No SPS Tactical in Remington's 2009 Catalogue


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Redneck with a 40
May 9, 2009, 11:37 AM
They show the varmint model, but not the tactical. If they dropped it, then I'm sure glad I've got one!

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P.B.Walsh
May 9, 2009, 12:13 PM
I hope they've not done that!!!

yosarian
May 9, 2009, 12:25 PM
Its true it is no longer offered.Heres the response another member on another board recieved from remington."Thank you for contacting Remington Country,

To answer your question, while the SPS Tactical is no longer offered, the SPS Varmint is. It comes in .308 and is virtually the same gun. The same features that make a rifle tactical make it a varmint gun. They are readily available and are at a comparable price.

Thank you ....................I'm glad I picked one up :evil:

P.B.Walsh
May 9, 2009, 12:31 PM
Mabey they just discontinued it because they came out with the XCR Compact Tactical, but the XCR is almost double the price, and the LTR is the only other option for an out-of-the-box 20" barreled rifle.

They really should have kept the SPS Tactical:)

yosarian
May 9, 2009, 12:41 PM
I cannot understand why they would discontinue a very popular and relatively inexspensive rifle from the remington lineup.Fyi I think buds still has them in stock.

Dimis
May 9, 2009, 04:21 PM
meh tactical is just a selling point mostly if i wanted a "tactical" 308 ill just save my pennies for a better rifle and do a build or send it out to GA Precision
either way im not SWAT or Military so i dont need a tactical rifle

Redneck with a 40
May 9, 2009, 04:34 PM
Remington 700 is the strongest factory action out there, bar none. Mine is doing .5 MOA right out of the box, with my handload's. For the money, $600, there isn't a "better" rifle out there, not in that configuration.

Pat4x4
May 9, 2009, 08:09 PM
It could be called a the zombie killer, or maybe the the super sniper, Or maybe the hello kitty special.. It all means nothing.. It is a name.. You can go spend $3000+ a GA Prec. if you want.. I am super happy with my $550 sub .5" moa shooting sps TACTICAL:eek:

Pat4x4
May 9, 2009, 08:10 PM
Double post

jpwilly
May 10, 2009, 01:13 AM
The 2009 SPS Varmint rifle is the same thing as the 2008 Tactical rifle...

sarduy
May 10, 2009, 01:19 AM
get a sps-varmint and cut it to 16'' :evil:

Pat4x4
May 10, 2009, 01:24 AM
the one I saw on remingtons(SPS Varmint) was not the same.. It had a longer barrel and differant stock

P.B.Walsh
May 10, 2009, 01:39 AM
I wonder how good that 16" barrel would be, a good woods gun with an Aimpoint or EoTech:)

Redneck with a 40
May 10, 2009, 11:50 AM
I like the Hogue overmold stock on the Tactical, alot. The stock on the Varmint SPS is a crappy, plastic synthetic stock. The soft, rubbery feel of the Hogue is really cool.:)

LTR shooter
May 10, 2009, 08:09 PM
Makes me think I "need" to get one while I can. This does not make much sense to me?

gotime242
May 10, 2009, 08:40 PM
Makes sense to me too, thats the first thing i thought when i read this.

But i did just get the Varmint version, so that will have to do. I do have the stock on it though, it will be soon to go.

Redneck with a 40
May 10, 2009, 09:09 PM
I also read on snipercentral, that the SPS Tactical outshot the 700-LTR and the LTR is around $900 MSRP, the SPS, $681. Smallest group with the LTR was .850~ with Federal GMM ammo, the SPS did .452~ with the same ammo at 100 yards.

jpwilly
May 11, 2009, 12:18 AM
I also read on snipercentral, that the SPS Tactical outshot the 700-LTR and the LTR is around $900 MSRP, the SPS, $681. Smallest group with the LTR was .850~ with Federal GMM ammo, the SPS did .452~ with the same ammo at 100 yards.

Yes but it's not like they compaired 10 of each model. But I'm not trying to say the SPS isn't a good value - they are decent shooting sticks.

Pat4x4
May 11, 2009, 12:52 AM
Yes but it's not like they compaired 10 of each model. But I'm not trying to say the SPS isn't a good value - they are decent shooting sticks.

Thats true.. But the SPS tactical is getting a very good reputation.. I have not heard much bad about them.. Mine also has been shooting sub .5 MOA as well as a couple more in these forums..

