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Old 03-19-2011, 10:06 PM
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are all remington r5's milspec?

are all the r5 remington rifles milspec? or is there a variant that is not? if so can someone explain the difference?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:31 AM
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Re: are all remington r5's milspec?

The Remington catalog says "Has the same 5R rifling as the M40 sniper rifle" does not say anything about being Mil Spec unless I missed something.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:13 AM
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Re: are all remington r5's milspec?

What dies milspec mean? It means that it conforms to a set of military specifications whch pertain to that particular device. To me milspec means acceptably rugged and acceptably accurate consistent with securing low bid contracts.

Many barrel manufactures do not follow military specifications choosing to rely on their reputations among competitive shooters instead. I don't know where Remington gets it's R5 barrels. If I was buying one I'd want to know if it's cut, buttoned, or hammer forged and what barrel maker produced it.

Does anyone here know what reputation Remington's M40 rifles have for accuracy? I'd expect it to be "acceptable".

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Re: are all remington r5's milspec?

I read on one of the forums that Remington won the military contract recently based on accuracy against other highly respected barrel makers.
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What dies milspec mean? It means that it conforms to a set of military specifications whch pertain to that particular device. To me milspec means acceptably rugged and acceptably accurate consistent with securing low bid contracts.

Many barrel manufactures do not follow military specifications choosing to rely on their reputations among competitive shooters instead. I don't know where Remington gets it's R5 barrels. If I was buying one I'd want to know if it's cut, buttoned, or hammer forged and what barrel maker produced it.

Does anyone here know what reputation Remington's M40 rifles have for accuracy? I'd expect it to be "acceptable".
I cannot see any commercially produced bolt gun being a "mil-spec" gun. One of the main ideas of being mil-spec is the idea of all parts interchanging with each other. The bolt alone would kill that idea.

Yesterday I got a good look at an M40 snipers rifle and a Rock River AR in the back of a buddie's cop car. He said he was shooting groups in the half inch area with Federal factory loads (I don't know what load in .308 he was using). He did say that it was getting hard to get those half inch groups these days as the barrel was starting to open up. Honestly the barrel looked very similar to a regular .308 varmit from Remington. The scope was a 3.5x-10x in MK. IV mounts, and had the big tactical turrets on it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:24 AM
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I read on one of the forums that Remington won the military contract recently based on accuracy against other highly respected barrel makers.
I would seriously doubt that a factory Remington barrel would run with the big dogs. But they might have brought a "ringer" to the match. Anyway Jerry Stiller got the contract, and what barrel he's gonna use I don't know.
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