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post #1 of 29 Old 02-11-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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hunting/sniper rifle?

Ok guys so i got the go ahead from the wife to buy a hunting/sniper rifle. I am dead set on a Remington 700 .308 since i have always wanted one.. but not sure what version to get. I have also wanted the JAE-700 stock. I know its going to be a bit heavier with that stock but will it be soo heavy that it will not be able to be used for hunting?

this is what i want to build

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If you plan on replacing a lot of the parts; stock, barrel, etc. then I would suggest getting a Rem 700 SPS. Last time I checked, that was their cheapest complete rifle.

I just sold my Remington 700 VTR and it was a good set up. Depending on what your budget is or if you just want to look at some absolutely beautiful Rem 700's take a look at Tactical Operations.

I don't know what the weight is on the stock, but it does look good. Check out Manners Stocks as well and see if they have anything you'd be interested in.
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from what i have read the stock is about 7lbs... total the rifle could end up being about 10lbs
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I love the one you have pictured.

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It's a great looking setup. The 10lb weight would get tiring after a while of hiking around with it and I honestly don't know how it would feel for offhand shots.

If it's going to spend more time at the range and less out in the field hunting, I think it would be a great setup to have.
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Do you just want the look of the sniper rifle, or do you want a legitimate 800 yards and beyond rifle?

My hunting rifle weighs about 12 pounds, and I've carried it for miles in varying terrain in several states. A rifle like your describing would weigh at least that much, remember that the majority of the weight is in the barrel and action. A Remington action with a heavy sniper type barrel, a 7# stock, and an appropriate scope is going to weigh a freakin ton.
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If you want long range anything go here. Snipers hide Just don't ask any questions without doing lots of research first, they hate to answer questions twice. In my book a hunting rifle and a "Sniper" rifle are very different things. So what are you looking to do with it and what is your budget? Range your looking to shoot out to?

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I am interested in building a "sniper" rifle also. Obviously I don't plan on killing people with it but would love to be able to shoot accurately past 800 yards from a bench. I am also thinking of going with a .308. A friend of mine is a gunsmith and he also mentioned a 6.5X284.

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This what you have in mind Raul?

Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 Target Tactical - Remington Centerfire Rifles

I wouldn't want to carry it through the mountains but it would be one hell of a sniper/target rifle. If you're really looking for a hunting rifle I'd go with a more traditional stock. You can get a good accurate hunting rifle that's light and sturdy, or go with a full out tactical model. In my experience they are two different animals and no single gun makes a good compromise if you plan on carrying it in the field. Also depends on what kind of hunting you're going to do. If you're calling in coyotes and sitting still, a target rifle is fine. If you're walking through miles and miles of forest searching for elk or deer a light weight hunting rifle is best.

Looking for a true sniper/hunting rifle is kind of like trying to build a 6.0 to make 600 hp for the strip and tow 20k daily all in the same package.

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I am in the same boat that you are. I want a long range capible hunting rifle. This is what I came up with. Its a Ruger Gunsite Scout. .308 bolt action[IMG][/IMG]

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