SpeedAKL
May 11, 2009, 01:04 AM
I have the SPS-V, it has a 26-in barrel rather than a 20-in barrel and gets the standard Remmy synthetic stock rather than the Hogue. The 700P is identical to the SPS-V save for the HS Precision stock, hence the roughly $200 price difference. Then there is the 700 LTR (700P stock + 20-in fluted barrel), and the XCR Tactical Long Range (with a 26-in barrel, brake, and B&C tactical stock) which is priced above the 700P and the XCR Compact Tactical.

Needless to say, Remington has a huge and often confusing model lineup!

jpcolt76
May 11, 2009, 09:34 AM
Makes sense to me that Remington would cancel the $500 rifle with a great reputation so that they can sell more $1000+ rifles that need a reputation.

Voland
May 11, 2009, 06:14 PM
ugh, i hate you guys... i "had" to go and order one... :fire:

v.

yosarian
May 11, 2009, 06:47 PM
ugh, i hate you guys... i "had" to go and order one.308 or .223?

gotime242
May 11, 2009, 06:50 PM
I talked my friend into buying one, before they are "gone" lol

Boris Barowski
May 11, 2009, 06:53 PM
they dropped the VSF too i think

no more link on http://www.remington.com/Products/Firearms/Centerfire_rifles/Model_700/
to http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_VSF.asp

sneedb82
May 11, 2009, 06:56 PM
I've got the 700SPS Varmint in .223. 1/12 twist, heavy barrel.

I wish it had a better stock. This is prolly for another thread, but would you suggest the HS or the B&C? I'm currently in the range of 1.5 without a bipod, no benchrest sandbags (standing/unsupported prone).

However, it's a friggin heavy gun so that type of shooting is unrealistic, especially for hunting varmints.

P.B.Walsh
May 11, 2009, 08:19 PM
B&C or HS will serve you good.

1.5 is really good for offhand.

Can't belive they'd cancel the SPS tac.

They need to at least put a Houge on the SPS varmit (the $600 one)

Detritus
May 12, 2009, 02:37 AM
They need to at least put a Houge on the SPS varmit (the $600 one)


Heard that!!

i'm still working on reducing/eliminating the other factors (that could be) involved, but i'm pretty sure that the crappiness of the stock is a major factor in why My particular 700 SPS-V is producing horrid (average over 3") groups.

for $600+ they could have at least copied Savage and put pillars or a bedding block in it.

this is the first New remington i've ever had and i'm not impressed. Thinking i maybe should have shopped around a little more and found myself a savage at the same price (was getting quotes north of $700 for a 10FP, or i wouldn't have looked at the Remmy).

Ridgerunner665
May 12, 2009, 02:42 AM
I guess Remington had to do something so they could sell those ugly VTR's.

LogicGS
May 12, 2009, 03:04 AM
A decent stock will make a world of difference in that SPS-V's performance.

I've got a 700P (which is the same action and barrel as the SPS-V, but in an HSP stock from Rem) in a good alum bed B&C stock, and it will shoot 1MOA without any trouble, pretty much independent of who's running the trigger.

I'm sure it has 1/2MOA in it. It still remains to be seen if I have 1/2MOA in ME, but I'm sure the rifle can do it.

It shot a 1" five shot group after three sighters on the very first day outside its box (while still wearing that horrid HSP stock with the low comb, and with the trigger still set to 40 LBS, or whatever Remington ships them set at).

That rifle of yours has much better in it, just a matter of coaxing it out.

Armed012002
May 12, 2009, 04:24 AM
Remington must have looked at the VTR and SPS Tactical and decided to produce only the VTR.

Don't know if sales figures had anything to do with it, but the VTR fits the same category as the SPS Tactical. The barrel on the VTR technically has 20 inches of rifling and a 2 inch muzzle brake. It's not truly a "22 inch barrel."

That's my guess. Remington seems pretty committed to the triangular barrel profile since they're now producing two rifles with this feature: The Varmint-Tactical Rifle (VTR) and Xtreme Hunting Rifle (XHR).

Now if Remington goes and drops the VLS and replaces it with some tacti-cool job I'm going to be upset! :eek:

Buster95
May 16, 2009, 01:56 PM
The SPS Tactical are still on Remington's site http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/premier_dealer_exclusives/model_700_SPS.asp

Pat4x4
May 16, 2009, 04:42 PM
yep, its still on their sight, but not in the 09 catalogue

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