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Riflemeister
02-13-2008, 09:48 AM
I saw the thread on here where the XR-100 was discontinued by Remington.
Today I got an E-mail flyer from Jerry's Sport Center with a special on XR-100's. It appears someone ought to get em before the hoarders do.

VarmintGuy
02-13-2008, 11:26 AM
Riflemeister: What was the price the folks at Jerry's were asking for the XR-100's?
Does it matter that the VarmintWife refers to me as a "hoarder" rather often?
Thanks in advance.
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VarmintGuy

tlo
02-13-2008, 03:09 PM
Remington still has them listed on their website.

Tom

tylerw02
02-13-2008, 03:23 PM
I'm not sure if its Remington D/Cing them or just retailers and distributors. Zander's, wholesaler from the place I used to work, was selling them for next to nothing to dealers calling it a close-out.

VarmintGuy
02-13-2008, 04:34 PM
Tom: When I got my new 2,008 Remington catalog about 3 weeks ago I checked to see if the Remington folks had added any calibers to the short list of calibers they had been producing the XR-100 in.
I could NOT find the XR-100 in the 2,008 catalog at all!
I immediately called the Remington Arms Corporation and was told the XR-100 indeed was "not in the 2,008 catalog as production of the XR-100 had been discontinued" - end quote!
Since I made this call I have talked to a couple of high volume Remington dealers I know and indeed production of this fine Rifle has ceased.
I have also been to the Remington web site and it does show the XR-100 on its pages but I am pretty well convinced that production has ceased and once stocks at wholesalers and distributors are gone, there won't be any replacements.
I have really enjoyed my XR-100's and all of them are especially accurate!
I was hoping they would offer the XR-100 this year in 17 Remington Fireball but alas I guess its not going to happen.
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VarmintGuy

Riflemeister
02-13-2008, 07:59 PM
JSC is asking $649.95 for the 204 Ruger cal.

VarmintGuy
02-13-2008, 08:14 PM
Riflemeister: Received.
Thank you very much.
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VarmintGuy

tlo
02-17-2008, 01:07 PM
I have one in .223 and I wouldn't sell it, very accurate.

Tom

VarmintGuy
02-17-2008, 10:14 PM
TLO: Tom, I have an XR-100 in caliber 223 Remington as well.
It is VERY accurate indeed.
I have to relay this to you and will preface it with this -the Rifle does not shoot this well everytime out!
When I first got the Rifle I was interested in wringing all the accuracy out of it I could.
I bought LaPua brass for it, brand new Redding dies and made handloads using Berger bullets and Federal Match primers in the test loads.
My second trip to the range with it I shot two groups of one test load. The groups (5 shots at 100 yards) measured .121" and .326"! I was just thrilled with this accuracy!
That .121" groups is the smallest group I have ever fired with an all factory non-40X Rifle!
I settled on this load and the next time I checked it I shot another group (5 shots at 100 yards) that measured .346".
The average of all groups (5 shots at 100 yards) I have made with this Rifle to date is .378".
Again I could not be happier with the accuracy from this Rifle.
The triggers on all three of my XR-100's are just wonderful as well.
Wishing you continued happiness with your XR-100.
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VarmintGuy

pendennis
02-19-2008, 08:37 AM
Mine is a .308 from Gander Mountain. It's a non-catalogue gun, and it groups just under .5" @ 100 yds, with no stock work.

It seems like it would be a great target rifle, well within people's budgets. I had hoped they would expand the line into a 260 Remington. That seems like it would be a very desirable combination.

It's a shame they're dropping it. I guess it just wasn't popular enough. I wonder what Savage knows, that Remington doesn't

Best,
Dennis

VarmintGuy
02-19-2008, 11:28 AM
Pendennis: Good for you and the Remington XR-100 in 308 Winchester!
That is good shooting for an all stock Rifle.
Yes a 260 Remington in the XR-100 would sure be a nifty Rifle!
I have a Remington Model 700 VLS (Varmint Laminated Stock) in caliber 260 Remington. It is very accurate and the recoil from it is very mild.
I use it for long range Rock Chucks and Coyotes and it also serves duty as my back up Antelope/Mule Deer Rifle.
I did use it last year to harvest a 15" Buck Antelope on public land here in Montana.
Yes I am puzzled why the folks at Remington decided to shut down production on the XR-100.
I thought they were selling well - maybe not?
Does savage have a comparable Rifle?
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VarmintGuy

Bnhpr
02-19-2008, 01:19 PM
I bought 3 of the XR-100's in .308 from gander Mountain in Houston, 2 at one place and one at another.

