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CCRBUM
05-25-2009, 3:26 PM
Well I finally made my way to the range with my new Remington 700. I wanted to find a nice bolt gun in .223 that would surpass my abilities (not too hard to do) and allow me room to visually see improvement without guessing what the rifle could or could not do. Pretty much everything I have read about the SPS tactical says that same thing, that is can do .5" groups at 100 yards easy. Figured for the price of the gun it would be a good starting point for me! being the poor man that I am I was only about to pick up two boxes of American Eagle 55G for $9.99 each. And for glass I had a nice and cheap (maybe made in China?) 3x9 scope for it. I'm a high quality sort of guy :) ! Well once I got it sighted in.. took about 30 shots (don't laugh)... did a rough sigh in and couldn't find it at 100 yards so I brought it back into 50, located zero and moved it back out. After this I had 10 rounds left to do something with! Exciting I know... Make a longer story short one 5 shot group ended up at 1.25" aprox. and the other at 2" aprox. I realize that is not very good but for me still being a beginner (less than 100 hours of range time and only about 15 really working at it). cheap ammo and a cheaper scope... I was pretty happy with the outcome. I'm lookin forward to putting quality scope on it and getting in some good range time to better myself. Bottom line for me is that it's a great and solid gun and I would recommend it to any one out there :). only down side is that they don't have it chambered for the 5.56 :).

God Bless The Mauser
05-25-2009, 3:43 PM
You will only reach the rifles full potential if you use match grade ammo or reload.

Beelzy
05-25-2009, 4:01 PM
With quality ammo (factory OR reload) and good Glass, you can put all the
shots into the same ragged hole with that rifle.

Enjoy your rifle.

CCRBUM
05-25-2009, 4:14 PM
You will only reach the rifles full potential if you use match grade ammo or reload.

I agree. my next trip out I'm thinking about working on the 300 yard range. my plan is to buy some high end ammo to see how well it does. I've got a buddy back in VA that I am going to send my brass to for reloading and see if we can't come up with something nice for it! :).

ar15barrels
05-25-2009, 4:20 PM
I've got a buddy back in VA that I am going to send my brass to for reloading and see if we can't come up with something nice for it! :).

I hope your buddy is a licensed ammunition manufacturer.

aermotor
05-25-2009, 6:31 PM
Get a Bushnell Elite 3200 scope and some Leupold rings.

CCRBUM
05-25-2009, 7:01 PM
I hope your buddy is a licensed ammunition manufacturer.

he is :) ... and a licensed gun smith and dealer.... :thumbsup: kinda like your walmart of the gun world! always great prices! man I miss the days on living back there!

CCRBUM
05-25-2009, 7:02 PM
Get a Bushnell Elite 3200 scope and some Leupold rings.

that seems to be the scope of choice for a lot of people. what's the best price you have seen on it?

ar15barrels
05-25-2009, 7:04 PM
that seems to be the scope of choice for a lot of people. what's the best price you have seen on it?

$185 for the 10X which has 80moa of adjustment.
That will take you to 1100yds with a 20moa base or about 900yds with a flat base.

http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?pid=1127

$366 for the 5-15, but it only has 50moa of adjustment so you probably can't shoot past about 900yds with a 20moa base of about 600yds with a flat base.

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Bushnell-Elite-3200-5-15x40-mm-Target-Rifle-Scope/3358650/product.html?cid=123620&fp=F&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=11448365

5968
05-25-2009, 7:12 PM
You will only reach the rifles full potential if you use match grade ammo or reload.

^ And master marksmanship. You can have a custom gun with custom ammo and the best glass, but if the person shouldering the rifle can't shoot for s***, none of it really matters.

CCRBUM
05-26-2009, 7:03 AM
[QUOTE=ar15barrels;2532618]$185 for the 10X which has 80moa of adjustment.
That will take you to 1100yds with a 20moa base or about 900yds with a flat base.
/QUOTE]

thats not to bad. Well I have something to put on the list for my wife to get me for my birthday in July :-).

5968- I agree 100% with you. that's one of the things I like about this rifle is that I know what it's potential is so it's a matter of me reaching that potential now :).

rrr70
05-26-2009, 7:48 AM
that seems to be the scope of choice for a lot of people. what's the best price you have seen on it?

Paid $265 for Elite 3200 5-15X40 at last gun show. Scope mounted on Swiss K31. Holds zero just fine, very clean glass. Highly recomend.:thumbsup:

ar15barrels
05-26-2009, 9:37 AM
Paid $265 for Elite 3200 5-15X40 at last gun show.

Is it THIS model with the target turrets?

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Bushnell-Elite-3200-5-15x40-mm-Target-Rifle-Scope/3358650/product.html?cid=123620&fp=F&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=11448365

It's not nearly as useful if it does not have target turrets with big markings that you can see from behind the gun.

CCRBUM
05-26-2009, 2:12 PM
other than the obvious price, what is the main different between the 3200 and the 4200?

ar15barrels
05-26-2009, 2:25 PM
other than the obvious price, what is the main different between the 3200 and the 4200?

I think it's the lens coatings and the magnification range.
Most 3200's are 3-1 zooms while the 4200's are 4-1 zooms.

In a 3200, you get 5-15x
In a 4200, you get 4-16x

LHC30
05-26-2009, 2:36 PM
Great Info and congrats on the rifle...I've been looking for one for awhile. Anyone have a good deal in so cal?



(sorry for the hijack :rolleyes:)

CCRBUM
05-26-2009, 4:44 PM
I think I'll save a few $$$ and go with the 3200 :)

LHC30 - I'm not sure about so cal but I know www.budsgunshop.com had both the .223 and the .308 for $500-$600 I can't remember the exact number though. I got mine form them and had no problems :)

5968
05-26-2009, 8:17 PM
[QUOTE=ar15barrels;2532618]$185 for the 10X which has 80moa of adjustment.
That will take you to 1100yds with a 20moa base or about 900yds with a flat base.
/QUOTE]

thats not to bad. Well I have something to put on the list for my wife to get me for my birthday in July :-).

5968- I agree 100% with you. that's one of the things I like about this rifle is that I know what it's potential is so it's a matter of me reaching that potential now :).

The nice thing about having a rifle set up that is capable accuracy, it can show you what you are doing wrong.;) The best part is, you get to shoot to figure out what the problem is and keep shooting to fix it.:D

CCRBUM
05-27-2009, 7:25 AM
yeah nothing is worse than sitting and wondering if it is you or the gun... most of the time it IS me but hey! I like to rule out as many possibilities as I can :D

rrr70
05-27-2009, 11:07 AM
Is it THIS model with the target turrets?

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Bushnell-Elite-3200-5-15x40-mm-Target-Rifle-Scope/3358650/product.html?cid=123620&fp=F&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=11448365

It's not nearly as useful if it does not have target turrets with big markings that you can see from behind the gun.

No it doesn't have targets turrets. I just didn't think that $100 upgrade is that useful for range rifle. Spent it on quality mount for the Swiss.

ar15barrels
05-27-2009, 12:31 PM
No it doesn't have targets turrets. I just didn't think that $100 upgrade is that useful for range rifle. Spent it on quality mount for the Swiss.

It's not useful if you only shoot at one distance.
It's REALLY useful if you shoot at different distances.

CHS
05-27-2009, 1:15 PM
only down side is that they don't have it chambered for the 5.56 :).

That's not a down side. That's a positive.

ar15barrels
05-27-2009, 2:16 PM
That's not a down side. That's a positive.

Most people don't realize that the main reason for a 5.56 chamber to exist is to improve the reliability of a repeating action.