Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC SD build - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General > Outdoor Recreation > Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC SD build

RIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineJeep Wrangler Bushwacker Flat Fender Flare Sale at Baselin

Reply
Unread 10-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
Roobicon
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 772
Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC SD build

First a little background. I bought my first rifle back in the early 90s shortly after moving to Vegas when I ETSd from the Army. I got a mint condition used Springfield Armory M1A with NM sights and a little trigger work done on it. It was and continues to be one of my favorite weapons. Shortly after getting the rifle I bought a SA 4-16x scope and a Gen 3 mount in hopes of doing some precision shooting. Due to the numerous shortcomings of both the scope and mount this became an increasingly frustrating endeavor resulting and both sitting in a gun cabinet for years until "donated" to a friend.

Since then I have enjoyed hundreds, if not thousands, of rounds through the M1A at 100, 200 and 300 yards with the iron sights and it's accuracy always pleases me. As I have seen my country change in ways I never thought possible, I decided it was time for something a little more compatible with CQB. In October 2008, I bought 2 Stag 2TLs (being left handed and all) and put and EoTech on one and an Aimpoint on the other. Again, I was very pleased with my purchase, but always felt that "reach out and touch someone" component was still missing.

And that bring me to where I am today. Not wanting to spend thousands on a long range platform, I settled on the Remington 700 and the SPS Tactical seemed to be just the ticket. As I began looking around town, I realized it may be harder than I thought since they seemed to leave the shelves of the gun stores pretty quickly. On Thursday of this week I decided to take my lunch and head over to Lock n Load. As I walked down the counter i saw what I was looking for near the back of the store. I asked the salesperson (who did a great job, but I can't remember his name) if that was the only SPS Tactical in stock and he said it was. My next words were, "I'll take it."

Since I was at lunch for work, I paid for the rifle and then went back to work with it on "layaway". I returned at 500p, completed the background and brought this home...



Then began the search for a scope. Again, being on a budget, some of the more exotic scopes were out of the question. After doing some research and taking the advice of a friend, I settled on the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA. Today I placed my order with Optics Planet who had it on sale plus an additional 10% off since they are celebrating 12 years in service. Now, there is good news and there is bad news. The bad news...it was shortly after I placed that order that I saw these very popular scopes are on backorder and it could be months before they ship. The good news...estimated shipping for mine is only 10-20 days (fingers crossed). That gives me time to shop for a scope mount and rings.

__________________
2004 Roobicon
Clinging to my guns and my religion
Roobicon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
Roobicon
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 772
Nightforce 20 MOA scope mount installed

__________________
2004 Roobicon
Clinging to my guns and my religion
Roobicon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
andy02
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lost Wages, NV
Posts: 3,730
I assume being that you want to reach out and touch this is chambered in .308? If you don't mind my asking, how much did it run you?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendrix
No one really knows the reason for LCOG Jeeps.

Its so short ****s like me and you can still get in.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2ACR View Post
My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


September 11 2001
Never Forget!
andy02 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
Roobicon
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by andy02 View Post
I assume being that you want to reach out and touch this is chambered in .308? If you don't mind my asking, how much did it run you?
It is chambered in .308 and I paid $779.00. Considering the availability around here it was a very fair price.

Harris Bipod added...

__________________
2004 Roobicon
Clinging to my guns and my religion
Roobicon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-22-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
samseifert
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Posts: 112
I picked up a weatherby Vanguard in .300 Win... I love that gun... And reaching out and touching something... I've yet to shoot anything other than a .50 or a .338 Lapua that can compete
samseifert is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
Roobicon
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by samseifert View Post
I picked up a weatherby Vanguard in .300 Win... I love that gun... And reaching out and touching something... I've yet to shoot anything other than a .50 or a .338 Lapua that can compete
Agreed, but from a tactical standpoint I am sticking with the big four calibers...9mm, .45, 5.56 and 7.62x51/.308 for my firearms.
__________________
2004 Roobicon
Clinging to my guns and my religion
Roobicon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
Glockgirl26
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 79
20" barrell threaded already?

I have one similar, model 5R. I'd LOVE to have a suppressor for it.
Glockgirl26 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
samseifert
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Posts: 112
I hear you on the ammo... mine is way too expensive. :-(
samseifert is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #9
tjcj
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Yakima, Wa
Posts: 974
Nice rifle. Your going to love the vortex scope. I've got one on my AR. They have a great warrenty
__________________
Yakima Valley Mountaineers.
tjcj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-24-2012, 03:53 AM   #10
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan, WA
Posts: 2,484
I am SO jealous. I've been wanting one for a long time. I settled on a Savage 116 in .270 because I got a deal I could not refuse on it. I will still get a Rem 700 tactical eventually!!!
ArrizX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
Roobicon
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 772
Update...

After watching my back order Vortex Viper scope go from a 5 day to a 25 to a 5 and then to a 5 week status on Optics Planet, I decided to cut bait and order the Viper 4-16x FFP that was in stock at Cabela's with an estimated ship delivery date of November 8...which happens to be my birthday.
__________________
2004 Roobicon
Clinging to my guns and my religion
Roobicon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by samseifert View Post
I picked up a weatherby Vanguard in .300 Win... I love that gun... And reaching out and touching something... I've yet to shoot anything other than a .50 or a .338 Lapua that can compete
With the right rifle, .308 will work fine at 1400 yards.

With this rifle, .308 will work fine at 1000 yards.
__________________
-Andrew

Illegitimi Non Carborundum


The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Dr. Marneaus is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #13
tinyjeep
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,253
^ what he said.


Also:

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...87&nt=2&page=1
__________________
[QUOTE=The_Blacksmith;12598519]Remember, it was a shark attack when you dove into the ocean to save a trapped puppy, while you were doing charity work to help clean up a local beach.[/QUOTE]
tinyjeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
ajmorell
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Posts: 7,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Marneaus View Post
With the right rifle, .308 will work fine at 1400 yards.

With this rifle, .308 will work fine at 1000 yards.
At 1000 yards it's more about the shooter than it is the rifle.
ajmorell is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmorell View Post
At 1000 yards it's more about the shooter than it is the rifle.
sure, but with only a 20", he'll be at a disadvantage as far as velocity is concerned. There's not a whole lot of gain in the accuracy department with .308 going to a much longer barrel, but it needs the extra push behind it.
__________________
-Andrew

Illegitimi Non Carborundum


The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Dr. Marneaus is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.