Hey everybody, I know there are lots of people who love remington rifles out there but I have been seeing a lot of "remington bashing" lately. I am by no means an expert shooter, but I wanted to post my first group testing results for my new VSF .308. After a 20 round break in and a quick sight in my five shot group measured less than .5" and the last four shots of the group were under .3" with federal gold medal match 168 grn ammo. Hopefully my handloading technique is good enough to cut that group down even more. Anyway I just wanted to say that there are "some" good rifles coming from remington.
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Re: Remington VSF testing
Yes I have also had similar results in similar 700's.
Yes they are less than perfect visually but they sure seem to shoot good.
Thanks also for the info, I have been kicking around the idea of getting a new VSF in 308 to replace my retired 700 R-5 308.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
I love my 308! It shoots excellent, better than I can hold it. To be honest I can't remember exactly what I paid, somewhere around 800$. I am using the old varget, 175 matchking combo. All charges between 44 and 45 would have been acceptable for me but the best has been at 44.6 grains. I just got a chrono last month and the average velocity of this load was around 2650. This was in 85deg 29.5pres. I've got the bullets seated way out for the best load, so they don't fit the mag. When I load them to fit the mag, it still does 3/4 moa, so sometimes I use that depth for hunting.
I did my first ever skim bedding job on this gun and I must have gotten lucky on it, because it definitely improved the consistency of my groups. Other than that I put a jewel in it, which I love.
I love the gun though, I'd say go get one.