Help me decide...

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,058 Senior Member
Either going to get a Remington 700 AAC-SD in 308Win or a Savage Model 10 or 11 heavy barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. I have a little stash accumulated for the purchase and I'm selling some other stuff to amass the remainder for new stock, glass, trigger, barrel work for the suppressor adapter, etc. If big green made a 6.5 Creedmoor Remington 700 this would be over with already.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Which?

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,630 Senior Member
    The 700 is the Chevy as parts are everywhere for it. The Savage would be better out of the box though.
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,226 Senior Member
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    Two completely different beasts. One, a compact mid range gun and the other, a full size longer range gun. Guess you need to define the purpose first.

    That being said.......here is a friend of mine's AAC-SD that I put in a Boyd's Tacticool Stock and did some range testing. Other than the stock, it's all factory (I lapped the barrel a bit).

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    So, it works. Just need to decide if it meets your purpose.
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,895 Senior Member
    Don't you already have a short barreled.308? Isn't it already threaded for a suppressor? Plus the Grendel did not meet your expectations.

    So I vote .260 Remington.
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,642 Senior Member
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,617 Senior Member
    I'd do the 700 with the threaded barrel in .300 Blackout with the Leupold that has the supersonic/subsonic hold points on either side of the vertical reticle wire.

    I get that it has certain applications, but it always seemed to me that shooting a supersonic round through a suppressed gun only solves half the problem.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,058 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Two completely different beasts. One, a compact mid range gun and the other, a full size longer range gun. Guess you need to define the purpose first.

    That being said.......here is a friend of mine's AAC-SD that I put in a Boyd's Tacticool Stock and did some range testing. Other than the stock, it's all factory (I lapped the barrel a bit).

    SPSTactical16inch10.jpg

    DSC_0002.jpg

    So, it works. Just need to decide if it meets your purpose.

    The range capabilities are not so much the factor here, but with 1000 yards possible, the 6.5 Creedmoor may get the nod. I do already have two 308s.

    The 20" bbl AAC SD is nice though if you swap the trigger. And I doubt I'd keep the factory Accutrigger on the Savage if purchased.

    Budgeting it out buying the action and barrel separate squeeze the financing a bit.

    Purposes... hunting, varminting (coyotes/pigs/etc) and tacking paper or steel out to distance.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,056 Senior Member
    How about anything other than a boring .308.
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,022 Senior Member
    I vote Savage in 6.5. I anticipate it will be what you want out of box.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,349 Senior Member
    Your poll doesn't have enough options to be considered a serious request for help........bearing in mind the 'atmosphere' this place has.

    You didn't put 'Both' as a choice, so I cant vote.................:tooth:
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,058 Senior Member
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    Decision made. I'll be spreading this build over a bit longer to have it done how I want and not just going off-the-shelf.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,717 Senior Member
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,058 Senior Member
    :that:

    I haven't ruled it out. However, I'd want to replace the barrel with one heavier and it will need to be contoured at the muzzle for my Griffin Armament RSTA suppressor adapter. The hand guard is flimsy on the Ruger PR, too. And the buttstock has to go.

    $1000 rifle
    $500 barrel
    $220 stock
    $200 hand guard
    $1920 total, minus a bit for selling take-offs and I'm in it for about $1650-1750. It'll cost less to have a Rem 700 action blueprinted and a barrel chambered/installed.
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,022 Senior Member

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