Custom hunting rifles require tweaking of the tiny bits and parts of the rifle and enhancing it with finely crafted and unique upgrades to the firearm.
However, firearms such as the Remington 700 SPS AAC as well as the arrival of the Magpul 700 Stock into the market, and the folks Elkhorn Precision were able to introduce a system they call the “affordable precision rifle system.”
This .308 caliber, 20-inch barreled rifle comes with an upgraded lightweight synthetic stock along with a plethora of multiple accessory options make this custom rifle a blast to enhance and use!
Custom Hunting Rifles | Magpul Hunter 700 Remington SPS AAC Precision Rifle
Surely enough, high powered custom hunting rifles can be affordable but would it really perform well? I mean, with all the price-saving components, is it really a precision rifle? Well, let the manufacturers worry about precision and you can check out the video from Denny Ducet then decide for yourself!
The Remington SPS AAC comes standard with an over molded stock and a 16′ barrel chambered in .308 or 7.62 x 51 mm slugs. To bring out the best of the rifle, our friends at Elkhorn went and replaced the stock with a Magpul 700 Hunter. Furthermore, the fore grip is accessorized with a Badger Rail to easily mount the Harris bipod addition.
The Magpul Hunter 700
The chassis upgrade fits perfectly under the Remington action and barrel with enough allowance for it to free-float. Thus, this barrel-stock combination is a perfect match for a match-grade ultra-precise rifle. There are some manufacturers that will advertise their product as such, but isn't actually so.
In addition, the Hunter 700 is complete with a trigger guard and mag well. A nice thing about the stock is its ability to receive PMAGs for extra rounds of ammunition.
The Leupold Mark IV scope that comes standard with the Remington Tactical 700 has been replaced by Vortex's Viper PST scope. This rifle scope is Vortex's mid-range scope series that offers cutting-edge precision while staying below the $1000 mark.
Although I'd personally opt for the Vortex Razor series, the Viper PST 4-16x50mm rifle scope will do. Grab it here.
Along with the stock upgrade, the custom hunting rifle comes with a Magpul MS4 sling for carrying it around. Plus, a Harris bipod is put to use and a Silencerco Brake is installed to the barrel for recoil management.
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The rifle was put through a number of tests, and overall the results were based on the rifle's performance at the 780-yard test has been seen to be quite poor. However, the option of ammunition used was not the most optimal and it still might be able to contend and perform better.
On the other hand, the Magpul Hunter 700 SPS is an absolute must-have for custom hunting rifle collectors as it proves to be a very affordable precision bolt-action rifle!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 18, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.