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Dreams really do come true!

With the convergence of circumstances, I have finally been able to purchase a Remington 700P (Police) in .308 Win, one of my dream guns. Those converged forces being a decent bonus check, a local dealer's sale and a loving wife's approval. I have wanted a 700P since it was called the 700PSS (Police Sharp Shooter). This is the version of the Remington 700 that would turn me into a covetous sinner, in every movie or TV show that showed a LEO or military sharpshooter taking aim at a foe.



Why is the Remington 700 Police more of a dream rifle than other 700's or other brands? The Remington 700P adds features to the base 700 that should cost MUCH more than it does, but Remington has kept the cost down to make it affordable to LE agencies.

Features like:
  • Barrel: A Heavy parkerized 26" bull-barrel with a 1 in 12 twist
    Stock: A H-S Precision stock reinforced with Du Pont Kevlar and fiberglass
    Bedding: The stock is laid up around an aircraft-grade aluminum bedding block that runs up the entire length of the receiver
    Trigger: Remington's best 40-X trigger system (Not all 700P's or PSS's come with this trigger system)[/*]


Don't ask what glass I'm using... OK! Fine! I'm using a Center Point 4x16x40 until I can afford a Kahles Helia CL scope... More dreams.

I'll post some range results soon.

Sometimes, life really is but a dream...
 

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Congrats on the new rifle and welcome to the site. You certainly have good taste! Please do come back with a range report and fill us in after you have fun at the range!
 

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You should do marketing/sales for Remington LEO division... Shit, you had me ready to run out the door and by one... And I have a PSS! Nice rifle but, need some better glass for sure!
 

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You should do marketing/sales for Remington LEO division... Shit, you had me ready to run out the door and by one... And I have a PSS! Nice rifle but, need some better glass for sure!
No shit, makes me want to buy one and I need another 308 like I need a hole in my head.
Nice rifle by the way. My department has that rifle with Leupold optics. Tack driving machine
with 168 SMK's. We need a range report when you take it out.
 

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The Dream Continues!

I could not be happier with this new 700P. Even though I am still breaking in the barrel, which is a long and arduous process, I was still able to get some accuracy testing in. The group below 3-shot group was at the end of a 20 shot break-in session, and I was shocked at the result.

My break-in process is as follows:

* First 10 shots - Clean the barrel between each shot with copper solvent, Hoppes #9 and then Ammonia free Windex. This takes dozens of patches on each cleaning.
* Second 20 Shots - Clean the barrel between each 2 shots, with the same procedure as above. This is where I ended my range time today.
* Third 50 Shots - Clean the barrel between each 5 shots, with the same procedure as above. I will complete this next week, and then the barrel will be broken in.



If I am dreaming... Don't wake me up!
 

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I can hear Aerosmith singing "Dream on" in the back of my head.

I finally finished the break-in process of my barrel... Wise or not, it is now done. I can only say that I am uber-happy with the way this Remington 700 P performs. Below is the final 5-shot group as I ended the break-in process, and I have to say that I am more than pleased.


What does it mean when the flyer hits your POA? :rolleyes:
 

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I can hear Aerosmith singing "Dream on" in the back of my head.
I finally finished the break-in process of my barrel... Wise or not, it is now done. I can only say that I am uber-happy with the way this Remington 700 P performs. Below is the final 5-shot group as I ended the break-in process, and I have to say that I am more than pleased.

What does it mean when the flyer hits your POA?

LoL....that you need to add a 1/2 MIN left to your scope..
 

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LoL....that you need to add a 1/2 MIN left to your scope..
Done!

I will conclude my "dream" 700 Police post with a final picture. This is a 3-shot group in stiff wind, where my scope (As cheap as it is) and barrel are finally dialed-in.



Now back to livin' the dream. :)
 

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Fine I will play the dream game and get out to the dream shooting range and shoot a dream group :D :lol:
 

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All this talk of dime sized holes gave me an idea...

At 100-yards, I just needed to adjust the scope 1/4 Minute-of-Dime to get there. ;)

 

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Ok I have to admit that I have been wanting to do that for a while :D So last time I went to the range I taped a dime to the target and after I shot it, it blew right through the paper :lol: what a smart idea hahahaha. I looked for it and couldn't it.
 

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I can't believe how this rifle just seems to get better each time it gets to the range...

This is my best 100 yard Sub-MOA group from my Remington 700 Police .308 Win. This is a 3-shot group, which measures 0.263 MOA (measured with calipers), and done with 15 mph cross-winds.



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THIS BETTER STOPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D your making try out some 168 gr SMK bullets for reloads :D
 

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Mate, try some 175gr SMKs. They will treat your right out to 1000 - 1200m with that rifle. My mate has taken his 700P to 1219m. That was using Rem Premier Match 175gr ammo. Its nice.
 
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