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I convinced a co worker to pick up a Rem 700 SPS Tactical in .308. So he asked me to set the scope up for him. I didnt want to give the gun back, and Im already working on getting one of my own.

Took me only 3 shots to get the scope zeroed, and the next two speak for themselves. The one slightly low and left in the circle was my fault too, as the trigger was at it's max weight and I felt myself "yank".

Ammo was Winchester BST 168gr

I love this gun.
 

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Ladies n' Gentlemen, there has been a Tang sighting! :)

Great group and I can definitely see why you'd want one of those. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped a good friend break in the barrel on his Remington 700 Custom Shop rifle in 308. It also had a bipod and a fixed 10x Leupold scope. Over the course of about 5 hours, with much cleaning in the process, the first 60 rounds went into what ultimately became a single hole, less than 2" in diameter. It was great fun and a real eye-opening experience.

Welcome back, Tang...hope to see you around some more! Always love your posts! ;)
 

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Oh I'm looking for me one now. I will put my Zeiss Target scope on it, and find something in the 1-4 range for my .338.

I have big plans for it, and I dont even have it. Already thinking about finding a stock from a VSSF, and adding a DBM.
 

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Sounds like a great shooting rifle. Sure wish they would turn out that kind of production more often, like they used too. Seems to be much more "hit or miss" on whether you are going to get a good one now-a-days.

Good luck in your search for your own.
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Me too, I just ordered a 2011 F150 RC/SB 5.0, Pearl Blue XLT. Gonna be tight in the gun department for a while.
 

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No thanks on the .30-06. Im going with a .308 because I no longer have a .30 cal to use the 700 or so bullets I have, and it comes in a nice short action heavy barrel package.
 

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I'm with ya Tang it's definitely a tempting rifle, I've herd nothing but rave reviews about the Tactical! Good luck finding one!
 

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I love the short barrel rifles, and I've heard a lot of people say 20" is the ideal length for the .308 for accuracy. Then after seeing one shoot a 1/2" group with factory Winchester ammo of all things, I'm pretty convinced. I would love to have the Hawkeye Tactical which uses the same stock and looks a lot the same, but the Ruger's are going $800+ and I can get the Remmy for a little over $500. The Ruger is a 1 in 10 and the Rem a 1 in 12, but I dont plan on using anything bigger than a 168. As a matter of fact, I have a pile of 168 Matchkings that I plan on making it's main diet.

Here is the Ruger



and the Remington
 

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But, but ,but, it has such an itty short barrel :rolleyes: and not nearly enough recoil :p

Tang, I figgered you'd be embarrassed to have another Remington.

Matt, good choice on the New F150. We'll need a thread with pictures. Then you'll have to take it out south of town in the sagebrush and get it pinstriped.

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I miss my Sendero now, I really do. But hey, its a good shooting rifle, what can I say.
 

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Another rifle you might want to look at, the Tikka T3's.

I've got enough Remington ADL's and BDL's you might think you're in a Remington warehouse but none of them have OEM barrels on them. For many, many years, the only guns I've bought have been Remingtons. However, I've always felt it was like playing the lottery as to where it was going to be very accurate or not. For most of these years now, I've just bought used rifles and built them to what I wanted.

Here recently I bought a Tikka T3 Lite, 243 for my granddaughter a cheap deer rifle and that has come to be the most accurate production rifles I've ever owned. I'm going to rebarrel a Remington 700 in a 22-250 for coyote's. That's was only going to cost $800 dollars but the down side, it is going to take seven months. I'm so impressed with that 243, I bought a Tikka T3 Varmint, 22-250 the other day to use until then. I took it to the range this morning to zero the scope and try some loads. Right out of the box, it's shooting 1/4 MOA groups at 100 and 200yds. It did this for the first four loads I tried and didn't start opening up groups until I got over the recommended max loads.

I've become well convinced the Tikka T3 is one of the biggest "Sleepers" out there. When I can buy a relatively cheap, over the counter rifles that are shooting the way these two are, I think the Fin's are on to something.
 

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If it's not a Ruger don't do it. It will spoil your "roster."
 

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That's why we have different manufactors. I own two Rugers, my granddaughter's Mark III target pistol and a Super BlackHawk I bought when they first came out. A Ruger rifle has never and probably never will be on my agenda. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking a Ruger, how can I, I don't think I've ever even had one in my hands. They just have never had what I felt I wanted in a rifle. The Remington 700 has always been my choice in rifles, the 1100 is my choice of Semi shotguns and 870 in pump guns. These are very good guns that don't cost bunches of money and it's hard to wear one out. I have numbers of other guns, but those are much higher grade/quality than Remingtons, and I can buy several Remingtons for what some of them cost.
 

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I can't blame ya, if I had that great collection of Remingtons and shot a Ruger and found out how much better it was I'd have a tough time getting rid of all the others! :D

People cuss them right and left, I own more than 40, and every one of them is a good shooter, many are better than MOA. I'm really into No. 1s right now, and nobody builds a comparable rifle.
 
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