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Remington 700 SPS

Has anyone had any experience with this gun? Was just wondering what everyone thought of it.

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Remington 700 SPS

I don't have the SPS but have the XCR. I have buddies that have a SPS and have never had any problems with them. I like Remington and think it's a good choice for the money.

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Remington 700 SPS

The SPS is a lot like the 870 express(shotgun) because it is the same rifle as any other 700 but lacks the "frills" such as polished barrels and expensive wood stocks. It will serve you very well and with its dull appearance, it will be hard for game to see it.

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Remington 700 SPS

After doing a lot of research and shopping around, we decided to purchase a new Remington 700 SPS Stainless 30-06 as a gift for my son's earning the Eagle Scout Award.

Rifle was $469.00 from Sportsman's Warehouse in Utah and included a 24" stainless grade 416 / parkerized barrel and Limbsaver Recoil Pad.

FYI:

The blued version was discounted to $398.00, but we liked the stainless at $469. (Note: The 2005 Stainless version retails for $613 and has replaced the 2004 BDL's Stainless. The 2005 SPS in blue ($520 retail) has replaced the 2004 ADL line which was dropped.)

We piller bedded the action / free floated the barrel, and adjusted the stock trigger to a crisp 2 3/4 lbs. So far, results have been 7/8" MOA with Federal's 180-gr. (Nosler) Solid Base ammo.

While Winchester Supreme 180-gr. Ballistic Silvertips are my favorite load for deer (front half of the bullet explodes like a grenade & rear half keeps on penetrating for a complete pass-through like a Nosler Partition), the 700 SPS with 24" barrel only shoots 1 1/4" groups with the Ballistic Tip - plenty enough for deer.

Funny thing, Federal High Energy Nosler Partitions at 2,880 fps measured 11/16" groups on 7/21/06 and Winchester 180-gr. factory Nosler AccuBonds were about 1".

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Remington 700 SPS

Eagle Scout Award , Wow way to go. What a nice gift for it also.

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