Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

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    Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

    well I am finally able to start building my rifle, and the Remington SPS tactical seems to be a popular choice,
    but which is the better shooter? I've been searching and found some info, but not what I am looking for,

    the Varmint has a 12" twist (308) and a 26 inch barrel
    the Tactical has a shorter 20 inch barrel and the same twist rate.


    so which ywould you build and why?


    thanks in advance

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    there's a 20" vs. 26" barrel thread thats a page or two back,check that out since there both in the same caliber.

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    From the many hours spent reading this forum on that exact same question, here are my thoughts and a few questions for you. First, how far to you plan on shooting and how much do you plan on spending to upgrade this rifle? The 20'' vs 26'' really doesn't matter until the last few hundred yards - around 1000-100yds. It really comes down to if you like a longer barrel or not. Personally I held the Tactical and was close to buying it, but I wasn't to keen on the small barrel. Like I said above there really isn't any difference, but just in case I was to modify it I would rather have more room to play with. Basically if you get the 26'' barrel you can always cut it down if you don't like it whereas if you get the 20'' barrel you're screwed.
    Back to my first question. I was planning on getting it in .308 as well. However because of the limited ranges in my area I opted for a smaller .223 caliber because it would be cheaper.
    Unfortunately I haven't been able to get my hands on a Varmit so I cannot comment on the stock, but I didn't care for the Hogue on the Tactical. In the end I think it comes down to personal preference as you really can't go wrong with either of them. Where I plan on buying my Varmit, the Tactical is only $60 more.

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    Re: Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by excaliber
    well I am finally able to start building my rifle, and the Remington SPS tactical seems to be a popular choice,
    but which is the better shooter? I've been searching and found some info, but not what I am looking for,

    the Varmint has a 12" twist (308) and a 26 inch barrel
    the Tactical has a shorter 20 inch barrel and the same twist rate.


    so which ywould you build and why?


    thanks in advance
    My SPS Tactical has a 1:10 twist. :?

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    Is it the AAC SD model? That's the only one with a 10 twist. If not then you might want to check again.

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    Re: Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by excaliber
    well I am finally able to start building my rifle, and the Remington SPS tactical seems to be a popular choice,
    but which is the better shooter? I've been searching and found some info, but not what I am looking for,

    the Varmint has a 12" twist (308) and a 26 inch barrel
    the Tactical has a shorter 20 inch barrel and the same twist rate.


    so which ywould you build and why?


    thanks in advance
    My SPS Tactical has a 1:10 twist. :?
    In .308?
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    Re: Remington SPS, Tactical or Varmint?? which is best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crockett007
    Quote Originally Posted by excaliber
    well I am finally able to start building my rifle, and the Remington SPS tactical seems to be a popular choice,
    but which is the better shooter? I've been searching and found some info, but not what I am looking for,

    the Varmint has a 12" twist (308) and a 26 inch barrel
    the Tactical has a shorter 20 inch barrel and the same twist rate.


    so which ywould you build and why?


    thanks in advance
    My SPS Tactical has a 1:10 twist. :?
    In .308?
    Yes Komerad - 20'' tube, 1:10 twist from the factory. Sub .5 MOA with 168 SMK's (FGMM)

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    Have you tested it to see that it is 10 twist or did the box say it? Somebody messed up if it is a 10 twist and not a AAC SD as that is the only SPS "Tactical" that comes in 10 twist. The standard SPS comes in 10 twist though. Does it have a heavy barrel about .875" at the muzzle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob01
    Have you tested it to see that it is 10 twist or did the box say it? Somebody messed up if it is a 10 twist and not a AAC SD as that is the only SPS "Tactical" that comes in 10 twist. The standard SPS comes in 10 twist though. Does it have a heavy barrel about .875" at the muzzle?
    I just bought the SPS Tactical with the 20" barrel and it has the 1:12 twist. What is better?

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    The 10 twist just allows you to shoot heavier bullets but the 12 twist will shoot most everything you would put down a .308. Some even shoot 208s in the 12 twist.

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