Remington® Model R-15 VTR™ – Modular Repeating Rifles Designed for the Hunter

Madison, N.C. – The secret is out. Many of the nation’s top varmint and predator hunters depend on AR-15 style rifles to provide them with a reliable, quick handling rifle that delivers precision accuracy with fast, semiauto shot capability. New for 2008, Remington is excited to announce its first hunter-specific modular repeating rifle, the Model R-15 VTR. The Model R-15 VTR is available in both 223 Remington and 204 Ruger; two of today’s most popular varmint and predator chamberings.

With the hunter in mind, the new R-15 VTR modular repeating rifle was born of the most advanced design aspects of AR-15-style rifles available today. For peak accuracy, the R-15’s 0.680" OD barrel is precision-crafted from Chrome-Moly steel and is free-floated within the machined-aluminum fore-end tube and given a recessed hunting crown for the ultimate in shot-to-shot consistency. Six longitudinal flutes forward of the gas block provide increased rigidity and weight reduction while promoting rapid barrel cooling.

Control comes naturally with the ergonomic pistol grip and lightweight overall design of the R-15. Its uppers and lowers are machined from aluminum forgings for featherweight durability, and the fore-end tube is drilled and tapped for accessory rails. This new family of firearms consists of three models. Each was designed with input from leading predator authorities and decked in the ultra-effective Advantage MAX-1 HD® camouflage to blend with sage, open country and a multitude of hunting terrains. All come with five-round magazines and are compatible with all aftermarket AR-15 magazines and accessories.

The R-15 VTR Predator Rifle has a 22-inch barrel with a fixed stock and pistol grip. At 7 3/4 lbs, it’s extremely stable – the best choice for long shots. Our R-15 VTR Predator Carbine and R-15 Predator Carbine CS (Collapsible Stock) handle like lightning with their 18-inch barrels and weigh a mere 63/4 lbs. – perfect for run and gun style hunting. The Predator Carbine CS features a telescoping stock with a fully adjustable length of pull for a custom fit.

Model R-15 VTR Features

  • Free-floating button-rifled 0.680" Muzzle OD Chrome-Moly barrels with recessed hunting crown for superior accuracy
  • Fluted barrel design reduces weight and promotes rapid barrel cooling
  • Clean-breaking single-stage hunting trigger
  • Receiver-length Picatinny rail for adding optics and accessories
  • Ergonomic pistol grip for rock solid aiming and control
  • Fore-end tube drilled and tapped for accessory rails
  • Full Advantage MAX-1 HD® coverage
  • Includes 5-round magazine
  • Legal for hunting in most states
  • Compatible with aftermarket AR-15 magazines
  • Lockable hard case included
Offerings for 2008 are as follows: 
Remington Model R-15 VTR™ 
Model  R-15 VTR 
Action  Semi-Auto 
BBL Length  22 inch – Predator
18 inch – Carbine
18 inch – Carbine CS
Overall Length  40 1/4 inches – Predator
36 1/4 inches – Carbine
33 1/4 - 36 1/4 inches – Carbine CS 
Stock Material  Synthetic 
Stock Finish  Advantage MAX-1 HD® 
BBL Material  Carbon Steel 
BBL Finish  Matte 
Average Weight  7 3/4 lbs. Predator
6 3/4 lbs. Carbine and Carbine CS