New Gun!

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by carver, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator

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    Went over to Bass Pro Shop yesterday, and came home with a new rifle, a Remington 700, in .308. It appears to have the features of both the SPS, and the Varmint SF! At any rate I am posting two pictures, the bottom one looks like my gun, but it has the barrel, and bolt assembly of the top picture. Mine has a black stock with grey grip inserts. Can't find one just like anywhere on line, so it's probably one of those guns that big companies have made up for their stores. I'm thinking about mounting a Redfield 3X9X50, with the accu-range reticle. I have to save up the money for the scope, just like I did for the gun! It might take another month before I get the scope! I should have been born rich instead of so good looking!:eek:

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  2. American Leader

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    Congrats carver, nice rifle! I know a guy, very nice fellow, who has the VTR which is the varmint w/triangle barrel. He loves this rifle very much and shoots "dime groups". Hope your are as successful!
  3. dragman

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    congrats! My buddy has the 308 SPS varmint and loves it!
  4. Brisk44

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    Congrats on the new rifle Carver, I'm sure she's a beaut!
    I don't know why A.L. always has to say "he knows a really nice fellow who has ....) when he just means himself!!!!:(
  5. nynomad

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    Beautiful! 308 - I like that!
  6. reynolds357

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    Nice rifle. I just bought a Weatherby last week that has those same gray inserts. I have been wondering what their function is supposed be. Are they actually good for anything, or are they the latest cosmetic gimmick?
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    Sweet rifle Myles!

    Chek your PM box..
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    Nice rifle, can't wait for the range report
  9. Airdale

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    Congrats on the new rifle. My SPS tactical has become my favorite.
    Take your time and do a proper break in and you'll have a tack driver.

    I'll be sending a PM also.
  10. carver

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    They are called grip inserts. I suppose that they are there to help with your grip!
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    Got the PM, thank you!
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    nice lokkin shooter. did you give it a name??
  13. Trevor1837

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    That's a sweet piece, nice purchase!
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    Awesome! love it congrats!
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    pretty cool carver good luck
  16. JLA

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    Hey Myles.. I just thought of something else ill toss in the box for you. I have a few hundred weight sorted winchester .308 cases. Ill pull you a couple 20 pc tight weight groups and send in the package as well. I know you will eventually reload for it.
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  17. reynolds357

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    Makes sense I guess. So far, nothing about them seems to make my rifle any easier to grip.
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    It's fun to go to the range and adjust in a new scope with a small screw driver.But sure is cheeper adjusting in a 22 rifle though.Nice gun, tell us how it shoots.That 308 lets off quite a blast.
  19. Chinook

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    Great new rifle!

    Redfield are made right here in OR. It's a Leupold brand. Uses essentially the same optics. I have a 3-9X40mm on my Parker-Hale, chambered in 30-06. The scope performs well, and I'm glad I spent the extra few bux for the Accurange reticle. Its good to about 500 yds. all said and done.
  20. carver

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    Well, I finally got the gun zeroed! Someone gave me a scope! I got it mounted, and started to zero the gun, and I started getting complaints from some of the local shooters. Seems they thought they couldn't hunt with me shooting at targets! Finally found some time when no one was hunting on the lease next to me, and got it done. The first shot on the target was high, but then that's where I left off the last time I tried to zero the rifle. The next three were right where they should have been. The only thing I had was some Federal 150, and 170gr bullets, so I thought I would try the 150's first. First picture is of the gun, and the second one is the trarger, shot at 100yards.

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