Remington 700 VLS vs. CZ 550 Varmint


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LkWinnipesaukee
January 21, 2007, 07:00 PM
How do both of these guns (in .308) compare in terms of accuracy, reliability, etc. for long-range shooting?

Anyone have either? Reviews?

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270Win
January 21, 2007, 07:08 PM
I bought my VLS in .223 after seeing a VLS .308 at the range. The groups were very, very good - about .5 MOA.

Which was exactly what I discovered when I shot mine right out of the box. The .223 version is beautifully made. The laminate stock is quite heavy, extremely solid, and results in recoil more like .22LR than .223. Jeweled bolt is very slick and solid. It's a fantastic rifle, and I'd buy another in a second if the budget allowed it.

That said, my experience with CZ products has also been very positive. You have a tough choice ahead, but one where you basically can't lose.

hagar
January 21, 2007, 07:52 PM
I have heard that the Remington VS and VLS in 308 had excessive throats, to the point where you could not seat the bullet into the lands and still have it fit in the magazine. This is info from about 6 years ago, Remington may have corrected it by now.

I'm very happy with my Remington 223 VS and my 25/06 and 7mm Sendero. The 7mm with 162 Grain AMax bullets shoot groups at 1000 yards that is unreal.

jerkface11
January 21, 2007, 08:09 PM
I'd go for the cz it's got a set trigger. I've never shot a cz rifle that wasn't more accurate than i am.

R.W.Dale
January 21, 2007, 08:13 PM
Both rifles are very accurate pieces, I own the CZ 22-250 varmint laminate. Given the somewhat lower price and the single set trigger feature of the CZ I would choose the CZ hands down.

LkWinnipesaukee
January 22, 2007, 02:27 PM
buuuuump:o

Anyone else?

USSR
January 22, 2007, 03:05 PM
I have heard that the Remington VS and VLS in 308 had excessive throats, to the point where you could not seat the bullet into the lands and still have it fit in the magazine.

That is affirmative - nowhere's NEAR the lands.

This is info from about 6 years ago, Remington may have corrected it by now.

Remington: Problem, what problem?:rolleyes:

Don

Simple Man
January 22, 2007, 05:44 PM
CZ all the way dude!!! get them now before the price sky rockets on the CZ's.

boerseun
January 22, 2007, 05:46 PM
Both rifles are great, but I just have to vote for the CZ - how can you argue with this:
http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main017.png

RecoilRob
January 22, 2007, 07:04 PM
My VLS was put into a Choate stock and had a Shilen 2lb trigger....and shot 168 SMK's under .5MOA with ease. From the magazine with NO worries about how far from the lands they were.

tbtrout
January 22, 2007, 08:20 PM
I have an older VLS in .308 and have no problems. I shoot 1/2 MOA consistantly. CZ does make a good rifle as well. GO WITH WHAT FEELS BETTER WHEN YOU HOLD THEM. You can not go wrong with either choice.

LkWinnipesaukee
January 22, 2007, 08:50 PM
^^ Right. As for looks, I have to say I like the CZ better (mmmmm... Turkish walnuttttttt), although I like the laminated stock (I hate these types of rifles in all black).

I haven't held the 550 yet, but the Remington felt very comfortable, and has a nice bolt. I have held the 452 Varmint (if they're similar at all) and that was VERY nice.

Ahhh.. decisions decisions....


Oh well, at least I have until August to decide.

rangerruck
January 22, 2007, 09:03 PM
I am no sniper expert, but i have fired many diff types of rifles. Right now, my two favorite, and best , are both cz. one in 762.39 and one in 223.Now both are moa capable. but that is really an understatement, to wit;
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/pmullineaux/czpics031.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/pmullineaux/czpics016.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/pmullineaux/czpics015.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/pmullineaux/czpics002.jpg

As you can see, these are truly one hole groups capable, with at least two diff brands of factory ammo, not handloads. The black hills group, if you look close, has pen ink mark scratched above it, I was gonna right in windspeed but decided not to.
Now the remmy is very good, I used to have a sporter with a 788 action in 30.06 that was moa capable, but it was not this good, and once you fire the set trigger, and have it adjusted down to thought- fire, you will never look back.

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