Remington 700 Tactical 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. 556

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    This is a quick overview of the new rifle i got. It’s a Remington 700 ADL TACTICAL in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24” heavy and threaded barrel for comp or suppressor.

    The FDE Varmint/Tactical stock allows the barrel to be free-floating (this is a hit or miss with this type of budget stocks).

    The trigger is an X-pro but somewhat different, because it doesn’t have the adjustments screw in the trigger. It has it on the assembly, however at 3.2 to 3.5lb I’m happy with that for now.

    It came with a one piece 20 MOA rail mounted but the screws were all oiled so i toke it apart clean it and mounted them back up with loctite.

    The scope is a 30mm Primary Arms 4-14x44 FFP with HUB ACSS Reticle.

    Everything is resting on a Harris 6-9 bipod. A range report is coming as soon as possible. Im planning to do some 1000 yards shooting with this and possibly take it on a hunt depending how it performs at 100 yards. 59294F0B-199A-43FA-BFC2-70E6C85F033E.jpeg 10062D2F-2C6C-4C85-B028-1B5F53EB272A.jpeg 0DD2F1F8-EC7F-4409-ACB1-0EA90F081663.jpeg
     
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  2. Rachgier

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    Moved to Gun Reviews and Range Reports because...well...
     

  3. Fracman

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    I am not a fan of that reticle. I do not dial for wind. I like having windage line. That lazy C does nothing for me. What is the reason for them high bases. The further the scope is from the barrel the easier it is to cant the gun and be off on the shot. Get a level and good rear bag. Head to the range. I like the Hornaday 147 gr eld match grade ammo if I buying ammo. The Berger 140 gr elite hunter if I am reloading.
     
  4. ajole

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    With that reticle, you don’t dial for anything, you just hold for everything.

    I like that horse shoe reticle, it’s fast, easy to see, helps with ranging, and because it’s FFP, it changes size with the zoom to maintain that ranging ability.

    That particular version is a bit busy for me, though. But then, I don’t shoot 1000 yards.
    Here’s my 2.5x version. The sides are for ranging, the horseshoe is used like a red dot

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  5. Fracman

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    Show me on that scope where 5.3 mils of elevation is
     
  6. Rachgier

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    You're asking for mildot in a BDC. For 556's scope, you put the Chevron on top of the head, the feet fall at the estimated range, then you place the range dot where you want the hit.

    For Ajole's you put the feet on the bottom line and the top of the head gives you the range estimate and you use the appropriate range dot.

    For 556's, if I'm remembering correctly, the horizontal lines with open circles are ambush leads for moving targets. Put the circle on target for a full run and it should hit right where you expect them to go. Inner dot for normal walk, outer circle for full run, middle dot is obviously something between the two.

    Edit: Forgot windage. The side dots are 5mph and 10mph full value for 556, and only a 5mph dot for Ajole.
     
  7. Fracman

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    I watched a video on 556’s reticle now I understand it. What bullet weight and fps is this reticle for?
     
  8. 556

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    This particular version is the 556/308 version. Also work with the 6.5 CM. You can get a 556/223 Version.
     
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  10. 556

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    That’s what I had but i felt it was high as well, I replaced them with medium and they work perfect for me. Part of that is the 20 MOA on the base.
     
  11. Fracman

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    So which one bullet is that reticle? there is a lot of difference between the 75 gr Hornaday Amax and the 55 grain FMJ. I just don’t see how the reticle works for 556, 308, and 6.5 creedmoor. So many variables with bullet weight, bc, and speed

    This is the reticle I use on my 6.5 I dial elevation and hold for wind. It is clean and to the point
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    That should make the bell of the scope closer to the barrel.
     
  12. Rachgier

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    Primary Arms says for 7.62x51 M80 or M118LR you sight in 1" high at 100y and the graduations will be on the rest of the way down the tree.

    And the 5.56 will be spot on for SS109 or M855.
     
  13. 556

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    ^^

    basically you adjust the zero to the bullet you are using and the drop and wing will follow.
     
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    For example: if i want to use this reticle with 6.5 Cm Sierra Match King with a scope height of 2.5” i have to zero at 100 yards to be POA=POI Then the reticle will be dead holds at it intended distance.
     
  15. Fracman

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    Are you using 123 gr SMK bullets at 2650fps?
     
  16. Rachgier

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    I was really impressed with the work Primary Arms did testing such a wide variety of ammo with this reticle.
     
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  17. ajole

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    Dude, quit it. It’s not for punching X’s, it’s for hitting torsos. We get it, you’re supposedly going to punch eyeballs, while this is going to be....oh my God, I hit four inches low, and hit him in the lower chest instead of the upper chest. What a loser I am.

    Still gets it done. And gets it done FAR faster.:cool:
     
  18. 556

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    hahaha this reminds me of why i have 50-200 zero on my ar, i put the dot on the center and press the trigger, i don’t care if im 2” high or 2” low and you are right, Its way quicker.
     
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