remington VTR in 223


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mainejohn
February 22, 2012, 08:34 AM
Does anyone have any sub moa loads for a VTR in 223?

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Gonzofam
February 22, 2012, 08:57 PM
50 grain combined technologies, lc brass, varget 26grains
Ogive ten thou off the lands. I love y vtr's. One thing you need to remember about your rifle. It will not be accurate if you shoot round after round. 3 shots. It wont get warm if fired one after another but give it a minute between each round. The accuracy is there for this rifle. This rifle is meant to be light and put out a great shot or two. In my 7mm 08 , if i fire three fast the second is close to the first but the third is outside an inch. In the 7rum the third is further than the first. But with my handloads i have worked they are all sub moa at 100 yds on the first shot. I love having the lightest rifle in my groupe of hunting buddies and extremely accurate. Not a rifle to take to dog town or a multi target rich environment. There are better.

oldfortyfiveauto
February 23, 2012, 12:17 AM
Good luck with the VTR. Mine took two barreled actions and finally a third barrel to get under an inch.

oldfortyfiveauto
February 23, 2012, 08:18 AM
Forgot to add I had to replace the stock with a good one. The best part is that when I sent it into Remington (2 years ago) they returned it with a target that was worse than I was complaining about by 1/4" larger. So now I have an standard looking heavy barrel varmint rifle.

mainejohn
February 23, 2012, 08:41 AM
Is anyone willing to share there loads to give me a platform to start at?

TwoEyedJack
February 23, 2012, 01:59 PM
52 gr. Sierra BTHP match, 25.3 gr. H335, seated .010 off the lands, CCI BR primers. This load groups sub-MOA in my Tikka and an AR-15. Even my super finicky Ruger #1V likes it as long as I neck size.

NCsmitty
February 23, 2012, 02:10 PM
One person's pet load may or may not group well in your rifle. You will be just as well off going to www.hodgdon.com and choose a start load and work up. If you use a quality SP or HP bullet pushed by a powder that gives decent velocity at a sensible pressure level, it will likely give you the potential to group well. FMJ bullets will usually not give you groups like Hornady V-Max or A-Max or Sierra or Nosler match bullets.

I use H4895 powder in my 52gr A-Max loads. My charge is a bit over max listing, so I won't show it.
Start low and work up and do not exceed listed maximum.


NCsmitty

mainejohn
February 23, 2012, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the help.

Clark
February 23, 2012, 05:50 PM
oldfortyfiveauto
Good luck with the VTR. Mine took two barreled actions and finally a third barrel to get under an inch.

Thanks for posting that.

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