I bought the SPS Tactical mainly due to the threaded barrel and heavier profile barrel. I love it. I personally do not like wooden stocked rifles. I own quite a few, but they are not my favorite. I can however say, the SPS shoots as good as any other rifle I have fired. I could not ask for a better shooting rifle. I shoot an average of 5/8" groups at 100yds with very little work(rebedding the stock, setting the trigger to <2lbs, and hand loads).
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government...." - Thomas Jefferson