I got them for $600 each, because Gander mountain was having trouble selling them. They wanted $900 for the XR-100 22-250 beside it.

I sighted in, and put scopes on all 3.

2 of them, I put Nikon Monarch 6.5-20's and one of them I put a VX3 6.5-20.

I tried several loads with several bullets. I found an accuracy node with 44 grains of Varget behind a 168 SMK, cci primed, Lapua brass.

All three rifles shoot identical groups of a single hole, that measures about 1/2" to 5/8" outside so, subracting bullet diameter, about .200" group.

The rifle also likes 168 Hornady A-max bullets.

My friend Nathan has a 22-250 XR-100 and it shoots very well also.

The short, single shot platform has no special bedding, yet still performs.

VarmintGuy
02-19-2008, 01:36 PM
Bnhpr: Wow! Now that is an endorsement if I ever heard one!
I wish I had some mad money at hand I would have to make a play for one of those Gander Mountain specials (reminds me of a batch of Rifles the Gopher Shooters Supply Company ordered for themselves back in the early 60's - they are called Gopher Specials and they COMMAND a premium in collector circles - I have some of these!).
I will say this Ben, EVERY Remington bolt action Rifle I have ever owned (or shot!) in caliber 308 Winchester has been VERY accurate indeed!
One I wish I had back was an older Remington 700 Varmint (wood stock and 24" heavy blued barrel) it would honestly and consistently shoot groups (5 shots at 100 yards) in the .500" range! It had a Leupold 6.5x20 scope on it and what a sweet rig. I killt some Antelope with it and in a moment of weakness I sold it to a fellow who used it in the then new Metallic Silhouette competitions. He did well with it there by the way.
Well good for you and the XR-100's - I wonder if a guy should buy one of these 308 XR-100's as an investement?
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VarmintGuy

kansasvet
02-19-2008, 02:17 PM
Investment is a term or word that I use to convince the wife I should buy something, primarily firearms.

Is it still an investment if I won't sell it?

Bnhpr
02-19-2008, 02:31 PM
Bnhpr: Wow! Now that is an endorsement if I ever heard one!
I wish I had some mad money at hand I would have to make a play for one of those Gander Mountain specials (reminds me of a batch of Rifles the Gopher Shooters Supply Company ordered for themselves back in the early 60's - they are called Gopher Specials and they COMMAND a premium in collector circles - I have some of these!).
I will say this Ben, EVERY Remington bolt action Rifle I have ever owned (or shot!) in caliber 308 Winchester has been VERY accurate indeed!
One I wish I had back was an older Remington 700 Varmint (wood stock and 24" heavy blued barrel) it would honestly and consistently shoot groups (5 shots at 100 yards) in the .500" range! It had a Leupold 6.5x20 scope on it and what a sweet rig. I killt some Antelope with it and in a moment of weakness I sold it to a fellow who used it in the then new Metallic Silhouette competitions. He did well with it there by the way.
Well good for you and the XR-100's - I wonder if a guy should buy one of these 308 XR-100's as an investement?
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

There were 13 left when I bought these in October.

My friend derek has a VLS, witht he black tipped, laminate stock, that shoots.5's Love that stock.

Talon1959
02-19-2008, 03:21 PM
I have one in .308 as well. I got mine at Gander in Sugarland TX for $580.

I did not own a decent rest at the time (do now) and I did not like the way it felt trying to shoot it off the bags (I'm a rifle newbie). A friend at the range let me use his Caldwell Rock BR and I put my last 3 Rem 168 match SMK bullets into 1 hole.

I just ordered a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 SF and a Dednutz ring/base for it. If my damn bonus ever gets here, I am planning on getting one in .223 or another .308 if I can locate one.

VarmintGuy
02-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Well I guess my search for an XR-100 in 308 Winchester, through the Gander Mountain Chain, is over!
I called several of their stores in North Dakota, Colorado and then in Texas. Finally I got through to an adult named "Glen" at the Houston/Sugarland, Texas Gander Mountain Store - and he knew "he" was out of them but he took the time to get on the stores main computer system. He then checked with all 115 Gander Mountain Stores and according to him and his computer, they are all sold out! He relayed how he had wanted to get one of these Rifles for himself and he's miffed they are all gone as well.
Oh well - maybe someday one will come up for sale that I will run across.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

333smitty
02-19-2008, 08:47 PM
There is a Rem XR 100 "308" up for bidding @ www.gunbroker.com .

