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#793854 - 06/24/08 12:43 PM Remington SPS Tactical
Whelen Man
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Just a little report in case anyone is interested in these rifles. I bought one of the SPS Tacticals last month just to play with and shoot targets. I have been impressed with the little rifle. In case you're not familiar with it, it's a Hogue stocked, Remington 700 Short action, 20 inch heavy barreled, new model trigger rifle. I took it home from the store and cleaned up the barrel channel a little since the barrel wanted to touch the forearm with a little pressure on the forearm. I also tried adjusting the new Remington trigger and it was a cinch with a good pull just by lightening the pressure on the spring and not touching anything else. So far the rifle seems to like anything I put in it with this being the first four groups out of the rifle all with powder charges varying by 1 grain going up. I think it's going to be a shooter.
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#793912 - 06/24/08 01:07 PM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Whelen Man]
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I wouldn`t have expected anything less..
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#796961 - 06/26/08 08:06 AM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: mr.big]
firefox
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Good shooting! What glass did you go with? Which base and rings? Plan on stretching its legs out to say 500yds?
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#797037 - 06/26/08 08:50 AM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Whelen Man]
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Very nice shooting there WhelenMan. What is the caliber? Plateau Hunter
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#797189 - 06/26/08 10:05 AM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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The rifle is a 308 Winchester. I put a 6-20x44 Gold Medal Simmons Silhouette scope that I had at the house on it. That scope's been on several different rifles over the years and has never let me down. It was Simmons attempt at high quality several years back and was priced along with the Leupold VariXIIIs. It never caught on though and they dropped the line. It was probably the most expensive scope Simmons ever made. It's sitting in standard matte Leupold rings and bases. I shimmed it out to be able to get full use of the scope's range. It's going to be tried at the 500 yard range in the next few weeks. I'm planning on trying some 155 and 175 grain bullets in it as well just to see if those groups can be improved. It's a standard twist so I don't think I'll go beyond the 175s.

I wasn't sure whether I would like the short 20 inch barrel on the rifle but the more I use it the happier I am with it. It sure is handy to move about. It would make a handy deer rifle but It'll probably never see a buck. It's a toy.
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#797497 - 06/26/08 01:43 PM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Whelen Man]
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#797581 - 06/26/08 03:01 PM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: smokin]
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Good shooting!Very nice shooting
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#797594 - 06/26/08 03:09 PM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Locksley]
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very nice groups!
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#798276 - 06/26/08 11:10 PM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I had the very same gun in .223 but sold it to DA and he traded it to PMC. Very nice fitting and accurate. One of the best $620 purchases Ive ever made.
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#798315 - 06/27/08 12:19 AM Re: Remington SPS Tactical [Re: .444 Marlin]
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Make your choice the new 6.8mm Remington SPC Remington SPS Tactical .
Shown (from left to right) are the 30 Remington (a rimless 30-30), the new 6.8mm Remington SPC and 5.56mm used in the M-16. The 6.8mm SPC is under serious consideration as the cartridge for the new army assault rifle, the M-8.

The U.S. Army is pretty serious about adopting a new caliber bullet for its infantry weapons. Now is the time to do it, as a new infantry rifle, the XM-8, is moving quickly through field testing. The proposed new caliber is 6.8mm (also known as .270). Officially, it's the 6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) Special Forces troops were the first to use 6.8mm ammo in combat, and they were impressed with it's better (than 5.56mm bullets) ability to take down enemy troops. This should be no surprise, as the 6.8mm round is based on the 19th century 30-30 round. The 6.8mm round is a modified 30-30 caliber round based on the Remington 30 cartridge (first introduced in 1906). The 30-30 is a rimless round first designed for lever action rifles. Most of those lever action rifles you see in cowboy movies are 30-30s. The 30-30 round is still popular with deer hunters because of its ability to bring down deer (of up to about 400 pounds) or wild pigs (up to 300 pounds) at common hunting ranges (100-150 meters) without producing a lot of recoil, or requiring a heavy rifle. The 6.8mm round has a bullet that's about 40 percent lighter than 30-30 rounds, but about twice as heavy as the current 5.56mm bullet. The superior hitting power can be seen in comparing muzzle energy (1158 foot pounds for the 5.56mm bullet versus 1793 for the 6.8mm round.) At 500 meters it's 338 versus 600 foot pounds. This means that, out to about 600 meters, the 6.8mm round has about the same impact as the heavier 7.62mm round used in sniper rifles and medium machine-guns.

http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/688cartridge.aspx
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