I recently purchased this gun about a month ago and have decided to go the custom build route. The gun is very accurate and has less than 100 rounds through it. It is chambered in .308 and has a 20" heavy bull barrel on it with 5/8-24 threading at the end, sitting in a Hogue stock. The action is...
So have put around 300 rds through my 700 sps tactical and the bolt action is still pretty stiff. I have seen many videos of other 700's with butter smooth bolts.
Here is a video on how the action functions.