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cruzian3
10-11-2013, 7:30 AM
Which 700 did you buy or would you buy?

MrExel17
10-11-2013, 7:32 AM
I would buy the VTR just because of the triangular barrel, there are mix reviews. Im just a avid shooter nothing special, plus it looks cool. 0.2

RickRyder
10-11-2013, 7:36 AM
I have the 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308 in the Ghillie Green Hogue stock.

I got it because when I looked at it, I got a boner...Plus I had wanted a .308 caliber rifle for quite some time and it was going to be either this or a Springfield M1. I am not a competition shooter, I am a practical shooter. I like to be able to hit my mark, doesn't have to be within the size of an Altoid, but as long as I can hit something and kill it, I am satisfied. Most of my rifles are compact, easy to carry and reliable. I went ahead and put a light weight Harris bipod on it and a Leupold VX-2 3-9x scope, done deal...

osis32
10-11-2013, 7:45 AM
I got a sendero in .300 win mag. My.308ar shots really well so i wanted something with a little more punch

MongooseV8
10-11-2013, 8:00 AM
5R hands down

bishop2queen's6
10-11-2013, 8:10 AM
.308 sps tactical aac-sd. The 20 inch barrel is a more practical size. Its already threaded for a muzzle break. I added a bushnell elite tactical 6-24x 50 mm scope. I can hit anything I see.

baja619
10-11-2013, 8:47 AM
271777

30.06 for taking down big (not in ca) game.

glockman19
10-11-2013, 8:49 AM
I have a 700P in .308 and a 700CDL in .30-06. I didn't want to overpay for a 5R.

My next rifle will be a 700 in .223

webcruzzer
10-11-2013, 8:55 AM
I have a R700 AAC-SD. When I shoot-out the barrel I will put a Krieger 5R 20in on it.

Already put large bolt knob and timney trigger. Next step is stock then true up the action.

TMcGuff
10-11-2013, 9:07 AM
rem 700 sps in 300 win mag

tacticalcity
10-11-2013, 9:11 AM
I've owned a 5R and it was sexy, but I'm a fan of black and the duracoat finish I had put on it would scratch off when you breathed on it. Most accurate gun I have ever owned however. Amazing!

My next 700 will be the 700 SPS AAC-SD .308 20" Barreled version. I always upgrade the stock to a custom built McMillan anyway, and the metal is fabulous. Should make for a nice stick. Will be a while however.

pontiacpratt
10-11-2013, 9:19 AM
SPS-V in .308. Put it in a B&C tactical light stock. Added a CDI DBM and topped it off with a Bushnell Tactical Elite 6-24x50mm G2DMR. Had a good deal at BPS so picked it up and improved as I could afford.

Divernhunter
10-11-2013, 9:57 AM
I would buy a Tikka

wkahwkah
10-11-2013, 10:17 AM
I have SPS tactical in jail right now :)

LynnJr
10-11-2013, 10:40 AM
For myself I would get the cheapest rifle I could buy.
I say that because the trigger barrel and stock would be removed for upgrades.
If your not planning on making major changes take a look at all your choices in person and pick which one best fits your needs.

ScottsBad
10-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Which 700 did you buy or would you buy?

One not made by Remington.

desert dog
10-11-2013, 11:36 AM
You didn't specify what you plan on using it for.

For general target shooting, with a little bit of hunting thrown in there, the 700 AAC-SD in .308.

It is handy and light enough to hunt with (although not optimal), and great for hitting targets to 1000 yards.

I suggest 308 because ammo is common, cheap, accurate, and barrels have an extremely long life in this caliber.

phish
10-11-2013, 11:45 AM
It always boils down to what you want it for. For me personally, I would get a boutique footprint action and have it built the way I want it.

Ricky-Ray
10-11-2013, 12:08 PM
I bought the 700 SPS in 308. I already have an M1A so I already have the ammo. Looking for an inexpensive starter bolt gun to shoot past 400 yds. But after reading a few thread I think I should have gone with the 5R instead.

yoko
10-11-2013, 12:55 PM
I just bought my first bolt gun three weeks ago, 700 5R 20". Planning to finish building it by end of this year since I want to learn precision shooting next year.

Added the following:
-bipod/mount (GG&G Tactical XDS-2)
-timney trigger
-scope base (Nightforce 20moa)
-bolt knob (installed - super precision rifle)
-a muzzle brake (ordered - Ross Schuler).

Right now I'm saving for a:
- scope (Nightforce or Vortex),
- scope rings (Nightforce/badger)
- maybe a Surgeon detachable magazine bottom metal.

snowdog650
10-11-2013, 1:00 PM
For what purpose? It's frankly silly to give opinions on which gun to get without knowing it's indended purpose.

NorCalFocus
10-11-2013, 2:10 PM
I got the SPS Varmint in .308

It fit all my needs and price range.

