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Hecktic
12-07-2013, 11:53 AM
I was thinking about getting a Remington 700 Milspec 5R because it looks awesome to shoot. I have been wanting to get a Rem 700 in 308 for some time now and I thought I might get one before the year is out. I have looked at the tactical, the police and the sps model but I think that the 5R seems to be the one Iím most interested in.

I was wondering if anyone has owned one and what was your experience with the 5R? Also I was wondering as to where would be the best place I could find one in Southern CA. Any information would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Also suggestions for glass for the 5R would be greatly appreciated .

0321jarhead
12-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Save your money. You can get the same out of a Savage 10FBLE in a .308. I'm not knocking Remington, they are really good quality. I have both.

Exodus343
12-07-2013, 12:06 PM
Or... you can save your money and get a Sako TRG 22 or a AI 308 ;)

check out the picture in my sig line
beautiful works of art

0321jarhead
12-07-2013, 12:09 PM
5X5 on that Exodus343. Good call!

Hecktic
12-07-2013, 12:14 PM
Those are really great looking rifles in your sig line… very nice.

Hecktic
12-07-2013, 12:16 PM
I will look into these other suggestions and see what I find. I’m getting the impression I may get more “bang for my buck” with some of these other suggestions and I’m cool with that.

Exodus343
12-07-2013, 12:18 PM
Those are really great looking rifles in your sig lineÖ very nice.

it's just some rifles I found via google search....

i WISH I can afford one of those.... the Sako would be my pick
the way it was designed is just simply amazing... not to mention the bipod design is flawless

Exodus343
12-07-2013, 12:19 PM
I will look into these other suggestions and see what I find. Iím getting the impression I may get more ďbang for my buckĒ with some of these other suggestions and Iím cool with that.

check out the FN SPR line also
good out of the box accuracy and a really nice McMillan stock

0321jarhead
12-07-2013, 12:32 PM
I will look into these other suggestions and see what I find. Iím getting the impression I may get more ďbang for my buckĒ with some of these other suggestions and Iím cool with that.

Okay, you are on the right track for "more bang for your buck". If you are just starting out and wanting a real good rifle for a reasonable price my suggestion would be for the Savage. Not because I have one its because I was once in your place. Not all that long ago I bought the Model 700 VTR Desert RECON. Comparing it with my reloads and factory about two months ago, I kicked myself in the butt. It was really no difference on accuracy to my Savage 10FPLE. So I sold the Rem and broke even, thank goodness.

I have shot matches with my Savage and done well. Hell, I'm not no olympian.

Accuracy is not always the rifle, its the nut behind the stock.

Mr Blu
12-07-2013, 1:27 PM
Accuracy is not always the rifle, its the nut behind the stock.

Mind of I use that quote in my sig line???

It's pretty awesome.

Exodus343
12-07-2013, 1:47 PM
Oh yea

In before Randall tells you to get a R700 and that Savages suck ;)

in 1...2... 3...

btw I may need to rebarrel soon Randall, how much is a rebarrel, and trueing job?

0321jarhead
12-07-2013, 3:12 PM
Mind of I use that quote in my sig line???

It's pretty awesome.

Not at all.

It came to me at my 1st M1 Garand Match many moons ago by a WWII, Korean War and Viet Nam vet when I was having some minor rooky issues with my M1 Garand. Enjoy it but, don't abuse it.

ar15barrels
12-08-2013, 12:50 AM
In before Randall tells you to get a R700 and that Savages suck ;)

in 1...2... 3...

btw I may need to rebarrel soon Randall, how much is a rebarrel, and trueing job?

Savages don't need truing or gunsmiths to work on them.
They are perfect just as they are sold.
You should probably get a savage...

cZ0gFbW7ASI

Hecktic
12-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Savages don't need truing or gunsmiths to work on them.
They are perfect just as they are sold.
You should probably get a savage...

cZ0gFbW7ASI

Kind of reminds me of my Mosin after a few rounds through it ;)

Exodus343
12-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Savages don't need truing or gunsmiths to work on them.
They are perfect just as they are sold.
You should probably get a savage...

cZ0gFbW7ASI

I'll play devil's advocate
maybe those loads are too hot? :rolleyes:

ar15barrels
12-08-2013, 2:11 PM
I'll play devil's advocate
maybe those loads are too hot? :rolleyes:

Maybe factory federal gold medal match 175 loads are too hot for that rifle.
You could be on to something there...

Exodus343
12-08-2013, 3:49 PM
Maybe factory federal gold medal match 175 loads are too hot for that rifle.
You could be on to something there...

LOL
touche

if savages are having a sticky bolt issue with factory GMM....
then I don't know what to say :p