Rem700 5r milspec

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rem700 5r milspec

    Ok I've been wanting a 300wm for awhile now in a heavy barrel target/lr type configuration.After deciding I just didn't have the coin to drop on an APRS considering its my first foray into a more dedicated lr rig I started looking at my factory options and the Rem700 ticked the boxes of heavy barrel, plenty of after market parts, not a Tikka(joke).
    I like the HS precision stock so between the 700p,Sendero and the 5r. The 5r was finished nicely,stainless and cheaper than the other two so I dropped the deposit on a 10th anniversary 5r mil spec. I wouldn't say the 5r rifling featured that much in my decision but i am interested to see what its like. The yanks seem to rave about them but I would like to hear from anyone that owns one or has some experience with them what they think of them. Good bad or ugly? Accuracy? I'm also looking for.advice e on a good dbm system that could be fitted to the.HS stock. This is my first Remington so I'm not real.knowledgeable on what's good and what's not.

  • #2
    they're a pretty safe bet.
    my father has one in 308.
    shoots nice tight groups with many types of ammo.
    quite good really. I wouldn't hesitate in getting one.
    DBM kits will depend on how much you want to spend.
    I nearly bought another one but I got a rem700 police 308 instead.
    hopefully I can compare them soon.

    Comment


    • Walter White
      Walter White commented
      Editing a comment
      Its hard to find a bad word about them online. As far as the dbm I would probably like one that is reasonably good quality. Weight isn't an issue. Cost isn't necessarily a problem. Do you have something in mind send-it?

  • #3
    should be a few examples on the 'Remington' thread.
    can't think of 'em off hand.

    Comment


    • #4
      the police stock is slightly longer than the milspec stock, and is also a bit bigger/rounder profile at the end of the forend.
      they're both good.
      just comes down to taste.

      Comment


      • Walter White
        Walter White commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks for the suggestions fellas.That was my understanding on the stock. It doesn't help that theres no official specs on the website. I even emtailed Remington with a few questions and they were abit cagey. All they would say is its no longer in production. The plan is to just shoot it once I've decided on a scope,then shoot it some more,then if need to make any mods I can.That was a big positive for the Remington,the ability to personalise it. I do think a dbm will come in handy if I mount a rail. Cool had nothing to do with it... Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

    • #5
      My mate in Townsville has one in .308 and was amazed at how good it was. He shoots F class and takes it bush as well. It even surprised all the old locals with their New Zealand rigs.

      Comment


      • #6
        I've got one in .308. Fit and finish is pretty damn good. Picked mine up a couple weeks ago and mounted my atlas bipod to it. Still waiting to mount a scope although will be up and running in the new year.
        HS Stock is a tank! Although coming from tikkas it'll take some time to get used to as the palm swell is huge. Havent heard a single bad thing about them yet.
        Not many in Australia from what I understand and mostly special order. If you're in Vic, you can have a shootof mine at little river whens its up and running in a couple weeks.

        Tim

        Comment


        • Walter White
          Walter White commented
          Editing a comment
          Cheers mate I'm up in Qld so I'll have to wait a few weeks. Sounds like your happy with yours.It might take me a little while to scope mine as well. What are you putting on your 308?
      Working...
      X