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Hello everyone,

This looks like a great site for "700" people. I just recently purchased a 700 SPS Tactical in .308 and it's quite a shooter for a factory rifle. Also own a 700 SPS SS in .25-06. Will post some pics if someone can give me some instruction on how to do so. I'm not the most computer savvy person. Thanks
 

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RBoomK said:
Hello everyone,

This looks like a great site for "700" people. I just recently purchased a 700 SPS Tactical in .308 and it's quite a shooter for a factory rifle. Also own a 700 SPS SS in .25-06. Will post some pics if someone can give me some instruction on how to do so. I'm not the most computer savvy person. Thanks
Welcome to the site and the group! Like you I purchased the same rifle you did not long ago and it is a tackdriver out of the box. I'm a little excited awaiting the delivery of the HS Precision stock coming for it. This addition will really help overcome the short comings of the factory stock and make it an even better shooter. Like a few have said on this site......once you have purchased the rifle plan on spending more in the future......a money pit as you will! Ha ha! As far as posting pics you can go to a photo hosting site like photo bucket. Download your pics there and then you can copy and paste the image code to your post. I'm no expert, but thats how it works for me. Hope you get some pics up soon so we can see your 700's soon.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and pic info, 308. I've set up a photobucket account and uploaded some pics - Still cannot get pics from there to here. What the heck am I doing wrong????
 

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Here goes another attempt to post a pic. I wonder where it is going to end up???
Very nice! Give us a little info on the scope and the mounts. Are you planning any future modifications? Thanks for sharing!
 

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Scope is a Hawke Sidewinder 30 4-16x50 with ill mildot reticle. I hadn't heard very much of this brand, but after researching them a little on various sites-(They have quite a following with the air-gunner crowd), I thought I'd give one a try. So far, I have no complaints whatsoever. No defects with quality or function yet, it passed the box test, and returned right back to zero. The glass is comparable to my Weaver Grand Slam models, and at under $400.00, is a real good value if it can hold up to my abuse.

The 0 moa base and low(.935) rings are alloy steel by TPS, and the quality is top notch. I didn' t know they made a super-low height ring at the time, or I would have went with those to get the scope down a little lower. To add a little note about the precision of the base and rings, (in addition to the luck of getting a receiver which appeared to be properly drilled); my first shot on the paper at 100 yards was 3.25" high x .75" left of center. I have never hit that close on a completely un-adjusted sight-in at 100 yards.

I adjusted zero while breaking in barrel, shot the box, and fed it 168 gr Hornady AMAX Match, Federal GM Match, and Black Hills Moly-coated Match ammo. Largest group measured .93"- Hornady, with the best 3 shot group at .67"- Black Hills.

I plan on fitting an HS Varmint stock, Harris bipod, and oversize bolt handle. Right now, couldn't be more pleased with this rifle!
 

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Nice! and welcome. I have been thinking about the exact same scope,let us know how it holds
up,one of my distributors handles that brand and we have some of their lower line hawkes in
our store and have had no trouble with them,they also have a very high end called frontier
that are totally made in japan that are in the 6-7 hundred dollar range,but are 1" tubes only
I believe sniper central did a test on them,and wrote very favorably.
 

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Nice work mate. Good choice of rifle and accessories. The HS Stocks are very good.
 
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