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    Hello from the swamps of Louisiana

    Hello. Im Dustin from Louisiana. Very soon (Thursday hopefully) I should be the proud new owner of a Remington 700 SPS Tactical in 308. As it is my first NEW bolt gun and given that I dont have much previous experience with them before, I hopefully can take in all the knowledge there is on this site.

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    Welcome Dustin, .308 is good cal.

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    Welcome Dustin, .308 is good cal.

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    Hello and welcome.

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    Welcome from New York, from a former resident of "Funroe" Louisiana (Monroe)

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    Hello and welcome. I’m also in soggy Louisiana not far from Funroe. I have a 700P which is very similar to your SPS.

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    700, the King of Bolts

    Congrats on your new 700 Dustin! That rifle will serve you well. I personally owned several 700's from .223 to 300winmag and all are "Boringly Accurate". The only SPS is the 300 and is capable of 1/4 min accuracy out to 600yds. Barrel break in has always been important to me. [I] use SWEETSHOOTER'S dry film lube in all my guns and never a hiccup. when breaking in a barrel (winter or summer doesn't matter) wipe the bore clean, fire one, repeat 5-10 times. then 5 more wiping the bore every 2nd round. that should do it. Keep the bore clean every time you shoot it and your son will pass that rifle to your great grand kids!

    Side note, I was born in Baton Rouge, lived in New Orleans and Monroe, and coached by OPSO Reserve Deputy, Sonny Harrington and the late La State Trooper, Steve Campbell. I'm now living in Oklahoma and member of the Red Castle Gun Club where there's an excellent 600 and 1000 yd range. check online and take note of the competitions. You don't have to be a member to participate.

    I also have hunted the Atchafalaya Basin, White Oak (my first Deer) Morganza, Wakefield, and anywhere else I could park my truck and hike in.

    Best of luck my friend!











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    Put a new trigger in it. Mine has a Timney set at a 1 lb 10 oz pull for target shooting. If I hunt I reset it for 2 lb 8 oz pull.

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    Good luck Dustin. You made a good choice. I’ve had mine in 22-250 for years and got sub moa out of box with factory ammo. Not all factory ammo. Hornady and the cheap Remington PSP shoot the best for mine. Dropped a doe last year at 311yds head shot and I’m only maybe slightly above an average shot. It’s great on coyotes in SD. Put a Timeny trigger in at about 2.5 lbswhich helped.


 

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