Remington Model 700 VTR

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The new model 700 Varmint-Tactical Rifle (VTR) is chambered in .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington and .308 Win.

A fusion of our most advanced performance features in both tactical and varmint rifles, the new Model 700â„¢ Varmint-Tactical Rifle (VTRâ„¢) is a revolutionary system optimized for extended-range precision and mobility. Its triangular barrel contour is a product of years of rigorous research and development focused on reducing weight, enhancing rigidity and promoting rapid heat dissipation.

To decrease recoil and muzzle jump, this uniquely contoured 22″ barrel has an integral muzzle brake that’s machined-in during production. Along with the new barrel design, we brought together a host of other cutting-edge features on our super accurate Model 700 platform. The results are nothing short of astounding.

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  • Chance Liefer Chance Liefer on Jan 03, 2013

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  • Crustytom Crustytom on Jul 24, 2014

    My review of the Remington 700 VTR is not favorable. What may be true for most of the production models cannot be said for mine ... it is a lemon. I've taken it to two gunsmiths and both recommended "send it back to Remington ... there's something terribly wrong with the barrel" which I have through the dealer who sold me the rifle. History ... attempting to zero ... started at 50 yards ... off the target. Moved to 15 yards ... on the paper ... even a nice 8 shot group then no idea of where the bullets impacted. Waited until dusk ... back to 50 yards ... used cartridge design laser to correlate laser dot to crosshairs of Nightforce 3.5 to 15 scope. Fired 30 rounds none of which made an impression on an 8.5x11 target. Bullets fired: Sierra 55 gr. HPBT and Hornady 55 gr FMJBT, 25 gr IMR 4064, Remington 7.5 HL primers (hand loads) AND Federal 55 gr FMJBT (factory) - no change in performance.
    The trigger is not adjustable that releases the sear normally at 4 lb. but will occasionally trip at 3.5 lb. Note: It is my choice and practice to change the factory trigger and replace it with a Jewell trigger that trips the sear at 1 lb. which is a better match for my style of shooting.
    I would not have written this comment except that this is the second 700 series rifle (previous was a .300 Winchester Magnum that I purchased for my son) that I've had to send back to the factory for corrective action.
    What is the primary, in my opinion, best quality of this rifle? The flat surface of the triangular barrel allows you to utilized scope rings one level lower than that which you can use with a circular barrel.
    I found that I had to relieve the stock so that it didn't bind. Not a huge task but something that needed to be done so that the barrel floated. If the rifle zero's when it comes back from the factory I'll replace it with a better stock. The factory stock does not have sufficient strength to withstand pressure stress at the forearm compromising the barrel's ability to float.
    Do I regret this purchase? Yes. If it performed as advertised from the factory the rifle would be satisfactory for recreational use. I do not deem it sufficient for varmint hunting.
    I'll stipulate that my judgment is tempered by my experience with my Remington 40XB in .308 which has been very satisfactory. Unfortunately, Remington's Custom Shop has not been inclined to provide a 40XB in .223.