GUN Thinking of Remington 700 as first rifle :dunno:

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  1. Jacko

    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    Can I get a thought or two on this as a first rifle?

    Very reliable, proven.

    Model P (police)

    .308 win, long action.

    28" barrel


    yea's, nay's, comments, thoughts?
     
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  2. Great rifle. They are accurate out of the box, and there are tons of aftermarket parts available if you want to build it. I don't get why you'd use a long action on a .308 though.
     
  3. Hooligan

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    Sounds nice. I love my Rem700 CDL in .30-06 so I can't imagine that the one describe would be terribly different.
     
  4. Jacko

    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    I was considering the 30-06 but I heard differences of opinion over the accuracy and consistency of the round itself vs. a 308. Also, I am not sure I need all the wallop. Any truth to that?

    Also, hows the kick on that baby?
     
  5. jehan60188

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    I was looking at the Remington 700
    I'll probably end up going with a 770, or perhaps a marlin 925 simply because I think a 700 is "too much rifle" for me to start out with. A 770 is about half the price and a 925 costs practically nothing compared to those two. for me, atleast, the extra money wouldn't result in any extra accuracy- I'm just not that good of a shooter!
    Take it however you want, I'm not getting a 700... yet
     
  6. Are you talking about factory ammo accuracy? As far as factory ammo goes, the .308 has some of the most accurate ammo you can buy available for it. If you are handloading, you can load either cartridge to fantastic accuracy. Since this is your first rifle, stick with the .308. You can take advantage of the excellent off the shelf ammo available, so you only have to concentrate on shooting rather than working up loads too. .308 will be cheaper to shoot as well, which will allow you to practice more.
     
  7. Don't worry too much about that. Wile I wouldn't advocate a TAC-308 to start out, a 700 is a perfectly reasonable rifle to start with. It would be a shame to buy something less expensive, shoot it for a while, and then decide you want a 700.
     
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    This is true. I told myself I wouldn't buy another gun for several months, so I can spend that time saving up the money!
     
  9. Jacko

    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I think because this is my first rifle I want to avoid dealing with loads, and the .308 should stop pretty much anything I am going to be dealing with.



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    This is the exact reason I am shelling out the money now. I know I will have this rifle for a long time.
     
  10. Make sure you get a really quality scope too. That is going to make a big difference in your shooting. You can easily spend more money on a scope than on the rifle itself.
     
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    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    That was my next question.


    I have explored a lot of the top end scopes like Leupold & Nightforce, but i really dont want to spend that kind of money.

    What price range will get me something that I can adjust and has good optics? Brands other than the aforementioned?
     
  12. There are other guys with a lot more scope knowledge than myself. PM phrozenlikwid if you want to know what your best options are, or wait for him to find his way in here.
     
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    Rifle itself sounds good, though 28" seems a bit long to me, 20-22 is most common w/ 26 being the longest for a heavy barrel, they get unwieldy once they get too long due to the weight and funky balance, long action, as mentioned, doesnt make sense to me w/ .308.

    Additionally, if you're looking at a 26" heavy barrelled remmy 700 and want to save a little $, check out the VLS, it's the same as the Police model except it comes w/a laminated stock as opposed to the synthetic and is blued instead of matte coated

    Scope wise, check out the Super Sniper 10x, the Bushnell Elites (3200, 4200), trijicon accupoint, leupold vx3 (possibly sent in to get target m1 knobs put on),
     
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  14. jehan60188

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    http://www.saami.org/Unsafe_Combinations.cfm

    So, it seems .308 winchester and 7.65x51mm NATO are interchangeable?

    *shame on me* I've already started looking at 700s, AGAIN!
    "Lets see if I don't eat on the weekends, and turn my heat down to 65..."
    =0P
     
  15. They are interchangeable.
     
  16. GuiltySparc

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    cool thread, i'm thinking of a 700 as my first rifle myself.
     
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    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    how would dropoff/accuracy be affected by a 24 or 26 vs 28 @ 100 yards?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I wouldnt want a 28" barrel. But with long action you can change to 300 Win Mag pretty easy :)
     
  19. Pretty much not at all.
     
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    oh, well then...
    >_<
    I gotta stop looking at those pictures!, or else I'm going to buy a rifle sooner than I planned =0\


    hmm, well this slowed my momentum- http://www.snipercentral.com/vtr.htm
    looks like i'll have to keep looking!
     
  22. Jacko

    Jacko HEEE HEEE OT Supporter

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    how about at 800 :hs:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Slim to none the standard is almost becoming 18-20" for 308
     
  24. GuiltySparc

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    is there a dumbed down guide to the various types of 700s remmington sells? Something that says what the differences are and what applications they are best suited for.
     

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