I have a Remington VTR-15 with a triangular barrel profile, albeit without the comp cuts. Gimmick, useless gimmick. Both of my AR-15 match uppers, a Rock River A2 and a White Oak Armament A4, will outshoot the Remington all day, hell my DPMS oracle 16 inch will outshoot it until the pencil barrel heats up. I should sell it off, but there isn't any resale value for an AR right now, maybe wait till the 2020 elections.
What happens when you let the marketing department nerds out of the lockers where they belong. S/F...Ken M
This triangular profile seems to have some theoretical advantages over other types of fluting, but seems superflous on a AR-15 type rifle and well, the most important thing for a barrel is that it is straight and stress relieved. And there Remington seems to be not so good. Really, Remington lives off of its old name at this point.
I wouldn't own or use any Remington, but most certainly not a 700.
Nope, not for me. Too much blood on their hands. And on mine. And in my hair, and my eyes and nose and ears, and all over everything. And pieces of muscle and other flesh. And a best friend who needed 8 surgeries to get minimal function back in his left arm (now 2 inches shorter than it used to be) and hand. And a lifetime of not being able to ride in convertibles because of the flashbacks of the ride to the hospital trying to hold the pieces together.
Got to wonder why anyone would want to buy a product from that company ever again.
Nope, no Remington 700s for me.
Sorry to hear that this happened to you and your friend. Over the years one heard of all the problems with the Remingotn 700, but this sent a chill down my spine.
There was more than one reason I laughed at my brother buying a new 700 in .30-06 after getting his hunting license a few years ago...