Remington 700 VTR .308 Win.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bowhunthard, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    I have now posted a collage of pics for my rifle setup for those of you who are interested, and this is at the same link at the bottom of the page.

    Also, here is my best group so far (haven't shot it a lot yet as weather s***s).
    Shot on right was 1st, then scope was adjusted and a 3-shot group was fired.

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    0.208" 3-shot group.​
     

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    Thanks for the review! When it warms up I have intentions of doing a couple as well. It looks cool. That scope really sets the whole gun off! What is your opinion on the effectivness of that break?

    Good shootin too. You missed the quarter 4x though:D

    Just checked out you site too. Seems like you miss the quarters alot:D, but you sure put a hurtin on the PDs. What kind of bullets are you using on the PDs?
     
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    How was the recoil on your new rifle using the ported barrel?

    What would you compare it to?

    I'm not surprised by the accuracy, I've seen two others do the same thing.
     
  5. bowhunthard

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    I'm using 52gr Speer HPs out of the 22-250, and 178gr AMAXs out of the 308, and 50gr VMAXs out of the 222. I'll have some more reviews out this summer though.

    By the way, I seem to flinch really bad when the crosshairs hit the quarter though lol.:D

    Thanks.
     
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    Recoil reduction wasn't really astounding, but muzzle flip was reduced. The sound has a little bit more "slap" to it, but no major "boom". I put the Rem SuperCell recoil pad on it, and that made the most difference in recoil. With the combo of the 2, the gun hardly kicks at all, and that is using 178gr and 180gr bullets. The recoil feels more like a light 243 load.

    I just read somewhere that all this (type of?) muzzle break is supposed to do is reduce muzzle flip. If so, it does a great job.
     
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  7. bowhunthard

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    Here's my latest group, 2400 fps. Specs are on the website as always, enjoy.

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    3-shots @ 100 yds.: 0.089"​
     
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  8. bowhunthard

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    lightbulb If you have the VTR or the SPS, don't try to free-float the barrel. The stock isn't strong or stable enough to support itself. I tried free-floating mine, and now the entire left side of the barrel is contacting the stock. There must have been a heck of a lot of pressure on the original contact point at the end of the stock!!!

    Oh well... I guess I needed an excuse to get a good stock anyway (as long as it's OD).:D
     
  9. Tang

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    Thanks for the warning. I just picked up a VTR in 22-250.
     
  10. bowhunthard

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    Arrow bedding with carbon shafts and marine tex could be an option. It may be able to not warp at that point... but I'm not an expert on that. I ordered a new VTR stock for now, and then will buy a Bell and Carlson Medalist light tactical stock for it and use the VTR stock on my .222 that has a walnut stock. So I may expiriment with the stock I ruined lol. :D

    Are you going to handload?

    Good luck, may your's be as accurate!
     
  11. Tang

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    Yes, I will be handloading. I want to shoot 50 or 55gr, V-Max's or Blitzkings. The Blitz has a better BC, and I think with a 20" barrel, Im going to need all the help I can get, to keep it moving on out there.
     
  12. USMC83

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    I have a Rem Vtr308 in the safe never even set it up with optics yet.
    I have been having a hinkering to some long range shoots so maybe i will set it up.
    What kind of base did you use?gun)
     
  13. RemingtonMagnum

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    i want one of those in .22-250
     
  14. bowhunthard

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    Leupold MK 4 1-piece base, it's a picatinny rail. The quality is very good, MidwayUSA had them for $109. I found a deal, and got mine for $89. With the right handloads, this thing is a tackdriver.