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Hornet_RN
05-19-2010, 6:49 PM
I was thinking about purchasing just one long range target rifle, and this one really got my attention (maybe, because I'm a mall ninja...but who cares)

http://www.paganini.it/Remington/match_rifle/700ttr_large.jpg

Although I actually own a hunting license, I'm really just wanting to purchase this for long range steel target shooting when I visit my dad in Nevada. I was hoping to use it too shoot upwards to 800-1000 yards on public land over there.

Anyone with experience shooting this rifle? How accurate is this thing? Is it really worth the money, because I think I'm willing to spend a small fortune on it...maybe? What kind of scope would you purchase with this? I've seen a few in person, does the weight of this rifle bother anyone else?

thanks,
hornet_rn

Linus
05-19-2010, 7:31 PM
You're better off purchasing an SPS Varmint in 308 win from Buds and purchasing the stock yourself for around half the price.

Remington SPS Varmint: $549 Delivered
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/3/products_id/41046

B&C Medalist: ~$407
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-108/mcmillan-a5-stock-tactical/Detail

Just under $1000 without fees...

shadowofnight
05-19-2010, 7:39 PM
You're better off purchasing an SPS Varmint in 308 win from Buds and purchasing the stock yourself for around half the price.

Remington SPS Varmint: $549 Delivered
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/3/products_id/41046

B&C Medalist: ~$407
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-108/mcmillan-a5-stock-tactical/Detail

Just under $1000 without fees...

+1

And if you do want to get it already high end...go with the standard 5R bull barrel model...sell the H&S Precision stock for a nice chunk of change towards the B&C . Stay away from the triangle.

Bhobbs
05-19-2010, 7:51 PM
+1

And if you do want to get it already high end...go with the standard 5R bull barrel model...sell the H&S Precision stock for a nice chunk of change towards the B&C . Stay away from the triangle.

I heard the triangle barrels actually flex more than the standard round barrels. I don't know how true that is.

Hornet_RN
05-19-2010, 8:02 PM
i've purchased stuff from stockystocks for my rimfire, but i'm a little worried about changing parts on a higher end rifle, so i'm probably going to just stick to purchasing the original Target Tactical.

but yeah...

what's wrong with the triangle barrels?

is the .308 chambering considered a short or long action type of barrel? i need to know when i'm trying to figure out how to mount a scope on this thing.

Bhobbs
05-19-2010, 8:05 PM
i've purchased stuff from stockystocks for my rimfire, but i'm a little worried about changing parts on a higher end rifle, so i'm probably going to just stick to purchasing the original Target Tactical.

but yeah...

what's wrong with the triangle barrels?

is the .308 chambering considered a short or long action type of barrel? i need to know when i'm trying to figure out how to mount a scope on this thing.

.308 Win rifles are short action for the most part. There may be some that are long action but I have not seen one in person. M700s come with pre-drilled and tapped holes on the receiver for mounting bases and scopes.

Linus
05-19-2010, 8:13 PM
i'm a little worried about changing parts on a higher end rifle, so i'm probably going to just stick to purchasing the original Target Tactical.

:confused:
Worried about what? I don't understand how people can just shell out tons of money on gear they don't even understand.

xibunkrlilkidsx
05-19-2010, 8:15 PM
You're better off purchasing an SPS Varmint in 308 win from Buds and purchasing the stock yourself for around half the price.

Remington SPS Varmint: $549 Delivered
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/3/products_id/41046

B&C Medalist: ~$407
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-108/mcmillan-a5-stock-tactical/Detail

Just under $1000 without fees...

that is what i basicaly did. just a differnt B&C stock. would be a much better route. i dont like the triangle barrels.

shadowofnight
05-19-2010, 8:20 PM
I heard the triangle barrels actually flex more than the standard round barrels. I don't know how true that is.

I havent seen one shoot well yet , some may shoot ok...but the 2 I have seen at the range werent impressive at all. The latest one was a guy at Metcalf next to me, when we went downrange to post he saw my targets and asked me to shoot his rifle for him ...wasnt impressed to say the least.

( He did get an AWESOME deal on the rifle....triangle barrel and all even I would have traded what he traded for it too :) ....I would just drive down to Randall's again and have him put a real barrel on it ;) ) .

Hornet_RN
05-19-2010, 9:33 PM
thanks for all the info guys, hmm...i guess i'll think about this a little bit more before losing my money on this...heh.

Bhobbs
05-19-2010, 9:35 PM
I want to pick up a sps varmint. I have to see who has them for $549.