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Old November 8, 2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Remington 700 at Dicks

Dicks has this 700 Varmint for $449 on sale. I dislike the stock and would change it, but what do you guys think about the price? Remington also has a $40 rebate on the sps.

http://dickssportinggoods.shoplocal....d%3dDSG-101107
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Old November 8, 2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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They have the 700 ADL SS in my area for the same price as well.
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Old November 8, 2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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I think im just passing on this rifle as you cant put a B&C A5 Medalist on it.
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Old November 8, 2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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Beware......

Jesusqueen, FYI. These rifle most likely have the earlier version of the X-Mark Pro Trigger. If you do not see an adjustment screw on the trigger itself (1/16 allen screw) then it is the 2007 version which requires Remington factory authorized service center to adjust for warranty. Still a great trigger, but not user-adjustable friendly. I know this because I just purchased three of these in the last three weeks, and went through hell with Remington figuring this out!!
BTW: there are posts on this site that will assist you with adjusting this trigger.....but it will void the warranty if you ever need to send it back to Remington..
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Old November 8, 2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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I bought that riffle last November. With the "crappy" stock and my handloads I get .59moa.
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Old November 8, 2010, 05:02 PM   #6
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thats awesome Rob. I just happen to dislike the camo pattern.
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Old November 8, 2010, 06:40 PM   #7
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That's a smokin' deal...!

KRYLON paint would be my choice for changing the appearance of the stock.
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Old November 8, 2010, 07:53 PM   #8
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Its a good deal , if you don't like the stock, paint it or replace it.
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Old November 8, 2010, 09:02 PM   #9
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I just bought the same rifle in .308 from Dicks for $450. It is a great shooter and I would not hesitate to buy another.
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Old November 8, 2010, 09:06 PM   #10
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I was close to getting it but when i saw it was an adl and i couldnt use the b&c medalist i was turned off. There are so many fewer options for a stock on this rifle. If anyone knows of one similar to what i want id get the rifle
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Old November 8, 2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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The standard version of the Remington 700 sps varmint is a BDL. I bought one in .233 three years ago from Dick’s and it was a BDL. Remington has changed the stock completely since then but it is still a BDL. If the one you are looking at is an ADL it is a Dick’s only version which would explain why they are selling them for less than $500. Even if it is there are a boat load of options available to convert it to a BDL or detachable magazine either of which would make it compatible with the B&C stock. It’s a great rifle for the price.
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Old November 8, 2010, 10:00 PM   #12
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I had one in .308 win 3 years back. Great rifle and would shoot .75 inch or less @ 100 with fed 168BTHP. The stock is cheap, but you could buy a take off HS stock off a 700 Police. People are always getting rid of those stocks for cheap. In the end you basically have a Remington 700 Police for around 700 bucks!!! I paid 850 for my 700P a year ago.
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Old November 8, 2010, 10:30 PM   #13
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It is a dicks only version. Converting to the bdl kinda defeats the whole costs savings. Buds sells the sps varmint for 530 and no tax.
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Old November 8, 2010, 10:31 PM   #14
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I have a VLS in .308. I bought a Bell and Carlson stock for it but it didn't fit so I traded stocks with my son's PSS. We are both happy. It is very accurate... The longest shot I have taken was a coyote at 220 yards. DRT. I also shoot 168gr BTHP's with it. I took a pig with it last year at about 150 yards. Those two shots haven't even stretched its ability at all...
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Old November 9, 2010, 03:31 PM   #15
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So with the 700 Varmint, am I able to swap the stock, or am I very limited? Planning on picking one of these up today. Thanks
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Old November 9, 2010, 03:43 PM   #16
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I know both HS Precision and Choate make aftermarket stocks for this rifle. I just haven't bought one yet. With the groups I am getting I am afraid I will screw something up.
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Old November 9, 2010, 03:48 PM   #17
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How is the glass it comes with? Im guessing I would want to swap it out.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:12 PM   #18
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The glass is useable. I am using it for this deer season, but will probably swap it by next season.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:22 PM   #19
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The Remington branded scopes appear to be a Bushnell of some sort. Mine has that same heavy tube feeling of a low end Bushnell,and finger adjustments. It holds zero fine,and seems to track well so far.
I stuck mine on a 30/30 Win 94 until I can find something better.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:34 PM   #20
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Sorry, I confused my Remington with the Savage 308 I just picked up. The scope that comes with the Remington is usable, but I replaced mine with a Mueller APT Tactical.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:34 PM   #21
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Its a deal

I think its a very good deal, I like the package deal with the scope. Why did you have to post this now I'm considering it....
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:35 PM   #22
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I just spoke to Dicks and they said the Varmit with the camo finish is an ADL. I looked on the Remington website, and I cant find it. Is that because it's a Dicks only version, or did they stop making the ADL?

Just a heads up do any DE shooters, the guy I spoke to couldn't have been any more rude. That alone just turned me off from going up there and even looking at one.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:50 PM   #23
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Buy it!
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Old November 9, 2010, 05:18 PM   #24
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Remington does ADL versions for Dick's and Cabelas. Buy it! It's and awsome rifle. Personally i don't like dropping floor plates. The rifle shoots!!!!!
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Old November 9, 2010, 08:20 PM   #25
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Take a close look at the T/C Venture. It is in the same price range of a little less and they have a mail in rebate program right now.

Check out the thread on these rifles. They are great shooters right out of the box.
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