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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:07:32 PM EST
I am looking for a precision 308 win bolt action rifle and I am debating between two:

Remingon 700 5R SS Milspec
-24" Heavy 5R
-SS Action/ Barrel
-Kevlar w/ Full Length Aluminum Bedding Block Stock
-8.5#

-OR-

Remington 700 Tactical XCR
-26" Heavy w/ LTR Style Fluting
-SS Action/ Barrel w/ Black Nytrite Corrosion Resistance System
-Synthetic Kevlar w/ Full Length Aluminum Bedding Block Stock
-8.5#

Which would you choose?

Thanks for your help!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:10:10 PM EST
duh! get both
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:12:02 PM EST
Of those two, I would take the 5R. If I were buying one, however, I would go with the 700 AAC-SD. I like the faster twist and shorter tube. Throw it in a decent stock, and you are golden.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:29:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Samal:
duh! get both


haha yeah Id love to but I can barely afford one.

Also I am wanting to do log range shooting with it, out to 1,000 yards.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:07:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By jsc7002:
Originally Posted By Samal:
duh! get both


haha yeah Id love to but I can barely afford one.

Also I am wanting to do log range shooting with it, out to 1,000 yards.


I'd go with the longer tube for the slight increase in velocity to ensure you're super sonic at 1000yd.

advntrjnky

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:04:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By advntrjnky:
Originally Posted By jsc7002:
Originally Posted By Samal:
duh! get both


haha yeah Id love to but I can barely afford one.

Also I am wanting to do log range shooting with it, out to 1,000 yards.


I'd go with the longer tube for the slight increase in velocity to ensure you're super sonic at 1000yd.

advntrjnky



I go 1,000yd with my 18" .308 somewhat regularly. Works fine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:42:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By SRT_312:
Originally Posted By advntrjnky:
Originally Posted By jsc7002:
Originally Posted By Samal:
duh! get both


haha yeah Id love to but I can barely afford one.

Also I am wanting to do log range shooting with it, out to 1,000 yards.


I'd go with the longer tube for the slight increase in velocity to ensure you're super sonic at 1000yd.

advntrjnky



I go 1,000yd with my 18" .308 somewhat regularly. Works fine.


A longer barrel will give it more velocity, That will give it more impact downrange.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:21:30 PM EST
Absolutely...but why? In the real world, banging a steel plate is all you are going to be doing at that kind of range. As long as you can get there, it will do the job. I greatly value the ease of handling and weight gained by the shorter barrel over the added velocity, which really doesnt do much for you in most cases.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:37:26 PM EST
Cant go wrong with the 5R IMO. You can get it in .300 win mag as well as .308. I own the 308 and its amazing. 1/11.25 twist is optimal for the military's 17x grain rounds....i forget exactly what grain they are. It shoots .5 to .75 inch 5 shot groups with several factory loads one of which is 168gr. You can always get it threaded and put a flash hider or Suppressor on it. 1k is not a problem even with my 18 inch gas gun....at sea level also.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:20:41 AM EST
Go with a 20" 5R w/threaded barrel.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:11:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 6:14:39 AM EST by advntrjnky]
so, the consensus is that you can't go wrong with either. the practical guys that shoot targets at 1000yds have no problems with barrels as short as 18" and their bullets going trans-sonic and maybe sub-sonic before 1000yd, while the tiny group target shooters say in order to shoot tiny groups at 1000yds you need your bullet to stay super-sonic out to 1000yds and would go with the longer barrel to do so. YMMV

advntrjnky


ETA: I guess the question you need to ask yourself is - do you want to shoot 1/2moa groups at 1000yds or knock over 2moa targets at 1000yds?
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