Not entirely true - I just don't feel it's the best choice for a "tactical" rifle out there.JD will say something about cuz he hates the 700 action
I believe the "milspec" is in reference to the twist rate. I could be wrong though.I would have gone with the Savage personally. I've fired both rifles in question and the Savage is by far, the nicer of the two.
FYI, nothing with a stainless finish is military spec. One of the major military specifications is that all arms be coated with a phosphate conversion coating.