Reviewed By: David S on 08/22/2020
This is one of many purchases I've made from Bud's so this review is about the product NOT about Bud's.
I decided on the .22-250 due to its light recoil and moderate effective range of 300-400 for hunting. Any further than that the bullet is less likely to expand. I would have bought this rifle in .30-06 if it were offered in this caliber. There has been a lot of talk about the quality of Remington in light of its many owners and bankruptcies. I bought this rifle without any hesitation. Upon delivery and inspection the rifle's bolt is smooth and has a very solid lockup. I wasn't pleased about the stock. I found a used replacement Hogue overmolded stock with full aluminium bedding on eBay for about half what they retail for and it had a few scratches but excellent condition. I replaced the trigger with a Timney Trigger as I do with all my Remington rifles.
The rifle is heavy. You'd better be in some kind of shape to carry it in the field for hunting. This rifle with a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44 weighs right at 11.9 pounds. The heavy barrel is made for continuous shooting in part because the thicker metal takes longer to heat up. The .22-250 with American Eagle .50gr JHP groups a MOA to less than MOA at 100 yards. The barrel has a 1:14 twist so no heavy bullets. Use 55gr or lighter. If you go heavier the bullet will not be stable.
Don't panic at what you've heard about Remington products. If you still feel uneasy then buy vintage. I bought a Model 700 that was made in 1970. The barrel is thicker than those of current production. Why? Because grown boys complain about a heavy rifle.
Buy this rifle. Its a straight shooter and solidly built.
Reviewed By: Kenneth S on 06/13/2018
Very accurate gun straight out of the box. You can always count on quality when it comes to a Remington. The staff at buds is also #1.Would buy again and highly recommend it to others
Reviewed By: Bruce W on 04/02/2017
The fit and finish of this firearm is great, I found no issues. After inspection and the addition of a quality scope, rings and bases. Then I adjusted the trigger to the lightest setting possible. I then proceeded to break the gun in. While breaking the gun in it started out producing groups under 1/2 moa at 100 yards. After breakin process was completed the groups shrank to under 1/4 moa. This is a tack driver out of the box!
Reviewed By: Alex H on 01/16/2015
I've thoroughly tested my new Remington 700 sps 22/250. I've shot it with three different grain reloads and I can honestly say it will shoot one hole groups. Don't hesitate to buy this rifle it is, in my opinion the best buy for the money. Buds is quick on the shipping and without incident.
Reviewed By: Dalon B on 07/09/2014
Tac driver! This rifle is amazing when i was shooting factory ammo it was shooting quarter size groups at 200yard when i started reloading for it became dime size groups with almost every load.
Reviewed By: William N on 09/10/2013
This rifle is very nice. The SPS Varmint models are feature a heavy barrel, which is significantly more accurate than the non-varmint SPS's (I own a SPS in 300 Win Mag with a normal hunting barrel and it is not nearly as nice as this rifle). The matte finish of the SPS models makes the bolt a bit more rough than I like, but Break Free on the bolt guides nicely smoothes things out.
I'm not the best shooter, and I was able to hit a Dr. Pepper can on average about 2 times out of 5 at 509 yards with 55[gr] factory ammo. Wind drift on such a light bullet at that range can easily be a couple of feet, so 2/5 is stellar precision.
Reviewed By: Robert G on 03/18/2012
The 700 SPS Var 22-250 is a great shooting rifle . The stock is alot better than I expected. The barrel and reciever is flawless! I sighted her in at 25 yd.then, went to the range. She shoots sub moa all day long! Not bad for a mid-level rifle! Well about Buds. This is my seventh firearm I have bought from them ,need I say no more !
Reviewed By: Cody A on 08/08/2011
After recieving my remington 700 sps 22-250, i was instantly amazed at the finish and quality. this rifle has duel front swivel mounts, nice for mounting a bipod, the x-mark pro adjustable trigger, which is very nice, and it has a very nice dished crown. the beavertail vented fore end is also very good looking, and feels good too. I cleaned it very well when i got home, put on and bore sighted a bushnell banner 6-18 scope, and took it to the range. fired my first round, and adjusted point of aim. fired 3 more rounds, and to my amazement, they made a hole that measured 0.235" center to center, at 100 yards. not bad for the first rounds fired out of the gun. i now shoot my handloaded hornady 40 grain v-max bullets with a stout load of varget powder, around 4130 fps, and i have gotten MANY groups UNDER ONE HALF INCH at 200 yards. yes, 200. for a completely stock rifle, it is simply amazing. with my load, it is 1" high at 100, 1/2" high at 200, and 1.5" low at 300. this rifle will shoot _1" groups at 300 yards. i can aim in the middle of a prarie dog out to 300 yards, and at 400 yards, it is still only 6-8 inches low. This rifle has virtually no recoil, especially in this caliber, as the 26" heavy barrel diminishes most all of it. this is a pretty heavy gun, with my bushnell scope and medium length bipod, it weighs right around 10 lbs, which is fine with me, as it is my varmint rifle.
one thing i will note, shooting these high velocity loads, get some good copper fouling remover, once your barrel gets fouled, the groups open up to 3/4 inch to 1 inch at 100 yards, and it needs to be cleaned to remedy this.
overall, this rifle is an amazing varmint rifle. it is sharp looking, has tack driving accuracy, a great trigger, smooth action, and great feel. remington made a great rifle here folks, and buds has it for a great price. you wont regret your investment in this precision rifle.
Cody Adams, reporting from the great state of Wyoming.
Reviewed By: matthew l on 06/22/2011
I just received my Remi 700 sps Varmint 22-250 that i ordered on monday and its now wednesday. 3 days thats great customer service. oh im 3/4 across the country too. the rifle is brand new and is exactly what i ordered. Great Job Buds