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Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical 85538 308 Winchester

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This short rifle isn't the most accurate rifle, but the overall handling is superb. It is fast into action and while it is heavy, the balance is such that it doesn't feel heavy. The action is smooth. The barrel is threaded for a muzzle brake or suppressor. The Hogue Overmolded stock is a plus. We like the Remington SPS Tactical, but when we looked at the data, it wasn't all that accurate. It was heavy, and it produced the least velocity. We think it is a better rifle than the Axis, but it's also three times the cost of the Savage.

Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical 85538 308 Winchester

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The safety (arrow) was positive in operation, and the bolt action was smooth. The short, stout Remington SPS Tactical would be desirable as an all-round rifle if it were a couple of pounds lighter. Because of its short overall length, it is markedly handier than the others.
We liked Hogue's Overmolded stock on the Tactical. It offered good purchase to the test team when shooting speed drills.
Fitting of the metalwork to the stock was even and fine across the board.

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