308 throat within the sps tactical forums, part of the model 700s category just picked up a sps aac. Getting ready for first range trip, along with all the normal prep stuff i measured a cartridge with. To find your best accuracy start at 10 thousands off and seat 5 rounds at 10 thousands deeper until you get 40 thousands off the lands. I think the issue here is a compound thing that is rather common with remington rifles. This barrel has less than 250 rounds in it and i plan to send it back to remington. Discussion in reloading forum (all calibers) started by jhord, dec 3, 2010. The bullets close or jam them in a factory remington chamber or this has been my experience with more than a few rem 700s. the used remington model 788 i purchased a short time ago may not ever be more than a bucket shooter. it seems to me getting a good measurement on how deep the throat is near impossible with any method. retired professional police instructor, precision shooter, sniper instructor, and certified factory trained armorer for s&w, remington, and ruger provides de. We recently performed a review on the remington 700 sps-varmint to test the suitability of that rifle as a tactical rifle, but this time around we will be testing the remington 700 sps tactical rifle to see how well it performs. The sps tactical is only available through remington premium dealers, but in reality they should be fairly easy to find.