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Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 2:51 PM
I never thought I'd ask about which rifle to choose or something in that nature, but I cannot help.

I went through a Remington armorer school last month, and the company gives the students a choice of one gun on their catalog, well below retail price, even below the dealer price. For example, the retail for 700 SPS Varmint is close to $900 or somewhere there, and I can get one for around $400.

I thought about getting 700P in 338 Lapua Mag or 308 Win. I even thought about 40X tactical package for $5,000, but then my 700 5R shoots great. Maybe I will buy something for future investment? What do you all think? Which one should I buy? Anything on catalog. I am not sure, but maybe I can buy a R-15 or R25 series if they can install bullet buttons.

5968
07-06-2009, 4:29 PM
Tough choice, I guess if I was in same boat, I would be asking here too. That is a pretty good discount, so I would probably buy something expensive.

LesGrossman41510
07-06-2009, 4:40 PM
how much does the class cost? do they have it in NorCal?

supermario
07-06-2009, 5:07 PM
I would say the Sendero:D or whatever is expensive and you could save alotta $ on. Of course if you liked and wanted it. Honestly it doesnt cost that much but i would get the 300win mag SPS with detachable mag! I had one and sold it like a dummy. Nice rifle and really cool to see your 300wm cartriges in a magazine.

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 5:09 PM
how much does the class cost? do they have it in NorCal?

I went to the class at Sac County SD range in Elk Grove for Rem 870 and 700 classes. 870 is a 2 day class for $400 and 700 is one day class for $200. Only catch on the deal was that the custom shop rifles are at the regular dealer cost.

jcaoloveshine
07-06-2009, 5:14 PM
Well if it's for investment purposes I'd get the 700P in 338 lapua mag, they are fairly rare from what I know and they are also affordable which I'm guessing would make them a pretty high-demand product. I believe when they first retailed they were somewhere around 1.1k, which is a good price for a 338 lapua mag rifle.

If you get the 5k Tactical rifle the resale will probably be less since for 5K someone could get a GAP and top-end optic rather than getting a 40X.

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 5:29 PM
I was leaning toward the 700P in 338 Lapua Mag also. This is what I also had in mind, a complete system including optics and case.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/custom_shop/40-x/model_40-XS_tactical_rifle_system.asp
Well if it's for investment purposes I'd get the 700P in 338 lapua mag, they are fairly rare from what I know and they are also affordable which I'm guessing would make them a pretty high-demand product. I believe when they first retailed they were somewhere around 1.1k, which is a good price for a 338 lapua mag rifle.

If you get the 5k Tactical rifle the resale will probably be less since for 5K someone could get a GAP and top-end optic rather than getting a 40X.

SCMA-1
07-06-2009, 5:49 PM
I was leaning toward the 700P in 338 Lapua Mag also. This is what I also had in mind, a complete system including optics and case.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/custom_shop/40-x/model_40-XS_tactical_rifle_system.asp

What would that set you back with the big discount?

tiger222
07-06-2009, 5:56 PM
I personally would not do a REM700 in 338LM, I don't think the reciever is stout enough for long term use. With that said, it would probably be worth the most unfired as it could become a collector's item in 20 years!

If you like 308, get the R25 so you have a semi and a bolt gun. Or if you lack a 223, get the R15. Even better get the Remington ACR. Now you'd be cooking with gas! (piston, that is)

Jicko
07-06-2009, 5:59 PM
M24SWS or MSR (max discount!!) :D

http://www.remingtonmilitary.com/images/smallarms/M24_Set.jpg

Or the M24A3 (AICS stock!) & .338 Lapua M :)

http://www.remingtonmilitary.com/images/smallarms/m24a3_lg.jpg

I never thought I'd ask about which rifle to choose or something in that nature, but I cannot help.

I went through a Remington armorer school last month, and the company gives the students a choice of one gun on their catalog, well below retail price, even below the dealer price. For example, the retail for 700 SPS Varmint is close to $900 or somewhere there, and I can get one for around $400.

