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|12-14-2008, 02:58 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
which one would you have?
as some of you know.. im looking to get a .308 for target shooting..
i have the opportunity of three rifles... which one would you guys choose? both are the same sort of price..
remington 700 vssf 26'' barrel
remington 700 vls 26'' barrel
remington 700 vs with timmney trigger.
ALSO.... Bushnell elite.... what do you lot think to them? ive heard theyre basically bausch & lomb, a bit like the hungarian schmidt & benders...
Last edited by flyingfisherman; 12-14-2008 at 03:16 PM.. Reason: added another question!
|12-14-2008, 11:26 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Iberia, Louisiana
Re: which one would you have?
Ben, this would probably work better in the centerfire rifle part of the forum.
I like the looks of the VSF. I would try to stick with a new gun if you can. Some people can find strange things to do to their firearms if you catch my drift. As far as triggers go, this is something that you can tackel at a later date.
Unfortunately Bausch & Loom got out of the scope business a few years back. I had one of their 36x BR scopes that I loved. Like A big dummy I bent the tube when mounting it one day because the rings weren't lined up correctly.
Scopes are something you don't want to scrimp on. Usually the adage "you get what you pay for" will apply.
You are thinking in the right direction by thinking optics (lens) makers.
Nikon makes some great scopes. Their Monarch series has excellent glass.
I would look at The Burris scopes over the Bushnell, both are made by the same company, the higher end Bushnell scopes and rangefinder are good but I'd stay away from their low end stuff.
Below is a link where you can get an idea of whats available.
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|12-14-2008, 11:56 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Re: which one would you have?
The action and barrel on all the Remington 700s will be the same no matter which variant, so the accuracy will be the same. The stainless steel won't really make any difference, except that it will look shiny and be less prone to rusting if not properly cared for.
Starting out, all of the triggers will be OK. If you really get into it, any trigger will need some work. I personally am still in the level where the factory trigger is good enough for what I can do, but I'm working on it.
You have three great choices listed there, and you just get to pick the one that looks prettiest to you. For me, that would be the VLS, because I like blued steel and wood. I expect your opinion may be different.
The hard part is over; now you just need to pick up the one that looks right to you.
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