View Full Version : Rem 700 Purchase Question

July 11, 2007, 08:55 PM
As some of you may know I am new to the scene but looking for a good quality starter rifle and have been looking into the rem 700. I found this one but not sure how to go about figuring out what is a good deal. What do you guys think of this one?


Trapper L
July 11, 2007, 09:38 PM
FWIW, I bought the same rifle in 223 from Cabelas about 8 months ago for $299.00 on special minus the scope and mounts. The scope might bring $200.00. In my opinion, it's grossly overpriced. I looked at a Remington, used, BDL Varminter which means it was a wood stock and heavy barrel, with scope (I'm not sure but I think it was a 3-9 Leopold) in 22-250. The setup was very clean- clean enough to appear unfired before close inspection. The asking price was $649.00 and knowing the gunshop, there was room for them to deal 50-75.00. I'm usually one that the weapon has to look and function near new or I won't give it a second look. This one almost came home but I need another one like I need the wrong numbers to the lottery. If you have the interest, the gunshop name is Durys in San Antonio. They have a website but they don't list all of their guns as they have several hundred used guns. They also sell guns at online auctions.

Hope this was helpful.

July 11, 2007, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the reply. Ive been looking to find a 700 SPS .223 and was planning on getting a leupold scope. How much should I expect to find the rifle itself brand new?

July 11, 2007, 10:29 PM
.223 is going to be much more inexpensive to shoot (for now, lol). What are you going to use it for? I was in a similar spot a while back, wanting to get back into rifles. I found a Rem 700VSSF (Stainless fluted, heavy barrel) that's the cat's meow for varmints and 200+ yard shots. My friends affectionately refer to it as "The Scalpel"...

Keep your eyes open and you'll find one.


July 12, 2007, 11:28 AM
Im just using it for paper targets for now. Anyone here know a good place to find a new one? Oh and does anyone know if you need a license to purchase a rifle in CA. I know for handguns you do however I couldn't find anything on rifles. Thanks in advance

July 13, 2007, 10:00 PM
My best friend just recently purchased a Rem 700 SPS Varmint and it cost him $475 including tax. The standard SPS we normally see for $50-75 less than the SPS Varmint. It is a great shooter, you shouldn't be dis-appointed in the Standard SPS in .223 Rem. I own 4 700's myself and all are terriffic shooters.
My friend is also from California and plans on shipping his rifle their when he moves back in September. As far as he or I am aware of you do not need a license to have a Rem 700. Good luck with finding your new rifle.