View Full Version : Rem. 700 sps tactical....long range

December 14, 2011, 02:48 AM
I'm in the market for a bolt gun in 308. I'm dead set on the Rem. 700 SPS Tactical. I can read all day long about people shooting 100-200 yds with the 20" but i'm curious to know if it can reach out to say longer distance up to 800-1000 yds. Everything I've read so far is that it is very accurate out to 100-200 yds. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

December 14, 2011, 06:41 AM
For whatever it is worth a few months back I saw a couple of guys shooting 600 and 800 with theirs up at the range. One had a after market trigger installed, the other was brand new and he was using a scope borrowed from his buddy. They were doing some pretty good shooting with them, dunno how much was the shooters and how much was the guns

December 14, 2011, 07:14 AM
It is capable out to a grand; I'll never have the opportunity around here, but searching will yield a couple good hits on the 700 SPS going out that far, and doing it well. I can attest that it's a half minute rifle with the right ammo; as such, you just gotta be holding your mouth right when you send one off.

December 14, 2011, 03:16 PM
Never found a long enough range to test it, but my 700sps (24" barrel .308) can turn bout a 1" -2" group at 100m. Quick beer math on this one says it'll hit beteeen 8" and 16" at 800m. thats consistent with the "man-sized-target" concept (not headshots, but .308 kills with bodyshots anyway)
Again havent found a long enough range, but always wanted to try.

December 14, 2011, 05:12 PM
A 20" .308 has no trouble reaching 1000 supersonic.
Just a few more clicks on the elevation turret.

December 15, 2011, 12:12 AM
A 20" barrel is a 20" barrel. Yes, they are capable of shooting 800+. There should be a fair amount of data/ dope available for 20" guns.

I have two Remington 'tacticals'... One is a 20" SPS Tac and the other is a 700P that is cut back to 16" and suppressed. Either of them is infinitely more handy than a 26" gun and they are both capable of very good accuracy out as far as I have to shoot, which is 600 yards.

December 15, 2011, 06:32 PM
Why Not look at the varmint. It has a 26" heavy barrel

December 15, 2011, 06:59 PM
The 20" barreled .308 SPS Tactical provides sufficient velocity for long range shooting.

It is also supposed to be a very accurate length for the .308 cartridge.

I have one an SPS Tactical in .223 20" and its a decent rifle given its modest price.

December 16, 2011, 01:01 PM
I have a Rem. 700 LTR 308 cal. 20" brl. Up to 500 yards great . But for longer ranges check out the 700 P. Good luck & be SAFE

December 16, 2011, 01:06 PM

18" and 20" are both fine for 1000yds. It's just a matter of keeping it supersonic. So you will want to handload unless you want to pay 35$ for Cor-bon which i know frank is shooting in this video. He's getting enough obviously. Another thing to considering is that usually custom barrels have a higher velocity draw off same loads. There are several people running 44gr of varget like i am with a 175gr bullet, sure different conditions but varget isn't too temp sensitive. Anyway they're getting around 50fps more on average of what i've seen. I get 2600fps, 45 is max. I feel i should be getting more. I would get it, try it out, and probably rebarrel to a 20" Bartlein. Thats just me, have a tighter bore to squeeze even more out of it.

Might want to check out the 20" 5R. I've yet to see a 5R that wont shoot and they should be around the same price.

This isn't great or anything but i shot this at 225 in 11mph crosswind. The ones on the right are me adjusting according to wind gust.