Well, I went ahead and just ordered the 700 SPS Tactical this morning. Everything I've read says that the 6 inch difference with the varmint model will only give you a difference of about 60fps between the two.
Granted, I plan on mostly using it to punch paper... but I will occiaisionally take it out hiking to some remote areas up north and stuff. It seems like the compact size should still give me plenty of power and accuracy. I will probably end up doing a replacement stock as well.
I'm sure you'll see me posting in here a bit more now... surely there will be some questions. Excited to get into a new realm of guns...
Glock 19 G4 Gray | Glock 17 G4 FDE | S&W M&P 22 | S&W M&P 45 | S&W M&P 9 | S&W M&P Shield 9
Sig P226 MK25 | Sig P229 Extreme | Sig P320 F | Sig P320 C | HK USP 9 | HK USP 45 | HK USP 45 (Tan) | HK VP9
Daniel Defense DDM4 V4 | Arsenal SGL 21 | ASA SBR | Savage Mark II FV-SR
Mossberg 590A1 20" SP | Mossberg 500 Cruiser