RudyN
10-11-2013, 2:15 PM
I picked 700SPS as that is what I have in .308 :D

BRANCHER
10-11-2013, 2:15 PM
5R is is just accurate for the $$. I have 700P's (308 & 223) and 5R (308). Both are great I like 5R rifling. All have VX3 LR 8.5x25 on them. It just doesn't seem to foul the same as the 700P. Not sure which is better SS or Steel So got both. And both are shooters. Also wanting to get 5R in 223 (better twist rate for heavy bullets) and 300 WinMag... 700P in 338 Lapua Mag.
Plus the 700P's have Badger Ordinance upgrades on them.

I got the 5R from a friend for a fair price and use it for silhouettes. It is a good shooter so when I miss I know it is me. But have taken out to 1000 and it shoots very well.

But something about a black "evil" rifle I just like. :)

Yes pics in attachments but not good ones though. For inventory purposes.

Khromo
10-11-2013, 2:32 PM
No option was offered for the 700 Varmint SF, but that would be my choice. All stainless, a good starter barrel, and very reasonably priced.

The stock is the throwaway injection molded abomination, but many or most users are going to replace it anyway. No sense in paying for any stock that doesn't fit your preferences or needs.

The barrel is 26" long, but it can be cut down and/or threaded for very little coin. Shoot it out, then replace it with a custom barrel of your choice, and maybe get the action tuned up while it is in the shop.

The Varmint SF is a good rifle to get started with, or to use for a mid-priced foundation for a poor man's custom rifle. They are curiously overlooked.

CSACANNONEER
10-11-2013, 2:34 PM
Last month I walked into a shop to PPT a SPS im .308. Well, I bought it but, while waiting for the seller to show, I saw a LH 700 BDL in .270 and ended up buying that too.

HermanH
10-11-2013, 3:51 PM
Voted for 700P. Got to handle one in .308... :D

KING_PALM
10-11-2013, 6:42 PM
just bought a arc-sd ... so i voted accordingly

Cowboy T
10-11-2013, 7:40 PM
Actually, I'd go for an ADL Varmint, but since that wasn't one of the choices, the SPS Varmint would be a fine choice as well. Remember, they're all Rem 700's. If you don't like how the rifle shoots out of the box, you can always do stuff to it. And you might end up with a good shooter without any significant mods. They are 700's, after all.

Raralith
10-12-2013, 11:29 PM
I specifically looked (and got) a SPS Tactical. I don't need the long barrel, and 20" is more then enough for 600 yards. Got a ton of work to do on it though:
- True bolt
- Bolt handle
- Thread barrel
- Muzzle brake
- B&C Stock
- Wyatt magazine
- 20 MOA base
- New rings
- Scope
Above without scope is the cost of the rifle, around $700. The scope is probably going to be $1,000.

ar15barrels
10-13-2013, 12:20 AM
Already put large bolt knob and timney trigger. Next step is stock then true up the action.

A proper truing job requires a rebarreling and usually an oversized bolt body to take full advantage of the truing work.
I don't recommend doing that until you shoot-out or you can out-shoot the original barrel.

roushstage2
10-13-2013, 1:56 PM
I vote SPS. That, and I bought one so...yeah.

Tasty
10-16-2013, 4:40 PM
I have a serious love affair going with my 5R.

golfish
10-16-2013, 4:55 PM
the one with wood furniture

DVSmith
10-16-2013, 4:58 PM
My ltr in 308 suits me just fine!

Bullets&Whitewalls
10-16-2013, 5:53 PM
I have an SPS in jail now. I'm sure it's gonna do me right, up 500yds and maybe a little hunting. Can't wait to get it.

glocksmith
10-22-2013, 12:24 PM
I bought an SPS Varmint and had a premium gunsmith cut and crown it at 23" and it surprisingly shoots amazing for a factory barrel. Wouldn't shoot worth a poop until he cut it.

Vu 308
10-22-2013, 12:37 PM
The 5R hands down is the choice as I have seem over a dozen of them compete in our matches with great results over the years.

Cypriss32
10-22-2013, 1:10 PM
The one that you can afford to buy a nice scope for.....

Inuvik
10-22-2013, 1:42 PM
For what purpose? It's frankly silly to give opinions on which gun to get without knowing it's indended purpose.

Answer this before you start any poll.

What is your budget, what distance are you going to shoot at? Is it for hunting, banging steel, or punching little holes in paper? Do you intend to carry the thing very far?

The stock SPS with a great scope, bipod, shooting mat, ammo, rangefinder, spotting scope, and spotter is capable of some pretty good stuff.

I think a lot of (entry/wannabe) long distance shooters get wrapped up in the gun, and forget about all of the accesories that go along with it. I would argue that a $1500 rangefinder, ballistic app, and $1000 scope on a $600 (SPS) rifle will get you making hits much easier than a more expensive rifle with cheap accesories.

jpx0123
10-25-2013, 12:51 PM
just put a deposit down on a Rem 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD 308. the 1/10 twist barrel put it over the top for me.

AlliedArmory
11-07-2013, 10:51 PM
I would buy a Tikka

Exactly what I did after owning a 700 SPS Varmint in 308.

Model94Guy
11-25-2013, 8:26 PM
None of the above, a CDL in 30-06….

