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remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:15 AM
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Re: remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

thats fellas! I'm gunna look around for myself a sps! I like the longer barrel. Some people don't like long barrels... I think they look better around 26-30"... I just dont think shorter barrels even look cool, even though looks isnt a BIG deal to most... I want something that looks good and performs even better.

I am kind of stuck on the 22-250... I have been flip flopping for a while between a 220 swift and the 22-250 and well I'm gunna go with the 22-250
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:41 AM
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Re: remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

Ithink you would be happy with your choice. Another option to look at for a little more money is the Remington 700 Varmint SF.
Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 Varmint SF - Remington Centerfire Rifles
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

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Not saying Timiney triggers are bad. But why did you not change weight of pull spring and adjust trigger? The X-Mark triggers are Stainless steel. Mine breaks like glass at 2Ibs. and no creep. Saved myself $100.00
Not trying to be a jerk lol, but did you read my review? I adjusted the X-Mark down to about 3.5 lbs., after that, the safety didn't work! I'm not going to waste my time playing with a safety issue, especially when the minimum "safe" weight of the trigger was about 6 lbs.

The Timney was a big difference (1 lb. 12 oz.)! Not saying ALL the X-Mark triggers are bad, but when I talked to Remington, the tech said that the MINIMUM trigger pull weight can vary as much as 1.5 - 6.5 lbs. Where's the quality control in that?
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

Check these out:

Remington 700 VTR

Any interest in a .220 Swift in a VSSF-II

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Old 03-01-2010, 04:26 PM
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Re: remington VTR or SPS Varmint in 22-250???

I don't know why Rem changed to the X-Pro trigger, it can be a problematic unit. I have one which is adjusted down to 2lb and works fine regarding safety transition, no slam fire with fast cycling, no problems if the gun is bounced off the floor via the recoil pad. I have had others that were difficult to work with. I had one that shattered as I removed the action from the stock- that was a real surprise. I sent it to our Rem importer in NZ but he wasn't interested in helping so I had to replace the whole unit. The X-Pro trigger itself isn't made from 400 series stainless. Its some kind of brittle tool steel, cast in a mold.

A good aftermarket trigger spring from Wolf is probably one of the better ways to keep the X-Pro safe at 2-3lb. Hard to explain but if you can bare with me- the rigger needs plenty of spring in it yet still be light. If the standard Rem spring is adjusted till its down light, there is sometimes simply not enough spring engagement to push the trigger back into place so that it engages the sear.
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