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    Default Remington R-15 VTR

    Anyone have any experience with the Remington R-15 VTR, thinking about one for a predator rig.

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    Not directly with that model. It is either a DPMS or Bushmaster though*, and they both can make accurate ARs. Making accurate ARs isn't rocket science any longer, so you have as good a chance of getting an accurate one as any other mass market AR. For hunting they usually come down to features, finish, and doo-dads; make your choice based on those and you'll likely be safe with any of the big names.

    I think the camo dip that Remington does is pretty nice looking. And the pics of the new Bushmaster ATAC look great, and maybe more multi-season/foliage useful. http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_xm...S20FPRED8A.asp

    * I want to say that .308=DPMS and .223=Bushmaster, but my memory is short AND bad, so I could be mis-remembering.
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    Thanks Sir, Just seems like it would make a great predator rig.
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    Steve,
    I bought one of the R25's in 308 a year ago and it seems well made and shoots good enuff - only complaint I have is its heavy!
    Not sure what the R15's weigh vs R25's?
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    Mr Randy,

    Mine weighs 8lbs with the scope. Hope to get out and get some blood on it when the weather moderates a little. Got a wolf hunt in mind for it and those suckers never seem to stop running. Should have a report soon with any luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Mr Randy,

    Mine weighs 8lbs with the scope. Hope to get out and get some blood on it when the weather moderates a little. Got a wolf hunt in mind for it and those suckers never seem to stop running. Should have a report soon with any luck.

    Steve
    Hmmm, what scope did you dress it with and what mount height did you settle on? I put Lupy Highs on this gun and it maybeeee could use one notch higher IMO ?
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    Stid, what caliber is that chambered in?

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    Right now it has a Nikon BDC 6x18x44 and a set of weaver quad locks. I will most likely change both after I build my piggy bank up some. That Sako Kodiak I bought put a dent in my war chest. I'm going to look at some risers in town today to get the scope a little higher so I can better access the charging handle.

    I bought the .223 hoping it will be fur friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I bought the .223 hoping it will be fur friendly.
    Can't argue with that. I like a bolt gun in .22-250, but for an AR, .223 all the way. FMJ only, I presume. Is it camo?
    Look out wolves!


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    Steve,
    U musta got the 18in vs that starts out at 6.75lbs naked?
    My son is getting my 308 so I did not really settle on a scope as he can dress it with his choice, but tried a 2.5 x 8 x33 Lupy and a 3.5 x 10 x 40 Lupy I had laying around and can't say either one had a big plus over the other. I think the 2.5 x 8 may be my choice in 223 as it will likely do all I am capable of out to say 400....
    Although lately I have been eyeballing a Lupy 6x in the widefield as it may give me what I would want on a running target - not that I would ever miss one standing and then have to shoot at it running???
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    I have a Remington bolt action 22-250 and found that those wolves could out run me shooting it. I decided on the camo carbine version with the sliding stock, should be great to carry on a snowmachine. Picked up some 55 grain FMJs and hope to give them a try.

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    Liked mine so much I bought another.....

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