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This rifle doesn't look like the one that I started with! I replaced the sps varmint stock with a Hogue overmold so that the barrel was at least free floating. I also added Leupold rings and bases as well as a nice little scope. Here she is before I started messing with her.


Here she is with the 2nd transformation....


And here she is with the new updates...I just need to paint her now. As you can see I left the paint on the barrel and it kind of looks cool. I still need to sight in the new scope...


 

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Looks good Jinxed247, I kind of like the half tactical half camo scheme. I've been considering a Bell & Carlson stock but might look into a Hogue. I have one on my Ruger GP-100, I suppose it feels very tactile?

I also took the scope that came on the 700 off and lent it to my Remington 597...
 

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I bought the Hogue stock from sniper central for 40 bucks. I had to shave the head down on one of my screws because it was just catching the bolt. Other than that, it's a heck of a lot better than the sps varmint stock that I took it off of. It made the barrell free floating. The only problem that I can see with it is that the bipod makes the barrell touch at the end of the stock because it has a lot of flex in it. I was thinking about taking the swivel stud off of the sps stock and installing it further back in the stock so when i use a bipod that it won't do that as it is stiffer in the middle. I am still debating about painting it for two reasons. One, I don't know how the paint will hold on the "rubber" feeling of the stock and Two, it does look kind of cool as it is (I think).
I can't wait to shoot it as it is. I put quite a few rounds through it in the sps config.
 

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Looks nice mate. You can shave a bit of the rubber so it doesnt touch the barrel when using a bipod.
 

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I like the painted barrel... looks good in that stock. Is that the same stock that comes standard on the SPS Tactical? I think they actual Hogue ones have an aluminum pillar the full length?
 

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It is the Hogue stock that comes on an sps tactical. It's aluminum pillar bedded.
I thought about shaving some of the rubber too but I am going to see how much it actually effects the accuracy first.
 

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What's the story on the original varmint stock, do you still have it? If so would you be interested in selling it. I have a buddy that's wanting to paint one up. He's never painted one and after doing so will probably need an original replacement, LOL.
 

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I use the stock as my test dummy now for new patterns. It comes in handy for that. You can pick up an sps varmint stock off of sniper central for 10 or 20 bucks and like 12 bucks shipping. There cheap. I was going to use it not only for practicing painting but I was going to try my hand at bedding so I figured I would give it a try on that one.
 

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Do this to your Hogue stock and the flexure of the fore-end will be significantly decreased. Resting on the bi-pod I have no issues maintaining a free float condition - in fact the stock doesn't even come close. That big wide open recoil lug pocket is the root cause of the channel / barrel contact under load.

 

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rootsy said:
Do this to your Hogue stock and the flexure of the fore-end will be significantly decreased. Resting on the bi-pod I have no issues maintaining a free float condition - in fact the stock doesn't even come close. That big wide open recoil lug pocket is the root cause of the channel / barrel contact under load.

What did you use?
 

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SemperFi said:
I'm still shooting mine stock, and it's sub .5 MOA easy. So I think you should have good accuracy.
is that with a rem varmint stock
That's with the standard Hogue stock that comes with the SPS Tactical. It flexes a bit on the front, but I shoot off sand bags and it doesn't seem to be a problem as of now. I plan on replacing the stock at some point.
 

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I shot my updated 700 two days ago....I have a different scope on it than the one pictured because the windage doesn't work. I threw on a cheap tasco world class mil dot 3-9x40 and sighted it in using 168gr BTHP match from hornady. At a hundred yards I put three rounds pretty much through the same hole! I'll post pics of the target later. It was nuts because I have never just thrown on a scope and have it hit next to the bulls eye. After a few corrections, I put it a couple of inches high at a hundred. The scope will have to do until I save up for the scope I want.
 

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hello im new to this site.. i just got an sps varmint in .223 and i'm looking for a scope what would be a good magnification for a scope and would a 50mm objective fit my rifle?
 
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