Remington 700 police
This is a discussion on Remington 700 police within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have a chance to buy one for 1000 or another 700 model with 5r rifling for 1100. Both new. Both .308. Opinions
Post By gasmitty
July 13th, 2013 12:49 PM
Remington 700 police
I have a chance to buy one for 1000 or another 700 model with 5r rifling for 1100. Both new. Both .308. Opinions
July 13th, 2013 01:08 PM
The 5R rifling is asymmetrical in both the number of rifling grooves, and their shape. The theory is that odd number of grooves results in the bullet being squeezed less - any groove is not diametrically opposed in the bore by another groove, but rather by a pair that are spaced apart from each other. The asymmetrical groove shape seems to reduce fouling from bullet material. The 5R is found desirable by the long-range shooting crowd, although not universally so. If most of your shooting is at normal hunting ranges (say, 300 yards or less), I think you'd be hard-pressed to see an advantage to the 5R barrel.
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July 16th, 2013 08:43 AM
Just get a 700 Varmint in .308 for around 500.00 and spend the rest on a GOOD SCOPE and better Stock.
July 16th, 2013 08:52 AM
What do ya want it for? Like others have said: you can go cheaper depending what you want to do with it. If you want to reach out 750+ yards then that is not a bad price. Keep in my mind yo would also be spending a good deal amount of money on glass.
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July 16th, 2013 01:58 PM
I went with the 700pss detachable mag. It already had a $100 bipod on it and some nice glass! Now I need to work up a load for it! Here's some crappy cell phone pics:
July 19th, 2013 12:09 AM
I don't have that specific rifle however I have the version that savage makes 10-fp or something like that? And it is a great rifle. Don't expect the rifle to do the work for you, you still have to understand windage bullet drop and all that good stuff.