Bnhpr
02-19-2008, 10:02 PM
It takes a model 7 base by the way.

Bnhpr
02-19-2008, 10:05 PM
I have one in .308 as well. I got mine at Gander in Sugarland TX for $580.

I did not own a decent rest at the time (do now) and I did not like the way it felt trying to shoot it off the bags (I'm a rifle newbie). A friend at the range let me use his Caldwell Rock BR and I put my last 3 Rem 168 match SMK bullets into 1 hole.

I just ordered a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 SF and a Dednutz ring/base for it. If my damn bonus ever gets here, I am planning on getting one in .223 or another .308 if I can locate one.

I'm going to stretch mine out to 600 yards when I get a chance. I need to mill of the bottom of the stock, flat. I do not like the convex shape on the bag.

Going to try the berger bullets in it soon.

Ben

VarmintGuy
02-20-2008, 11:53 AM
333smitty: Thank you for the heads up on the Gunbroker sale. I will search that one out.

Bnhpr: I was one of the first folks in Montana to buy an XR-100 back when they first came out. Then when I went to buy a scope base for it none of the stores (5 of them) within 65 miles of my home had the correct base (Model 7 or XP-100!) for the XR-100. I looked for some time and even tried online - everyone was out.
So I took the Rifle down to my local pawn/sport shop and was double checking anything that "might" work - granted this is not usually a sound method of attaching a scope!
I did find that a Leupold one piece base for a short action Remington 700 fits just perfectly!!!
I wiggled and moved and inspected it with a magnifying glass and finally I bought it and screwed it down and have been using it ever since - with no problems that I can see?
I was shocked.
In fact I just went and fetched the XR-100 in question from my gun vault and sure enough the Leupold one piece base on it is marked "700 SA" on the underside! This base uses the two "front holes" of the XR-100 action and it appears to be using the one hole furthest to the rear at the rear of the action.
I am not kidding when I say I wasted 2 weeks and dozens of phone calls (long distance type!) and drove a couple hundred miles looking for the "Model 7" bases for the XR-100!
When all along the Leupold 700 SA one piece base lines up and works just perfectly!
And this Ben, are there SOME Rifle competition disciplines where it is not "legal" (within the rules) to have a forearm that is "FLAT"?
If you plan on using your Rifle in competitions then you might want to check the rules carefully before you "flatten" your forearm.
Anyway wishing you continued good shooting with your XR-100's!
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Bnhpr
02-20-2008, 12:59 PM
I had a SA 700 base, but wanted to use all of the holes.

I had no intent to use it for competition or some discipline that requires round stock, etc. It also is single shot, and too heavy, and has too much scope for HBC.

Just target shooting and maybe some hogs or vermin.

Talon1959
02-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Nana nana boo boo! Just kidding! I know Glen at the Sugarland store. I also snatched the last Win Coyote 25 WSSM there for $350. :D

VarmintGuy
02-20-2008, 11:44 PM
Bnhpr: Ben, I just had to look up your town there (Monroe) on MapQuest, as I had never heard that name before - in Maine anyway.
I bet its cool country and I see that "Waldo" is not far from you!
I have never been in the NE quadrant of the country. I hope to get there some day.
Do you have "hogs" (Woodchucks?) up there?
Yep your choice to put all the scope base holes in play on the 308 XR-100 would be a good idea.
In fact i think my first two XR-100's got the Leupold brand 700 SA one piece base treatment for their scope holding duty.
Again both are working fine but in 204 and 223 calibers.
Houston is another place I have not been as yet (been close though!). It must be a huge town (area?) to have 3 (three) Gander Mountain stores in it!
I have a close friend out in Puget Sound country (Washington state) that is also "HOT" for an XR-100. I told him about the Gunbroker lead and maybe one of us will get one.
Again wishing you continued happiness with the XR-100's.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Bnhpr
02-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Bnhpr: Ben, I just had to look up your town there (Monroe) on MapQuest, as I had never heard that name before - in Maine anyway.
I bet its cool country and I see that "Waldo" is not far from you!
I have never been in the NE quadrant of the country. I hope to get there some day.
Do you have "hogs" (Woodchucks?) up there?
Yep your choice to put all the scope base holes in play on the 308 XR-100 would be a good idea.
In fact i think my first two XR-100's got the Leupold brand 700 SA one piece base treatment for their scope holding duty.
Again both are working fine but in 204 and 223 calibers.
Houston is another place I have not been as yet (been close though!). It must be a huge town (area?) to have 3 (three) Gander Mountain stores in it!
I have a close friend out in Puget Sound country (Washington state) that is also "HOT" for an XR-100. I told him about the Gunbroker lead and maybe one of us will get one.
Again wishing you continued happiness with the XR-100's.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Monroe is a small, hilly, town of about 600 or so people about 10 miles from the coast of Maine. Lots of old farm houses, and a few working dairy farms. We don't have high speed internet, we don't have that many paved roads or industry. It's pretty quiet here, until tax bills hit from our communist governor.

