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Unread 01-13-2009, 06:45 PM
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700 VTR .308 Win review

Here is a link to my Rem 700 VTR review, the caliber is .308 win.
This review will be periodically updated to reflect recent loads.

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http://varmintxt.webs.com/rem700vtr.htm
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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    I just posted pics of my groups @ 100 yds. Shot on right is not included in group, and was before the scope adjustment was made.

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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    Jump the powder up on them loads, 2200-2300 is far from max pressure. I would think you should be from 2500-2600fps range with the 178, and 2600-2700 for the 168. I am very interested in the results when you get a load up there.
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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    Max pressure is supposed to be about 2500fps with the 178gr AMAX, but will have to chronograph them in warm weather. I have been shooting in <25 F temps. Curious about accuracy results myself when I pep them up.

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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    I found my sweet spot @ 2400 fps (41 grs. Varget). With 2450 fps and above, group sizes opened up to about 1".


    3-shot group (2400 fps) @ 100 yds: .089"
    (had to measure holes in backing, shoot-n-c's aren't good for precision measurement)
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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    I topped mine with a LRS1 and it shoots VERY well,168gr amax/tsx over 52 gr of IMR 4350,took a bunch of game with it this season.


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    Re: 700 VTR .308 Win review

    Great job! What did you paint it with?
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