AB Arms Now Offering Remington 700 AAC-SD Barreled Actions In .308

Not long ago, the Remington 700 AAC-SD SPS Tactical was sought after by shooters looking for a highly customizable bolt action with a barrel that was factory threaded. Just about every time a shooter bought one of these rifles the factory Houge stock ended up being replaced at some point with a high-speed chassis like the AB Arms Mod*X or the MDT LSS Chassis.

In an effort to save the consumer some unneeded waste, AB Arms has ordered up a batch of barrel Remington 700 AAC-SD actions in .308.

So what does buying the barreled action save you? It doesn’t for some reason. Weird.

I really hate calling out shenanigans publicly, but I was able to find a complete Model 700 AAC-SD for less money at 4 internet retailers with a simple internet search. So. Shenanigans. I am not really sure why that is the case, but I don’t know if there is any good reason to buy just the barreled action for a premium seeing as you could sell the stock to someone or even use it to make a toy rifle for your neighborhood kids if you so desired.

If you must buy one of the Remington 700 AAC-SD barreled actions from AB*Arms, visit their website HERE. AB*Arms is asking $574.99 for the barreled actions.

Patrick R

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  • Raptor Fred

    Are these barrels nitrided?

  • If I were to guess, Remington uses so many of those Hogue stocks that their cost is pretty damn low.

    So this barreled action when you add in the lower discounting due to a special order, and lack of competition on price the complete rifle might be cheaper to buy.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      I have a feeling it has a lot more to do with the retailer offering them.

  • somedingus

    “use it to make a toy rifle for your neighborhood kids if you so desired.”

    What? How exactly does that work?

    • uncle bobedy

      Mega rubber band gun or install an Airsoft “action” into the stock with the relevant spacers/shims to true it up or paintball gun internals or a REALLY weird blow gun?

      Or just paint it neon colors, so no one worries that their life may be in danger when they see a small child carrying a scary scary gun part around the front yard.

  • TC

    Buy a Rem 700 AAC
    Throw away the Hogue stock and buy the Magpul hunter with the magazine conversion
    Throw away the POS Remington trigger and buy a Timney
    Watch your groups tighten up, especially with Timney trigger.
    Who at Remington thought up the idea of putting the adjustment screw right in the middle of the trigger so it will gouge your finger every time you use it? And, if you take the action out of the stock and look closely, you can see that it is easy to back the adjustment screw out to the point that it does not bear at all, giving you random trigger pull weight and release.

  • jake rogers

    A similar deal is with Glock Store selling Glock factory slides with barrel and guide rod for $495.00
    My local dealer sells Glocks for as low as $425 For complete guns. Makes no sense to me.

  • Treyh007

    I bought the new Colt 6920 in the “bare bones” configuration and it worked out great for my purposes, also got it for under $700. I ended up building a SOPMOD Block 2 clone. I feel in certain situations this could work, All depends on the buyer!

  • DwnRange

    I buy my Remy 700 actions at the gunshow for around $300 bucks or less as a “used” rifle in the action length I want. Toss the stock, barrel and trigger and replace them with Krieger bbl, Timney trigger and a custom stock, dang site cheaper than this and my money goes farther……