The Remington 700 SPS forgoes all the nice little surface treatments in favor of a fairly pedestrian black oxide finish. The finish, while plain, is extremely durable. Equally unimpressive is the Hogue-style rubber stock. So on the outside, the Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308 is about as understated as it comes, compared to most Remington 700s, but internally, the Remington SPS Tactical 308 has all the same spec as more expensive 700s.
The Hogue stock features dual-point pillar bedding to increase accuracy and a SuperCell recoil pad. The stock may not be fancy, but it is weather-resistant, durable, and will hold zero regardless of the weather. For the price and intent, there is no better stock on the market.
The heavy-profile, hammer-forged 308 barrel has all the accuracy of Remington’s shiny sporting rifles. In fact, some say that the Remington SPS Tactical is one of Remington’s most accurate 700s.
The Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308 is a fine rifle that spits out amazing groups even with mil-spec ammo. With top-end target and match ammo, the Remington SPS Tactical is an amazingly good-shooting gun that some folks have reported as good as ¼” 100-yards groups with out of the box.
About Remington 700
The Remington Model 700 is a series of bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms since 1962. It is a development of the Remington 721 and 722 series of rifles, which were introduced in 1948. The M24 and M40 military sniper rifles, used by the US Army and USMC, respectively. Are both based on the Model 700 design?
The Remington 700 series rifles often come with a 3-, 4- or 5-round internal magazine. Depending on the caliber chambered, some of them have a hinged floor plate for quick unloading. And some of which are “blind” (with no floor plate). The rifle can also be ordered with a detachable box magazine.
The Remington Model 700 is available in many different stocks, barrels, and caliber configurations. With many third-party and aftermarket variants in the market built on the same action footprint. From 1978 to 1982 Remington offered the Sportsman 78 which is the same model 700 action but with cheaper features such as a plain stock without checkering. The Sportsman 78 is not however included in the recall affecting the trigger group.