Remington 700 SPS Tactical

 When it comes to purchasing and using firearms, reliability and accuracy are of paramount importance and the Remington Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) Tactical offers this, along with exceptional manoeuvrability – right out of the box. Hogue mouldings on its stock ensure exceptional handling, making this one of the best weapons for hunting enthusiasts.


As with most firearms that have been manufactured with longer barrels, this particular model is mainly used in a range of different hunting environments. However, there are several law enforcement agencies that have also taken to using these in cases where sniper rifles are required because their level of accuracy is far superior to that of other rifles designed for this purpose. Many enthusiasts use this specific model for target shooting and competitions as well.

Model 700 SPS Tactical Technical Specs

  • Model: 700 SPS Tactical
  • Barrel: Remington Heavy Barrel Contour manufactured from carbon steel
  • Barrel Length: 20 inches / 50 cm or 16.5 inches / 41.25 cm
  • Barrel Twist: 1:9 (.223 Remington) and 1:12 (.308 Winchester)
  • Sights: Optional extra – Drilled and tapped to facilitate mounting
  • Available Calibres: .223 Remington, .308 Winchester and 300 AAC Blackout
  • Type of Action: Bolt action
  • Trigger: Factory XMark Pro adjustable
  • Magazine: Fixed 4 – 5 round (model dependent) internal box with a hinged floorplate
  • Metal Finish: Matte Bluing
  • Stock: Hogue synthetic
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs. / 3.4 kg
  • Length: 40 inches / 1.016 metres
  • Safety: Manual thumb

Options for Upgrades

Although the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical is considered as one of the best out-of-the-box firearms with regards to reliability and accuracy, there are various accessories available that can enhance your shooting experience substantially. Below are just a few of the available options for upgrading.

Jewell Triggers

These have become extremely popular with Remington gun owners, and there are two different options available. The Remington Bench Rest (BR) can be adjusted between 1 and 3 oz., and it has been specially designed for bench rest and target shooting, while the Remington Hunter Varmint Rifle (RHVR) comes with a bottom bolt release and top lever safety and has a pull weight of between 1 and 48 oz. While the RHVR is only suitable for right-hand actions, the BR can be used left- or right-handed.

Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Hunter Kit 700L

Owners of the Remington 700 SPS Tactical who would like to convert their unit to a magazine rifle will be able to do so with this option. A reinforced magazine well and polymer trigger guard are drop-in components, allowing for a seamless installation. All else that is needed to complete this upgrade is to replace the gun’s bottom metal plate. This kit includes a Magpul PMAG 5-round polymer magazine that has a modifiable follower, and this enables it to be converted to a six-round magazine.

Nikon Monarch 7 4-16x50mm SF BDC Scope

This scope is not only one of Nikon’s most advanced models; it has been specially designed to be multifunctional, ensuring that it performs to perfection in virtually any situation. It comes with a 30mm main tube that has been manufactured from aluminium alloy and it has been filled with nitrogen to ensure that it remains waterproof, fog-proof and shockproof.

Badger Ordnance Remington 700 Short Action Scope Rail

This top-end scope mount rail has been crafted from pre-hardened 4140 ordnance grade steel and machined according to Mil-Std-1913 specifications. Owing to the fact that it is a drop-in install, it makes it a perfect accessory for the 700 SPS Tactical. Its integral recoil lug keeps the base in place, even when it is met with high impact recoil.

Although the Model 700 SPS Tactical is one of the most accurate rifles out of the box, the abovementioned upgrades will help ensure that you never miss your target, while also making your shooting experience as pleasant as possible.