Re: I just bought a rem 700sps in a 308 BBL rifle
The flash hider is not neccesary unless you'd like one. These are mostly used on semi auto rifles or if your planning on doing some sniping. Hand loads are probably going to be your best bet for ammo. Use good components to get the best results. There are also some accurizing enhancements that can be done to the rifle to help it too. Having the rifle stress free bedded with a free floated barrel, lugs lapped, and trigger worked on for a more consistent pull. Shoot the rifle the way it is now first with some factory ammo, you may be content with the results. If your not and you have the rifle accurized you will be able to see the gain from the accurizing enhancements. Good shooting.