The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 1, 2006, 01:30 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: March 1, 2006
Posts: 6
Help Quick!!!

I'm new to rifles, well other than my .22. I have a few questions about the rifle I am getting in in a few days. I ordered a Rem 700 SPS synthetic matte 30-06. I'm guessing since it doesnt say DM after the model it's a stationary mag. which sucks but oh well. Is there a way to convert it to a removeable mag. to fit more rounds?

My second question is it says "tapped for scope mounts." I already ordered a Burris fullfield II kit with the spoting scope. I need someone to explain and maybe link to the parts I would need to adapt this scope to my stock rifle. mounting plates scope loops etc.

the other thing is I ordered a bi-pod that attached to the front swivel. I also ordered a shoulder strap, how do both things go onto the front swivel. I ordered some of those metal clips that attach to the front and rear swivel that the strap goes through also. If anything I could see the strap attaching to the bi-pod maybe?

Also if I came across a BDL wood stock would it fit my metal on the SPS?

Below is a list of the items I ordered. Let me know what else I'll need or if I screwed up...

The Rifle Link:

3x9x40mm scope/spotting link:

Sling Link:

Swivel clips link:

Bi-pod link:

The time you take to reply is greately appreciated!

P.S. you dont have to totally "dumb" the reply. I'm a cop so I know a little bit about Shotguns and Handguns. Just never had a reason for a rifle. Thanks again!
kawasakiklx is offline  
Old March 1, 2006, 11:04 AM   #2
Junior member
Join Date: November 12, 2000
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 9,494
The BDL stock will fit.
Brownells has the mag conversion kit for it. (dunno whats entailed in install)
You want leopould mounts & rings.
You cannot put both items on one mount point. On the synthetic version you could add another stud behind the other one, not sure about the wood BDL stock.

Welcome to the forum.

Brownells has most everything.
Edward429451 is offline  
Old March 1, 2006, 12:03 PM   #3
Tom Matiska
Senior Member
Join Date: April 12, 2000
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Posts: 1,026
Rem's site lists the 700 SPS as having a detachable mag.

(edit) last paragraph of overview says hinged floorplate, Specifications to right says detachable, now I dunno.... Somewhere in Rem's listing of accessories is a detachable mag conversion kit.
Tom Matiska is offline  
Old March 1, 2006, 01:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: October 31, 2005
Posts: 1,231
"Tapped for scope", usually means that it has screw holes to mount a scope and nothing more. +1 for Ed...get a decent scope mount and ring kit that matches your model rifle.
Mikeyboy is offline  
Old March 1, 2006, 01:56 PM   #5
Join Date: January 7, 2006
Posts: 63
Actually the bipod should have a place to attach the sling swivel. At least the Harris ones do.
SDLAW is offline  
Old March 3, 2006, 07:29 AM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: March 1, 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks for the info guys. Can someon please link me to a good scope mounting setup just so I can see what it looks like, I try to search but there are so many little pieces I dont know what exactly I need.

Thanks again.
kawasakiklx is offline  
Old March 7, 2006, 04:21 AM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: March 1, 2006
Posts: 6
Update: I bought some Leupold rings and a 2 piece mount set. I was going to get the single piece LA but I think I would feel more comfortable with the 2. Thanks again for all your help! I'll let you know how it all sets up!
kawasakiklx is offline  
Old March 7, 2006, 09:11 AM   #8
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,341
From what I've heard, Remington had problems with their detachable magazines so you may be better off with the fixed box. There is one aftermarket one but it's $200 a conversion kit and spare magazines aren't free either.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Old March 7, 2006, 09:54 AM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: April 25, 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 288

When you mount the scope bases clean the screw holes with a Q-tip and alcohol then use the blue lock tite just a small drop on the screws to keep them from coming lose same on the rings when you mount the scope in them.
Kurt Pietrzak
Maricopa Shooting Service
S.W.A.T. South West Airsoft Tactical
CCW Instrutor
NRA Certified Instructor
Maricopa ,Az.
rezmedic54 is offline  
Old March 8, 2006, 08:01 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: March 1, 2006
Posts: 6
Ok, thanks for the advice. Where can you purchase that det. mag conversion and what type of mags/how many rounds will it accept?
kawasakiklx is offline  
Old March 16, 2006, 07:28 AM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: March 1, 2006
Posts: 6
FYI everyone. I got my rifle and all of the parts associated. They came in good shape and we're the right sizes and models suprisingly!

Let's just say I LOVE this setup. It is exactly what I was looking for. On top of that I mounted everything on myself and took it to get boresighted. It was two click off to the left. I couldn't believe it, I think it was mostly luck. haha.

Anyway I shot 25yd site in, hitting about an inch to the left. Corrected and hit center of 4 no problem. Adjusted to 100yd and was hitting 10, 9 every shot on a 100 yard circular target. I used some crappy russian rounds I got for little to nothing and they are just that. They shot differen't and were no where near as accurate as the remington rounds I was using. Anyway if anyone can recommend some nice rounds I can use for target practicing @ 100 and 200 yards that would be great.

Thanks again for all the advice and thoughts.
kawasakiklx is offline  
Old March 16, 2006, 09:55 AM   #12
Mike in Michigan
Join Date: May 18, 2004
Posts: 34
Choosing the right ammo

Get an assortment of various ammos by brand and bullet weight. Stay away from the imported mil-crap, especially the steel cased stuff. The steel cases are murder on civilian extractors. Shoot of each ammo and let the target tell you which bullet brand/weight the rifle likes best. Also a good time to make up a range card to help make scope adjustments or corrections later. Ask questions, lots of questions from them what already knows. Glad to see a LEO that can admit gun related ignorance. Nobody knows everything and practice does make perfect.
Mike in Michigan is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07075 seconds with 9 queries