Nice 243 My brother had one he bought in the late 60's and it was a tack driver I don't know wy the quit making it as the 700 BDL with bull barrel was near perfection. I could have rung his neck for selling it with out telling me I wanted it bad.
Haven't had much time to do load testing on it. Found this one from a guy wanting to trade for my franken LTR . He stated in the ad that it was a remington 700 VLS in 243. Wasn't even close.... It turns out receiver date is 1971 and barrel is May 1970. Really it is a Rem 700 BDL varmint deluxe. I had a VLS a few years ago and you can really tell the quality in this rifle vs. the previous actual VLS. Anyway, it can shoot submoa with 95grain bergers, but once I got a group I wanted I decided it was time to shoot some groundhogs. Sorry for the rotten pictures, I'm not a photographer. Love what those bergers do to those groundhogs ;)
Beautiful rig. That looks like an old Fagin stock... . They always had/have great wood.
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