700 sps or model 10 fp?

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  1. oberg

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    I am looking for a cheaper long range gun. I've decided to go with the .308 due to the cheaper guns more selection and the whitetail don't need anything bigger. At a local store here there is a Remington 700 SPS for 550 bucks and a Savage Model 10 FP for 500... Which of these two would better shoot me? I didn't like the stock on either, the Savage's was a bit better but the remington has more aftermarket. Remington had the new trigger and the Savage has the Accutrigger. I was thinking on basing my decision on how long the magizines are as then I can load bullets farther out and closer to the lands need be. What do you all think?
     
  2. cjmousseau

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    I just bought a rem 700sps in a 308 BBL rifle and i threw on a 10X40X50mm Osprey 10 - 40x50 mm Long Range Tactical Scope, Matte Black with a harris bipod and a uncle mikes Neoprene Buttstock Shell Holders and a tactical sling it's a great tactical rifle the twist is 1 in 12 and i just like it for long range shooting.

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  3. cjmousseau

    cjmousseau Well-Known Member

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    The Remington 700 sps 308 BBL is worth the investment trust me
     
  4. trueblue

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    Since you don't like either stock, and might change down the road, the stock is a wash. I assume for the price that neither are stainless.
    Savages are nice to change barrels on easily, but I have yet to do that on a rifle , so don't know how big a plus that would be to you. With the floating boltface of the Savage there is no lugs to lap. But having said all that, I am a Remington fan. Get the Rem.SPS
     
  5. cjmousseau

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    sick with the blued barrel trust me and the rem is so easy to modify it's not even funny
     
  6. cjmousseau

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    I hope you can find your rem 308 BBL it took me 3 months to get mine ingun)
     
  7. teddy12b

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    From what I've read about those rifles they both shoot great out of the box, but the savage seems to shoot a little bit more accurately than the remingtons. In either case you couldn't go wrong.
     
  8. cjmousseau

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    :Dthe thing is i am a tactical nut and i like it when you could creat a varmint rifle and trun it into a tactical rifle gun)
     
  9. teddy12b

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    With either rifle there is enough aftermarket support to modify either rifle into whatever you'd like. Remington will have the edge in aftermarket support.
     
  10. JEREMY logan

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    I would go with the remington. Savage has come a long way and probably shoots just as well, in the end know matter how well the savage shoots it's still a ''savage'' that's the way it's viewed were i'm from:)
     
  11. Aubrey

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    Have you read Jerry Teo's article: Long Range Hunting Rifle On A Budget?

    I've owned 6 Rem 700s, but reading his article makes me want to try a Savage due to the ease of user barrel swaps and the lack of need for action blueprinting.
     
  12. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    Here is another well written review on the topic you are asking about:

    remington 700 SPS Varmint

    Pay special attention to the second to last paragraph on the page because it talks about the accuracy comparison of a savage vs remington.
     
  13. ash1055

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    There are a lot of remmy sps tactical and other configurations on gun broker .com.
    Got my sps in 2 weeks from the time of oredering. There are tons of these rifles avaiable there for 500-600 dollar range,
     
  14. drsandman

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    +1 for the savage 10fp - I have one in .308

    YMMV but a 175gn Nosler Custom Competition loaded to touch the lands measures 2.826 OAL and fits the magazine just fine in my gun.