Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD: MSRP: $756.57; Trending Price: $650 URL:

Nothing compares to the feeling of lining up a string of shots that result in a single (more or less) ragged hole in the target. The satisfaction one feels from a tight shot grouping comes from hard work, practice and preparation. Throwing lead downrange at distance with pinpoint accuracy can be challenging on many different levels. As a shooter, one has to deal with a myriad of environmental conditions, work up suitable cartridge loads and even manage one’s own body to perform efficiently.

Precision shooting can be challenging, but getting your rifle outfitted doesn’t need to be. It wasn’t long ago that upgrading a precision bolt gun meant spending thousands of dollars at a specialized gunsmith. Over the past few years, aftermarket companies have created a whole host of off-the-shelf parts dedicated to the home armorer that allow them to upgrade and effortlessly outfit their rifles to fit their needs with nothing more than a few common hand tools.

If you are looking to upgrade your Remington Model 700 rifle, you’ll want to take a look at Magpul’s line of Hunter 700 stocks. Available for both short and long actions, the Hunter 700 stock is made for those who want to add more adjustability options to their rifles without spending a small fortune. It is fully adjustable for length of pull and comb height, and it requires no bedding, making it easy to install and maintain. In fact, it only took us about five minutes to swap stocks for the rifle seen here.

Compatible with standard Remington 700-pattern rifles, the Hunter 700 stock is made of reinforced polymer with a Type III hard-anodized, A380 cast-aluminum V-bedding block core. The forward portion of the stock features M-LOK slots on the sides and bottom for attaching a wide range of desired accessories.

Along with the stock, we further upgraded our 20-inch-barreled, .308 Winchester-chambered Remington 700 SPS Tactical with a Nikon Monarch 7 scope, a Badger Ordnance scope base and rings, as well as a Caldwell bipod. Our upgrades came in just under a trending street price of $1,700. For those who want to go suppressed (and who wouldn’t?), we went with a Dead Air Sandman-L sound suppressor that nudged the overall price to just more than $2,600.

Check out the cost breakdown of each part in the accompanying list, and then you can easily modify your Remington 700 bolt action to fit your needs. It’s that simple.

Magpul Hunter 700 Stock Remington 700 Short Action

  • MSRP: $259.95
  • Trending Price: $246.95
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Nikon Monarch 7 4-16x50mm SF BDC Custom XR Turret

  • MSRP: $999.95
  • Trending Price: $999.95
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  • Notes: The Monarch 7 riflescope features a one-piece, 30mm main tube and a glass-etched BDC reticle. It includes a Custom XR Turret package that allows for dialing in distance on the crosshair or the use of holdover points on its BDC reticle.

Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well/Hunter 700 Stock

  • MSRP: $69.95
  • Trending Price: $66.45
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  • Notes: In conjunction with the Hunter 700 stock, this magazine well allows the 700 to feed off AICS-compatible magazines, including Magpul’s PMAG 5 7.62 AC magazine, which is included.

Badger Ordnance Remington Short Action Scope Rail

  • MSRP: $150
  • Trending Price: $150
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  • Notes: Badger Ordnance’s scope rail features an integrated recoil lug with a 20-MOA bias. It is machined from 4142 prehardened steel.

Caldwell XLA Pivot Model Bipod (6–9”)

  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Trending Price: $42
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  • Notes: The XLA Bipod features a lightweight aluminum design with spring-loaded, notched legs for quick indexing and deployment.

Badger Ordnance 30mm Scope Ring: Medium (.88”)

  • MSRP: $168
  • Trending Price: $168
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  • Notes: Optimized for use with most 30mm optics, Badger Ordnance’s scope rings are machined from steel and black-oxide finished.

Dead Air Sandman-L

  • MSRP: $1,199
  • Trending Price: $950
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  • Notes: If you don’t want to blow out either your eardrums or wallet, the Sandman-L is what you’re looking for. It offers a stated sound reduction of 31 decibels when firing standard 7.62mm ammunition.

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount

  • MSRP: $22.95
  • Trending Price: $21.90
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  • Notes: Machined from aluminum, the Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount is a great option for attaching stud-mounted bipods to M-LOK-compatible forends.

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