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Unread 10-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 10-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Nightforce 20 MOA scope mount installed

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Unread 10-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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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?
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Unread 10-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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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.

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Unread 10-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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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
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Unread 10-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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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.
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20" barrell threaded already?

I have one similar, model 5R. I'd LOVE to have a suppressor for it.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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I hear you on the ammo... mine is way too expensive. :-(
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Unread 10-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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Nice rifle. Your going to love the vortex scope. I've got one on my AR. They have a great warrenty
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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!!!
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Unread 10-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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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.
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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.
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^ what he said.


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http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...87&nt=2&page=1
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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.
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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.
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