GUN Thinking about getting a Remington 700 SPS Varmint

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  1. Demo Dick

    Demo Dick I will treat you all alike. Just Like Shit!

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    Dicks has them on sale for 449.98

    >>>>>link to gun<<<<<

    Pretty much the same as the police model (tactical) but has a shitty stock and a wimpy scope on it.

    The stock will be replaced as will the scope. I would most likely replace the stock even on the tactical, and I can use the scope on one of my shitty rifels

    Now .308 or .223

    I had the Savage 10fp a few years ago in .308

    .308 is obviously way more expensive to shoot (i do not handload)
    .223 well.....what are the negatives?

    input?

    Thanks all
     
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  3. If you're only going to use this thing to punch holes in paper at a distance of 200-300 yards, get the .223. If you intend to use this to hunt or to shoot targets past 300 yards, get the .308.
     
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    kind of what I was thinking.....

    I have heard on the savage you can switch out the barrels (never been much of a tinker when it comes to my guns)

    hell I do not even know if I can find a place to shoot around here that is further than 300 yards
     
  5. The Savages with barrels that can be swapped out use a barrel nut to lock the barrel in place, which allows for proper headspacing without having to match each barrel to each action. It's definitely easier than swapping barrels on a different gun, but it's not something that you just can throw together.

    The general consensus here is if you're on a budget and you're only ever looking to use the rifle in its factory configuration to shoot occasionally, the Savage is probably a better buy than the Remington. If you're looking to get more serious with the rifle and start using aftermarket parts, then you'll definitely want the Remington.
     
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    Thanks for the input man
     
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    I considered getting one last year and never did, I will say the stock felt a lot better than I expected (though I would replace it on looks alone :mamoru:).
     
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    Pretty much

    I have a 30/30 I may throw the scope on.....this will be a long ter project.....probably got for some good optics first, then replace the stock.......

    Face it I do not need to be doing .1250 MOA at 4,000 yards right away;), just something to mave some fun with and maybe kill a critter or two.
     

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