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Old October 19, 2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Rem 700 AAC Tactical 308 bolt gun

A coworker has one to sell that is unfired. I've read the stock is somewhat flimsy ad the trigger is about 4 1/2 lbs. He wants $620 with a box of ammo. I was looking to buy a Savage in 308 with the accutrigger. Any opinions appreciated.
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Old October 19, 2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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I have one in 300 BLK and they are very accurate rifles, yes the stock sucks as do most factory offerings in synthetic.I am not fan of Hogue anything and always go into it knowing I will be swapping stocks, H-S Precision is my usual choice.But there not perfect either and Accu bed pillars are installed then epoxy bedded.
Triggers are adjustable and no complaints as they break clean and crisp.
I have .308 that is basically the same rifle with a 20" fluted barrel that shoots extremely well. I prefer the Remington action over most commercially available actions. They are the Chevy of the rifle world as they lend themselves to a myriad of possibilities.
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Old October 19, 2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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I think a CZ rifle might fill my need . The set trigger interests me.
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Old October 19, 2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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I presume you are asking about a 700 SPS AAC. It should have an external adjustable trigger that should go down to 3 1/2 lbs. Trigger isn't bad but the stock is crap. Shoot it before you buy it. Some claim good accuricy. Mine wouldn't shoot under 2" at 100 yards even after putting it in a Bell & Carlson Metalist stock and installing a Jewell trgger set at 9 oz. I re-barreled it and it now shoots 1/4 MOA.

I love my CZ Varment in 223. Shoots 1/4 MOA out of the box. I ajusted the single set trigger to break between 10 & 12 oz. It brakes like glass. To say I'm pleased with it is an understatment.
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Old October 19, 2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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I have owned two of the AAC-SD 700's. Both shot great but my advice is either ditch the stock. Or take two step epoxy and fill the lands on the inside of the stock. It will stop almost all of the rifle flex. I did this to both of mine. I used the same scope on both. Both were sub MOA rifles. With my hand loads the second shot just over 5/8" groups at 100 yards from a bench. I love them. The only reason I got rid of them is my gunsmith wanted them to restock and trigger and give them to his daughter and son. I bought a custom built 300WM so I figured I had the 30 caliber covered. To be honest, I miss them both. I will end up buying another just to plink with.
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Old October 19, 2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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I have a savage long range predator hunter in 6.5 creedmoor with accutrigger. Trigger is 1.5#'s with just using the factory adjustment set all the way down (using wheeler trigger gauge). Has the alum. bedding block so no flex in the stock. Insanely accurate with factory ammo.

The only thing I didn't like about the stock was it had a stupid mossy oak type camo and was really slick. I painted it with some rock tectured rattle can and put a couple coats of matte clear coat on it. Worked great.

I was origionally looking for a rem 700 in .308 as an upgrade to my weatherby to build into a long range gun. Fell in love with the savage though, it's far better IMHO. Trigger is amazing, stock doesn't need upgrading (could use a cheek pad if you use a big scope), and I like the tang safety. The 6.5 creedmoor is a better cartridge too, as far as slipping wind and ballistics are concerned. But I reload both, so ymmv.
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Old October 20, 2013, 04:50 PM   #7
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I went out looking for a .308 bolt-action, 'tactical' style rifle last year's Election Day and came back with an AAC-SD .308... pretty much love it.

The stock does suck lemons though, you should plan on replacing it. the CHEAPEST Option would be the exact same stock but with a full aluminum bed (I think they're close to $200- Cabelas wants like $255 but I found for $170 on Google searching). This full aluminum bedding block gets rid of the flexing the Hogue OverMolded {with basic pillar bedding} stocks are prone/known for... and eliminates the contact with the barrel when you use a bipod (or even ride a bag etc.)

Then you can upgrade into HS Precision (like the M24 Army issue stocks etc), Bell & Carlson (Some say the best dollar-for-dollar option , and there are a lot of B&C options) ... then you get into top dollar like McMillan and further into the Chassis-style stocks.

Or you can do what I did and go with a best of the best in the world stock for your AAC-SD, and get a Manners Composite Stock .. Here is my MCS T5A DBM AAC-SD:

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Old October 20, 2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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I have the 700 tactical in 300 Blackout. Good stock. Very accurate rifle. Everything that ever left the Remington factory needs a trigger job done on it.
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Old October 26, 2013, 06:03 AM   #9
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"Everything that ever left the Remington factory needs a trigger job done on it."(Reynolds357)

A highly subjective and untrue statement.

Ever shoot a 40's or 50's vintage Remington 721 or 722 with an original Walker trigger? You just might change your mind Crisp, clean, no creep... a hair trigger if there ever was one.
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Old October 28, 2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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The SPS AAC-SD achieves its maximum accuracy and potential when you upgraded the stock, preferably an HS Precision, McMillan, B&C etc. with either a Timney 510 or Jewel triggers as well as quality ammo or reloads. The stock is the weakest part and then perhaps the trigger. I upgraded my Hogue stock with a B&C Medalist light tactical stock, a timney 510 trigger (set at 2.75lbs trigger pull). I am saving more $$$$ to buy an optic (Vortex 6-24x50 PST FFP riflescope).

It is worth it, but the upgrades can add up fast! The price is reasonable!
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Old October 30, 2013, 04:56 AM   #11
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I think I'am leaning to a Savage 10 in Law Enforcement model with a nice Vortex and have some fun as is.
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