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Posted: 9/16/2001 1:17:08 AM EDT
I like the FN because the chrome-lined bore is easier to clean and the controlled feed action might be more reliable, but I heard the 700P has a smoother action and better trigger group. The new 700P's have detachable mags, so that's not an issue any more. What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 1:37:09 AM EDT
[b][green][i]Remington 700[/i][/green][/b] "Recommended by 9 out of 10 Tactical Shooters in a recent International Study!!!" Besides, we are AT WAR. Have what our side uses. Commonality of function, etc., etc., etc.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:01:30 AM EDT
Tikka 595 Sporter in 308...
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:34:28 AM EDT
I've looked at the FN and want one - bad. Out of the box accuracy, ([i]with[/i] a chrome-lined bore!), good price. And to some extent, I like it because not everybody has one. If I had a spare $800, I'd get one. My $0.02.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 9:10:02 AM EDT
I lost some business I was hoping for in NYC and last night decided to look into selling my PSS DM .308. Do you mean the 700 P is being sold with the detachable mag again? I've spent over $1000 to aquire and know I'd lose money. What would be a fair price to ask? It has the detachable mag, Trigger was set to a target weight of 12 oz., The stock was done in an urban (to me) camo- and bedded. 26" bbl. I haven't fired or modified it. The previous owner had the work done and fired about 200 rounds through it. He said he got about 1/2" with 168gr sierra amax. There is a lttle bluing missing from the corners of the mag, handling wear kind of thing, so it's obviously not NIB. I bought it off the SC Emporium. Is that a better place to sell or should I use Auctionarms?
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:15:09 PM EDT
Axel, I got the mag info from the web. It appears the new .308 700P's all have a 4-round detachable mag. For around $1,500 you can get the TWS package with bipod, case, and scope. Check it out. [url]www.firinglineinc.com/html/d2m2700.html[/url]
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:24:45 PM EDT
My 700P has a floorplate like my PSS
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:41:55 PM EDT
I had heard that the detachable mags would jam occasionally and that most agencies avoided them because of this. Is this true? If so have the new dms been "fixed" ?
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:51:13 PM EDT
mattja - I think anyone could together that package for around $1300 .. atleast a couple hundred less. I figure $700 (rifle) + $175 (pelican) + $320 (leupold) + 80 (harris) + $50 (misc) $1325
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 5:56:57 PM EDT
I have handled both & found that the FN has a tighter & smoother action. The only thing that impressed me about the 700 was the accuracy. 1/2" 3 shot groups at 150yds. With a better action the FN should produce even tighter groups. BTW, I was using Hirtenberger ammo. ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 6:26:31 PM EDT
The only thing that impressed me about the 700 was the accuracy. 1/2" 3 shot groups at 150yds. Yep, This is true..... I paid $1800.00 for my out-of-box with everything build in and ready to go.
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