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Old June 28, 2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Remington 700 sps iron sights

I'd like to learn to shoot with some iron sights on my 700 SPS before moving to a scope. I've shot it a few times with no sights or scope but I think I'd feel more comfortable moving up to iron and then a scope, instead of going from nothing to scope.

I only am going to be shooting between 200-300 yard for now but do want ot work up to longer distances.

Any suggestions on what sights to get for my 700 SPS? It's chambered in .308 Win. Is this something I can install on the gun or should I just have a gunsmith install?

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Old June 28, 2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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If your gun did not come with Iron sights then it probably needs to be drilled and tapped for what ever new sights you are going to put on it, but if it were me I would find a used 700 ADL that already has iron sights.
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Old June 29, 2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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If your rifle came without sights you will have to at least drill and tap the barrel to add a front sight. For the rear sight I would suggest the one below. It requires no gunsmithing as it uses your rear scope base screws and an aperture sight is much easier and more accurate to use over a notch sight IMO. Hope this helps.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=594607
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Old July 24, 2009, 01:29 AM   #4
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boltgun71, thanks for the reply. What would you use for a front sight?
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Old July 24, 2009, 02:32 PM   #5
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Check with Brownells or Remington. They should sell an aperture sight kit for your gun and the front sight post should be included. you may have to have a dovetail slot cut up front to mount the front post. The aperture sight should mount to your existing scope mount holes.
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Old July 24, 2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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I've shot it a few times with no sights or scope but I think I'd feel more comfortable moving up to iron and then a scope, instead of going from nothing to scope.
I would not call going from irons to a scope "up". Shooting with a scope vs iron sights is not even the same thing IMO its just a totally different way to hit a target altogether. A scope enables you to more precisely engage targets way beyond what irons will let you. With a scope you have to line up two things the target and the +, with irons you have to line up the target, the front sight, and the rear sight keep all 3 things aligned and pull the trigger, way harder than a scope and totally different.
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Old July 24, 2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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If you are going to put a scope on it at some point anyway, I'd say skip the iron sights and mount a scope.

I would not go through the hassle of getting it set up with sights that did not come on it, only to later put a scope on that it is set up for.

If you want to learn to shoot iron sights, buy a .22 with them and shoot that.
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