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superbikearmen
02-19-2011, 9:54 PM
Want to build my next project rifle, I want to get an aics 2.0 with a remmington 700 set up on it. Any of you guys know which model I should go about getting or would the best deal be that I buy a complete remmington 700 338 and swap everything over to aics stock? I want to start getting into long range rifles and don't want to get a set up to where I'll tell myself damn I should of coined up a few more bucks and got the good stuff and at the same time don't want to shell out $5K without an optic either. I'm estimating I shell out 1200 for the stock and maybe 2000 for the rem700 and then figure out what optic to get. maybe even find some good deals online. Kinda did the AR and other tactical rifle stuff and now want to go long range. Chime in on your opinions and let me know.

swerv512
02-19-2011, 10:31 PM
define long range...

superbikearmen
02-20-2011, 9:56 PM
well I don't know, I'm doing 300 yards with my eotech magnified 3x getting it in 10 inch groups and am wanting to get a nice scope for it and go out further (there's only so much you could do with the magnification. Maybe its time just to get another rifle and a scope! I'd like to get out to like 5-600 yards then get up a little more and would like a gun to eventually get out to my maximum capability... hopefully to about 1200 yards. I really think I should go with a .308 ammo wont be too expensive and it should be good to go out to 1000 yards, correct me if I'm wrong. I'm also being a tight wad about going and blowing 5k on the complete AI AW, Just bought a FS2000 and kinda wish I went with a long range rifle instead of another cqb rifle, how many of those could you possibly need (never mind I shouldn't of said that, there's never too many right)?

Pryde
02-20-2011, 10:16 PM
Do some research and you will find that .338 is not the "good stuff".
.338 isn't all that fun to shoot because ammo is extremely expensive and the recoil/blast gives me a headache after about 20 rounds. You would enjoy a .308 more because ammo is cheaper and it is more pleasant to shoot, if you want to shoot past 1k accurately, get a necked-down .308 like a .243 or a .260

Sure if you play Call of Duty and watch Future Weapons, it may seem like .338 is the top tier of precision rifles but in practical reality that isn't true.

Jpach
02-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Get a 308, and shoot it a lot. 338 just sounds like its a bit too much at this point in your shooting career. (No offense, its even too much for me and Ive shot to ~~750 or so with my .308). You will not be disappointed with a .308.

chuckshoots
02-21-2011, 7:34 AM
rem 700 sps-v in .308

bridgeport
02-21-2011, 7:49 AM
Do some research and you will find that .338 is not the "good stuff".
.338 isn't all that fun to shoot because ammo is extremely expensive and the recoil/blast gives me a headache after about 20 rounds. You would enjoy a .308 more because ammo is cheaper and it is more pleasant to shoot, if you want to shoot past 1k accurately, get a necked-down .308 like a .243 or a .260

Sure if you play Call of Duty and watch Future Weapons, it may seem like .338 is the top tier of precision rifles but in practical reality that isn't true.

With all due respect. In practical reality? I guess it all depends on what you expect to happen when your bullet gets out there. Practically speaking, .338 will carry a lot more energy. A lot more. That means something.

Pryde
02-21-2011, 8:52 AM
With all due respect. In practical reality? I guess it all depends on what you expect to happen when your bullet gets out there. Practically speaking, .338 will carry a lot more energy. A lot more. That means something.

What I meant was, in a practical sense, one is not going to want to spend a lot of time practicing and shooting on a .338 due to comfort and cost concerns.

bridgeport
02-21-2011, 1:21 PM
What I meant was, in a practical sense, one is not going to want to spend a lot of time practicing and shooting on a .338 due to comfort and cost concerns.

A good brake will tame the recoil. I reload so the cost per load is manageable.
The effect and response on steel at long range is excellent at 1K yds and over.
Still though to be reasonable I will agree with you. Why? because I shoot
my .243 more and am about to do a new .260 build which mirrors exactly what you are saying. My not reasonable side though says that the response
and power of .338 means it must be an available option in my quiver.

superbikearmen
02-22-2011, 4:02 PM
With all due respect. In practical reality? I guess it all depends on what you expect to happen when your bullet gets out there. Practically speaking, .338 will carry a lot more energy. A lot more. That means something.

I think you can hurt paper with a 308 just fine I guess. Maybe even put a few dings on metal targets out really far! lol

superbikearmen
02-22-2011, 4:07 PM
I just don't want to end up getting a 308 to only tell myself later on that "damn I should of, would of, could of got the 338". And if that's the case maybe get something to where I can upgrade later if need be. So I guess I'm gonna stick it out there and probably purchase a 308. There's actually one on sale on calguns right now with AICS 1.5 maybe talk to him and go from there. Although I should get the 2.0 for ****s and giggles and its easy for tear down too.

Mute
02-22-2011, 7:39 PM
If money isn't an issue by all means get what you like. However, Pryde made a very good point about the cost of shooting a .338 lapua. Even with reloads, it is not cheap.

Best thing to do is to think it through. I've found that it's easy to become obsessed with certain purchases, but once the allure wears off you start to say to yourself what was I thinking. A .308 is easy to get into and sell off later if you desire. With the cost of shooting .338 you have to be committed or it's just going to sit in the safe. And since most people don't really have much call for such a platform, is a smaller market should you decide to sell later.

Nessal
02-22-2011, 10:20 PM
You didn't state which 338 cartridge you are planning to go with.

From the sounds of it, you haven't really shot out long distance to begin with. So IMO, the best to go with would be the .308 winchester. It's cheap, widely available, and easy to shoot since there really isn't any recoil. You need to learn the basics/fundamentals before you can even begin to look at stretching out a cartridge with more long range potential. Also loading for the .308win is cheap and the cartridge is very forgiving. You'll build up some handloading experience which will help you down the road.

Btw, you may want to try out the AICS stock before you plunk down the cash for it. It's definitely not for everyone.

Nessal
02-22-2011, 10:23 PM
I just don't want to end up getting a 308 to only tell myself later on that "damn I should of, would of, could of got the 338". And if that's the case maybe get something to where I can upgrade later if need be. So I guess I'm gonna stick it out there and probably purchase a 308. There's actually one on sale on calguns right now with AICS 1.5 maybe talk to him and go from there. Although I should get the 2.0 for ****s and giggles and its easy for tear down too.



I would get the 2.0 simply because it is much easier to run a dewey rod through.

Tweaksalot
02-22-2011, 11:34 PM
I have an AICS 1.5 in 308, i uses a boresnake and it runs through fine. Also i don't need to remove the cheekpiece to take my bolt out. If you really don't need the portability. . . i would save the $200 on the stock and spend it on better optics. Just my 2 cents.