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Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

 
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:21 AM
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Re: Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

If you have the VTR or the SPS, don't try to free-float the barrel. The stock isn't strong or stable enough to support itself. I tried free-floating mine, and now the entire left side of the barrel is contacting the stock. There must have been a heck of a lot of pressure on the original contact point at the end of the stock!!!

Oh well... I guess I needed an excuse to get a good stock anyway (as long as it's OD).
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:03 PM
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If you have the VTR or the SPS, don't try to free-float the barrel. The stock isn't strong or stable enough to support itself. I tried free-floating mine, and now the entire left side of the barrel is contacting the stock. There must have been a heck of a lot of pressure on the original contact point at the end of the stock!!!

Oh well... I guess I needed an excuse to get a good stock anyway (as long as it's OD).
Thanks for the warning. I just picked up a VTR in 22-250.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:28 PM
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Re: Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

Arrow bedding with carbon shafts and marine tex could be an option. It may be able to not warp at that point... but I'm not an expert on that. I ordered a new VTR stock for now, and then will buy a Bell and Carlson Medalist light tactical stock for it and use the VTR stock on my .222 that has a walnut stock. So I may expiriment with the stock I ruined lol.

Are you going to handload?

Good luck, may your's be as accurate!
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Arrow bedding with carbon shafts and marine tex could be an option. It may be able to not warp at that point... but I'm not an expert on that. I ordered a new VTR stock for now, and then will buy a Bell and Carlson Medalist light tactical stock for it and use the VTR stock on my .222 that has a walnut stock. So I may expiriment with the stock I ruined lol.

Are you going to handload?

Good luck, may your's be as accurate!
Yes, I will be handloading. I want to shoot 50 or 55gr, V-Max's or Blitzkings. The Blitz has a better BC, and I think with a 20" barrel, Im going to need all the help I can get, to keep it moving on out there.
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Re: Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

I have a Rem Vtr308 in the safe never even set it up with optics yet.
I have been having a hinkering to some long range shoots so maybe i will set it up.
What kind of base did you use?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:53 AM
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Re: Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

i want one of those in .22-250
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I have a Rem Vtr308 in the safe never even set it up with optics yet.
I have been having a hinkering to some long range shoots so maybe i will set it up.
What kind of base did you use?
Leupold MK 4 1-piece base, it's a picatinny rail. The quality is very good, MidwayUSA had them for $109. I found a deal, and got mine for $89. With the right handloads, this thing is a tackdriver.
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