Designated marksmen need reliable, precise rifles to get the job done, and FN’s SPR (Special Police Rifle) series offers several models to fit the bill. In the upcoming January 2014 issue of Tactical Weapons, author David Bahde writes, “The A3G model was chosen by the FBI for its repeatability over time and its ability to consistently hold 0.5 MOA. The rest of the SPR line holds 1 MOA or better. Each SPR is equipped with a Model 70-type action, a cold-hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and a one-piece 20-MOA rail. Chambered in .308 Winchester [or .300 WSM] the rifles hold from four to 10 rounds depending on the magazine.”

Bahde got his hands on the SPR A5M TBM, named such because it uses McMillan’s A5 stock and a tactical box magazine. The stock can be adjusted for length of pull and cheek height. Bahde mounted a sound suppressor to the 24-inch barrel and ran it through its paces, putting over 1,000 rounds through it in various conditions.

To learn more about the FN SPR A5M TBM and see how it performed, check out the January 2014 issue of Tactical Weapons, available on newsstands and digitally December 3, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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