easily shows rust, etc. The great thing about any Remington 700 is the amount of aftermarket parts available. As long as you pick the proper Short or Long action version of a product it should fit on your rifle.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

I can' t buy until my deployment is done so I have alot of time to look. I saw one forum that suggests that the 26 inch barrel on the varmint model is not necessary for the 308 and is counterproductive. The guy went on to suggest the Tactical models with a 20 inch barrel. Any comments? Also, I was wanting to increase the round carrying capabilities. Is one maker of the magazine upgrade better than another?
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:53 AM
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Re: remington 700 upgrade

blw- what are you shooting at? elk? deer ? foxes? how far? i prefer a 26 inch barrel. if you are shooting long range the shorter barrel does not have the velocity of a longer barrel. your drop is more your windage is more.
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