A bolt-action rifle chambered in 223 Rem, this Remington 700 Tactical is built on a chassis inspired by decades of America’s military and law enforcement practices. This rifle sports a 26″ barrel and comes with a Burris 4.5-14×42 Fullfield II scope. Purchase also includes with original box and owner’s manual.
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The centerfire Remington 700 SPS Tactical bolt-action rifles are rugged, dependable and infused with all the qualities Remington has learned over two centuries of operation. The SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) guns feature carbon steel barrels and, except where noted below, they have a matte blue finish. The SPS Tactical debuted in 2010.
The SPS Tacticals have a machined solid-steel, cylindrical Model 700 receiver. Remington mates this with several options in barrel length, caliber and stock. There are several calibers with 16.5” matte blue carbon steel barrels, Ghillie Green (which is a gray/graphite/greenish color) stocks and 36.25” overall length. They are 223 Remington (5+1 capacity), 300 AAC Blackout (5+1) and 300 Winchester (4+1).
These 700s have classically styled Hogue Overmolded stocks, and, per Remington, the rifles weigh 7.5 pounds across the series regardless of barrel length. In all cases, length of pull is 13 1/8”. Drop at comb is 1.25” and drop at heel is 1.5”.
308 Winchester choices are a 20” matte blue carbon steel barrel and 39.75” overall length. Color choices are either the Ghillie Green or matte black stocks. The 223 Remington is available only on the black stock, but has the same 20” matte blue carbon steel barrel and 39.75” overall length. In addition, you have a pair of 22” barrel options that are both 6.5 Creedmore (4+1) and 41 ¾” in overall length. One has the matte blue barrel finish of all the others while another is Coyote Tan Cerakote on a matte black stock.
Remington also offers four Model 700 SPS Threaded Barrel rifles with 20” matte blue carbon steel barrels and synthetic stocks. The threaded barrels are the 5+1 capacity 223 Remington and a trio of 4+1s: 308 Winchester, 243 Winchester and 30-06 Springfield. Of this threaded quartet, the first three are 39.5” in overall length and weigh 7.0 pounds while the 30-06 Springfield is 40.5” and weighs 7.25 pounds. These come with a muzzle protector for when you’re not using a muzzle brake.
The entire 700 series shares some excellent characteristics and thoughtful design touches. For instance, their barrels are cold hammer forged for increased strength. They also have precision 5R rifling that results in less deformation and easier cleaning, and their conical tactical bolt knobs have textured surrounds.
For safety and durability, 700s have Remington’s Three Rings of Steel design. This means the bolt face has a recess that encloses the cartridge head, the barrel surrounds the bolt shroud and the barrel threads into the hardened steel receiver.
At the bottom of each 700 is a crisp Remington X-Mark Pro user-adjustable trigger that’s factory set to 3.5 pounds of pull pressure, but users can adjust it from 3 to 5 pounds. It is nickel-plated, corrosion resistant and housed within a glove-friendly oversized trigger guard. In back is a Supercell Recoil Pad that soaks up felt recoil by 54% compared to other similar pads.
Staggeringly, Remington operated over 200 years before shuttering for bankruptcy in 2020. A mainstay was the very popular lineup of Remington 700 bolt-action rifles that were in constant production since 1962. Remington made over 5,000,000. The 700 was the basis for Remington 721 and 722 sniper guns and made in Ilion, New York. Thus, Remington 700s were Made in USA.