One of my local stores used to sell the 700 SPS Tacticals for $499 on special, when they would get a truckload of them in. I originally went there to get one, when I decided to get my 5R MilSpec .308 since they happened to have a new one on the shelf.....I'm a sucker for stainless and jeweled bolts, so I had to have the 5R instead. Best choice I ever made. Nothing wrong with the other SPS, but I would have kicked myself in the ass for letting another one of my dream guns go, when it was in my hands... You know what I mean?
The SPS Tacs shoot great, too, and with about $300 worth of smith work you can have it driving tacks. Plus, you'd have $1K to spend on your glass. Then you'd have a wrecking ball of a combo with an EGW base, and TPS TSR rings.
Just my opinion though.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
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