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5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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I am interested in purchasing a long range tactical/sniper rifle. I'm wanting to get into long range shooting. Unfortunatly my knowledge is very limited. I thought maybe this would be a good place to get some advice. Does anyone have any suggestions on an entry level rifle? I would like to try and keep it around $1000. What do you think about the Remington 700 SPS tactical .308 witha 2 piece picatinny style scope base, NC Star P4(SNIPER) Green Illuminated range finding Mil Dot reticle with high rise scope rings.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 10:22 AM

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long rifle

Go for an 1810 Kentucky Rifle, if its an authentic antique(Like SamD) then you could get almost $20,000 for it.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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thanks for the advice

thanks for the advice but not realy what i had in mind. Not too interested in getting back to my roots. I was thinking somthing a little more modern

5 years 40 weeks ago, 10:51 AM

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Haha, Ok I am sure we can accommodate you!

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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SamD

Why so much hate for SamD. Im new here, but I just got done reading ur little argument, kinda sounds like someone needs to grow up. Im not taking anyones side. Its just my observation.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:13 AM

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why?

I am not going to get into it but this is an old argument and I have stopped trying to be slick and silver tongued so now I just decide when I am bored and theres no one talking I start shitting on him. Granted it maybe be childish but it is in a separate forum and it entertains me.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:59 AM

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go with the 700 sps in .308. it is a great rifle for the price

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 8:53 AM

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The Remington 700

The Remington 700 sps in .308 is good. What kind of scope are you planning to put on the rifle? How far do you what to shoot?

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:38 PM

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lets say 1000 yards

Lets say upto a 1000 yards. What would you recomend. I am seriously considering a remington 700VTR in the .308 what do you think?

5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:48 PM

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never shot the VTR, but it looks cool. anything on the 700 platform will be good.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:24 AM

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scope

what about my scope? got any ideas for a reach out and touch summthin scope

5 years 40 weeks ago, 10:08 AM

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have you ever considered looking into the .270 WSM? probably the most impressive round i've fired next to the .308 M40.

3 years 24 weeks ago, 11:18 PM

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SPS Tactical

It is a very good, if not highly under rated rifle. If you have the desire, and the skill, it can be worked with, to engage 500 meter targets. If you are looking for the magical 1000 yard mark...you might look into 26" to 32" straight taper, custom barrels, a lot of $ in truing the rifle Barrel/Receiver groups, a new stock, and so on....this can run into the thousands... So, I would start out w/the SPS, and enjoy learning the dynamics of shooting, of course, not knowing you, I mean no offense. It does make one fine 300 yd, deer rifle! Hope this helped, good luck, and good shooting!

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