Which remington 700SA chassis to buy?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Tyler700, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Tyler700

    Tyler700 Active Member

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    I have been looking at a chassis for one of my remingtons, and I have found the choices to be difficult. So what is your opinion? Whisky 3, XLR, mcrees, AICS, other?

    I like the looks of the whisky 3 and XLR the best, but have never handled any of them. I like pistol grips, but have fired and enjoyed a fair share of thumb holes as well. I don't know ANYBODY in my area that has one of these stocks.

    So I guess what I am asking is within this price range of stocks I listed, which would YOU chose. This particular rifle will not be used for hunting, just long range shooting.
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a 700 223 project gun right now and I'll be using a chassis as well. I'm doing it just to have something different, really. I think I've decided on the XLR.

    I handled an AICS last weekend and didn't really care for it. The trigger was too far aft for me. I think the new AI skins or Viperskins might help, but I can't get any response from AI or Victor, so they've fallen down on the list.

    I prefer the look of the XLR over the W3 or the McRee. Everyone says the ergonomics of the XLR are like an AR, so that works for me. I just emailed XLR with a few questions, so we'll see if/when he responds.
     

  3. Tyler700

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    I have heard that about the AICS. I don't really care for the looks of the Mcree at all, but I like the W3 and the XLR. I am definitely leaning toward that one, but have heard of a lot of people complaining about the scope mounting height.
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    I'm holding off buying scope rings until I decide on the chassis for sure. I understand the ballistic reasons to keep the scope low, but with the adjustable comb, I don't see much of a problem with having to use higher rings. I'm putting a 2.5-10x32 on it anyway, so I won't need crazy high rings like the guys running 56mm lenses do.
     
  5. Tyler700

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    I have a 50mm objective on the scope I am planning on using with it. I have leupold low rings for it already, but It wouldn't kill me to buy new ones and save these for another time.
     
  6. NomadPilot

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    Keep em or sell them. Rings seem to be easy to sell if you price them right.
     
  7. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    Tyler,

    I just bought an XLR for a 7mm mag and it is sweeeet! The quality is very high and XLR has excellent customer service. I can't tell you how impressive the chassis is and it is a pleasure to shoot. The system is so ajustable you can cusomize it to fit your style. I looked over everything I could find and the XLR in my opinion is the best thing out there, not to mention the price is very reasonable considering what you get. I have a 16X super sniper on a 700 action and decided to go with high rings, but mediums would have worked but not with flip up caps. I love the XLR!
     
  8. Lefty Lucas

    Lefty Lucas Well-Known Member

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    Tyler:
    Go over to Sniper's Hide forum and look under "Sniper's Hide Bolt Action Rifles" and you will see a topic about the XLR Chassis more than 80 pages worth. Everything that I read about the XLR is good. I will be ordering one in the next couple weeks. The only proublem i see is the 10 wk. wait.

    Lefty Lucas