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Wow,where is everybody at on the Remington forum? Did everybody give up because Remington sold out? Not me. I just bought one of those ugly black SPS rifles in 22-250 Remington. Yep,bought it after buying a Savage Classic in 22-250 and have since been chasing around for a good load that I would be happy with out of the Savage but it was to much work.I through in the towel on that one and went out and got the SPS,took the 4x12 Nikon off the Savage and mounted that on the Remington,bore sighted it and walked out back and printed a 3 shot group at .420 @ 100 yards, out of the box, with old handloads from my other 22-250 rifle.My worst group was just under an inch and a half and the sun was going down on me fast there. The SPS fits me better and actually the plastic stock seems to be a pretty good stock in my own opinion. I had a Bell and Carlson on a 270 Win. so plastic stocks aren't new to me,got one on the muzzel loader too.All in all,I much prefer a good looking wood stock but the black plastic stock and the all black matt finish rifle is really a more practical way to go after my predators of Fox and Yotes. The ground hogs are pretty wise to my shiny riles too and it is no fun waiting for them to show again after being flashed by bright shiny steel in my hay field.But now,look out buddy,I have the edge. My buddy bought a Savage too and it is the plain Jane with the black plastic stock too and it shoots nice tight groups also. I must have a real lemon in that fancy classic that has a for sale sign on it.I'm sure that with time,I'd get something good going with it but I am to impatient and I have never had a Remington that didn't live up to it's accuracy claims and they fit me better then any other rifle. Don't be afraid of the SPS,it's a nice rifle.
 

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i'll take a Model 700, or a stainless-steel Model 7 with the 20" barrel, over any SSSssssaa :eek: :eek: Ssssssaaaaavvvv :p :p ......... any one of 'them' cheaply-stocked, button-rifled, Accu-triggered, blah, blah, blah, rifles that some praise so highly! i am glad to see them being American-made, but wish that they were more decentlly stocked, and fitted with a barrel that was hammer-forged and would last longer than some of those 'foul-o-matics' they produce. if i wasn't so fond of Remingtons and Rugers i would buy all my rifles in Weatherby Vanguard before buying SSsssssssaaaaa :-[ :-[ .............. i can't say it!

i'm glad to see you found a rifle that you like.

good hunting to you,

ss'

ps: i only own one Vanguard, in .270 Win'. but it's a great rifle. it's a little heavy, but the stock is great (some don't think so!), the action is apparently strong, and the trigger is semi-adjustable for pull-weight. it's not as decent of a rifle as my Model 700 ADL' Syn', but it is a damn-fine second-place winner.
 

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Don't take me wrong,I wasn't knocking Savage.In fact,I feel it is a very fine rifle and they are well made and good shooters.I see nothing wrong with them other then the one I had with accuracy issues and it is probably an easy fix.The Remington SPS was outstanding to me,right out of the box,looks or no looks. Clean,dirty,hot or cold,it laid the bullets right next to eachother.It seems to shoot everything well and that is the first rifle that I had in a very long time that I could say does that.I did adjust the trigger down to a nice crisp 3 pound pull and for a carry/hunting rifle,I refuse to go below that purely for safety reasons. My adjustment passed all the safety tests and couldn't tell you the difference between the factory trigger or the Timney trigger on my other Remington's. Yep,I think the SPS,found a home in the safe along with my other jewels .
 

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In regards to it being quiet around here, personally I'm very busy with work. I'm surprised our leader hasn't emailed me asking where the **** I've been and questioning my Moderator abilities(He'd have every right to do so). That brings up another point....

If anyone ever needs to get a hold of me for any reason, private message me and I'll check in here ASAP. It helps that we are well mannered around here(Thanks!).

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Glad you love the SPS ;D

As for Savage, I won't waste my time talking about other companies, life is 2 short. I like what I like and for rifles and shotguns, it's ONLY Remington for me so......

I haven't bought anything in a while, it may be time to change that!
 

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sniperVLS said:
In regards to it being quiet around here, personally I'm very busy with work. I'm surprised our leader hasn't emailed me asking where the **** I've been and questioning my Moderator abilities(He'd have every right to do so). That brings up another point....

If anyone ever needs to get a hold of me for any reason, private message me and I'll check in here ASAP. It helps that we are well mannered around here(Thanks!).

Back on topic.......

Glad you love the SPS ;D

As for Savage, I won't waste my time talking about other companies, life is 2 short. I like what I like and for rifles and shotguns, it's ONLY Remington for me so......

I haven't bought anything in a while, it may be time to change that!
I agree, go buy something!!
 

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Everytime I am about to buy a Savage, my eyes can't seem to understand the looks and mechanics of the Bolt.

The only Savages I own are a Model 340 .22 Hornet and a Model 311 12 Gauge Double Barrel.

I have yet to buy a newer Bolt Action Savage, because of that DUMB-LOOKIN, SCREW-PROTRUDING Bolt.
 

