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A month or two back, I bought a Remington 700P. Upon reading the manual, I learned that every 700 comes with a J-lock. I looked on mine, only to find that it doesn't have one. Have any of you recently purchased a new 700P, only to find that it didnt have one?
 

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The 700P does not have a J-Lock. Remington is too cheap to write a separate book for the 700P, so they simply include the standard 700 short action book with the 700P when it ships. If you wanted a J-Lock (but why would you?) you needed to get the 700 VS.

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Jeffvn said:
If you wanted a J-Lock (but why would you?) you needed to get the 700 VS.
No desire, was just wondering what was the deal with it.
 

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So far, all of the new remington 700 VFS's do NOT have the j-lock! Hopefully the rumor is true and the j-locks are gone!!

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i bought my VS specificly because it came with a J-lock and the 700p did not. since as far as i can tell the only diffrence is the stock which i changed anyways. Not because i like the damn lock but i have kids and i apreciate the J-lock being on there. even though i have the rifle in a safe with a trigger lock its one more peice of mind.
 

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Well, I stopped to take a look at a VFS at a local gunshop today... it DID have the J-Lock... I'm so confused as to what comes with the J lock and what does not!

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I'm going to get the 2005 Remington catalog soon and it should say which come with and without.

The only faster way of telling is by physically going to local gunshops. I might do this too.

Have they phased out the VS models? I noticed on the site that they only seem to make VLS, VSF, VSSF-II and LV SF but none of them seem to have really replaced the VS. Well maybe the VSF but still a different stock.

Asside from the JLocks I kinda liked the VS's :( . Oh well looks like its Ps for me from here on out. :D
 

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Mel and/or Mad,

I was looking at the 2004 special run VS that remington made but they are in Remington 17. My question is as follows.

How do the characteristics of the Remington 17 compare with that of the 17HMR. I know that the Rem17 is much much faster but which is a better cartridge for say varmints.

Most importantly which will be easier or lend itself better for fine tuning and working the action to a tack driver? I do like that the 17HMR ammo is VERY cheap! :D I like that coupled with the fact that it is a very nice caliber to hunt varmints with.

What about BC and range pluses or minuses of both?
 

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Eh..pardon my ignorance, but what the hell's a J-lock? I never got a manual with my Remmy...guess the gunsmith nicked it - or just bought an action without anything else.
 

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Eh..pardon my ignorance, but what the hell's a J-lock? I never got a manual with my Remmy...guess the gunsmith nicked it - or just bought an action without anything else.
Its something Remington did as a safety something or another...it locks the bolt and firing pin so it cant be fired. (my trigger lock does a good job of making sure it doesnt get fired either though!, came with that also)
 

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my effort of keeping my Remington 700P unloaded does a better job

and if the j-lock breaks your fucked... know a guy who cant use his rifle cause of that
 

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So can anyone orient me as to what parts I will need to take off the Jlock?

I have a pretty good idea but I dont want to disassemble to realize that I'm missing a part! :shock:

What about my other question on the 2004 special run VS's?
 

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Specter. There is no comparison between the .17 Remington and then .17HMR. One is a rimfire the other a centrefire. In comparison its like comparing the .22lr to a .22-250. Which are worlds apart
 
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