I just purchased the 700 vtr in .223, first impression, shoots good, a little loud due to the muzzle break, but when shooting 1 or two shots should be no problem. I find the trigger pull too heavy so I plan to have a gunsmith loosen to about 2-3 lbs. Maybe I am spoiled with a light trigger pull cause I am comparing it to my new Savage 17hmr.
When I compared the workmanship of the 700 vtr and the Savage model 10 predator, the VTR won hands down.
The muzzle break cannot be removed from the VTR, shooting targets, digger squirrels or prairie dogs I will be sure to use ear protection. I may or may not use ear plugs hunting coyotes.
I will not try to convince anyone that I am a nail driver when I shoot, but this gun gets me closer than ever before. The muzzle break prevents the barrel from jumping, you can see the bullet hit the target, something that will be fun when shooting squirrels and such.
If you have not looked at the VTR go to the remington web site it is an awesome looking rifle.
I find the trigger pull too heavy so I plan to have a gunsmith loosen to about 2-3 lbs
I thought the new X-mark trigger was supposed to be easily user adjustable? I wondered about that muzzle brake if it was effective and how much of a 'whislte' it puts off. So are you able to see the impact through the scope? that's impressive, now if they can do that to big game rifles...
I am on my 2nd VTR .308. I returned the first one because of misfeed and ejecting issues. The 2nd one had the same problems. I like the rifle so I sent it in for factory authorized repair. I learned that for $90.00 the magazine can be replaced with a clip. The original configuration was difficult to load and the clip should solve that problem. I have not fired one yet. I hope to have it back in my hands in about 2 weeks.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....