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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:40 am    Post subject: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

Latest toy, a Remington 700 VTR in .223. Scope is a Burris Fullfield 2 4.5-14X with Ballistic Plex reticle on a Weaver base and Warne rings. Harris bipod.




The barrel shape and muzzle brake were what caught my eye.



I'm working on loads and then bring on those varmints!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

Neat looking Rifle, let us know how it groups. What type of finish is on the barrel?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

To be honest I don't know what Remington used for that finish. I looked at their website and it doesn't say either.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

That is one nice set up. I had a Winchester Model 70 Coyote in 223 that I gave to my little brother. I was a tack driver, I'm sure that Remington will do the same. What twist is the barrel?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

1 turn in 9" twist. Got the scope on paper, maybe 1.5" groups with "factory reloads". I'll try some match ammo when I get a chance, as well as some of my own loads.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

Boy, thems some BIG barrel flutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kindda like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmmmmm!!! Been thinking about a new barrel.....................................

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

My Winchester was also a 1 in 9, supposedly you can launch a little heavier bullet (>55) with that twist. Although my rifle really liked the 52 grain hollow points. It's great for rabbits, fox, coyote, prairie dogs, I don't see squirrels where I hunt but I would guess it's good for them too. I'd be interested in what bullet weight it likes best.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

The barrel almost looks like a "powder coat" finish unless my eyes are tricking me...which they have started since I turned 40...
Anywho, it is a great looking rifle. Is that the way it came from the factory??
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

Double, yes, its a factory gun.

Mikeleduc, I'm going to start with 55 grainers and work up to 70s, just to see if I can. I'll share the results after I have time to shoot.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

Finally got to do a little load testing in the VTR. Eh! Neutral

Used a 60 grain V-Max over Varget powder. Best group was about 0.75". Almost all groups had two bullets touching and another almost "flyer". It could have been me, I'm pretty rusty (although I did manage a 0.25" group with an .223 Encore right before that). I plan to check all the screws and try again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
Boy, thems some BIG barrel flutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kindda like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmmmmm!!! Been thinking about a new barrel.....................................

The average accuracy of those barrels is so good that Remington has applied for a patent on the barrel profile. Those are flats, not flutes.

The finish is a rust blue that looks black over a AlO2 blasting. The VTR logo is cut into the barrel with a laser engraver, and you should see the sparks! I would post a picture, but cameras are not allowed on the manufacturing line.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Rem 700 VTR Reply with quote

FALPhil, I think you missed the intended pun.

I guess it was a poor attempt at a funny on my part.

I'll stick with the day job !!!!!!

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