View Full Version : R 700 .308 sps tactical bolt action

04-02-2008, 8:06 PM
i am thinking of buying the R 700 .308 sps tactical rifle, and was wondering what people could tell me about it and what they thought...

04-02-2008, 8:08 PM
My rifle started life as an SPS Varmint. It is the same action and barrel but the SPS is 20" and a better stock.

Do you plan on shooting it stock or eventually upgrading it?

04-02-2008, 8:10 PM
stock for know and possibly upgrade later..

04-02-2008, 8:11 PM
I'd prefer the longer barrel of the sps varmint. If you only plan on shooting to 800 or so, the 20 incher will do just fine with factory ammo.

04-02-2008, 8:13 PM
The SPS is the exact same barrel and action of the 700P minus the finish. The SPS is blued and prone to rust but for me it didn't matter cause I was refinishing it anyway.

04-02-2008, 8:14 PM
y do you prefer the longer barrel?

04-02-2008, 8:15 PM
yea i dont know if i like the blue that much, whatd you refinish it

04-02-2008, 8:22 PM
First Krylon. Worked great then Duracoat.

Krylon camo paint from Pep Boys

Duracoat by Drawn and before I did the barreled action in black (note. it was rebarreled in this pic)

Longer barrel = free velocity.

04-02-2008, 8:27 PM
Longer barrel=more velocity. Thats always a good thing at extended distances.

04-02-2008, 8:30 PM
It's been a long time since I shot any long range rifle matches, but I seem to recall that the .308 pss with the long barrel shooting Federal Gold Medal Match allowed the bullet to go subsonic and lose accuracy somewhere around 750-800 yards?

If so I would think you'd lose at least 100 yards of accuracy with a 20" barrel but perhaps an expert can enlighten us.

04-02-2008, 8:36 PM
Shooting 175 FGMM, a 20 incher (depending on elevation and conditions) can make 1k and stay supersonic. Thats not to say the wind is going to have fun with your bullet. The 168 FGMM doesn't have quite the supersonic range.

04-02-2008, 8:48 PM
Thanks for the clarification rksimple :) I was shooting 168 grain FGMM.

04-02-2008, 8:49 PM
i would like to get one of these rifles as well.