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Old 06-14-2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Daddy got a new toy!

I'm finally getting into long range shooting because I want to do some hunting when we move to AZ, so I had my local guy do a build for me.

Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308 with bull barrel (Has 5 grooves for the rifling instead of 4)
X-Mark Pro Trigger is externally adjustable
Folding stock by Mcree Precision, Cerakoted "flat dark earth" (waiting for the adjustable comb)
Scope is a Nikon 4-12x40

I took it to the range today and shot "single shot" without the magazine to force me to take my time. The adjustable comb (cheek rest) will come in this Wednesday so, for today, I shot with the stock pressed against my jaw. The range only goes out 100 yards, but I was hitting 4" swinging targets with no problem, smooth like butta, with very little recoil! Not bad for a "pistol guy" on the first range trip "out of the box"! I'll be going back out next weekend to another range to try 200-300 yards. Also, very pleased with Hornady American Whitetail ammo.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new toy Paul...

That is too cool to look at and must be a "hoot to shoot"..
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Looks very cool.



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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
Congrats on the new toy Paul...

That is too cool to look at and must be a "hoot to shoot"..
Oh, it's incredibly fun to shoot! This gun has VERY little recoil and far exceeds my expectations for accuracy!
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Very clean looking weapon, you should be able to reach out 500 yards with that setup. Keep us updated.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Deputy347k9 View Post
Very clean looking weapon, you should be able to reach out 500 yards with that setup. Keep us updated.

Larry
I saw footage of a couple guys hitting what appeared to be 16" targets at 1,000 yards using this gun, but they are seasoned veterans. Just starting out, I'll set goals in 50 yard increments once I get comfortable at 300.

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Nice rifle Paul. How much did that bad boy end up weighing? Don't know bull barrel and hunting don't seem to match up.
If I had a range to utilize a cool rifle like that I would get one also.
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Nice rifle Paul. How much did that bad boy end up weighing? Don't know bull barrel and hunting don't seem to match up.
If I had a range to utilize a cool rifle like that I would get one also.
Well, I can't weigh it right now because my wife packed up the bathroom scale (moving in 2 weeks). The stock is aluminum, so the total build isn't nearly as heavy as some others that I looked at. It feels pretty light when slung on my shoulder, and even my 12 year old boy held and aimed it today while standing. Even still, I don't think I'd use it for "stalking" hunts, but it's perfect for "sit n wait" hunts like for deer, antelope, bears, etc.

Here's a clearer picture that I took at the range today.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:26 PM   #9
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Nice! Now get yourself a Leica rangefinder.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:28 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Nice rifle Paul. How much did that bad boy end up weighing? Don't know bull barrel and hunting don't seem to match up.
If I had a range to utilize a cool rifle like that I would get one also.
I just found the scale. It weighs 11.4 lbs, empty.
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