Woodchucks aka groundhogs aka whistle pigs are plentiful. They are quite good to eat as well, kind of like rabbit, but better.

their favorite fare is garden variety beans. They keep their head down in my field/garden. I try to keep them at bay with my 22-250. I hit this one in the nose at 150 yards from my spare bedroom.

VarmintGuy
02-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Bnhpr: From whats left of that Wood Chuck I surmise that your Eastern Chucks are definitely darker that our Western Rock Chucks (Yellow Bellied Marmots and High Mountain Whistling Marmots!).
600 people huh!
Must be tough at rush hour? LOL.
Even MY small town here in remote SW Montana has 4,200 people in it!
Good for you though living in a real small town.
I tried to get the VarmintWife to move to a REAL small town here in Montana (Wisdon, Montana - population 110) but she would have no part of that (no hospital etc.).
Enjoy your "quiet" place to the utmost!
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VarmintGuy

Talon1959
02-22-2008, 08:56 AM
I got a Nikon 6-18X40 Buckmaster with the target dot reticle, sun shade and target turrets. It fit my budget at $288 delivered. I mounted it with a Dednutz mounting system and took to the range. To say I am happy with the gun is an understatement. I do plan to get a Jewel trigger for it as soon as funds allow.

Bnhpr
02-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Although the accuracy seems to be good with my .308, I will note that on all 3 of them I messed with, there is quite a bit of freebore. If I have a 168 smk touching the lands, it will not eject an unfired round. It's only about .025" too long, so that's where I set the seating die.

VarmintGuy
02-22-2008, 11:35 AM
Talon1959: I at first thought you had mis-typed when I saw your reference to the "Dednutz" mounting system!
I did a search though and sure enough they sell rings and bases made of aluminum!
I just had never heard of them.
Now to your trigger plans.
I have several Rifles with Jewell triggers on them.
I love my Jewell Triggers.
But they are expensive.
AND, I personally would not shell out the bucks to replace the trigger in any of my XR-100's!
The triggers on those Rifles are REALLY fine!
No creep, consistent let off, no backlash, very crisp - I simply am 100% pleased with them.
Is your XR-100's trigger not pleasing to you in some way(s)?
If it is I suggest you do some "adjusting" on your own before you shell out the moola for the Jewells!
Either way I hope you get happy with the trigger which ever one you go with.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

Talon1959
02-22-2008, 01:15 PM
I think that I am going to invest in a decent rest before the Jewell. I have some money from a sale of some stuff and I really think I need a better rest before the trigger. I agree that the trigger is pretty damn good for a factory Remmy, but I keep hearing about these Jewell triggers.

My XR will not be a BR gun or let's just say I don't plan to become a BR guy. Way too intense for me. I want to play at this rifle game and learn to reload.

I still shoot some competitive skeet and that's enough pressure for me. I am somewhat newly married (3 years) and my new wife is not keen on traveling the skeet circuit. I have lots of land that I can hunt on and my step son is a hard core hunter so that's where a lot of my time is going. In fact we are heading to S. TX to hunt some yotes tomorrow.:)

Bnhpr: I am sorry that I neglected to respond to your PM. I did buy mine at Gander Mtn. in Sugarland TX on sale for $580 plus tax. It was on clearence and they had another 10% off. I had no idea it was a Gander exclusive; I just wanted a .308 and it looked cool. :D I want an XR in .223 because I don't have a .223 Rem. Just waiting on my bonus.

Bnhpr
02-22-2008, 01:27 PM
I think that I am going to invest in a decent rest before the Jewell. I have some money from a sale of some stuff and I really think I need a better rest before the trigger. I agree that the trigger is pretty damn good for a factory Remmy, but I keep hearing about these Jewell triggers.

My XR will not be a BR gun or let's just say I don't plan to become a BR guy. Way too intense for me. I want to play at this rifle game and learn to reload.