Carsgunsandchics
11-25-2013, 8:54 PM
I like my AAC SD in 223 with the 16.5 barrel. The factory Hogue stock wasn't to my liking but I picked up a Choate Ultimate Sniper Stock. I'm happy with it so far as I'm working on loads for it. My first 3 rounds out of it with my first reloads with hornady 55gr spitzers could be covered with a quarter. 1 in 9 twist.

socom2shooter
11-25-2013, 9:22 PM
Sps in 300 wsm is what i bought. Killed pleanty of dear/pig/antalope with it

hambam105
11-25-2013, 10:27 PM
Where is the option button for wanting to buy, 'All of Them'? :cool2:

Lone_Gunman
11-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Pre '64 in 30-06.

ar15barrels
11-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Pre '64 in 30-06.

There are not very many pre-64 Remington 700's...

They were called 721's back then.

louiebob
12-01-2013, 9:16 AM
Love my ltr!



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Jarhead
12-01-2013, 11:27 AM
http://texasbrigadearmory.com/m40a1.htm

kentactic
12-01-2013, 12:33 PM
SPS Tactical

.308

Shot mine well out to 900 yards. The damn thing just makes hits. Easily a 1200 yard gun.

tquizzle
12-02-2013, 12:44 PM
I have a 700 VTR 22" with the integrated muzzle brake in 308 that I'm actually selling today only for $725 and I just got an SPS tactical 20" in 308

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/9a5u7e5e.jpg

Simi-Surfer
12-05-2013, 7:01 AM
700SPS in 30-06. Great all around cartridge with multiple grains available for all types of hunting/shooting. If you reload, even more options.

a1fabweld
12-05-2013, 8:18 AM
Get the Rem 770 that comes with the scope already mounted. Easily a 1500 yard gun. Big-5 usually has them on sale for $350 or so.

osis32
12-05-2013, 8:33 AM
Get the Rem 770 that comes with the scope already mounted. Easily a 1500 yard gun. Big-5 usually has them on sale for $350 or so.

lol wut?

kentactic
12-05-2013, 8:37 AM
Get the Rem 770 that comes with the scope already mounted. Easily a 1500 yard gun. Big-5 usually has them on sale for $350 or so.

I've got an ice farm in alaska if you believe that.

a1fabweld
12-05-2013, 8:46 AM
The 770 is the king of sniper rifles. Plus, think of all the tactical gear you could buy with the money saved from one of those 700's?

Untamed1972
12-05-2013, 10:32 AM
Havent shot all the models listed.....but I can speak to the 5R. It's a nice a shooter. Is capable of way more than my skills can provide at this current time. Nice to have a good platform to grow into though. Have made hits out a little over 600yds. Best grouping so far was a 3/4" 5rd group at 200yds. And I don't consider myself a top notch marksman by any means.

Is the 5R the best choice? Can't tell yuh, but for an off the shelf rifle I don't think you'd be disappointed with it at all. Wish I had time and resources to shoot it more.

russ69
12-05-2013, 12:15 PM
...I don't recommend doing that until you shoot-out or you can out-shoot the original barrel.

I have owned a number of Remington 700s, including two 40Xs. Out of that bunch only one factory barrel shot better than me. In fact one of my 40Xs was not very good at all. If you get a good one (it happens) shoot it out, then re-barrel. Otherwise a new barrel should be on the top of your list.

EBR Works
01-20-2014, 10:58 PM
My AAC SD in .308 was dropped off by UPS today. I had set aside a .308 AR from inventory for myself, but after about a week I had a change of direction and decided I have enough AR rifles. Will be several months until it is built out with a bunch of goodies on order including an XLR chassis. Trying to decide on a paint job. The threaded barrel will be dressed appropriately with us being a SOT ;) Will be fun and easy to develop loads for since I already have lots of 175SMK/Varget in my personal stash.
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Rickmcu
01-22-2014, 3:30 AM
I have a R700 AAC-SD. When I shoot-out the barrel I will put a Krieger 5R 20in on it.

Already put large bolt knob and timney trigger. Next step is stock then true up the action.


did you notice a big difference in accuracy with the timney?

My Rifle will shoot right around 1 Moa with handloads and I already free floated the barrel. Want to get consistently under an inch

Lazy shot
03-07-2014, 4:05 PM
I have a 5-R with 26" barrel in 300 win mag. Really happy.

Added:
Badger bolt knob
SWFA SS 10x42M scope
TPS 20 MOA base with extra low rings
Harris HBMRS bipod

Just need to Cerakote it now.

JMP
03-07-2014, 6:42 PM
Get the Rem 770 that comes with the scope already mounted. Easily a 1500 yard gun. Big-5 usually has them on sale for $350 or so.
The 770 is the king of sniper rifles. Plus, think of all the tactical gear you could buy with the money saved from one of those 700's?
:rofl2:
You got ripped off. I have a Mosin Nagant that does 2,000 meters; the iron sights are proof of this.

http://www.shtfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/mosin-nagant-5-people.jpg