The Remington 700 Tactical AAC-SD .308 rifle, provides precision shooters an entry level option that is threaded for a muzzle brake or suppressor from the factory. The matte blue, 20″ 1:10 barrel and action are set in a Hogue® Overmolded Ghillie Green™ Pillar Bedded Stock. The stock, with its exterior rubber construction, a comfortable recoil pad and two quick detach studs, one at the front for a sling and/or a bi-pod and an additional one at the rear; provides shooters with a comfortable grip in all weather conditions. The rifle is fed via an internal magazine with a hinged aluminum floor plate.
The adjustable X-Mark Pro trigger came in just over 3.5 pounds from the factory. We didn’t bother to adjust it since we find factory triggers tend to improve over time. There was a little bit of creep and over travel, but this was acceptable for a factory rifle and it still produced good results in the field.
The rifle weighs 7.3 pounds and is 39 5/8″ long; quite light and compact for a precision rifle.
We selected a Badger Ordnance Maximized 20-MOA cant Picatinny rail and standard height maximized 30-mm rings to mount a Leupold Mark-4 3.5-10x40MM M3 TMR scope. We recommend the Leupold M3 cams for shooters that are new to long range shooting. While the 1-MOA adjustments of the M3 may seem coarse to some; we like the M3 turrets, which are cut for the 168 Federal Gold Medal load. We have found this load to be accurate to 1,000 yards with 20-26″ barreled rifles. Note that on some rifles, we have seen the need to add 1-MOA to the factory yardage marks past 600-yards.
Live fire testing was conducted on a 89F day with 71% humidity and quarter value 5-10 mph winds at 100-yards. All rounds were fired prone, with a Harris bipod and rear bag. Ammunition was Federal Gold Medal 168 grain match ammunition. Groups sizes ranged from .605″-1.003″, with an average size of .808″. Eliminating the largest group, average accuracy at 100-yards was .775″. This is pretty impressive for an entry level factory rifle.
Utilizing our MagnetoSpeed VI Barrel mounted chronograph, we recorded an average velocity of 2561FPS and a standard deviation of 25. Complete external ballistics are found here 1682561.
- The Remington 700 Tactical AAC-SD is a fast handling, accurate, light weight, entry-level precision-rifle that’s capable of sub MOA accuracy. It offers shooters a solid value in the precision rifle market.
- We were impressed with the lightweight of the rifle even when equipped with a relatively heavy scope, base and rings.
- The threaded muzzle with thread protector allows shooters to upgrade to a suppressor where allowed by law as well as easy installation of a muzzle brake.
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