Fell in love with the Remington 700 Titanium today


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Estela216
March 25, 2005, 05:50 PM
What a sweet toy. I went to do some window shopping at my local gun store today and found a Remington 700 Titanium. The damn thing weighs only 5.25 lbs. in .308. It comes with an R3 recoil pad and Bell and Carlson stock. I can already picture it in my mind. I'd only have to add the following;

Leupold Vari-XIII 3.5x10x40mm scope (Silver Duplex #55050)
Leupold 2 two piece base

That would make one nice superlight-weight setup. Anyone have this rifle that would care to comment? I have a .308 700 BDL DM right now but I'm thinking about trading it in ASAP for this gem.

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Fumbler
March 25, 2005, 10:13 PM
I don't own one, but have shot one in 308.

My comment: it kicked like heck.

I have a Tikka T3 Lite, it weighs just under 6.25oz, less than 7lbs with a Leupold VXI. The T3 is just heavy enough that extended range sessions are no problem, but I think a 6 lbs setup would be rather rough.
To me, it is on the excessively light side. Of course, if you're getting one then extended range sessions probably aren'tgoing to be a large use for the rifle.

The man who owned the rifle said average groups were 1-1.5"
Thats not bad, more than accurate enough for hunting.
Of course, my T3's average groups with hunting ammo are 0.75". :neener:

What are you going to do with the rifle?
For most hunting you won't need 10x, why not get something like a 2-7x and have an even lighter gun?

Art Eatman
March 25, 2005, 10:22 PM
I got one about three years back, in 7mm08. I started with a Weaver V3, for a total weight with sling and ammo of 6.25 pounds. I've since gone to a Vari-X II 3x9; 6.5 pounds total.

Even with the V3 I got 3-shot one-MOA groups with both factory stuff and handloads; same POI, for that matter.

The rifle fits me just great. With a 140-grain bullet at about 2,900, there's no more recoil with it that I perceive from my rather heavy '06.

Funny. After I first sighted it in, I decided to lighten the trigger pull. I then found that the stock screws were snug but not tight. So, I adjusted the trigger and then torqued the stock screws to five foot-pounds. No change in the groups; negligible change in POI! Fantastic!

IMO, Mr. RemBaby done just real good.

:), Art

Veritas1911
March 25, 2005, 10:42 PM
Don't have the .308 but I do have the Remington 700 VLS in .223...tack driver! Consistently under 1" groups at 100 yards.

Andrew Wyatt
March 25, 2005, 11:43 PM
I'd be inclined to put a fixed 4 compact scope on it instead of a 3.5-10. that high a power can really screw you on close shots.

Fumbler
March 26, 2005, 02:17 AM
I'd be inclined to put a fixed 4 compact scope on it instead of a 3.5-10. that high a power can really screw you on close shots.
Not if you leave it on 3.5x :p

Too many hunters do however leave their scopes on too high a power.

WYO
March 26, 2005, 11:31 AM
I love my .308 Ti. It is hard to go over an inch at 100 yards (3 shot groups). I have a Vari-X III 2.5x8x36 on it, and 2 piece standard Leupold mounts that I am going to switch to dual dovetails before hunting season. I don't find the recoil bad. It'll jump, but it doesn't hurt.

There is a Ti cult that posts on 24 Hour Campfire (www.24hourcampfire.com), and you can find a lot of posts on that forum. Please note that a lot of the members use a term of endearment for Remington rifles that doesn't sound too good.

Art Eatman
March 26, 2005, 01:00 PM
I have an old Vari-X II in 2x7 on a pet .243. Has done just fine for well over 20 deer...

Seems to me the Ti is indeed neat, but I don't get all wadded up over it in "cult" fashion...

:), Art

Gunrunner
March 26, 2005, 08:32 PM
I have a question for you guys that have good accuracy with the Ti. Does the stock that comes with it have the "speed bump" at the forend?

The reason I asked is two guys I see at my range had a Remington 700lvsf and a Winchester M70 Ultimate Shadow. On both synthetic stocks the rifles gave much better accuracy after the barrel had been made free floating. I'm just wondering if the titanium rifle is similar in that regard. I've seen the pictures but have never held one. They sound like just the right rifle for hiking hill country.

355sigfan
March 26, 2005, 10:48 PM
I'd be inclined to put a fixed 4 compact scope on it instead of a 3.5-10. that high a power can really screw you on close shots.
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Personally I leave my variable set on the lowest power. My reasoning is if the target is close I will not have to waste time turing the power down. Usually when the targets close speed matters more. When the target is far you usually have more time and would have time to crank the power up.
Pat

Art Eatman
March 26, 2005, 11:01 PM
Gunrunner: Yeah, apparently so. I just now ran a thin sheet of paper between the barrel and stock, and out at the end of the forearm is an area where it wouldn't slide free. About an inch; and maybe a half-inch back from the tip.

I've always free-floated and then shimmed at that spot, but with at most a five-pound pull to separate the barrel and the stock so I could insert the shim. Dunno what Mr. Rem did, but it's well over five pounds--or I'm getting weak.

But, with inside one-MOA, I'm not gonna worry about it. Yet.

:), Art

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