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Remington 700 5R .308 20”

Discussion in 'Firearms Talk' started by cmshoot, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. cmshoot

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    Rifle belongs to a local SWAT Team. They brought it to me, straight out of the box. I handlapped the barrel, took it completely apart, cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled. Mounted the scope and sent it out.

    Here’s one of the first groups, using Hornady ELD ammo. Not too shabby for a stock rifle, with the stock trigger, and factory ammo.


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  2. cmshoot

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    I mostly wanted to post this so folks would see that you don’t necessarily have to spend more money than I spent on my first car to get out and play the long range/Precision game. There is a goodly list of rifle out there in the $800-$1200, brand new, category that will run past 1,000yds with no issues. There are plenty of rifles out there used for a lot less. For instance, there’s a $600 Rem700 PSS .308 for sale on the sight right now. Outstanding rifle for a great deal.

    I’ve seen quite a few shooters with a stock .308 ring steel repeatedly at 1,000 - 1,450 yards.

    Shoot a turnkey rifle for a while, and you’ll figure out a few things:
    1. Whether or not this is an activity that you like and want to pursue further
    2. What mods you want to make to the rifle to fit YOU.

    Once you have a rifle, you’ve got that action you need. By the time you wear that first barrel out (good luck with that!) you’ll have figured out what upgrades you need to fit YOU, not what that yahoo on the interweb said you need.

    If you haven’t pulled the trigger, waited, then heard the “Ding!”, and seen that steel dance at 1,000yds +, you ain’t lived!
     
  3. ReservoirDawg10

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    That PSS is a deal. Someone needs to snag that. It's kinda been haunting me, I just have absolutely zero use for it.
     
  4. cmshoot

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    The PSS for $600 probably needs a little TLC. If anyone here buys it, bring it to my shop and I’ll go all through it for free while you watch/help. I’ll correct anything that needs it for free on the labor. If it needs parts, I’ll have it and you can them for cost.
     
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    I would like to get into long range shooting! I have a gun that should have no problems, Ruger Target Varmint in .308 with 26" barrel.

    Need to dig more into why I have a 6" drop @ 100yrds going from no suppressor to suppressed. 27oz suppressor on the end effecting harmonics that much?
     
  6. ReservoirDawg10

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    Nope. Hanging a heavy ass weight/can off the end. As long as it is consistent, you are good.
     
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    Like ReservoirDawg10 said, hanging a weight on the end of the barrel will change harmonics. It should be repeatable......if so, you’re good to go.

    Cutting the barrel down a mite has a good chance of lessening the impact shift; you’ll still have one but it shouldn’t be 6MOA. With all other dimesnsions being the same, a shorter barrel will be stiffer.
     
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    It is consistent! Glad to know it's GTG!
     
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    If have to look at my data book, cuz I don’t shoot it much, but I want to say that my 16.5” Steyr SSG69 has a repeatable shift in POI of 4MOA when I attach my Silencerco Omega to it. Could be as low as 3MOA. Barrel is quite a bit shorter than yours, but it’s not a very heavy contour by modern standards.
     
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  10. ReservoirDawg10

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    What weight pills are you running in your 16.5? Having one chopped, so I want to go lighter than the 185s I've been running. Thinking 168's would rarely shoot it past 800. 1/10 twist