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Old 01-10-2003, 06:52 PM
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REMINGTON VLS.308?

She is a real good shooter and made it known at 100" OK!! this aint nothing! I have sweetened the trigger to a wisper, the barrel is floated from the action out the forarm 1/8 even when it gets warm it is still floating the action is next to be bedded.. What next guys??????
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Re: REMINGTON VLS.308?

Good to see I wasn't the only one having a good day!

Went to the range today w/ the 700VS and 50rds of the 175gr SMK / 45.0gr Varget / CCI BR2 / Winchester case load that it used to like so much, to put the Sightron SII6-24x42mm w/ dot reticle thru the wringer. Gun and load actually shot pretty well, though as usual I had much better success w/ the scope on 10x than on 24x. Some of that may be due to the mirage because I probably need to slow down my shooting some, and I start getting some boiling rising off the end of the barrel. Once I got it zeroed, I did the 'box' drill w/ it, shooting two at the center, then went and went up 5 MOA, right 5 MOA, fired one shot, then down 5, fire one, left 5, fired one, etc. for a total of twelve shots, of which shots #1,2,5,9,12 were nestledin the center in a group you could just about cover w/ a nickel! That's the good news. The bad news was that the '5 minutes' ended up moving like 6 inches, both up, down, left and right. Guess the '1/8 MOA' clicks are a little more than that.

As far as you rifle, Keith, I'd say look into a) getting it pillar and glass bedded, and b) a Shilen trigger or something similar (Timney, Rifle Basix). Jewell triggers are very nice, but they are priced to match, and I think they are just a bit much for a gun that gets carried around, shot from a bipod, sling, etc. No need for a trigger that goes down to ounces for that, really. And if you are going to leave it at 2-3#, a Shilen will work just fine, for less than half the cost. Of course, another option is lightening it yourself (sounds like you may have), though results may vary. I have one 700VS that I got the trigger down to 2.25# safely, but my newer one I think I had to stop at 3-3.25# or so. IIRC, Neil Jones (makes some very nice custom dies, etc.) can tune it down to 1.5-2# or so, from what I hear, for about $50 if you send it to him. Probably what I'll end up doing w/ mine this spring.

S1, it is a laminate stock. No integral bedding block.

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Re: REMINGTON VLS.308?

I have not bedded the stock yet, there is no
alumium block and have made no decision on
the recoil lug. I am planing to keep the trigger, I tweeked it and avery one that has shot her says this is perfect.There are a few that I tweeked for my friends and they gave me that job" aint life great?
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Re: REMINGTON VLS.308?

Keith,

If you really want to get to the bottom of the rifle's potential, have a new improved firing pin and spring installed, and the biggest bang for the buck, send it in to McMillan and have a McMillan stock made and bedded for your rifle, it costs about 600 bucks bedded, you will never be sorry!

I recomend the old M40-A1.
Check em out at www.mcmfamily.com
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Re: REMINGTON VLS.308?

Pray tell, how is getting a stock job that costs as much or more than the whole gun did a worthwhile investment, before something like a bedding or trigger job, or improved springs? Hell, I'd consider a new barrel before spending $600 on a stock. Maybe I'm missing something here?

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