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nomosendero has forced my hand. I will be ordering the new 700 XCR Tactical in .308 in the coming days. I can't wait to see how the new trigger setup is. I didn't mind adjusting the stock triggers to my liking, only takes 15 minutes once after you've done a few. But the reports I've heard about the new trigger have all been nothing but praise. Clean and crisp with most breaking under 3lbs out of the box...sign me up!
 

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Wow, fast forward to 2021 and I still have that same Remington SPS 22-250. Yep, I used to be the Muskie Hunter but because my old computer crashed and I lost all info to post here, I just recently rejoined under this new name. Nice to be back. Oh and Happy Easter!
 

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Contact Graybeard with your former handle. He can assign you a temporary password and you can recover "Muskie Hunter" - if you want it.
Thank you for that information.
 

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big 700 fan here. Probably have owned more 700s then all the rest of the bolt guns ive owned combined. I bought a cheap sps like yours used in 06. It is one of the best shooting bolt guns ive ever owned. People that will tell you that newer 700s dont shoot are just the remington bashers. Most of them havent even owned a 700. Like the idiots that blame remington triggers for killing people. Amazing that its not factored in that they were so stupid they had there rifle pointed at there kid LOADED. Id bet 99 percent of those cases the person actually pulled the trigger and rather then admit they screwed up and killed there own kid blamed remington. Ive owned at least 20 700s through the years and have shot many thousand rounds through them and never had one go off unless my finger was on the trigger.
 

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big 700 fan here. Probably have owned more 700s then all the rest of the bolt guns ive owned combined. I bought a cheap sps like yours used in 06. It is one of the best shooting bolt guns ive ever owned. People that will tell you that newer 700s dont shoot are just the remington bashers. Most of them havent even owned a 700. Like the idiots that blame remington triggers for killing people. Amazing that its not factored in that they were so stupid they had there rifle pointed at there kid LOADED. Id bet 99 percent of those cases the person actually pulled the trigger and rather then admit they screwed up and killed there own kid blamed remington. Ive owned at least 20 700s through the years and have shot many thousand rounds through them and never had one go off unless my finger was on the trigger.
Glad to know somebody else thinks as I do about the safety issues that were blamed on Remington instead of the people who were really at fault.
My first Remington 700 was a 30-06 BDL that I bought shortly after coming home from Vietnam and I remember taking it out to a field for the first time , sighted it in with 180 gr. Remington Core Loks ,and while laying in the prone position, shot a group you could cover a quarter with. In fact, I used a quarter to shoot at and gave that quarter to my then brother in law with the hole in the middle. He was impressed with me since I was an Army Sniper during my 2nd tour over there. The Remington 700 and the Winchester Model 70 were used by the best snipers but unfortunately, mine was an M-14,scoped out. It worked quite well, however, although heavy. Like you,I never had a Remington 700 go off unless my finger did the banging. I feel that if it wasn't for the stupid people and their law suits, Remington would still be with us today. They had no choice but to go belly up. What a shame.
 

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stupid people drink the kool-aid. Its the same reason why we have biden in office today.
 

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stupid people drink the kool-aid. Its the same reason why we have biden in office today.
You are absolutely correct and I have never been more afraid of my government then I am now and his pick for VP really scares the **** out of me, though I think she actually picked him to be her president. I have a feeling that her and Polosi is running the show or working Biden's strings. This is going to be a rough bronc to ride out for the next 4 years.
 

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I've been a Remington fan since I was a kid, and always will be, Remington guns have never disappointed me. But I'm not limited to 700's, I like em all. I have 700's, 760's, a 7400 I affectionately call my "jamomatic", because it functions perfectly. I also have 870's, an 1100, a 541, a 552, and a 572 and a 597 not shown.
This pic I call "Remington Country".
 

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I've been a Remington fan since I was a kid, and always will be, Remington guns have never disappointed me. But I'm not limited to 700's, I like em all. I have 700's, 760's, a 7400 I affectionately call my "jamomatic", because it functions perfectly. I also have 870's, an 1100, a 541, a 552, and a 572 and a 597 not shown.
This pic I call "Remington Country".
Absolutely beautiful.
 

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youve got 3 oldie 700 bolts that id be proud to own. Especially those old adls. I have a soft spot for them. Those were in my experience the best shooting sporter weight rifles made period. Ive never seen one in any caliber that wouldnt shoot moa
 

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I'm a remington nut myself.
1) 1948 721 in 30-06
2) 1958 740 in 280
3) 1906 12ga sxs
4) 1964 600 in 35 rem
5) 1977 600 mohawk in 243
6) 1968 Nylon 66
7) 1982 sportsman 78 (redone as a 700bdl) in 30-06
8) 1989 7600 in 35 whelen
 

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To name a few:

Row A.) Ford - Chevy - Dodge.
Row B.) Winchester - Weatherby - Remlington - Ruger - Savage - Mossberg - Colt.

Most pick one from row A and an assortment from row B. Personally, I favor another on Row B and am not interested in picking that nit in this thread.

Carry on...
 
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