Re: Looking to reach 1000!!!
Originally Posted by hutner3421
I am looking for advice on upgrades or products to help improve the ability of my rifle.
I have recently decided to get serious about reaching down range and hitting the infamous 1000yd mark. At this point I still consider myself a novice, but have a significant amount of time behind a rifle( mostly hunting and target to 300 yds). I have a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 that I have chosen to begin this task with. The only thing that has been done to the rifle is a trigger job. Have a Millet 4-16x56 TSR-1 mounted on picatiny rail with Leuapold rings. Has a Harris bi-pod as well. At this time the gun is shooting sub MOA groups, but barely and not consistantly. I am determined to stay with this rig, as I believe that with a few adjustments, the gun will be more capable than me for a while. My first thought is to replace the flimsy stock. I have looked into HS, Mcmillan, and Bell & Carlson. At this time am leaning towards the HS.
Apologize for the long post, but want to try and give as much info for usefull feedback. Any and everyone feel free to give your opinion! I am here to learn!!!
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.
.308 Howa 1500, varmint supreme. 24" .820 barrel, Roedale precision brake.
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