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Solidsnake87
06-05-2008, 6:25 PM
Wow. Those things are ginormous and pricey. My test target was .25" @ 100 yards. It seems like all of the custom remy 700 builders are really backordered on builds and projects. I didn't want to wait till January for R+D to build me a rifle so figured I'd hunt down an excellent factory rifle for F-Class and tactical matches. According to a lot of places these rifles are F-Classers right out of the box with a trigger tune and potential bedding. Can't wait to drop my Nightforce on it when I pick it up! The real seller for me was the sub-moa crome-lined barrel and standard 20MOA rail. I also get free 30MM FNH scope rings when I send FN a copy of my 4473. :D FN is having some nice promotions right now. :D:D

SFFRONTMAN
06-05-2008, 6:27 PM
:useless:

savasyn
06-05-2008, 6:28 PM
:useless:

Agreed!!!!!

Solidsnake87
06-05-2008, 6:41 PM
That will have to wait till I pick up on the 16th. lol

For now, here is what it should look like when finished. The adjustable cheek piece must be something after market cuz it ain't on mine.


http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/830/035zx3.jpg

jandmtv
06-05-2008, 7:23 PM
if you want a cheek piece like that go here, he makes the best.

http://www.imageseek.com/karsten/gallery/forsale

his contact info is on the page.

harlot
06-05-2008, 7:37 PM
Mmmm beautiful! I love the SPR, the next bolt action I get is gonna be an A2 or A3G. I think all of the SPRs except the A1 come with an adjustable cheekrest. Is that 308 or 300WSM? I wish they came in some other calibers, .243 or .260 maybe.

savasyn
06-05-2008, 7:39 PM
Wow, that thing is hot! I so don't need one, but now I want one!!

ar15barrels
06-05-2008, 7:40 PM
if you want a cheek piece like that go here, he makes the best.

http://www.imageseek.com/karsten/gallery/forsale

Rather than buying an adjustable one, just make your own fixed one like this:

http://ar15barrels.com/gfx/700.jpg

I just heated up some kydex and wrapped it over the stock.
Then I mounted two pillars in the stock to screw the cheekpiece into.
Figure out the height you need and locate holes specific to that height.

Solidsnake87
06-05-2008, 8:15 PM
I was just going to cut a piece of foam, color it black, and slide it under my Eagle stock pack. I won't know if I need a rest until I mount my optic.

WokMaster1
06-05-2008, 9:49 PM
what did that cost you?

Solidsnake87
06-05-2008, 9:55 PM
If I had bought online I'd have paid $1600 after all fees. I hate coordinating with FFLs and the seller, making sure things get faxed to the right people timely, ect.... I just bought it locally for $1550 and paid 1690 after taxes and fees.

Yes, its pricey but the long-life, chrome-lined, sub-moa barrel make it all worth it. Coming stock with a 20MOA base and mcmillan stock ain't bad either.

I was originally going to do a custom remy 700 through R&D but they are busy till Jan. I then thought about dropping an SPS varmint in an AICS chassis + badger base/rings. The cost would have been the same and the SPR is just better all around.