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    Remington 700 SPS Varmint .308 Win

    As my first full bore rifle I wanted to get it right, I put a lot of time looking at Remington, Sako, Tikka and Howa switching between the 4 at various points but I chose the Remington 700 and I'm 100% glad I did. It might not be for some but I love playing around with my firearms, tweaking them and making them that little bit more personal and suited to me and the Remington 700 offers just that.

    I haven't just found this gun to be a platform to build on but also a damn accurate rifle, as long as you don't ask me to go past 600 yards (shooter not the gun). With it only having very minor modifications; re-crown, bedded action and tactical bolt handle, this gun is pretty much as it comes out of the box and it will hold its own. I've even tied against an AI AX .300 Win Mag.

    The SPS variant offers a slightly uprated stock to the base model however the internals and action are untouched. The thick 26" varmint barrel makes it perfect for the application I wanted it for, a long distance v-bull hitter, this isn't something to be carrying around the field for hours unless you hit the gym but it's quite at home on the range come rain or shine.

    A full video review can also be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX_KFBAGOUY
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    From the description it looks like you got it from Rimfire Magic, i have one in .223 from them, my last trip to the range delivered a five shot group at 50 metres measuring 0.25 inches centre to centre.
    The remington 700 is a truly brilliant platform for a very reasonable price

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    Nice review and good to see that factory guns seem to be improving these days. I have had a few full customs and many semi customs, but sometimes factory guns will hold their own (and then some). I am looking at range type 308 and did have a glance at a 700 but was looking at a Howa but as you say the 700 is infinitely tweekable.

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    Re crowned?

    Not exactly a minor tweak to a new rifle, surely? I have had to recrown an 1893 model Marlin .....made in 1906..

    amc577

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    Quote Originally Posted by amc577 View Post
    Not exactly a minor tweak to a new rifle, surely? I have had to recrown an 1893 model Marlin .....made in 1906..

    amc577
    I don't think it's major in terms of time and cost, some shops will do it while you wait for 45. I know it can have a massive effect on the rifle and would therefore not be a minor tweak but in terms of the actual work to do it I don't think it's huge.
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    For what reason did you have a new rifle recrowned
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