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#5869457 - 08/08/15 04:24 PM 700 VTR
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I have a lot of semi-autos and milsurps but only a few decent bolt action rifles. So I felt I "needed" something like this .308 I didn't like these rings so I got some better ones today.

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#5869461 - 08/08/15 04:27 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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Looks good, let us know how it shoots!
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#5869763 - 08/08/15 08:20 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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Other than being what looks like 1/2" too high, those rings look fine to me.

That's an attractive rifle, let us know how it shoots.
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#5869769 - 08/08/15 08:26 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Other than being what looks like 1/2" too high, those rings look fine to me.

That's an attractive rifle, let us know how it shoots.



Ya I had those laying around. The new ones dropped it down a bit.
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#5869775 - 08/08/15 08:31 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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I've got one but it's 11.25 twist, most of them are 12.
The 12's like 168 gr, mine likes 175 and even 190.

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#5869821 - 08/08/15 08:58 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
I've got one but it's 11.25 twist, most of them are 12.
The 12's like 168 gr, mine likes 175 and even 190.


This one is 1/10. Start with 175's??
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#5869841 - 08/08/15 09:10 PM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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Originally Posted By: Buckeyesgt
Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
I've got one but it's 11.25 twist, most of them are 12.
The 12's like 168 gr, mine likes 175 and even 190.


This one is 1/10. Start with 175's??


175 SMK or 178 A-max.

I graduated from SMK to A-max when I shot .308. The A-maxes have the ballistic edge.

44.0-45.0 gr of Varget.
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#5870250 - 08/09/15 09:09 AM Re: 700 VTR [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Buckeyesgt
Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
I've got one but it's 11.25 twist, most of them are 12.
The 12's like 168 gr, mine likes 175 and even 190.


This one is 1/10. Start with 175's??


175 SMK or 178 A-max.

I graduated from SMK to A-max when I shot .308. The A-maxes have the ballistic edge.

44.0-45.0 gr of Varget.


Yep I agree, I'm glad they are now putting 1/10 in the new ones!

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#5870269 - 08/09/15 09:33 AM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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If I'm stuck with 1:12 what bullets should I consider?
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#5870295 - 08/09/15 09:58 AM Re: 700 VTR [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If I'm stuck with 1:12 what bullets should I consider?

168 SMK for targets 165 SGK's or SST's for medium to large game.

(Any 165-168, Partition, Speer Spitzer, VLD, whatever)


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#5870371 - 08/09/15 11:01 AM Re: 700 VTR [Re: Buckeyesgt]
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Might want to check out the new Sierra 175 tipped MK's. I am running them from a 20 inch barrel and depending on climate factors normally get to 1000 with 9.9-10.1 Mils
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#5870375 - 08/09/15 11:04 AM Re: 700 VTR [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If I'm stuck with 1:12 what bullets should I consider?


These are worth trying for target. They will leave north of 2800 fps out of a 24" barrel

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1270203...point-boat-tail

An even better option! Look at the BC on the 168 gr !

http://buybergerbullets.3dcartstores.com/30-Cal-168-Grain-Match-Hybrid-Target_p_144.html

I agree on the 165 gr to 168 gr. hunting bullet. A good ole' 165 gr. SGK Spire Point Boat Tail is still a contender.


Edited by FiremanJG (08/09/15 11:22 AM)
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