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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Rem 700 sps

I got my first chance to handle one today, and overall i liked it. I was looking for a tikka in .308 win, but i was told that they were out of stock, and they couldn't even order them for an undisclosed amount of time. So obviously i looked elsewhere(ps - ive decided to drop getting something in 7mm/300 mag in favor of a .308 for those of you who read that topic).

I've heard a lot of news regarding Remington lately, some good, some bad. Can i get some overall opinions? I'm not worried about all that trigger safety crap that has recently been circulating (especially because the new ones don't have the same trigger), but rather accuracy and perhaps experiences with ejector failures that I've heard about.

I urgently want your opinions!! I have one on hold for 3 days and must make a decision!!


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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 09:24 PM
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Re: Rem 700 sps

I have a 700 SPS in 223 that shoots well enough.
It's a bit of a boat anchor cuz it's the heavier longer barrel. But all in all it's a reliable acccurate rifle if that helps.

But I would probably opt for the Tikka personally....just wish they would make the clips out steel instead of plastic.

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Re: Rem 700 sps

Yes, that's how i feel too. That's the only thing i don't like about the tikka i have (.243). I would wait for the 308 to come in, but by the way they were talking, it could be months.

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Re: Rem 700 sps

What you gonna need a 308 for in the next few months?

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Re: Rem 700 sps

I have always favored Remingtons. Own a bunch of them including a couple of the SPS models. I have owned Remingtons for for over 30 years and have shot thousands of rounds with only 1 firing issue similar to what was indicatedd. Mine was a result of a part breaking in the safety mechanism which was easily fixed. Since I practice extreme gun safety while it was a surprise fire the gun was handled safely and pointed in a safe direction so no issue at all with anyone getting hurt. I won't comment further on my thoughts about MSNBC and their agenda's but I wouldn't hesitate on the Remington- mine have all been the most accurate I have shot out of the box of any I have owned from Win, Ruger, Weatherby, Tikka & Kimber. I can't comment on Savage as I personally can't stand the look and can't get past that to buy one. I also hear great things about the T/C Venture and have been intrigued enough to possibly try one out now that they have models with more consumer friendly pricing- worth a look also.
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Re: Rem 700 sps

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What you gonna need a 308 for in the next few months?
poking many, many holes, while retaining a nice deer rifle for next year.

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I won a SPS on a raffle a couple years back and paid a little extra for a 270 short mag. Its now one of my favorite guns. You won't go wrong buying one.

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Re: Rem 700 sps

I have an SPS in .243 and I love it. My dad likes it so much that he got the same in .243 and another in 7mm08. Accurate as heck, love the black stock and matte finish. I was always a Winchester guy but I can't see buying anything else than a 700 SPS in the forseeable future. You won't regret buying it.
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Re: Rem 700 sps

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perhaps experiences with ejector failures that I've heard about.

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Ah yes, the 700 extractor.

How many 760/7600,742 600, 788 and Mod 7s have you heard of with extractor issues? (its a trick question. )

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Re: Rem 700 sps

ya can't go wrong with a 700. and the trigger crap is just that, crap along with the extractor issue.

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