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I picked the 700 classic

Old 03-14-2004, 01:05 AM
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Hey guys,
a while back I posed a question about a savage or 700 classic. I brought home the 700 in 7mm-08. I topped it with a 2-7x VX1 and finally made it to the range today to sight it in. To say that I am extremely pleased is an understatement.Out of the box this rifle's got a wonderfully clean and crisp trigger that breaks just a hair under 4 pounds - not bad straight from the box.The first shot was 6 1/2 " right of the bull . Second shot was dead on left/right but an inch low. Third shot we were 2inches hight at 100 yards. This gun was printing 3/4" groups with 140 gr. BT Remington factory stuff.What sucks is that Remington doesn't offer this Factory load any more. Oh well,I guess I get to have some fun at the loading bench.At least I already know one bullet it seems to like. Just wanted to say thanks for the input and let you know how it went at the range.( I can't wait for November)

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Old 03-14-2004, 07:06 AM
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Good luck with your new baby! If you want to shoot factory loads you might want to try the Winchester 140 gr. BT's I have had good results with them,on paper and game.Good Luck
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Old 03-14-2004, 07:11 AM
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The 700 classic is a nice rifle, good luck with your new toy.
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:09 AM
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I've got the same rifle and it is a shooter. Good Luck and Congratulations!
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:20 AM
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Good luck with your new rifle!!
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