Remington VTR Tactical with 5R Rifling

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Acusport is distributing a special version of the Remington Model 700 VTR. The VTR Tactical’s main drawcard is the use of 5R rifling with a 1:11.25″ twist. It also features a tactical style bolt handle.

According to AccurateShooter, the benefits of 5R rifling is a better gas seal (resulting in greater velocity), less fouling and less jacket deformation. 5R rifling is used on the Army’s M24 rifle.

The VTR Tactical will only be available in .308 Win.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Meagan Coury Meagan Coury on Jan 15, 2012

    Wow, great blog post.Thanks Again. Want more.

  • Adam Adam on Mar 04, 2012

    I have the VTR 5r, put it in a B&C medalist A5, pillar bedded it, threw a 5.5x22 Nightforce MLR/MLR with 20MOA Nightforce unimount on it, tuned up the trigger and the action screws after installing a wyatt detachable mag system, then tailored some hand loads. After a few months of working loads, it took to federal 210 match primers, federal brass, 44gr of varget powder, and 168gr sierra matchkings, avg muzzle velocity at 2663. I've shot sub MOA groups out to 850, after that groups open up a little due to loss of velocity and stability of the 308. The gun shoots as well as any other if not better than any factory 308 I've had my hands on. Obviously going with a custom action, barrel, trigger, and stock will produce better results, but that's going to cost more. Don't know how much the muzzle break really works, but doesn't seem to hurt group sizes either.