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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a gun safe yesterday

When the previous owners of the house remodeled they created a pretty useless room; it is too big to be a closet, but too small to be a bedroom. I plan to set up some reloading equipment in there, but for now it is good as it is. I just bought the table from Sears and I got the safe yesterday. I also posted some pictures of my new Remington 700 SPS Tactical and .22LR upper.

The walls are completely blank, so if you guys have any suggestions for some wall art (posters and whatnot) I am all ears.






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I like the door pockets.

My next home safe will have that.
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I like the door pockets.

My next home safe will have that.
I need more handguns to fill them

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Nice safe!

Is that Remington a .308? What power is the scope, and what kind of rings? I ask because Ihave a 700 SPS Tactical in .308 and I want a Monarch scope and Talley scope/ring combos...it looks like you have the exact setup I want!

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Yup, you got it. 4-16 Monarch with Talley rings and yes it is in .308

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Nice setup man...one day I'll have my own room for my guns.
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Yup, you got it. 4-16 Monarch with Talley rings and yes it is in .308
Well, at least now I know the combo looks good!

Freakin sweet...man I need to save up for that scope.

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That is a nice setup man, will be really cool once you get a reloading press and whatnot on that bench!
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Yup, you got it. 4-16 Monarch with Talley rings and yes it is in .308
Personally I'd put a 1 piece scope base on the gun. They tend to keep the scope more zeroed that the 2 piece design that you have shown on your photo.

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I like it! I recently re-did my reloading room as well and ended building a custom table to mount presses on. I'm also looking to upgrade my safe, however I've run into a problem. It seems most all of the safes only get so big, and that's about 6' high, 3-4' wide. Once you need more room you're screwed; unless you want to keep adding safes. I've been reading up on room security now, and I'm thinking about just securing a room and adding armory racks... which not only has a cool factor, but if it comes out to the same cost seems like a better option. Did you get a good deal on the safe?
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I like it! I recently re-did my reloading room as well and ended building a custom table to mount presses on. I'm also looking to upgrade my safe, however I've run into a problem. It seems most all of the safes only get so big, and that's about 6' high, 3-4' wide. Once you need more room you're screwed; unless you want to keep adding safes. I've been reading up on room security now, and I'm thinking about just securing a room and adding armory racks... which not only has a cool factor, but if it comes out to the same cost seems like a better option. Did you get a good deal on the safe?
We're doing reinforced concrete walls and a vault door at our warehouse.

I only like collecting guns and not safes. When one has to many guns, you really need a room. Plus like mentioned, one can spend the same on a secure room as much on a nice safe to keep their shit.
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We're doing reinforced concrete walls and a vault door at our warehouse.

I only like collecting guns and not safes. When one has to many guns, you really need a room. Plus like mentioned, one can spend the same on a secure room as much on a nice safe to keep their shit.
Only caveat is if you move, you can't really take the room with you. Safes generally can be moved, but I do agree with you.

I have a 500 dollar fireproof safe and that's that for me. Costco has some safes at a good price, just not high end safes.

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For the op, here is how I have my presses. If you plan on having multiple, you need some real estate between them for organization.
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For the op, here is how I have my presses. If you plan on having multiple, you need some real estate between them for organization.
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Only caveat is if you move, you can't really take the room with you. Safes generally can be moved, but I do agree with you.

I have a 500 dollar fireproof safe and that's that for me. Costco has some safes at a good price, just not high end safes.
That why it's gong in the warehouse/shop. I'm never leaving the area or getting rid of the warehouse, but can move houses.
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Personally I'd put a 1 piece scope base on the gun. They tend to keep the scope more zeroed that the 2 piece design that you have shown on your photo.
Do they make a 1 piece for a 700 in .308? I couldn't find one on the Talley website.

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Sorry, couldn't resize the image on my cell, so I just removed it.
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Well, at least now I know the combo looks good!

Freakin sweet...man I need to save up for that scope.
I got the mid or regular height and the bolt hits the rear plastic scope cover. Keep that in mind.

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That is a nice setup man, will be really cool once you get a reloading press and whatnot on that bench!
I will order the reloading stuff before I come home on vacation in July. I can't wait to give it a try. I was hoping that I could do good bit of shooting this vacation to build up some brass ready for reloading.

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We're doing reinforced concrete walls and a vault door at our warehouse.

I only like collecting guns and not safes. When one has to many guns, you really need a room. Plus like mentioned, one can spend the same on a secure room as much on a nice safe to keep their shit.
With the room being a dedicated gun room I honestly thought about just adding some deadbolts for the doors but it would still be residential walls and easy to break into. So I went with the safe.

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Do they make a 1 piece for a 700 in .308? I couldn't find one on the Talley website.
I don't think they do. I looked at other companies too and could not find one. I think I even made a thread asking about this.

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I got the mid or regular height and the bolt hits the rear plastic scope cover. Keep that in mind.
It actually hits the sleeve that holds the cover on the scope, or just the little "ear" that helps you pop it open?

It hits the ears from the covers on my current $20 scope so I am used to it, but man it is annoying. I would probably go no cover on the back if it did that all the time, rather than use the high mount.

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It hits the sleeve, so I guess I will just keep the cover on when it is in the safe and take it off for shooting.

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Do they make a 1 piece for a 700 in .308? I couldn't find one on the Talley website.
Leupold makes one. I have one on my Rem 700. Base + rings was like 50 bucks?

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