Re: Remington 5-R
I think Dave hit the nail as close as possible. The "Special 5R" barrels on the Remington rifle (not the M24) are not the Mike Rock barrels. They are made to the "same" specs as the 5R barrels, meaning they are 24" in length and they are 1-11.25 twist. They do however sport the VS contour. They are made by remington.
This is why it is known as a "Mil-Spec" barrel or "Special 5R"
In short, it is the same rifle as the 700 VSSF in 308, except its a 24" tube vs a 26" and it has a 11.25 twist vs a 12 twist and it has no flutes.
They mostly sold new for between 750 bucks and 900 bucks. A few dealers are trying to "scalp" customers because there a limited edition piece.
They are VERY accurate w/168,175 SMK and 178 AMAX's. Put one in a McMillan stock and it is one awesome rifle. At least as far as "factory" rifles go.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.