remington 700 sps actions?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by fieldsj66, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. fieldsj66

    fieldsj66 Active Member

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    are sps barrelled actions equal to cdls, etc ???

    i'm sorry for the repeat post i'm sure. the search function on this site needs a little improvement.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Equal in what regard?
     

  3. fieldsj66

    fieldsj66 Active Member

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    quality, fit, finish, accuracy, tolerances.

    looking at buying a cheaper action to build upon with aftermarket parts.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well if all your going to do is use the action then its a no brainer use the cheepest one you can get your hands on. I dont think it will matter if you going to have it ripped apart.
     
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    trebark Well-Known Member

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    My tack driving 260 was built on a Rem700 SPS...

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-260-mcr-59628/
     
  6. strombeckj

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    If all you want is the action... buy one of the 700 packages from the box stores, they are running $399 blued and $450 SS. you might get back $25-50 bucks for the scope and another $50 bucks on the barrel if you sold them.

    Jon
     
  7. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Remington actin is a remington action. Finish has little affect other than asthetics. If your going to blueprint and barrel it, find a pawnshop beater. Cerakote covers ugly.
     
  8. fieldsj66

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    that what i was thinking. also the pawn shop idea. no need to start with a cdl when you can start with a $300 complete gun...

    what's a barreled action go for from one of the aftermarket suppliers...fairly cheap ones?
     
  9. strombeckj

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    I just got a flyer form Gander Mtn. they have the Rem 700 package on sale for $349.00 if I remember right. It's a ADL and you always add bottom metal if you want, cost to true would be $200.00 thats less then $500 for a smoking action when you sell off the scope and stock.

    I found my last action at a pawn shop for $250 for the complete rifle. Model 70 LA it is What my 6-06 wears.

    If you have the time you can look for deals. Depending the caliber you choose I may have a custom barrel for you that could save you some $$. I just sold 3 .20 cal pacnor's.

    Jon
     
  10. gunsmithintraining

    gunsmithintraining Well-Known Member

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    I just recived a flier Rem 700 sps dm $400.few guys from school jumped all over them for just the action for class project. just about any used 700 type rifle around here in sc is $500 to 800
     
  11. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    Sportsmans warehouse sells the 700 ADL packages for $399.00 so does Walmart.

    Jon
     
  12. kc

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    I use the cheapest action to start with..It will be flat black when I am finished any way.
    Than I went to an HS PRECISION varmit stock. All worked out great for me. Just my opinion.
     
  13. Lyons7STW

    Lyons7STW Well-Known Member

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    The sps yeilded acceptable results for me with very little smith work. Pics and description in thread " new rig ready for first blood".
     
  14. fieldsj66

    fieldsj66 Active Member

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    i bought a mint used one for 325 for sps adl. loved on the stock a little to get it where its acceptable for now. sighted in. shot moa at 100yds. not had time to get to regular range for some longer shooting and loads. had a project ahead of it getting more time...a tikka hunter in 300wsm