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Old 12-15-2006, 5:18 PM
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Just paid for Remington 700P LTR today at Great Outdoors in Sacramento. Now the 11 days saga begins. Can you believe it, they are closed on 25th... Now I need to find a bipod, rail, and rings, and maybe a Pelican case? Would the Bushnell Elite 3200 10X40 mill dot scope be good for it? Or do I need variable scope? I also have Burris 4-12X50 that I may try. And please, sombody buy my Romak-3 parts kit and receiver, or I'll be in deep !@#$%
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Old 12-15-2006, 5:34 PM
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The best scopes for the money are:

http://www.riflescopes.com/departmen...per_sniper.htm

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http://www.snipercentral.com/shop/pr...products_id=32
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Old 12-15-2006, 6:30 PM
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The Remington 700 LTR definitely warrants a GREAT scope. Since it's supposed to be a lightweight rifle, I would avoid suggesting a Badger Ordinance rail, Rings, and a 30mm tube. Stick with something simple like Leupold 2-piece bases and low rings, and the absolutely PERFECT scope for the 700 LTR is nice Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x40 AO.

The 4.5-14x40 mounts really low to the barrel for a consistent cheek weld. Leupold rings/bases/scopes are designed to mount as close as you can, which is a good thing. Lower power settings for quick acquisition and higher power for being able to see your holes at 100y with ease. This scope/mount/rifle combination should be good for .25-.5 MOA @ 100y.

I've set up at least 4 rifles with this exact setup while working at SJGE, and everyone that has followed my advice has absolutely loved the setup.

EDIT: The LTR and PSS rifles will definitely benefit from a proper break-in. Get a nice one piece fiberglass or teflon rod, a bore guide, and LOTS of patches. Hoppe's Benchrest, Pro-Shot Copper Solvent and any good oil like Miltec. Avoid CLP/BreakFree. For the quick break in, some people use Flitz with cleaning patches to polish the bore. I don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but definitely does make a tactile difference when cleaning.....

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I don't think that you could go wrong with the Super Sniper that captdecoy recommened. I have two of them and I plan on buying at least one more.
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The Super Sniper is very overrated, IMO.
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Old 12-15-2006, 6:56 PM
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I'm happy with my Super Sniper on my .50.

I would suggest going with a Leupold, Ziess, or NF scope and TPS rings & base.
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Old 12-15-2006, 8:11 PM
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Will the Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 3.5x10 M3 scope suffice for 600 meeters shooting?
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Old 12-16-2006, 8:02 AM
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You should go with the one piece base. Badger Ordnance, TPS, or Acculock would be perfect. You can go with the same brand rings as your base.

And no matter how perfect the manufacturer claims the rings and bases are machined, you should always lap your rings.
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Old 12-16-2006, 8:20 AM
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here is a pic of my ltr. it's topped with a bushnell elite 4200, tps rings and badger zero cant mount.


shot this 5 round group yesterday at 100 yards and yes the one outside the black was the fifth shot the target on the right is 17hmr. pay no attention to it
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Here's my 700 VSLH, can't really go with a PSS since I'm not going to dump that kind of money into a right handed rifle when there are left handed alternatives available. In any event, basically the same gun just a different rate of twist and the stock is shaped differently.

If anyone tries to suggest a rifle scope that doesn't have parallax adjustment on it to be used as a *target* scope run the other way.

Anyhow, here's how mine is set up...


Remington 700 VSF Left-Handed $1,035 MSRP
SN:

Attached Accessories:

+$89.99 Harris S-BRM Bi-Pod 6"~9" Leg Travel (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=155546)
+$26.50 KMW Industries Pod-Loc (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...aspx?p=1506&s=)
+$229.99 Arnold Jewell HVR-LH Trigger (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=706845)
+$12.49 Score-High Benchrest Mag Follower (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=632527)
+$85.00 MGW Two Piece Base, Remington 700 Short Action (Couldn't find it online)
+$48.99 Leupold Quick Release Weaver, 25mm, Matte (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=463702)
+$20.49 B-Square Bubble Bore Level Weaver Mount (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=498458)
+$449.95 Leupold 6-18x40 VX-II Riflescope (http://www.riflescopes.com/products/...riflescope.htm)
+$25.00 Butler Creek Flip Up's

Churns out groups like this or smaller depending on, me & the conditions...hand loads (this group was from fire forming brass, 5 shots)



Ignore the AR, here's a picture of it...



Yes OMG two pieces bases and it shoots just fine ;-) I have a badger base, but it's canted and frankly I don't need that for 100~200 yard type shooting so I'm saving it for a rifle in 308 (this is 223 Rem). Badger doesn't make any flat bases in left hand eject...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by James R.
Here's my 700 VSLH, can't really go with a PSS since I'm not going to dump that kind of money into a right handed rifle when there are left handed alternatives available. In any event, basically the same gun just a different rate of twist and the stock is shaped differently.

If anyone tries to suggest a rifle scope that doesn't have parallax adjustment on it to be used as a *target* scope run the other way.

Anyhow, here's how mine is set up...


Remington 700 VSF Left-Handed $1,035 MSRP
SN:

Attached Accessories:

+$89.99 Harris S-BRM Bi-Pod 6"~9" Leg Travel (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=155546)
+$26.50 KMW Industries Pod-Loc (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...aspx?p=1506&s=)
+$229.99 Arnold Jewell HVR-LH Trigger (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=706845)
+$12.49 Score-High Benchrest Mag Follower (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=632527)
+$85.00 MGW Two Piece Base, Remington 700 Short Action (Couldn't find it online)
+$48.99 Leupold Quick Release Weaver, 25mm, Matte (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=463702)
+$20.49 B-Square Bubble Bore Level Weaver Mount (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=498458)
+$449.95 Leupold 6-18x40 VX-II Riflescope (http://www.riflescopes.com/products/...riflescope.htm)
+$25.00 Butler Creek Flip Up's

Churns out groups like this or smaller depending on, me & the conditions...hand loads (this group was from fire forming brass, 5 shots)



Ignore the AR, here's a picture of it...



Yes OMG two pieces bases and it shoots just fine ;-) I have a badger base, but it's canted and frankly I don't need that for 100~200 yard type shooting so I'm saving it for a rifle in 308 (this is 223 Rem). Badger doesn't make any flat bases in left hand eject...

Regards,

James R.
NICE rig......I'm a lefty too. I was having a crappy time with my 700 PSS out at Burro the other day....need practice!! Mine is in .308 and I have gotten some nice groups in the past. I need to work up some loads and get to practicing.
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Old 12-16-2006, 2:18 PM
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NICE rig......I'm a lefty too. I was having a crappy time with my 700 PSS out at Burro the other day....need practice!! Mine is in .308 and I have gotten some nice groups in the past. I need to work up some loads and get to practicing.
Thanks, I like it and it shoots well so long as I do my part. One word of caution, and I found this to be the case with mine. The barrel is supposed to be free floating but on my example it wasn't. I removed the action from the stock and did some sanding till the thing passed the old, "dollar bill" test with ease. Slapped it back together and IMHO the grouping is improved. The single greatest improvement however has come from the Jewell trigger, so entirely worth the money...breaks very crisp at 8oz.

Regards,

James R.
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