The FN SPR needs a few updates but Dan is mine a shooter. Maybe they will make it in a) 6.5 something and b) make it with AI mag compatibility. Mine has been so damned accurate and reliable it would be hard for me to let it go for anything.
Love my SPR. Sitting at a hair over 3500 rounds and still way more accurate than I am. As soon as I out shoot this barrel, a 6.5 is going on it. It is a shame that they have killed production. So much could be had if they offered these with something other than 308 and WSM. I know the A5M-XP is still around but If I'm spending $2700+ on a rifle, it's not going to be factory.
I have contacted FN about the possibility of offering just the barreled actions alone, or producing an SPR in another caliber, like 6.5 and they responded saying there were no new plans for the SPR line and there were not any plans to offer it in 6.5 or any other caliber at this time or in the near future.
It's a shame. I love my SPR A1 and it was a great shooter from the beginning. Sent it to SAC and it is now one rifle I will never get rid of.
Sad times. I was looking at the A1A for years as a heavy but handy long range trainer and occasional hunting rig. Since it's been off the table, I've put a 6.5 CTR on layaway. Perhaps the new B14 HMR would be a cool option as well in roughly the same class of rifle as the SPR. Just on a Rem action as opposed to the good ole Win action.
I have not seen a SPR A3G that was threaded from the factory, nor any other SPR's other than the newest A5M XP. That said, it could be that a distributor made a special order from FN outside of the standard cataloged rifles. That happens quite frequently with Remington.