There are off-the-shelf long guns and there are
custom-made, tactical ops, precision shooting tools.
There are dull knives, and there are surgeon's scalpels.
average hunter or plinker will more than likely be thrilled with a
rifle from his local gun store, straight out of the box-there
are plenty of decent rifles available.
But if you are young and blessed with 20-20 vision and a
burning desire or occupational need
for something infinitely superior, and you aren't the most
proficient of gunsmiths, better consult the experts. And when you do,
bring your check book.
Off the shelf, the Remington 700 is a very accurate
rifle. Take that same gun, and in the hands of professionals, it can
be converted to a sniper rifle par excellence.
There is a group of firearms pros in California with a
ton of tactical experience.
They take very good long guns and convert them to
exceptional long guns.
Tactical Operations Incorporated or Tac-Ops is a group
of "individuals in the upper echelon of
their individual specialties," as their
web site so modestly reports.
Tac-Ops is responsible for having introduced the creme
de la creme of tactical guns-rugged, reliable and incredibly
accurate tactical weapons-to the shooting world.
They are responsible for the Green Hornet in .22 Long
Rifle (i.e., light and guard-dog suppression) and the incredibly
accurate Bravo 51 in .308 and Tango 51.
When shooting proficiency is critical and not merely for
sport, always go with the best. Your life may depend on it. The Tango
51 is based on a Remington 700 action-in my estimation one of the
very best-chambered in 7.625x51mm NATO or .308 Win.
Tango 51's Rem. 700 action is accurized, and the gun
weighs less than 11 pounds.
This bolt-action has an overall length of 44 inches and
change, to include a match-grade barrel (e.g., 18- to 24-inches),
threaded for an optional suppressor.
It has a 5-round capacity and comes in Bridsong Green-T
Everything on or about this weapon is top-shelf-up to
and including its company guaranteed accuracy of .25-MOA. In
anybody's book, one-half-inch groups are primo.
For the shooter who wants-needs, the very best-the Tango
51 by Tac-Ops.
Oh, and the price?
If they haven't gone up, you're looking at
$3500 for a tango with the Tango 51.