I'm new, advice on new rifle

I'm new, advice on new rifle

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    I'm new, advice on new rifle

    Hi guys. Just joined up. I enjoy shooting behind my house in rural Ohio. I be got out to about 500, but mostly shoot 100yds. I built a bench and all. So far, I've been a Savage guy. My #10 tactical type (fcp?), Drives nails! Anyway, wanna try a Remmy 700 in 308. I'm between a 700p ltr and a 5r. 20". Any recommendations? Basically same rifle, I think?

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    Wow? Not as much activity on this forum as I expected?

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    It's a low volume forum. Mostly guys that googled sniper forums land here their first time. They they stop googling that. Search for "long range" or "precision rifle" forums instead and you'll get more and better results. The difference between those two rifles that I can see is 5R rifling which is questionably an upgrade but not one I'd pay extra for.

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    A good friend of mine introduced me to the process of replacing a Savage barrel with relatively inexpensive tools and a set of go-no go gauges. I wouldn’t do the process justice so I won’t try, but the 308 heavy contour Shilen barrel drives tacks. I have a 700 Rem action that I had a smith put a Bartlien barrel in 6.5CM that also drives tacks. Now that I’ve seen how easy it is to replace a Savage barrel with stellar results, I may have to reconsider my dedication to Remy style actions. I think I could do the barrel swop on a Savage myself with a little investment in tools and a caliber specific set of go no-go gauges. These gauges are a little pricey..
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    Yeah, I really don't look for it to outperform my Savage, I just don't own a Remington except shotguns. Also, I believe both models I spoke of have 5r. I look at specs on different vendors' sites and some differ. Another thing they vary on is twist. On the police, some say 12, some say10. Some say 11.25. Don't really matter, I guess. I load 169 GMM clones. (Try to, lol)

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    168g........,...

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    I have handled both the 5R and the 700p rifles, but never shot one. The biggest attraction to them for me was that they came in a rigid stock from the factory, but the price was about $400 more than the SPS tactical. So I went with a SPS tactical 20" .308 with intentions to upgrade the stock later, this would be my recommendation due to the lower price of admission. I have heard that the 5R rifles are tack drivers though.

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    I got an OLD M1 carbine I just inherited from my dad. He got it from his. Really nice shape. Hoping I can barter it for a nice nice 700.

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    Take that SPS and bed it, rub a tad off the nose and try it. What kinda groups ya getting with the SPS as is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdog View Post
    I got an OLD M1 carbine I just inherited from my dad. He got it from his. Really nice shape. Hoping I can barter it for a nice nice 700.
    Don't do that. You'll really hate yourself in 20 years.
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