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Does anyone have any opinions on this rifle? Good or bad. Saw one today in good shape for $550...223 caliber. Will be using for plinking with my son. Any thoughts?
 

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I had one in .22-250. It was a GREAT rifle. I say "had" because I gave it to my brother. My best group came with 52gr Sierra Matchkings.






 

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I've got one in 204 ruger. Shoots cloverleafs at 100 yds with 40 gr. Hornady v max.

Takes time to get used to the non traditional looks and the added noise from the muzzell brake they have.

I would probably buy another in a different caliber if I came across one.:D
 

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I'm still not convinced about the triangular barrel, but guys like you with good expirences and facts to back them up are swaying my opinion.
 

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A downside to the VTR is the muzzle break. I've heard that they're very hard to maintenance. But at the heart they're still M700 rilfes and should shoot very well.
 

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Thanks to all.
Skyler, do you know what they meant by hard to maintain...hard to clean? Do you know why? Thanks for your help.
 

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To be honest I have no idea whatsoever. There are a few other sites I browse through and the reveiws I have read all mention difficulty with the muzzle break.
 

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Mine was no different than any other. I used an oversized brush inside the muzzle brake and a toothbrush style brush on the outside of it.
 

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700 VTR in 308

I have a Remington 700 VTR in 308. Just bought it a few weeks ago. Wanted a accurate synthetic 308 that I could also carry and at 7.5# this will do it ok. Mounted a Weaver Grand Slam 4.5-14 on the rifle and took it to the range with factory and reloads. All groups at 100m with benchrest. Fired Federal 150sp from Walmart at $13.97/box, 6-3 shot groups at: 1.5", 1.45",1.0", 0.95", 0.74", 0.69". avg velocity 2755fps, 35 degrees, 1000' elev. Tried a cross-section of reloads/powders /bullets. Didn't like the 147fmjbt with wc846 or imr 4064, 5 shot groups ran 2-3". Tried Hdy 168 bthp match and had some promising results with 42.5grs imr 4064: 0.82" 5 shot group at 2530 fps and 41.0 grs imr 3031, 0.60" 3 shot group at 2613 fps. Those were the best, tried some 3 and 5 shot groups looking for what the rifle likes and will go back and do some more load development around the "sweet spots" I found. I like the feel and the trigger (mine breaks cleanly at 3.5# out of the box), would rather have a longer barrel instead of the muzzle break thing, and the leade/freebore on my rifle is quite long, no chance of seating the bullets anywhere near contacting the lands and still getting them in the magazine, the leade is so long, the only bulllet I've found to get it to within 0.010 of the lands and still fit in the magazine is a 170gr FP for a 30-30, and I'm going to try it and see how it shoots. Just my preliminary findings, and impressions.

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Also have one in 308. Nikon 6x24x50. Does what I need it to do. Im going to change scopes and put the current one on a 700PSS in 308. See how that works.
 

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Well, you need a muzzle brake on a .223 or .204. Otherwise, you'd need shoulder reconstruction after a box of shells out of one of these hard kicking brutes. WTF was Remington thinking anyway, putting a brake on this rifle?
 

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Well, you need a muzzle brake on a .223 or .204. Otherwise, you'd need shoulder reconstruction after a box of shells out of one of these hard kicking brutes. WTF was Remington thinking anyway, putting a brake on this rifle?

That was my thought. They wasted 2" of usuable barrel.
 

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i just got a cabelas flyer that has the VTR's listed for $599 with a 24" NON ported barrel. they list it as a cabelas exclusive...
 

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Is that a 24" triangular barrel without the muzzle break? That would be more to my liking
 
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