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home sick
January 10, 2011, 04:40 PM
I have been working / playing with a 700 Rem VTR in 204 Ruger and found a couple things out, and am wondering if any one else has any info on this.

First this rifle will not shoot 40gr. bullets, my 1187 patterns better then then this thing groups with 40s. 32 gr V Max shoot sub 3/4" with a couple powders ( BLC2 and Bench Mark).

Just wondering if any one has a special load they would like to share.

Is there any easy fix for the trigger pull, besides a Timney?

precision_shooter
January 10, 2011, 05:41 PM
First this rifle will not shoot 40gr. bullets, my 1187 patterns better then then this thing groups with 40s. 32 gr V Max shoot sub 3/4" with a couple powders ( BLC2 and Bench Mark).

What twist rate is the barrel? May not have a fast enough twist to stabilze the heavier bullets.

Is there any easy fix for the trigger pull, besides a Timney?

Sell the Rem and buy a Savage...Or just replace with a Timney or other quaility drop in trigger.

DougW
January 10, 2011, 10:03 PM
Doesn't your VTR have the adjustable trigger?

home sick
January 11, 2011, 08:42 AM
I can only guess this is an early VTR with out an adjustable trigger, or it was replaced before I got it. I do like the Savage rifles but just haven't made the leap as of yet. So for now I'am just having a good time with what I have.
I will put a Timney in it, as I am sure that will help.

CPTMurdoc30
January 11, 2011, 12:51 PM
All remington triggers are adjustable. They have to be because most come from the factory at 18#.

How to adjust the fctory 700 trigger. http://www.quarterbore.com/library/articles/rem700trigger.html

I don't endorse such activity by the gun owner. You are doing this at your own rick. I can't be held responsible because you don't have the brains god gave a rock if you kill yourself of someone else.

DougW
January 11, 2011, 07:34 PM
Mine has the X Mark Pro Factory adjustable trigger. That is why I asked.