I’ve been receiving a lot of email lately from people asking for me to show off more of the guns I have in my collection. So far I’ve written articles about my Colt M4 Carbine .223 / 5.56mm assault rifle and my Sig Sauer M400 5.56x45mm NATO tactical rifle. Today, I want to show off my Remington 700 .308 sniper rifle. Weighing in at 7.5lbs and with a barrel length of 20 inches, the Remington 700 .308 is used by sniper divisions of our law enforcement and military. When I buy my firearms, I always keep in mind that if the gun is good enough for our law enforcement and military, then it will definitely be good enough for me. And, the Remington 700 lives up to its reputation. The rifle is shorter and lighter than many of the rifles in the same division, making it easier to carry and aim.
I’m not currently a hunter, but my brother is. So, I decided to buy a decent rifle just in case I ever decided to go hunting with him. My brother carries a 30.06 that is both heavier and longer than my Rem. 700. If I do decide to go hunting with him sometime, I believe I will be able to carry my gun longer and farther than he will his. Also, the Remington 700 .308 has a shorter action than my brother’s 30.06. This makes reloading a lot faster on mine. Also, even though both of our guns are bolt action, my 700 allows for a magazine which means I can shoot off more rounds faster than he can since he has to load 1 bullet at a time.
Just like all of the other firearms in my collection, my Remington 700 is equipped with its own accessories. To make my rifle easier to carry, I have attached the Claw Rifle Sling from Blackpowder Products which you can pickup from Amazon for around $15.00. The sling includes a rubber padding that makes it very comfortable when thrown over your shoulder. The sling and pad are very durable and feel like they will last forever. The swivels on the sling are claimed to never squeak, rust, or rattle. So, this is in my opinion a great sling to use when hunting.
The next thing I have added to my Remington 700 is a buttstock rifle cartridge holder from Allen Company that I got from Amazon for about $7.00. The cartridge holder is a nice sleeve that easily slides over the buttstock and holds an additional 9 rounds for when you need them.
For optics, I have included the UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12×44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot & 36 colors EZ-TAP which I also picked up from Amazon for about $105.00. This scope is actually too small for this rifle, but it is good enough for the target shooting I use it for. One of the cool things about this rifle (aside from its inexpensive price) is that it provides cross-hairs in 36 different colors. By allowing for such a wide variety of colors, there is no environment that you could ever find yourself in where you couldn’t find a good color that works with the background. Lots of scopes (especially those that don’t illuminate) are difficult to use in different settings as the cross-hairs will blend in with the background. To cycle thru the different colors, all you have to do is press either or both of the two buttons located on the top of the scope next to the batter lid that reads “EZ-TAP”.
Overall, the Remington 700 is a great gun. It’s sturdy and reliable. It’s also lightweight and extremely accurate. It’s a lot of fun to shoot, but I’ll warn you now that it does provide a little bit of a kick, especially compared to some of my other guns such as my Colt M4 or Sig Sauer M400. Even though I haven’t personally taken it hunting yet, I’ve been told that this gun is more than enough to take down some of the things my brother hunts for such as black bear and white tail dear. If I do decide to take up hunting, I’ll be sure to come back and share my stories with the rest of you. Until then, happy AND SAFE shooting!
P.S. Here is the picture of my Remington 700 .308.