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I am new to this site, looked around a bit and wanted to share a few pics of my newest 700. I bought this 700 SPS-Varmint this summer, and topped it with a Nikon 4.5x14x40 scope and Leuopold bases/rings. I absolutely love this rifle and shooting it. I had it sighted in dead on at 100 yards, which netted me my best pattern yet, which I will post pictures of below.

2 weeks ago, I went to the range and went to the 'long range' area. I had never shot at a target beyond 300 yards, and I did just that. I started by sighting it in dead on at 200 yards, which wasn't too bad. Then I moved on and shot at 300 and 400 yards. 400 took some getting used to, but after a few shots I starting hitting the box that I was aiming for. Talk about fun, wow was it ever.

Here's my rifle as it sits now:


And my best pattern to date, range was 100 yards:

 

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Welcome to the forums!

That's some great shooting! I also agree that it gets more fun every time I shoot my SPS Tactical. I haven't gone much beyond a 100 yards due since my "range" is a gravel pit that's a little limited on distance! I would like to try some longer range shooting though!
 

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Good shooting mate. Now do this. Get on the deck and shoot prone with just a front bag. Thats more fun and as true test of skill. But your rifle is shooting very well.
 

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andrew21 said:
Have you done any work on you rifle or is it straight out of the box standard.
Nope, it's straight out of the box. I have heard that, with this barrel design, it's very important to break it in, and then you'll have a real shooter.
 

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rem308 said:
I have heard that, with this barrel design, it's very important to break it in, and then you'll have a real shooter.
Some will say breaking isn't necessary, but I like to do it. I figure it can't hurt at the very least. My barrel is much easier to clean after doing it also!
 

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Its a big debate on whether the break in is neccessary. I havent done it to any of my rifles. My Omark I think is on its second barrel at any rate and is second hand so I am unsure of wherther it was broken in. But to my new R700, I may just shoot 10rds and clean and do that for the first 50 rounds.
 
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