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twolane
11-14-2013, 7:30 AM
I did some searching and couldn't find too much info, so I though I could start a new thread...

I saw dick's (I think) has 700 varmints in sale on Black Friday for $399. Doesn't say what caliber or what exact model.
Would this be an okay bolt action to start with and learn on? I haven't shot one in years and I'd like to get back to it.
It will be used mostly at 100yds as that's what most of the local ranges have.

Bhobbs
11-14-2013, 8:18 AM
The Remington 700 is a bolt action rifle.

bombadillo
11-14-2013, 8:43 AM
Not sure what you're asking about. 700 Varmint is a manually operated bolt rifle, probably chambered in .223/5.56 or .308win. Start on a .223 bolt action as the rounds are plentiful, cheap, and accurate. Build it up as needed from there once you get comfortable and familiar with how things work. Take a clinic on rifle basics, safety, and proper use of a bipod, sling, and other techniques. Spend a bit on learning how to do things properly and it will go a lot further than dropping more money on a spendier rifle. Good luck and ask questions.

roc_my_tims
11-14-2013, 9:06 AM
Boycotting dicks sg for there acts of not selling ars after sandy hook

Lucky Scott
11-14-2013, 1:57 PM
Back to your original question, Yes, a great rifle to have and a good price. Make sure it is a 700 and not another model as they sell cheaper models with a different number instead of 700 and people sometimes get confused.

CobraRed
11-14-2013, 2:27 PM
+1
The quintessential first buy for someone getting into precision shooting right there. The stock is near terrible, but just the action itself is worth more than that sell price.

fonzy
11-14-2013, 2:48 PM
http://www.remington.com/en/products/firearms/smu/centerfire/dsg/model%20700%20adl%20varmint%20scope%20combo%20in%2 0mossy%20oak%20brush%20camo.aspx

twolane
11-14-2013, 9:30 PM
Risking all of them being sold out before I get in line, here's a link to the ad I found..

http://bfads.net/Item/Dicks-Sporting-Goods-Black-Friday-Remington-Model-700-ADL-SS/165057

Don Nguyen
11-14-2013, 9:56 PM
How much do they normally sell for? $600?

NRAhighpowershooter
11-15-2013, 5:27 AM
the only bad thing about the rem 700 Varmint in 223 is that they only offer a 1-12 twist... :(

vliberatore
11-15-2013, 5:47 AM
How much do they normally sell for? $600?

$450

NorCalFocus
11-15-2013, 6:58 AM
I paid $600 for mine a few months ago. $350 is dirt cheap.

They also offer them in 22-250 if you want more than a .223

Iloveguns
11-15-2013, 7:11 AM
Sure this is not for last year? They had this sale last year.

ExtremeX
11-15-2013, 10:46 AM
I paid $600 for mine a few months ago. $350 is dirt cheap.

They also offer them in 22-250 if you want more than a .223

You probably paid $600 for a BDL, not an ADL.

I considered getting an ADL last year from them, but I didn't, because the .223 versions are 1:12 twist only.

thomashoward
11-16-2013, 1:28 PM
Back to your original question, Yes, a great rifle to have and a good price. Make sure it is a 700 and not another model as they sell cheaper models with a different number instead of 700 and people sometimes get confused.

Some "entry level" rifles do not have the 700 action. Axis I believe is one of them.

rstrobel
11-16-2013, 1:32 PM
They have this sale every year. I bought one last year in .308, it's well worth $400.

NorCalFocus
11-16-2013, 1:35 PM
Is it the heavy barrel ?

rstrobel
11-16-2013, 1:40 PM
yes

bombadillo
11-16-2013, 5:25 PM
Some "entry level" rifles do not have the 700 action. Axis I believe is one of them.

You're mixing up 2 companies. Axis is the Savage and the 770 series is the remington line.

dfletcher
11-16-2013, 8:03 PM
I paid $600 for mine a few months ago. $350 is dirt cheap.

They also offer them in 22-250 if you want more than a .223

The problem, from mine point of view, with the Remington 22-250 is that they use a slow rate of twist - 1 in 12 or 1 in 14 IIRC. I have their VSSF II in 22-250 and am limited to bullets of pretty much 62, maybe 69 grains and less. All that potential and limited weight.

NorCalFocus
11-17-2013, 7:29 AM
The problem, from mine point of view, with the Remington 22-250 is that they use a slow rate of twist - 1 in 12 or 1 in 14 IIRC. I have their VSSF II in 22-250 and am limited to bullets of pretty much 62, maybe 69 grains and less. All that potential and limited weight.

Every caliber in the varmint model has the 1:12 twist. (if your using it for varmints than yeah smaller bullets are better). Have you tried heavier bullets? I know that many of the guys that own the .308 1:12 twist still shoot 175SMK with great results.

CK_32
11-17-2013, 7:34 AM
Varmints are pretty good guns. If its for a decent price snag it. Look for the MFG rebate I was told dicks and rem have that time to time.

siliconphreak
11-17-2013, 9:44 AM
Was looking at getting one of these too. According to The Hide it's the same barreled action as an SPS Varmint. Since it's an ADL I'd just get new bottom metal, ditch the pos stock and scope for it and drop it in something nice like a manners. You'd be saving money over doing the same with a standard SPS Varmint.

thomashoward
11-17-2013, 4:43 PM
You're mixing up 2 companies. Axis is the Savage and the 770 series is the remington line.

OK got me ,but I don't believe the 770 is a real 700 action.Better off with an ADL and switch the magazine parts out

CK_32
11-17-2013, 4:48 PM
NEVER BUY A 770!!


Biggest POS Remington has ever made. It's basically a crap half azzed 700 for cheap azzes looking to save money. Cheap in all the wrong ways.

bombadillo
11-17-2013, 8:45 PM
Buy a Savage 10/11 110/110 action and call it a good day. Buy a remington 700 5R tactical .308/.300wm and have a GREAT rifle all day. I would definitely go for either one. Start off on a GAP Templar action and get a good bartlein barrel. Run whatever bolt and chassis that you'd want to use, and call it WONDERFUL when you build it in your caliber. It can be a sweet setup for WELL under 2 grand. GAP rifles you can get for 3k. I'd do a custom build though the way you want. Anyway, good luck with what you buy but I'd go with a 700 5R .300wm.

superspartan02
11-17-2013, 9:41 PM
You're going to earn every penny of your savings.....Went there last year to the then new Salinas store. First I call up on Wednesday before Thanksgiving to ask how many in .308 they have, the guy says "we got plenty".

Go to the Salinas store at 10:30 and the line is 20 deep (luckily not everyone was getting a rifle). I end up being the 5th guy in the gun line and the last one to get a Varmint ADL in .308?! They were taking 30-40 mins to process the paperwork per person. By the time it was my turn, there's about 20-30 people behind me. I told the counter guy, he better let the rest of em know the last .308 was sold. Could you imagine waiting 4-5 hours in line and finding out the gun you wanted was sold 4.5 hours earlier?!

Complete FUBAR, but the rifle is a good starter rifle for the money. Good luck!