700 vtr? triangular barrel

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by linksmechanic, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I seen the new 700 sps varmint with the triangular barrel and muzzle break yesterday at my local gun store. The funny thing is there is no literature on remingtons website about the gun. Has anybody here seen one or heard about this gun? It was chambered in .223 and has the same stock as the sps varmint only green.
     
  2. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    I know it sounds stupid but it's pretty common to see new products long before they appear on company websites.

    I wish I could see a picture of the triangular barrel rifles.

    I'm intrigued.

    $bob$
     

  3. DrunkNorwegian

    DrunkNorwegian New Member

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    Are you sure that its not the XCR Tactical?
    This rifle comes in 223 Rem, 308 and 300 Win and has a green stock and the triangular fluted barrel.
     
  4. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    Here is what I found. In the 6th paragraph under the Remington heading.

    Shooting Industry Magazine

    Model 700 VTR. Available in 4 calibers.

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  5. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    I bought a magazine yesterday called Remington Buyers Guide. It shows a Model 700 vtr Varmint Target Rifle in the new products for 2008 section. It has a 22" triangular barrel with integral muzzlebrake. It looks to be only available in 223 and 308. The stock looks like a sps varmint stock, but is green.
     
  6. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Triangular Barrel???

    new Remington VTR - Sniper's Hide Forums Here's a forum discussing the VTR Triangular barrel, It has a picture for those interested in seeing this rifle. Along with some brutally honest opinions about its appearance :D
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    The barrel heating issues sound interesting, someone buy it and try it out. Not me, I think it's gross looking.
     
  8. Misfire

    Misfire Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I actually think it looks pretty good.

    I remember when fluting was all the rage and many expressed the same opinions about that as well. Now fluting is so common that barrel makers are having to do some exotic chopping to stand out.

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  9. NONYA

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    I LIKE it!
     
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  11. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Looks, to me, like another marketing ploy for the masses.

    Wait till Idaho Preacher gets his IR Camera on it and we'll see what its really like.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  12. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    royinidaho, did you get my stock measurements?
     
  13. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    If it was a lefty I might consider it. After all, I could always use it as a donor action if I didn't like it...