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Old 11-14-2009, 09:46 PM
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Remington 5R

I have read a bit on these rifles on other sites and guys seem to really talk them up. For the money they seem like a decent rifle. Anyone on here have any experience with one? I was looking at a Savage LRPV or one of thier target series, but I found a 5r (308) at a pretty good price.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: Remington 5R

Is it new or used? How does it compare to the price of the Savage? Personally I would by the Savage because there is no considerable work needed to be done to make it accurate. The Savage target rifles are pretty darn good out of the box.

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:14 PM
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Re: Remington 5R

New at a small little shop I stopped at this week. The target model savages go for about 1500, LRPV for 1350-1500, and this 5R was 1280. For the price difference I can get a good quality rail and ring combo.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Remington 5R

Not much of a Remmy man, so what kind of stock is on it? Does it feel solid or a little flimsy? Because it is new, you will have to get trigger work done, so that will require taking it to a gunsmith or do what I did and google a search on Remington trigger adjustment. It's pretty simple if you want to try it. Adjusted my Mod 7 down to 2 3/4lbs.

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: Remington 5R

HS precision stock, looks similar to a 700p but slightly shorter. 1:11.2 twist 24" stainless barrel standard remington heavy contour, apparently they are a Milspec M24 barrel that doesn't meet the milspec standard put onto a standard 700 stainless action. Looks basically like a 700 sendero but with no flutes. I could do a aftermarket trigger instead of a new rail rings and be about the same price as a savage. I already have a few remington's and think I might go for something different.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:56 PM
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Re: Remington 5R

several guys shoot the 5R locally for tactical matches. Its known to be an accurate rifle. Of course you can always make upgrades here and there, but I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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Re: Remington 5R

I used on for several years. It was simply an unbelievable rifle. The only thing I did to it was a good 2.5# trigger job and eventually put a McMillan stock on it. The accuracy was astounding. I could write a book on all the good things the rifle did. I have heard very similar reports from other owners. The only reason I dont use one anymore is that I shot the barrel out and re-barreled it with a Hart.
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