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i was wondering what everyone thinks of the remington sps tactical in .308
 
iv only heard great things about it!
real tight groups for real keep!
 
whats everyone think!
 
im goin to use it for deer (150 grain)and bear(180 grain)! real short and easy to handle!
 
hope to hear back soon!
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I have a 20 in barrel Savage 10FP which is quite similar and it has worked very well I think you will be real happy with the SPS.
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I like the stock, the cartridge, the dimensions and the overall looks of the SPS tactical. However, because of its heavier barrel and if I`m not mistaken, this rifle`s weight is between 8 and 8 1/2 lbs before the scope and rings. For hunting, not an ideal weight.
 
Though its dimensions are more compact which is good, its heavier weight does not necessarily make it a better handler as far as shouldering speed, manuverability and packing it around on the hunts.
 
While it is a more compact tactical rifle which can be used for hunting, the SPS tactical is not what I would consider to be the best possible compact and/or the best quick and easy handling/carrying hunting rifle.
 
The Remy M/7 with the 20" barrel @ about 6 1/2 lbs, is a much better choice for a hunting rifle. Savage also makes a more compact 20" barreled rifle.  
 
The even more compact .308 Ruger Frontier carbine, 35.5" OAL, with its 16.5" tube, its new LC6 trigger @ 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs, is even a better handler and is also very accurate....I know this from considerable range and hunting experience with my own 300 WSM Frontier and from handling other compacts. For shouldering, target acquisition and aiming speed. there is no better a handling bolt rifle carbine quite like the Ruger Frontier on the market. The overall difference in velocity between the .308 20" SPS and the .308 16.5" barreled Frontier will be at around 2%. Between a 16.5" tubed .308 vs a 20" .308, there is virtually no difference as far as any effectiveness on any game is concerned.
 
For hunting use, especially when a fair amount of hiking and/or climbing are likely, I`d much rather have a lighter, faster, easier carrying, great handling compact rifle that groups from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches, than have a heavier tactical rifle that groups @ 1/4, 1/2, to 5/8 inch.
 
Do you want tighter groups at the range, or do you want a rifle that is physically easier, is faster handling, is an easier carrying rifle to hunt with, which will still easily fill your tags?
 
About two years ago, my good friend bought a Remy Sendero and scoped it. It sure looked and felt great in the gun shop. I wasn`t there. He was thrilled! Soon afterwards he took it on a mountain goat hunt followed by a later elk hunt and a deer hunt. He sold it three months ago!...LOL
 
Something extra to think about uh? Lamp....WinkWinkWink
 
 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

I like the stock, the cartridge, the dimensions and the overall looks of the SPS tactical. However, because of its heavier barrel and if I`m not mistaken, this rifle`s weight is between 8 and 8 1/2 lbs before the scope and rings. For hunting, not an ideal weight.
 
Though its dimensions are more compact which is good, its heavier weight does not necessarily make it a better handler as far as shouldering speed, manuverability and packing it around on the hunts.
 
While it is a more compact tactical rifle which can be used for hunting, the SPS tactical is not what I would consider to be the best possible compact and/or the best quick and easy handling/carrying hunting rifle.
 
The Remy M/7 with the 20" barrel @ about 6 1/2 lbs, is a much better choice for a hunting rifle. Savage also makes a more compact 20" barreled rifle.  
 
The even more compact .308 Ruger Frontier carbine, 35.5" OAL, with its 16.5" tube, its new LC6 trigger @ 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs, is even a better handler and is also very accurate....I know this from considerable range and hunting experience with my own 300 WSM Frontier and from handling other compacts. For shouldering, target acquisition and aiming speed. there is no better a handling bolt rifle carbine quite like the Ruger Frontier on the market. The overall difference in velocity between the .308 20" SPS and the .308 16.5" barreled Frontier will be at around 2%. Between a 16.5" tubed .308 vs a 20" .308, there is virtually no difference as far as any effectiveness on any game is concerned.
 
For hunting use, especially when a fair amount of hiking and/or climbing are likely, I`d much rather have a lighter, faster, easier carrying, great handling compact rifle that groups from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches, than have a heavier tactical rifle that groups @ 1/4, 1/2, to 5/8 inch.
 
Do you want tighter groups at the range, or do you want a rifle that is physically easier, is faster handling, is an easier carrying rifle to hunt with, which will still easily fill your tags?
 
About two years ago, my good friend bought a Remy Sendero and scoped it. It sure looked and felt great in the gun shop. I wasn`t there. He was thrilled! Soon afterwards he took it on a mountain goat hunt followed by a later elk hunt and a deer hunt. He sold it three months ago!...LOL
 
Something extra to think about uh? Lamp....WinkWinkWink
 
 
 
AMEN!
 
To answer your question, I'd want to know what other rifles you have.  I'm a big fan of Remington Senderos...in the truck, on a bench, or within 100 yards of the truck....they are hard to beat.  But they will wear your a** out if you have to tote them.
 
Follow the above wisdom, for a short, easy to handle rifle.... A little Ruger is hard to beat.
 
I buy rifles for a specific purpose...A Rem. SPS Tactical seems too heavy for the woods and not enough barrel for a field gun...Just my opinion.  But it's a good excuse to get a sendero and a little ruger!Big Smile
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Another rifle to consider is the Tikka T3.  It's a pleasure to tote and shoot.  No lawyer trigger out of the box.  Mine broke at 3 lbs with no creep.  It is also accurate. 

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