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Gunsrruss
05-17-2011, 5:46 PM
A friend is thinking of buying this rifle on base....MSRP is $1509.97...The base will sell it to him for $1232.99. Special order. Now I have the 700 PSS in .308 and I love it, but I know nothing about the XCR. So what do you think??

RugerNo1
05-17-2011, 6:14 PM
Just looking at the remington website it seems to be more of an all weather hunting rifle and offered in long action calibers (except 300 wsm).

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-xcr-ii.aspx

What does your friend want to do with the rifle?

Gunsrruss
05-17-2011, 6:19 PM
Just looking at the remington website it seems to be more of an all weather hunting rifle and offered in long action calibers (except 300 wsm).

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-xcr-ii.aspx

What does your friend want to do with the rifle?

He wants to shoot targets at 8-9-1,000 yards in .308

RugerNo1
05-17-2011, 6:23 PM
In my opinion, he should probably look at remington's other offerings then.

The Model 700 SPS Varmint in .308 would be a decent choice and allow for upgrades down the line. A major advantage is the longer, heavy barrel to aid in velocity which will help the .308 win. more effectively reach the 1000 yard mark.

Cheaper too!

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-sps-varmint.aspx

Sgt. Slaughter
05-17-2011, 6:27 PM
The Remington Police in 300 win mag is a nice choice in the Remington lineup. I've seen them under a grand a couple of times, but mostly I think in the 11 hundred range. (before rings, base and all that sheeat)

a1fabweld
05-17-2011, 7:14 PM
Remington 5R.

jben
05-17-2011, 7:34 PM
Just looking at the remington website it seems to be more of an all weather hunting rifle and offered in long action calibers (except 300 wsm).

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-xcr-ii.aspx

What does your friend want to do with the rifle?

The tactical is a short action. I have one in .308. When I bought it the MSRP was no where near $1,500. I paid around $900. For that price I considered it a fair deal. It came from the factory floated, fluted, bedded and with a B&C stock. The gun is more capable then I am.

At $1,200, it may be better to get a more base model and upgrade as desired?

Gofasterdammit
05-17-2011, 7:37 PM
I had an XCR Tactical, out of the box performance was lack luster. For that price your buddy is better off with a factory 5R for shooting at those distances.

RugerNo1
05-17-2011, 8:32 PM
The tactical is a short action. I have one in .308. When I bought it the MSRP was no where near $1,500. I paid around $900. For that price I considered it a fair deal. It came from the factory floated, fluted, bedded and with a B&C stock. The gun is more capable then I am.

At $1,200, it may be better to get a more base model and upgrade as desired?

Oops, I flubbed that one. I was looking at the XCR II not the Tactical.

After reviewing the actual Tactical model, it does not sound that bad.

If the shooter is a beginner I would stick with my original reccommendation (SPS Varmint). If the shooter already knows what he is doing he should seriously look at the Model 700 5R.

The biggest difference I see is the stock and barrel (just skimming the pages) so I simply go with the model with a more known track record.