Remington 5-R Mil Spec.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D.P., Aug 7, 2005.

  1. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    I was in a local store and saw a Rem 700 .308 24" 5-R Mil Spec. It didn't have a normal PSS stock. It had a lighter forend beaver tail with two studs. What is it? Does Rem make the barrel?
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Yes remington makes the barrel. This rifle is similar to the old VSSF. The differance in that it uses a 24" bbl vs a 26" and has no flutes. The twist is also 11.25 vs 12. The stock and action are the same as the old VSSF as well as the bbl contour. They were a limited production rifle by remington. In short it is a cross between an M24 and a VSSF.

    Hope that helps
     

  3. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Mike Rock had the Army contract for barrels but when he could not keep up with demand- Remington bought it and started make a 5R hammer forged barrel- some shot okay but no where near as good as the real thing from Rock.