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Old 10-01-2011, 08:42 PM  
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Remington VTR

Has anyone fired a Remington VTR - their newest 700 series .308?

I'm very interested in it, and am trying to decide between it and a Beretta bolt action.

However, if you haven't seen it before, the barrel is triangular. Now I'm all for science, but they say that they made it this way to "more efficiently dissipate heat" as well as increase rigidity, and I just don't buy that. How does a triangular shape, with less overall surface than a circular barrel, increase rigidity, and how would it possibly better dissipate heat?

Anyways, bottom line, I trust Remington, and will most likely go with them for my next bolt action; however, I'm not one for gimmicks and would love to hear from someone who's actually fired the rifle and can attest to it.

Thank you!
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:56 AM  
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I looked at one. The place wanted $1200 for it. Here is what I say.

1. The stock was crap.
2. The fit and finish was crap. The port slots on the top of the barrel looked like a 5 year old went nuts with a dull HACK saw.
3. The finish was not evenly applied.
4. There is no science it is just a way of making you think you are getting something your not. How is a Triangle with less surface area than a circle going to reduce heat better?

As for a Beretta rifle? I have never seen one. If you are talking Sako or Tikka. I would so buy a tikka over a Remington right now. If you have the money go get a Sako you will never want to own another brand of rifle (YES they are THAT GOOD) I have seen 6mmppc factory Sako rifles shoot sub.3" 5 shot groups. THAT'S A FACTORY RIFLE. Their action is as smooth as a baby's butt on a greased glass table.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:10 PM  
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Has anyone fired a Remington VTR - their newest 700 series .308?

I'm very interested in it, and am trying to decide between it and a Beretta bolt action.

However, if you haven't seen it before, the barrel is triangular. Now I'm all for science, but they say that they made it this way to "more efficiently dissipate heat" as well as increase rigidity, and I just don't buy that. How does a triangular shape, with less overall surface than a circular barrel, increase rigidity, and how would it possibly better dissipate heat?

Anyways, bottom line, I trust Remington, and will most likely go with them for my next bolt action; however, I'm not one for gimmicks and would love to hear from someone who's actually fired the rifle and can attest to it.

Thank you!
I would have to figure out the numbers, but triangular in theory would have a larger surface area then a circular barrel of the same length, so heat dissipation makes sense.

Also the triangle is the strongest shape structurally speaking, but I was never good at geometry.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:26 PM  
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The best thing about a Remington is the bolt action, Remington, Sako and Howa are the preferred actions of a local gunsmith I know. Sako is made by the same company that owns Berretta
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Sako is made by the same company that owns Berretta
That would be Beretta, the oldest corporation in the world.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:12 PM  
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That would be Beretta, the oldest corporation in the world.
Do we need to have the discussion about making up words again?

...and I own a Sako 7 Mag and it is a tack driver...and I think I spelled it correctly...or maybe not, I have fat fingers this week.
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Do we need to have the discussion about making up words again?

I step on toes I never suspect are even there. Only busted your hump because you had 3 choices but added your own.

...and I own a Sako 7 Mag and it is a tack driver...and I think I spelled it correctly...or maybe not, I have fat fingers this week.
Sako, Tika & Beretta but I believe Tika is Finnish or at least Scandinavian.
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Sako, Tika & Beretta but I believe Tika is Finnish or at least Scandinavian.
Both Finnish products.
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