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Well all I have to say is what a great day at the range weather wise and shooting as well! After replacing the Remington SPS Tactical .308 Houge overmold stock with the new HS Precision stock last Thursday, I have to say I was greatly suprised on how such a simple improvement ( expensive one though ) could vastly improve this rifles accuracy! I Shot at 100yds first and then moved down to the 300yd range and shot at 200yds. I was shooting some reloads I worked up which are as follows....168g SMK, 43g RL-15, CCI 200 LR primer, Winchester brass with a coal of 2.800". The results speak for themself as evidence by the attached pic's.

Set up for the 100yd shoot.


Best 5 shot 100yd group in at .650" - .30cal = .350" give or take a little bit.


Moved to the 300yd range set up to shoot @ 200yds.


Best 5 shot 200yd group. Inner circle is 1" and outter is 2". Damn 5th flyer!


All in all such a great day at the range!
 

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Thats awesome!!!! Now I'm thinking about upgrading to the McMillan before I even shoot my rifle!

What kinda groups were you shooting before with the Hogue stock!
 

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45R said:
Thats awesome!!!! Now I'm thinking about upgrading to the McMillan before I even shoot my rifle!

What kinda groups were you shooting before with the Hogue stock!
I was shooting like 1/2" @ 100yds with the Hogue. Now i'm shooting close to 1/3" @ 100yds with the new stock!
 

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308isgreat said:
Well all I have to say is what a great day at the range weather wise and shooting as well! After replacing the Remington SPS Tactical .308 Houge overmold stock with the new HS Precision stock last Thursday, I have to say I was greatly suprised on how such a simple improvement ( expensive one though ) could vastly improve this rifles accuracy! I Shot at 100yds first and then moved down to the 300yd range and shot at 200yds. I was shooting some reloads I worked up which are as follows....168g SMK, 43g RL-15, CCI 200 LR primer, Winchester brass with a coal of 2.800". The results speak for themself as evidence by the attached pic's.

Set up for the 100yd shoot.


Best 5 shot 100yd group in at .650" - .30cal = .350" give or take a little bit.


Moved to the 300yd range set up to shoot @ 200yds.


Best 5 shot 200yd group. Inner circle is 1" and outter is 2". Damn 5th flyer!


All in all such a great day at the range!
That is good shooting pardner, did you try 42.0 gr rel 15? my groups tightened a little more
when I droped from 43.0 to 42.0 and I am shooting 26" barell, the 20" barell like is on your
rifle may burn less powder more effiecently! but you cant argue with sucess those really are
exceptional groups, especially from a production rifle,alot of custom guns wont do any better.
 

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Darn good shooting mate. The HS Stock is really awesome for these rifles.

If you want to try different things, try with a pack/sandbag, etc instead of your bipod at the bench and also try prone and see how good you go compared to bipod and bench. Ive found that a pack keeps the rifle far more stable and helps you manage the muzzle flap a bit better aswell. I still keep my bipod on their though as its handy when a pack isn't practical.
 

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Good looking rifle and group. Hell with the way I've been shooting lately I'd take the flyer, LOL.
Just put my SPS Varmint in an HS Precision, they do make a difference.
 

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Great Shooting 308!

I just bit the bullet and ordered my HS. Now all I will have to do is explain to my wife why the gun has a tan stock instead of the black one. Maybe I'll run to the hardware store and pick up a can of spray paint to give my story of the missing $300 some credibility!
 

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Great Shooting 308!

I just bit the bullet and ordered my HS. Now all I will have to do is explain to my wife why the gun has a tan stock instead of the black one. Maybe I'll run to the hardware store and pick up a can of spray paint to give my story of the missing $300 some credibility!
This line would be very wise! I'm in the same wheelhouse when it comes to spending money on this hobby.
 

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man 308 thats some good shooting there keep it up. have you tried some varget or IMR 4064
 

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ok dumb question buuuttt... hand loads are the secret to superb accuracy? i got a quarter size group from rem. umc ammo but im sure that'd change at 200+ yds... whas the best grain weight for inside 500?
 

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168 SMK will do real good under 800 yards anything over 800 you will want to go with either 155 SMK or 175 SMK. As for 500 anyone of the bullets I mentioned will do fine.
 

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ok dumb question buuuttt... hand loads are the secret to superb accuracy? i got a quarter size group from rem. umc ammo but im sure that'd change at 200+ yds... whas the best grain weight for inside 500?
thats incredible for umc,you may have da bomb of a shooter on your hands!
 

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ok dumb question buuuttt... hand loads are the secret to superb accuracy? i got a quarter size group from rem. umc ammo but im sure that'd change at 200+ yds... whas the best grain weight for inside 500?
A combination of everything is the secret. It isn't so much a secret as it is a lot of work that can sometimes get expensive. A good accurate barrel, well maintained rifle, well bedded stock, very consistent quality-controlled ammunition (-generally only achievable via handloads), good optics, a shooter with good health, habits, and stable aim via self control and/or equipment - shooting jacket, glove, bipod, sling, etc., PRACTICE.

You either have to be lucky or dedicated to put holes in the same place consistently at long range.
A combination of the two makes legends.
 
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