Originally Posted by tacomaman06
both chambered in .270. i need the pros and cons fellas. after tonight, again......im stuck going between these 2 rifles.
went to dicks sporting goods tonight and took a look at the rem. 700 sps, wood finish.....damn nice rifle. they have it for $600....with a $40 rebate by mail, and i have a $10 off coupon, along with some other rewards points there that will drop it a lil lower than that.
go with the 700. My buddy got one of those marlins in 30-06 in prep for deer season. Went to zero in his scope and the rifle wouldn't shoot anything smaller than a 4" group at 100. Tried various factory loads and different shooters and from a rest. He ended up sending it back to Marlin where they replaced the barrel and now it shoots better but from a rest it will only shoot 1.5" groups.
My fresh out of the box 700 SPS in 300WM will shoot sub 1" groups at 100 (5 round groups). At 200 where I have it sighted in I am getting 1.5" groups from a rest.
The only other rifle that I would consider would be a Savage or Tikka (Others too but not in the price range).