Gear Court: Remington 700 VTR . . . no kicking mule

The Remington 700 VTR, no kicking mule

Women’s Outdoor News
Women’s Outdoor News

Rolla, MO –-( Ladies, are you looking for an accurate rifle, one that doesn’t kick like a mule when you shoot it?

It’s the Remington Model 700 Bolt Action VTR-ATACS, featuring the newest innovation in camouflage from Digital Concealment Systems and comes chambered in the two most popular calibers in today’s market; the Remington .223 and .308. I saw this rifle at SHOT Show back in January 2010.

I liked how it looked and how it fit to my standards, and I liked its high rating on precision.

It comes equipped with a Remington X-MARK PRO adjustable trigger that is set at the factory with a pull weight of 3-1/2 pounds with a 2-pound range of adjustment (3 to 5 pounds).  The trigger pull is so smooth and crisp that it makes it easy to skillfully shoot.  It has a uniquely triangular contour on the 22-inch barrel with a 3-port muzzle brake that’s machined-in during production to decrease recoil and muzzle jump.

Remington 700 ATACS barrel

Remington spent years of rigorous research and development  in designing the barrel to reduce the weight, enhancing the rigidity and promoting rapid heat dissipation, all while maintaining the most accurate barrel in a production firearm. The twist rate is (1 turn in 9 inches) in the .223 Remington and (1 turn in 12 inches) in the .308 Winchester. The barrel finish is a Satin Black Oxide. To complement the rifle, the stock package has single rear and duel front sling swivel studs and Remington’s revolutionary Super Cell Recoil Pad, which reduces recoil up to about 54 percent.   The magazine capacity is 5 plus 1 in the .223 and 4 plus 1 in the .308.  The length is 41 5/8 inches.  Average weight is only 7 1/2 pounds, so it won’t burden you to carry it all day.

I used this weapon in .308 caliber on my antelope hunt in October 2010.  I was very amazed at its veracity, and I recommend the Remington Model 700 Bolt Action VTR-ATACS to all ladies who would like a gun that doesn’t kick like a mule and is extremely accurate.

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