I still shoot some competitive skeet and that's enough pressure for me. I am somewhat newly married (3 years) and my new wife is not keen on traveling the skeet circuit. I have lots of land that I can hunt on and my step son is a hard core hunter so that's where a lot of my time is going. In fact we are heading to S. TX to hunt some yotes tomorrow.:)

Bnhpr: I am sorry that I neglected to respond to your PM. I did buy mine at Gander Mtn. in Sugarland TX on sale for $580 plus tax. It was on clearence and they had another 10% off. I had no idea it was a Gander exclusive; I just wanted a .308 and it looked cool. :D I want an XR in .223 because I don't have a .223 Rem. Just waiting on my bonus.

I've tried lots of aftermarket triggers. There is no way I'd replace this trigger, unless I planned to go way below the low setting for some reason. Trigger is second to no factory trigger. You'll pay big $ to get better.

If you were to put some work in yours I'd suggest pillars and epoxy.

Maybe even set the barrel back to a shorter freebore.

3 b's Barrel, bullets, bedding.

Talon1959
02-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Many thanks!

VarmintGuy
02-22-2008, 06:58 PM
Talon1959: I heartily recommend the XR-100 in 223! I have had mine a couple of years now and the 26" heavy barrel and the stock design simply "absorbs" recoil! I can see many of my bullets points of impact when I am Colony Varmint Hunting with this Rifle!
My 223 XR-100 shoots REALLY well - as I have expounded upon several times.
I found another XR-100 in 22-250 that is new and unfired back in Ohio and as we speak it should be trucking across country toward me. Its kind of an investment thing at $620.00.
I think they may have had some 223's:
Contact info: Ft. Woodbury Outfitters
901 State Route #541
Coshocton, Ohio
43812
FAX # 740-623-2237
I am sorry I have missplaced their 1-800 number - when I find it I will post it.
Good luck in your search for an XR-100 in 223.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

wolfgang
02-23-2008, 08:25 PM
The XR-100 is an extremely popular platform for F-class rifles in Western Canada. I own 3, 2 6BR and one in 6X47 Lapua. The actions - once accurized are superb and they accept up to a heavy varmint contour in the stock without too much trouble (removing a small amount of material of course). I swap the triggers for Jewells, but that's a personal preference.

The factory stock is way too short but easily remedied with an adjustable butt plate such as the one from David Tubbs' website.

Bnhpr
02-24-2008, 10:16 AM
The XR-100 is an extremely popular platform for F-class rifles in Western Canada. I own 3, 2 6BR and one in 6X47 Lapua. The actions - once accurized are superb and they accept up to a heavy varmint contour in the stock without too much trouble (removing a small amount of material of course). I swap the triggers for Jewells, but that's a personal preference.

The factory stock is way too short but easily remedied with an adjustable butt plate such as the one from David Tubbs' website.

I milled off the bottom of the stock on mine, and polished it. It is now much more stable in the rest, and tracks better.

The action has no cutout for a magazine, and is very short. This is a recipe for a stiff platform.

Are they bedding them? Or is there any need with the stiffness?

VarmintGuy
02-24-2008, 07:28 PM
I took my newest XR-100 (22-250 Remington with Leupold 6.5x20) out in the cold today and fired a couple of groups at my range.
Seems this XR-100 MAY need one or two foulers to hit its stride! My other two XR-100's (a 204 Ruger and a 223 Remington) do not exhibit this neccessity for a fouling shot?
My first group (5 shots at 100 yards) measured .710". Not up to what it had done previously but the barrel was freshly cleaned and I wanted to fire one more group with this load anyway.
The second group (5 shots at 100 yards) was much better at .434"!
Then after a short chat with the owner of the range (he is a 1,000 yard benchrester!) I headed home. Before I got out of his ranch proper I had occassion to bloody the new XR-100 on a Jack Rabbit.
Easy enough shot at 140 yards or so.
The Berger 52's I am using in this 22-250 really "expand" on Varmints!
I was hoping to get this rig down in the 3's but it didn't happen today!
The air was calm enough but I just couldn't make it happen today!
Since I started on load development the average for all the groups (5 shots at 100 yards) I have made with this Rifle comes to .547"!
Again the trigger on this XR-100 is just great!
Two Fox were seen Hunting on Ted Turners Buffalo ranch as I passed it heading home. I don't have permission to Hunt there so just watched them Hunt a while.
The bullets I had along would have ruined a Fox pelt I am sure.
Long live the now discontinued XR-100.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy