Re: Remington 5-R
As I understand the facination with the 5-R barrel and Remington...
The early M24 Army rifles had Mike Rock or Mike Rock type 5-R rifles barrels... M24 = sniper rifle and therefore the immediate assumption by many folks is ultimate accuracy. Some early model Remington PSS (Police Sniper rifle) had 5-R barrels... these are "collectable" now and sell for a premium.
Remington supposedly recently began offering the M24 for standard sale and it has the 5-R barrel (Sniper barrel) and apparently (as we're led to believe) there was an overrun and the 5-R barrel(s) are now on some VS models. So the leap on logic says "5-R, sniper rifle, super accurate, collector, etc, etc"
Just my 2 cents.
This info may or may not be completely correct, it's my opinion of the particular current situation!
I'm not going to buy one and pay a premium because of a Remington 5-R barrel.