Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD

The Remington Model 700 Special Purpose Synthetic Tactical AAC-SD is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .308 Win. The Model 700 was introduced in 1962 and has since been expanded to include more than 30 sub-models. The major difference between the SPS and the other sub-models is price. The SPS costs the least of any Model 700 because it uses a synthetic stock instead of its traditional wooden design.

Remington says the Model 700’s action forms “three rings of steel,” meaning it uses a push-feed action where the bolt pushes the round towards the chamber and the extractor does not grab the rim of the cartridge until the bolt is completely forward and locked. It doesn’t affect the smoothness of the action, but does cater to one’s preference. Some prefer the push-feed action over a control-round feed action (which does the opposite). Also, according to Remington, the Model 700’s receiver was milled from a single piece of steel, so it’ll be more resistant to wear overtime than those not milled from a single piece of steel. A durable receiver is necessary especially when absorbing the force of the initial explosion that sets off heavier loads.

The 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD features a free-floated barrel, so when the barrel heats up and swells it won’t press against the stock and interfere with the rifle’s accuracy. The stock, finished in Ghille green, also has pillar bedding, which uses aluminum or metal sleeves against which the action screws can be tightened, providing an overall tighter fit between the stock and the action. The barrel has a threaded muzzle that is compatible with 0.625″-24 threaded flash hiders, muzzle brakes, and suppressors. The Tactical AAC-SD is also equipped with Remington’s patented X-mark pro trigger system, which has a pull weight of 3.5 pounds with two pounds of adjustment to suit the shooter’s individual needs.

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