Originally Posted by rdsii64
your sps varmint is a fine choice. The most likely reason it isn't shooting consistently is the stock. Your first thought was correct. replace that stock. A Bell and Carlson with the full length bedding block will make a world of difference and not brake the bank. Its not as good as a Mcmillian but its only a third of the cost and you won't have to wait half a year to get one. 1000 yards with a 308 os very doable and a load of fun to. I remember the first time I hit a target from that far away. my head was swollen for a week.
I know this thread is a little old, but I've recently gotten into long range shooting. I bought my first .308 (Savage F/TR), a decent scope ($400 WoTac), tested a bunch of match ammo until I found one the rifle shoots half inch groups with (Hornady Match Palma 155 gr amax). Worked up dope with my best guess at velocity on JBM and then I went shooting at 1000! I joined a practice session at the local range and we started at 200 yards and was able to confirm my dope out to 1000.
Don't go dropping a ton of money on the gun until you know it needs something. If the stock is a known issue address it then go shooting! Nothing is better than time behind the trigger.