In the upcoming February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, author D.K. Pridgen writes, “Perhaps the best-known Remington bolt gun is the Model 700, which has been around since 1962—a whopping 50-plus years. Having dropped virtually every game there is to be hunted, the Model 700 is also found in the tactical environment, where for nearly 40 years it has served as the U.S. Marine Corps’ M40, now the M40A5. It’s also served as the U.S. Army’s M24 Sniper Weapon System, now known as the M24A3 package, since 1988.”

The Remington 700 SPS Tactical variant is designed for countersniping engagements, and Pridgen was able to get his hands on one and put it through its paces. According to Pridgen, “The barrel on the SPS Tactical is a heavy-contoured varmint barrel bobbed to 20 inches and finished with an 11-degree target crown, making it handier for movement through and around tight brush, narrow halls or any other obstacles the user will have to navigate on the way to their ‘hide’ or hasty position. The resulting barrel retains plenty of rigidity and mass…there is no doubt that Remington’s barrels have always enjoyed an enviable reputation.”

To learn more about the SPS Tactical—its many features and how well it runs—check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally November 26, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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