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April 28, 2010, 09:27 PM
Does anyone have any experience using the Remington sps tacical in 308? Good gun for the money? Accurate? Reliable? Any weaknesses?

April 28, 2010, 09:35 PM
Here's a review:


April 29, 2010, 06:41 AM
I just picked one up about 3 weeks ago, and love it.

Shoots great with Federal Gold Medal Match 168gr (as the sniper central review states). I consistantly get groups at .75 and less with that ammo, with a best of .4.

With hunting type ammo, groups grow to 1 - 1.25 inches, but shoot those groups very consistantly.

April 29, 2010, 04:33 PM
Good gun for the money? Accurate? Reliable? Any weaknesses?

Yes. Absolutely. The stock.

When I bought mine, I had absolutely no desire for the HS stocks that come on the 700P's, and I didn't want a 26" barrel either. So I ordered a 20" SPS Tactical one day, and a Manners T4 the next. All in all I spent about what a 700P would've run me but got (in my opinion) a lot more for my money.


As far as accuracy is concerned, I've really only tinkered with Federal GMM 168's so far, but I'm about to start working on handloads. Here's some results with the Federal stuff...




I couldn't be happier with this rifle so far, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a economical 308 without hesitation.

May 2, 2010, 07:01 PM
I have owned both the .223 and .308 Remington SPS Tactical. It is a great gun for the price. As previously mentioned by others, it has great out of the box accuracy.

If I had to mention a weakness, it would be the stock.

The barrel is not truly free-floating if you use a rest near the end of the Hogue stock. The stock needs a cheek rest with most scope setups and you cannot drill into the stock to install a Karsten cheek rest. You can always strap on a cheek rest.

Please do not let my comments sway you from buying the Remington SPS tactical. It is a great gun for the money. You can always add a better stock down the road. The plus to the Hogue stock is that you do not have to worry about scratching it.

+1 for Federal Gold Medal Match HPBT ammo (168 grain). The Remington 700 (and many other rifles for that matter) loves this ammo.

Here's my custom Remington 700 SPS Tactical: