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636
02-23-2008, 12:55 AM
So I've got this sudden desire to pick up a Remington 700.

It looks like there is a "new for 2008" model VTR.

I did some poking and they appear to be for sale, but no real reviews yet...

The price seems pretty reasonable.

This rifle will probably end up having a good amount of work to it down the road but I'd like something halfway decent to play with until I get the extra funds for upgrades.

Ideas/thoughts/suggestions?

Thanks! :D

rksimple
02-23-2008, 8:10 AM
If you're going to put some work into it in the future, save some money and get the sps varmint. It'll work just as well and leave you more cash for upgrades.

UBFRAGD
02-23-2008, 10:14 AM
That is one sweet looking rifle, I have not seen an explanation of how the triangular barrel contour enhances accuracy, I wonder if it is from better cooling from more exterior surface area?

The whole Remington 2008 catalog is one of the neatest gun catalogs I have ever read in my life. Drool & dream.....

Later!

NRA NRA NRA

636
02-23-2008, 11:37 AM
If you're going to put some work into it in the future, save some money and get the sps varmint. It'll work just as well and leave you more cash for upgrades.

Now that I look at the SPS, I think you're right. It also does have a little longer barrel. I guess it's not really worth spending extra money when I'm going to be removing the stuff that makes the VTR different.

636
02-23-2008, 11:39 AM
That is one sweet looking rifle...



Yeah that's exactly what caught my eye about it. I'm going to hit of a couple stores today and price them out. Will probably go with rksimple's suggestion and go for the less expensive sps varmit.

hawk81
02-23-2008, 1:08 PM
Turners in Signal Hill has one for $729. They have one in .308 and .223.

636
02-23-2008, 7:36 PM
Well I ended up putting my money down on a SPS Varmint in .308. Now I have to spend some serious cash on some good glass.

jandmtv
02-23-2008, 7:44 PM
hey guys, what are your thoughts on the SPS Stainless? is it worth getting vs. the SPS Varmint?

532Fastback
02-23-2008, 7:46 PM
How much did it cost you?

636
02-23-2008, 7:51 PM
How much did it cost you?

$670 out the door.

532Fastback
02-23-2008, 7:58 PM
Thats pretty good. I'd like to get the 700 SPS tactical. No plans to modify it.

jkasandiego
02-23-2008, 9:19 PM
Well I ended up putting my money down on a SPS Varmint in .308. Now I have to spend some serious cash on some good glass.

You won't regret getting the sps varmint. Got mine for $549 @ socal gun in san diego.

aplinker
02-24-2008, 12:43 AM
Falcon Menace with FFP
http://www.snipercentral.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=67&osCsid=196315dbe206d9cfed3984ef8381e02b

IOR Valdada 3-18X FFP
http://www.libertyoptics.com/index.html?lang=en-us&target=front.html

US Optics SN3 3.2-17X EREK


$380, $1300, $2800

Those would be my choices based on different budgets. Get a good 20MOA 1-piece base and mounts, too.

Well I ended up putting my money down on a SPS Varmint in .308. Now I have to spend some serious cash on some good glass.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 8:10 AM
Falcon Menace with FFP
http://www.snipercentral.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=67&osCsid=196315dbe206d9cfed3984ef8381e02b

IOR Valdada 3-18X FFP
http://www.libertyoptics.com/index.html?lang=en-us&target=front.html

US Optics SN3 3.2-17X EREK


$380, $1300, $2800

Those would be my choices based on different budgets. Get a good 20MOA 1-piece base and mounts, too.

I'd hold off for a while on the IOR. Its a newly designed scope and there have been problems with the first batch. Mine was the first one to break. Something came loose inside and rendered the scope unusable. The magnification ring wouldn't move and it looked like someone smeared vaseline on the lenses. There have been 7 or 8 others now with the same issue. After a year or two, we should know how the new ones perform. They've supposedly fixed the problem. We'll see.

aplinker
02-24-2008, 8:30 AM
I'd hold off for a while on the IOR. Its a newly designed scope and there have been problems with the first batch. Mine was the first one to break. Something came loose inside and rendered the scope unusable. The magnification ring wouldn't move and it looked like someone smeared vaseline on the lenses. There have been 7 or 8 others now with the same issue. After a year or two, we should know how the new ones perform. They've supposedly fixed the problem. We'll see.

Well that's upsetting. My buddy has one and his has been good.

I hope they did the right thing and fixed it + threw in something with it.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 8:59 AM
Well that's upsetting. My buddy has one and his has been good.

I hope they did the right thing and fixed it + threw in something with it.

The official verdict was that they used some sort of new alloy to hold a lense in. It eneded up failing catastrophically. The problem is, nobody knows when their scope is going to fail. One guy had his fail on the 11th round through a 300 WSM. One had his go at around 500 rounds in a 308. All of the scopes in that first run are scopes I'd never trust. They're like time bombs.

Originally, when I thought my scope was the exception and the only one that broke, I wanted a replacement and they got one to me in a week or so (from IOR USA). After the multiple failure reports starting coming in, I just wanted my money back. Scott had another buyer for my scope so I sent it off. I got a refund. Put the money toward a Schmidt and Bender PMII 5-25x56. Don't think I made a mistake in doing so.