Remington VTR at the range w/ new Timney trigger

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    Remington VTR at the range w/ new Timney trigger

    I got the Timney trigger in a couple days ago and swapped it out for the recalled Remington trigger this morning. So once I had everything buttoned up I took it out back to see where she was hitting.

    My Remington VTR in .223.


    It took me a few shots to walk it in, but those last three were pretty nice.
    This was at 100 using American Eagle varmint tipped. My cheap ammo of choice for varmints.


    I let the barrel cool briefly while I walked up and stuck a fresh target on. Then three more. A little high. Maybe because I opened a fresh box of ammo.


    Then one at 50 to see where it would hit. I did not adjust the objective and aimed for the center of the blur.


    The backside of the 2x4. The 2x4 that's 24" directly across did not get hit, so the varmint tip is doing it's job and fragmenting.


    I will say the trigger is fatter than I like and feels heavier than the 2-1/2 lbs I have it set for, but I'll get used to it I imagine. Or maybe I won't. I only shoot this rifle when something over 50 yds away needs shot at.

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    Please tell me you reload for that fine rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Please tell me you reload for that fine rifle.
    I'll tell you whatever you want to hear, OV.

    Soon maybe. But I'll probably get set up for reloading 38 Super first.

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    Is that one of the Redfield battlezone scopes?
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    No. It's a Weaver something.

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    I took the same route with my 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD, .308. Timney 510 instead of the recall.

    Before the Timney my "group" was well over 3MOA at 200yds. After the Timney was installed it got better.



    After skim bedding it got much better.



    Best 5 shot group at 200yards working up a precision load.

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    I have a Rem 700 P 300 Win Mag and I put a Timney trigger on it. I did around 4 1/2'' group at 1,000 yards with it. Just a old man playing.
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    Nice shootin' guys.

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    It's as much the ammo as any skill on my part, and much more the equipment in my case. All the improvement was in upgrading the stock, trigger and ammo. With off the shelf "match" ammo this is at best a 1.5MOA shooter even with the mods.

    Loading quality, consistent ammo is the key. I'm not even diving deep into precision loading. I don't neck turn or do any of the real precision case prep, just uniform flash hole and trim to length. No expensive micrometer seating dies or the like. A good powder scale and a single stage press with cheap Lee dies is all it takes to see vast improvement.
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