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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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So I bought another bolt gun today!

I won the auction on Gun Broker for a Remington 700 A5 in 308. NIB So now I have to wait for my check to go across country and them to ship me the gun. I have read that this gun has a M24 barrel on it, and is branded "Mil Spec". I have already ordered mounts, rings, and a new Timney trigger for it. I am going to mount an Athlon 6-24 X 50 scope on it. Does anybody here have experience with this rifle. Your input would be appreciated. I will post pictures when I get the thing. I have felt them in local gun stores and they feel pretty darn good.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #2
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Looking forward to the pics and range report!

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Old March 27th, 2017, 06:58 PM   #3
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http://www.snipercountry.com/inrevie...gton700pss.asp

This is the one I own, with the detachable magazine. It is a pretty solid performer. Last week it shot a 3/4 inch group at 200 yards with 168 gr FGMM

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I had to look up what the OP was talking about. So the stock is the A5, not the rifle I guess. Is the rifle an M24 or a PSS or?

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Old March 27th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/633467716 Or you can google Remington 700 A5 in 308. The stock is a Bell and Carlson with aluminium pillar bedding. The barrel is a M24 stainless 24 in heavy barrel. It really feels nice and shoots pretty well. There are even some YouTube videos on the gun.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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Right, did that. But again the stock is the A5 part, not the rifle, as I don't see any reference to a Rem 700 A5. Should be a real shooter, Thanks.

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Sounds like it is going to be a sweet rifle, especially with that barrel on it. I loved my 700 Police but yours will be nicer.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 09:49 PM   #8
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That appears to be the previous generation of Remington's 700 5R Milspec. I don't own one, but know a guy on another forum that has one, and he likes it a lot.

It should be great shooter, and the Bell & Carlson stock should work well. Even with low rings, you may need a cheek pad due to the one piece base.

You made a great decision regarding the Timney. I own a couple modern 700s that came with X-Mark Pro triggers, and neither of them would adjust to below 5 pounds, though they were great in all other aspects. They now have Timneys.

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Great rifles! I've had a lot of students bring them to my school over the years, every single one shot accurately.

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