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I have spend countless hours scouring the net for rifle reviews to decide what Tactical rifle I needed to buy, I finally came to the conclusion that the Remington 700 SPS Tactical in 308 is the gun for me:D

So about a week ago I finally located one over here in Sydney Australia, for $1200AU, which is a great deal over here, but still close to two weeks wages. So I put a deposit on this beauty, as it is the perfect addition to my gun cabinet, to be used for long range Deer hunting, as well as culling feral Pigs and Goats in the Aussie Bush.

I am currenty waiting for my permit to aquire to be processed, to be able to take possesion of my new toy.

In the mean time I have purchased a Leupold Mark 4, 6.5-20X50mm LR/T M1 Scope for it.

Now for my Questions:

1) Does anyone here have the same combo of rifle and scope??

2) Can anyone recommend a scope base and rings to use for this set up, I want the scope mounted as low as possible on the rifle, with the bell only just clearing the barrel.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, and feel free to post photos if you have the same or similar set up.
 

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I have the SPS Tactical in 308 with a 4x14x50 Wotac scope. I used a 20 MOA EGW one piece base
with Burris XTR low rings and have had real good luck with the entire setup. Scope sits low but clears
the barrel with more than enough room for a flip up lens cover. Mine has the stock bolt knob which clears
the scope adequately but if you go with a oversized bolt knob you might have a clearance problem depending on which
knob you use.
Mine is set in a HS Precision LTR stock and is extremely accurate with my handloads. They are well known
for being very accurate right out of the box. Good luck with it and keep us up to date on your progress.
 

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Sounds good, will check these out, thanks for the feed back......keep the info coming!!

Loving this site, just been reading all the old posts and learning a lot!
 

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Hi mate,

nice choice, currently I have sps-tac with the same scope, I am using a warne 20moa base and I managed to pickup off usedguns.com.au some cheap leupold mark 4 rings. Before that I was using warne fixed rings. They all seem good. I have also put on a hs stock about a month ago and that makes a world of difference. Send us your email and I will send you some pics

dave.

Go the Queenslanders(5 years in a row)
 

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Hey mate. Get Mark 4 or Nightforce rings. Either them or Badger Ord aswell, they all make good quality kit. I use Burris XTR, EGW and TPS stuff. I like the TPS, good quality for a fair price.

I also have a HS stock on my rifle. Its awesome. well balanced and shoots great, I have shot a .207MOA group at 100m with it. I use a Bushnell 5-15x40 Tactical scope but will be getting a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 MLR for it and NF base and rings.
 

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Have received a call from my gun shop that my Leupold Scope has arrived from the distributor, will be picking it up mid week next week, can't wait, even though I do not even have the rifle yet....will post up some pictures once she arrives.

Have also ordered on e bay, a set of reloading dies (Lee Deluxe set with full length sizing die and collet die), 308 ammo boxes and case lenth trimmer....I like to be ready when I finally get my permit to pick my new SPS up from the dealer...
 

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BobC said:
I'll second the EGW. TPS makes some quality bases and rings for not a lot of money also.
+2 for the egw they are great bases for the money. cant go wrong with one.
 

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OK, I got my SPS Tactical today, and also bought the Leupold PRW Mounts and bases to suit my Leupold Scope, only had to use medium height mounts as well, could have used low, if I did not use the flip up scope caps that came with the scope.

Will get some photos up as soon as I take some, also have a Harris Bi Pod. (its only standard, so I am sure you all know what it looks like anyway).

These are the bases I got, as I know many people are unsure what to go for these are very nice, and to me look like they belong on the SPS:

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-...s-and-accessories/mounting-systems/prw-rings/
 

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reloader said:
Also have PRW's on mine and they are great!
I use Luepold Mark 4 Rings and single peice base on my 700 Varmint.
I am really sorry you had to go through so much expense and red tape to obtain a rifle. I went to Wal-Mart and said "I want that one."
Make sure you take every precaution and pay every attention to detail when mounting that scope. That gun and that scope deserve all your attention.
I use the PRW on my 22. LOL. My 22 is put together to be banged up and crashed around in the rocks. The PRW are extremely wide and take a large bight on the scope tube.
Heading to the range this morning.
 

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Its a pain buying riles here these days (after the Port Artur Massacre in 1996 where 36 people were killed), lawfull and licenced firearms owners had their semi auto shot guns, rifls etc conficated, and all gun laws were tightened up, causing many peope not to bother any more with firearms ownership.

It is also expensive here, my SPS Tactical, Leupold Scope and rings cost me around A$3000, around three weeks wages for a public servant like myself here.

However I love my new rifle and can not wait to get to the range, and further more to take it out into the field for some serious hunting adventures!!!
 

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Yeah, I know how ya feel mate. My new scope will cost more thenm the whole rifle has cost at this point. It can hurt especially when I have more to go after my new scope.
 
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