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 6:04 PM
What would that set you back with the big discount?

According tothe calculation that they provide, it would be just under $700 for the 700P 338 LM. Of course I have to add shipping and the FFL transfer fee.

B Strong
07-06-2009, 6:15 PM
Tg, if you don't already have something in one of these calibers, I'd go with a 798 Safari:

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_798/model_798_safari.asp

.458 Winchester Mag is an interest cartridge, and can be very accurate. You're not going to shoot it all day off a bench, but you don't need to.

Flying Bones
07-06-2009, 6:20 PM
I wouldn't get the R15 or R25. They have a purpose, and I appreciate the fact that they are available, but the "completeness" of them seems to rob the AR of it's modular nature, only because it'll be tough to upgrade parts in that camo..., i no know, maybe i'm make no sense.

cgseanp1
07-06-2009, 6:22 PM
I didn't know there was a 700 in 338 lapua mag! Where can I get some info on this bad boy? I don't see it on Remingtons site.

SCMA-1
07-06-2009, 6:27 PM
I didn't know there was a 700 in 338 lapua mag! Where can I get some info on this bad boy? I don't see it on Remingtons site.

It's based on the 40-X action (TG posted it earlier):
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/custom_shop/40-x/model_40-XS_tactical_rifle_system.asp

$700 for a 338 Lapua is a smokin' deal BTW. I'd definitely go for that setup given the opportunity (and discount).

SCMA-1

cgseanp1
07-06-2009, 6:31 PM
It's based on the 40-X action (TG posted it earlier):
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/custom_shop/40-x/model_40-XS_tactical_rifle_system.asp

$700 for a 338 Lapua is a smokin' deal BTW. I'd definitely go for that setup given the opportunity (and discount).

SCMA-1

MSRP on that? And do they just make a "basic" 700 in .338?

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 6:32 PM
$700 for a 338 Lapua is a smokin' deal BTW. I'd definitely go for that setup given the opportunity (and discount).

SCMA-1

This quote is for 700P model. The 40XS in 338 LM is $3,500 for rifle only.

cgseanp1
07-06-2009, 6:35 PM
This quote is for 700P model. The 40XS in 338 LM is $3,500 for rifle only.

Not trying to hi jack your thread here, but where can I get info on the 700p in .338 Lapua?? I need to know!! :)

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 6:43 PM
Not trying to hi jack your thread here, but where can I get info on the 700p in .338 Lapua?? I need to know!! :)

I don't know who carries them, but I saw it on the catalog price list. I will edit with the item product number when I go to the office tomorrow.

SCMA-1
07-06-2009, 6:52 PM
This quote is for 700P model. The 40XS in 338 LM is $3,500 for rifle only.

oh................my misunderstanding.:o $700 sounded WAY too good to be true for a 338 LM setup.:p

cgseanp1
07-06-2009, 7:14 PM
Here is the 700p in .338 lapua.. Now I just have to find where to order one:)
http://www.snipercountrypx.com/pc-4514-833-remington-700p-mlr-338-lapua.aspx

SCMA-1
07-06-2009, 7:19 PM
Like someone else mentioned, I'd be concerned about the longevity of the 338 Lapua Mag in a 700 action. Price is good, though.

SCMA-1

Jonathan Doe
07-06-2009, 7:48 PM
Like someone else mentioned, I'd be concerned about the longevity of the 338 Lapua Mag in a 700 action. Price is good, though.

SCMA-1

I wonder if the Remington engineers ever thought about the metallurgy of the receiver for the 338 LM. I am leaning toward the 700P 308 Win though at just below $600. The 308 with 175 grain bullets will do the job at 1,000 yards. I wonder if I need any more range.:rolleyes:

n2k
09-04-2009, 3:48 PM
Just curious, did you ever decide on one?