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Rifles - Remington 700VS:

JR - I couldn't figure out from your post if you use to work for H-S or still do? Anyway I got off the phone with them about 20 minutes ago with some bad news. They don't make stocks of any kind for Savage rifles! That stinks!
Now for some REALLY ROTTEN news - have been going all over town today looking in my 3 different gunshops (have a real big choice don't I!!) looking for someone to give me a good price on a 700VS. All the stores called different suppliers (one place called 3) and all got the same answer - REMINGTON has DISCONTINUED THE 700VS!!! Now that REALLY STINKS!! Anyone else heard this???

Sarge <>
Area 51, NM USA - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 16:04:47 (EST) 

Does anyone know why Remington discontinued the 700 VS? I called Remington today to confirm. I tried to get one through my dealer and the distributor told him he was out and never getting anymore. Does this make sense to anyone? I asked the spokesperson if it was being discontinued for another model, and she said yes, some kind of composite barrel and stock. The new price tag was $1600!!!!! So, I guess I"m SOL for that model. I'd appreciate anyones suggestions.
Chris Cooper
chris cooper <>
FL USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 22:15:54 (EST) 
As usual I'm FUBAR! You guys have finally convinced me that I need a 700 VS in .308 and sure enough, Remington has discontinued them. Just got off the phone after talking with my salesman at Simmons Gun Specialties and they do have the 700 VLS in .308. How does it compare to the VS other than being around $50 cheaper?
Doc <>
The Ozark boonies, MO USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 10:36:39 (EST) 
The VLS and the VS are basically the same except for the stock and the finish. The VS has the matte finish and the VLS has a gloss finish. I hate to see Remington stop making the VS it's a great rifle for the price.

Pat <>
USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 12:36:48 (EST) 

Hey all you Remington 700VS shoppers!

Just a dumb hill billy, but have you tried your local Wal-marts? I was standing around while wifey shopped, and asked the clerk at my local WM sporting goods dept. about Remington 700's and she whipped out a 3" thick catalog, said what do you need, and that they could cut a chunk off the list prices too.
So Don't drop to your hands and knees just yet guys, make some local phone calls there has to be some in the pipeline.


BIG CITY, bY-gAwD USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 12:44:41 (EST) 

Hello everyone, I would be a lurker to this list and had to pipe up about a post from a couple of days ago. I called Remington this morning with concern about the demise of the 700 VS. They assured me that none of the 700 line was being cancelled. The only difference this year would be the addition of the composite barrel line. So don't worry they are still making what you want.

LeRoy <>
Lawson, Mo USA - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 01:06:30 (EST) 

To Leroy:I received an e-mail reply from Remington yesterday.They claimed the VS is discontinued for 1999.They were even kind enough to list several firearms wholesalers who have ample stock of VS rifles left in inventory.

I'll gladly forward a copy of this message to anyone who wants one.

Jeff Babineau <>
Truro, N.S. Canada - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 11:26:58 (EST) 

Just got a second e-mail from Remington today.It appears as though they may also be getting rid of the chrome moly barrelled Sendero series as well.

They sent me some specifications and prices on the new composite material barrelled VS and Sendero.

Like I said in my earlier post today,anyone who wants a copy of it is welcome to it.Just drop me a line.
Jeff Babineau <>
Truro, N.S. Canada - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 18:51:24 (EST) 

I got a used Remington 700VS in .308 today (Used?? not much!! bright clean, shiney bore). Yes the defender of Savage bought a Remington! After mounting my Tasco SS10x42 (standard Leupold one piece base and 30mm rings for now) took it to the range. A patch through the barrel came out CLEAN!! Ran a second patch - still clean! So using the same target load I've been using in the Savage proceeded to zero. 20 rounds later (don't know if that's good or not) it is zero'd at 50 then 100yds. Then got down to some "serious" shooting. New gun I'm not use to, trigger WAY LIGHTER than I'm use to, I start shooting some 5 shot groups I could cover with a quarter. Most of this was me as at least 3 of the 5 in each group could be covered with a dime! OK, OK I admit it I like this Remington!! Damn that was hard to say! BUT I will admit this is a FINE shooting weapon! Tomorrow I'm going back to the range and get in some quality time with this weapon - now how many 100's of target .308's did I have loaded??

Sarge <>
Area 51, NM, USA - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 03:25:48 (ZULU) 

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