Equipped with the proven and stabile 700 system, the chamber of the Remintgton 700 SPS Tactical also locks into the solid steel receiver housing. This takes up the barrel of the rifle, nearly 21.5 millimeter thick at the muzzle (heavy barrel). Compared with the usual thin tubes on many hunting rifles, this fat piece can handle significantly more shots before heating up.
Apart from this barrel and the stock, there is no technical difference between the SPS Tactical and the Remington 700 VTR. For the stock they use a polymer stock with a rubber cover from Hogue.
By the way:"SPS" stands for Special Purpose Synthetic and refers to the robust plastic stock made especially for service use. And that is what the completely black overmolded stock of the test rifle looks like. It feels good and offers the hands an excellent grip thanks to various large, dot-shaped "dabs" on the fore-end and pistol grip.
At the rear end of the stock sits a relatively soft rubber cap. That, in combination with the weight of the rifle deriving from the heavy barrel, makes for a quite comfortable recoil behavior of the Remington SPS Tactical.
Like all the new 700 models, this one also comes with an X-Mark-Pro trigger which can be adjusted from the right. This trigger, set accordingly, delivers characteristics suited to a match rifle and can certainly fulfill hunting requirements.
Range of uses for the REMINGTON 700 SPS Tactical
The Remington 700 SPS Tactical meets all the expectations of a good rifle for sports, hunting and services. The Remington 700 SPS Tactical is also suited for the military.
Remington 700 SPS Tactical in Overview
|Model||Remington 700 SPS Tactical|
|Capacity:||5 + 1 cartridges|
|Barrel lenght:||510 mm (twist 1:10)|
|Total lenght:||1,012 mm|
|Trigger weight:||1,850 g|
Features: Barrel as Heavy Barrel, X-Mark-Pro trigger, Hogue overmolded-polymer stock, mid-stock magazine, mounting holes for telescopic sight
Shooting Remington 700 SPS Tactical
|1||150 grs Norma Nosler BST||30 (16) mm|
|2||150 grs TopShot Vlm. BT||29 mm|
|3||168 grs RWS Target Elite||24 (16) mm|
|4||168 grs Hornady HPBT||17 mm|
|5||168 grs Rem. Sierra MK HPBT||31 mm|
Remarks: Grouping = five-shot groups, shot sitting from the bench rest support at 100 m distance, reported in millimeters, measured from the shot-hole centers. Bracketed values after subtraction of an outlier.
Abbreviations / bullet codes: BST: Ballistic Tip, BT: Boat Tail, BTHP: Boat Tail Hollow Point
VISIER Evaluation of the Remington 700 SPS Tactical
|Precision (max. 50 points)||50 points|
|Stock (max. 10 p.)||8 points|
|Trigger (max. 10 p.)||8 points|
|Magazine / Handling (max. 5 p.)||4 points|
|Sight (max. 5 p.)||3 points|
|Receiver / Function (max. 10 p.)||8 points|
|Finishing (max. 10 p.)||10 points|
|Total points (max. 100 p.)||91 points|
|Commendations||****** 6 of 6 commendation|