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frankiejoe577
03-04-2012, 7:58 PM
I want to get a scoped rifle for 50-400 yards is a Remington 700 SPS in .308 good? I want to get top of the line I dont want something I will need to upgrade to later on. I want it to be reliable (Police or military would trust it)

Is the Rem 700 SPS line good?

I know I don't want a 770.


Thanks

Iloveguns
03-04-2012, 8:33 PM
Now by top of the line does that mean money is no object? What is your budget with the Rifle, scope, Rings, Base and what ever else you will want?

russ69
03-04-2012, 8:43 PM
Yes the 700 is the top of the Remington production line and it's a good rifle. They also build custom rifles if you are interested in something special.

HK Dave
03-04-2012, 9:30 PM
Top of the line...

Well you don't have to go out and get a surgeon..... but this would probably be just fine...

GA Precision Gladius (http://www.gaprecision.net/ga-precision-2012-custom-rifles/ga-precision-gladius.html)

And then you'd need glass... this one will probably be sufficient.

Nightforce F1 3-15x50mm (http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-nxs-f1-rifle-scopes-C359.aspx)

;)

ejhc11
03-05-2012, 1:32 AM
Check out some reviews here:
http://www.snipercentral.com/

AlliedArmory
03-05-2012, 1:50 AM
Yes the SPS line is very good. I use a R700 SPS Varmint and love it.

When you say top of the line, does that mean money is no object? Scopes range from $50 - $10,000+. Is it for a benchrest rifle? Hunting rifle? What features do you want? How much magnification do you want?

Your question is way too vague.

frankiejoe577
03-05-2012, 12:04 PM
When I want something enough I will save up for it. I might invest in a few hundred for a scope 200-600 I found a good deal for the Rem 700 SPS brand new so just wanted to make sure it was top of the line. I will get good scope rings and a good scope and extras after I purchase the rifle.

dvsdev
03-05-2012, 12:16 PM
I would say that the Remington 700 SPS is good, but not top of the line for a production rifle. The Remington 700 5R would be top of the line for a production rifle. The SPS is $600-700 and the 5R is $1,000-1,100.

Iloveguns
03-05-2012, 12:25 PM
What do you plan on doing with this rifle?

frankiejoe577
03-05-2012, 12:31 PM
In terms of use I will use it for Tactical Training and for SHTF. I want to Shoot 50-500yards I guess. Any Suggestion for scope power? I do have a scope that a friend gave me to but it does not have any markings that I remember and he said it was custom made. Maybe someone can help with that if I post pictures

Iloveguns
03-05-2012, 2:31 PM
200-600 is not a lot as far as scopes are considered. But if that is your budget look at the Bushnell Elite line of scopes. I personally would save up a little more and look into a Vortex Viper PST. Those are the best beginner scope out there for tactical style glass. Do some research before dropping money on glass. Know what you are getting and why. Look up Second Focal Plane Vs. Front Focal Plane. Learn the difference between MOA and MIL. It will be well worth it in the long run. Invest time not just money into what you buy.

milotrain
03-05-2012, 2:51 PM
Get a fixed 10x then you can use it to reliably judge distance.

You could also get an eliso frame for a Rem700 action, which may fit your desires better than an off the shelf 700. Although "training and SHTF" is not really a purpose for a gun. It doesn't define range or size of the target engaged at that range, or need for followup shots. My SHTF rifle would be way different than yours.

So, what do you want to DO with it? 500 yards is pretty short, you almost don't need a scope for that unless you are shooting varmints.

BayouBullets
03-05-2012, 3:04 PM
Nothing wrong with the 700 sps. In your 200-600 price range, you can get a basic Zeiss, an elite Bushnell, or a Nikon Monarch. Any of which have "plenty good enough glass" out to 600 yards. You really need to decide what you want the glass to do though. Inside 100 yards, a 10x is almost useless on even a slowly moving target without TONS of practice bringing scope to cheek-weld. Forget about hitting a fast-moving target like that. Practical use generally dictates something like 3-9, 2.5-10, or 4-12 power scopes. Paper punching at extreme range for points, on the other hand, is easier with high power scopes. A fixed power is often preferred for competition where you have to judge distance without any aids. Pick your poison. There is no free lunch.

AlliedArmory
03-06-2012, 1:43 AM
You will not need much at all to reach 500 yrds. But if you want to shoot at 50 yrds, you will need something which ranges to the low end of the magnification (2.5-10x) or similar.

Your price range for the glass puts you somewhere in the low-mid range. Something like a Bushnell Elite, Vortex Viper etc etc. All comes down to what features you want.

For the base and rings, get some Burris XTR rings and a EGW 1-piece base. Those should fall perfectly in your budget which seems to be approx $1000 for the scoped rifle.

freonr22
03-06-2012, 1:49 AM
200-600 is not a lot as far as scopes are considered. But if that is your budget look at the Bushnell Elite line of scopes. I personally would save up a little more and look into a Vortex Viper PST. Those are the best beginner scope out there for tactical style glass. Do some research before dropping money on glass. Know what you are getting and why. Look up Second Focal Plane Vs. Front Focal Plane. Learn the difference between MOA and MIL. It will be well worth it in the long run. Invest time not just money into what you buy.

For your (op's) perusal

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=263710&highlight=Scope

Kelster1574
03-06-2012, 7:21 AM
I have a 700 SPS in .270 and .223, they are both GREAT rifles. I have a .308, but it's a TC Venture also a GREAT rifle but not as nearly as many upgrades, mods, etc. available as the 700.

ZX-10R
03-06-2012, 4:49 PM
Savage or Remy M700...Today I wanted to get another rifle...Almost bought an SPS...It was grey with threaded muzzle. Wanted a the hogue model in black. I am 98% sure I will go M700 SPS.

jtv3062
03-06-2012, 8:04 PM
I want to get a scoped rifle for 50-400 yards is a Remington 700 SPS in .308 good? I want to get top of the line I dont want something I will need to upgrade to later on. I want it to be reliable (Police or military would trust it)

Is the Rem 700 SPS line good?

I know I don't want a 770.


Thanks

If you want top of the line, the sps isn't it. you will not need to upgrade the 5r, or police model.