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Remington 700 vs. Savage FP series .308

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by nx302stang, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. nx302stang

    nx302stang PAC-NW Member

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    I'm looking to build the best sniper rifle a working broke man can buy.

    Pros and cons of both? I know savage has the accutrigger and a remmy is a remmy!

    Help me make up my mind please!

    Thanks!
     
  2. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    should have put a vote in your post

    id go rem
    specially if you plan to replace most of the rifle
    you can find a well used one for under 3
     
  3. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    I've been wondering the same thing. I've always loved the Rem 700 aka M24, but I know that alot of things changed since I last held one. A 308 is in my future, it's just cloudy as to which one it'll be....
     
  4. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    btw is there a reason you want 308 over 300 ?
     
  5. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    More commonly available ammo and less recoil for a 4 rd mag dump!
     
  6. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    Savage gives you the ability to change your own barrels, versus needing a gunsmith to do it.
     
  7. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I also considered buying the savage FP and could have gotten a good deal considering I have a relative who is the regional sales rep but I went with the Rem700VTR... Handle both, remington's 700VTR looked better to me as far as fit, finish, & ergonomics
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Its basically a tossup between the two, you will be pleased with either, some say that one is more accurate then the other. For me it more depends on which fits me best, along with aftermarket support if I decide to build it in to anything.
     
  9. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    I'm interested in the Rem. 700 milspec r5, basically a 700 in a synthetic stock with a SS barrel in military contour more or less. Supposedly more accurate. .308 for common ammo, 1x11.25" twist.

    I really want a Tac-Ops Tango 51 but out of my pocketbook range.
     
  10. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    My 700sendero 300RUM is a tack driver. My M700 308 is a great rifle, but my buddy has the 10fp .308 with a McMillan A5 and a nice Nightforce scope and it's an awesome rifle. Either way, you wont go wrong.
     
  11. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I have a Remington 700 BDL. 26" heavy. Bought a used (McMillen) A-4 and detachable mag converion (H-S Precision) for 308 4 round and 10 round mags. And the optics, 10x42M Tactical. All said and done including the price of the weapon I spent about $1800 to get what I wanted. :D



    Stock
    http://www.mcmfamily.com/mcmillan-stocks-tactical-stock-list.php#a4

    mag convertion
    http://www.hsprecision.com/new_floor_plate.htm

    Optics - SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope
    http://www.swfa.com/pc-4305-2760-swfa-ss-10x42-tactical-riflescope.aspx
     
  12. nx302stang

    nx302stang PAC-NW Member

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    Thanks for the feed back! Keep em comin!
     
  13. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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  14. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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  15. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    I have a 10fp hsp with nightforce 5.5x22 and nightforce picitinni rail and warne quick release tactical rings. Off the bench it will put 5 rounds in one ragged hole at 200 yards. My partner has a 700 rem custom with lilja tube and Macmillan stock and nightforce scope that does the same thing as my rifle but mine cost less than half of the money!
     
  16. kevlar

    kevlar Mt.Angel Active Member

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    5 rounds one hole 200 yds?
    Seriously I want proof!
    Whats your load?
    Thats benchrest stuff there
    If you show proof of that my next rifle is a savage!
     
  17. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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  18. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    Cheap accurate ammo is only available to those who can reload and take the time to work up a load their rifle likes. All rifles have their own pet load and it can take hundreds of rounds to finally get to the point of max accuracy. All three of my 308 rifles shoot well with 178 amax with 41.3 gr of 4064 using rem 9 1/2 and rem. brass. It took me a year of testing different loads to land on that load. That is the fun of shooting.
     
  19. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    Load your own if at all possible...use the best bullet for the match you are shooting...work up a good load...you will have more fun at less expense if you shoot much...
     
  20. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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