Rem 700 R5 Milspec 308

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  1. omc.cobra

    omc.cobra Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    Last summer I purchased a .300 Win Mag Remington Sendero, and an 4 by 14 by 56 mm Leupold scope. Very very accurate - did some 600 and 1,000 yard shooting. Federal Gold Match 190 gr BTHP ammo. Although I will be reloading my own from now on. It is amazing the energy the .300 still carries at 1,000 yards. Also devastating on a coyote at 107 yards!! However, the .300 can beat you up after a while, so I ordered an R5 .308. Very nice. For now I just have a Simmons 6 by 20 by 50 mm scope w mil dot reticle on the R5 as I will be paying off credit cards for a while for these rifles and a few more. I will break it in with that scope, but plan to get a Sightron, Leupold, or Nightforce eventually. Probably in the 6 by 24 by 50 mm range. I am looking forward to taking the R5 out this spring - will be reloading for that rifle as well. I enjoy this website and these forums - lots of good information!
  2. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Wow, for a minute there I thought I was reading one of my old posts. I started with a 300 WM shooting 180 AB's. Got it out to 1025 yds and was having a blast with it. I started to get some throat erosion and figured I better let it rest a while so I got the 5R Milspec 308. What a gun that is. I ended up putting the SIII 6x24x50 LRMD on it and it's a great setup. Had it to 1060 so far and wasn't too hard to get there. Good luck with yours.
  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    You will not be dissapointed with the 5R 308. It is the most accurate rifle I have EVER shot. Even over my customs. There is just a magic recipe for accuracy with that rifle. To this day, it is my favorate factory rifle. When I burned the barrel out, I had it re-barreled. It is very accurate. But the original barrel was slightly more accurate. I have shot all of my personal best groups with the 5R 308 at both 100 and 1000 yards. The bore life and recoil sure beats those magnums!:D

    Good luck!