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    Default Took the plunge

    I've been hanging around here long enough I figured I ought to have the proper tools of the trade, so I finally got myself a 7-08 HT. I found it on Gunbroker for a really good price a couple weeks ago and it just came in. Its a Rem 700 SPS compact. I have a new stock on order and starting to tuck cash away for the VX3i 3.5x10x40 CDS it will eventually wear.

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    Awesome!
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    Hey, that bolt is on the wrong side. Have fun with it.
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    nice you'll be happy with that combo. My personal preference would be to also swap out the factory Remington trigger for either a Timney or Jewell.

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    Very good find!! Those compact stocks are easy to unload if you decide to sell them. Having 2 boys that shoot LH I have a bit of an appreciation for finding one like at a good price! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mthuntr View Post
    nice you'll be happy with that combo. My personal preference would be to also swap out the factory Remington trigger for either a Timney or Jewell.
    Yeah, trigger upgrade is on the to do list. The factory adjustable trigger is not awful, i dropped it to ~2.5lbs and i think i can work with it, at least for this year.
    John

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    Mine's a 700 SPS. It is a tack driver, but the trigger was a mess. I voided the warranty by making my own adjustments; got it down to 2.5lbs. I'll probably replace the trigger at some point. One thing at a time. Congrats on a new gun!
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    Congrats. The only bad thing about buying a new gun is you quickly start thinking about the next one you want to purchase.

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    Wow!
    That thing is gonna be a pain to reach overwith your right hand and operate the bolt....
    J/K..

    Good find!

    What's next on the list? He he he.

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    Excellent! I just got a Howa 1500 in 7mm HT. I put a new Bell and Carlson stock on it and a Harris Bipod. Its got a Leopold Rilfeman 4-12x40 for now. I think I'll break it in with this scope and eventually get a VX-3 3.5-10 CDS.

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    Very nice, you won't regret that caliber or gun either one.
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    I think out of all the things I did to my 700 the best was to put a Timney trigger in it.
    Enjoy your new rifle.

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    I like your ideas on the set up. Basically, because it is darn near what I have as my 'Go-To" rifle combo!!

    You'll absolutely love the scope.

    The only thing left for you to do is to numb-nut up and ask these vultures on HT, is what load should you use for...

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    The list goes...& on...on....& on.
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