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Hi everyone! It's the Apostle here...just call me Big Al Wink.
 
Anyway, just giving you an update on whats happening with me. I still haven't got that Savage Mark II BTVLSS yet as the shop I was getting it from got shut down by the Police Thumbs Down. Today I got my refund from them and I went to another shop and paid for it there in cash and I should DEFINITELY get it in 7-10 days! I got it for the rather pleasing price of $700 (shop will throw in some free ammo when I pick it up).
 
Anyway, while I was in the shop I start chatting with the sales guy and I mentioned that after getting the Savage my next gun would be either a L-Hed CZ527 or a L-Hed Remington SPS Varmint. I said to him that if I ever get the SPS-V my goal eventually was to put a HS Precision stock on it. The owner of the shop must of overheard me as he quickly dived out to the back of the shop and came back with a dusty, dirty and slightly damaged box that had "Remington" written on top. He puts it down on the counter and opens it up and mentions its a Remington 700 VSF in .223 Rem thats supposedly a superceded model. It's got a HS Precision varmint stock, coloured in (monkey sh*t) brown with black spiderwebs and a blued, fluted varmint barrel (26"?). And the best part is that it's LEFT HANDED!!!
 
He says that someone ordered it 2 years back and backed out of the deal. On the box the price tag was, IIRC, $2080. Asks me if i'm interested...(what do you think!?!? Bucky). He said he'll give it to me at a special price of $1580 as he just can't sell it (he mentioned $1800 briefly). Right now my head is spinning and thinking a thousand different things. I sort of say no as i'm $700 short right now. Then I said that i'll only take it if I can put it on lay-by and pay it off over 10 weeks. The owner said "deal"!!! and he's not too fussed as I just handed over $700 cash and i'll pay it off sooner than 10 weeks as i'll want it ASAP.
 
So, what do you you think of that deal??? Wink (FYI, a L-Hed SPS-V is $1400 Australian and a Remington 700 CDL L-Hed is $1900 Australian over here).
 
Anyone got this model or know anything about it???
 
Oh, and I haven't shot that CZ452 yet (slacker!) cos i'm waiting for my Savage so I can do a shoot off between them to find the most accurate. Stay tuned for that one!
 
Alan.


Edited by The Apostle - July/21/2010 at 05:38
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(after a quick Google search) It's this one:
 
 
 
 


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Just had a further look on Google and it seems there a lot of left handers out there of this model...
 
Anyone know what the barrel twist rate is???
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I have it's twin in a .17
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/21/2010 at 11:26
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I believe the twist rate is 1/12.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/21/2010 at 12:13
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Sounds like you did well.  Most of the VSFs are shooters.  I had one in .308 and it shot very well for me. (it has been rebarreled since then) I had many groups at .5 moa, even at 600 yards.  I had to get my stock bedded to the action to wring out the best accuracy, but it was a fine rifle.  Congrats.

I aggree that it is probably 1-12"  Should shoot up to 55 grain bullets pretty well. 
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Sure hope she's a shooter!!!  From the sounds of it you could have probably taqlked him lower!  Don't blame you for jumping on it though!!!
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I have one in 22-250 and love it.  Great shooter!
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8 Shots has one of these too.

It's kind of funny how i've come to get this rifle as it's exactly what I wanted when I started this thread: http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=22305
 
Now for the scope...
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The way it's going i'll have it paid off by the 2nd week of August! Big Grin
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Alan,
 
Seems like the Moons aligned and two forces met at the right time there.  Yea, you probably got a good deal.   With no idea how much he paid for the Remington 2 yrs ago, he's probably covering his cost with a minimal profit (people say guns appreciate in value, until you go to sell one . . . and no one will meet your price, in my experience :(  ) still, getting a Left-handed model similiar to what you were looking for almost by fluke, hey you can't complain too much.  LOL
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Congrats on your score,if you want the dope on the rifle give remmy a call with the serial #.I have a 700 police .223 & it is 1 in 9 twist!
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