remington sps varmint

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by Dean F, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Dean F

    Dean F New Member

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    iam thinking of getting a sps varmint but are the barrels floating . if not does it make a big diff. i am only starting to get back in to shooting and don't wont to spend big bucks just yet.
     
  2. winnie9

    winnie9 New Member

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    Well mine doesnt float, I have heard that it makes a difference with this stock when shooting off a bipod, which I do. I'm not a crack shot but can usually get ~1.5moa
    I'm very tempted to fit a Wilddog Stock to find out if that helps though...
     

  3. Aussie shooter

    Aussie shooter New Member

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    It should. I have a rem 700 police in 308. I was a bit disapointed in this gun from new. I had to re bed the action. re crown the muzzel & do a trigger job for it was far too hard. In the states these rifles cost less than $ 1000 at this price i would expect to do some work on it being an entry level long range gun. However the mark up is horrendus in aust.. Rec retail is $1700 then you have to modify it too get it to shoot straight. Back to floating. Re bed it first then float. Hope this helps, sorry about the winge.
     
  4. ozzie longshot

    ozzie longshot Active Member

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    Hi dean, i have a SPS varmit in 308 and mine wasnt a floating barrel but i changed the stock to a bedded AICS which turns it into a floating barrel.... it averages around .4'' or better @ 100m. i was using it out to 1200m so it will do the job... the stock in aust is around $1800 but can get through AI in the UK for around $1100. You could get away with spending $2200 with Rifle and stock...
     

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  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Dean - the factory stock on the reming sps rifles are a piece of tupperware. it is not stable enough to free float your barrel in it. The better option is to get another stock and have the action bedded into it. My nephew's rifle is a great example of the things you can do with a factory rifle to make it shoot better:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/nephews-transformed-rifle-53634/