Remington® Introduces Model R-15 VTR™ - Byron South Edition The Ultimate Predator Hunting Rifle

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – Byron South is known as one of the country’s top predator hunting authorities. Who better to help Remington design the ultimate predator hunting rifle than a man who makes his living hunting coyotes and bobcats across the nation?  Byron knows that quality gear is an absolute must in successful predator hunting. New for 2009, Remington is excited to announce the Model R-15 VTR Byron South Edition predator rifle, available in 223 Remington.

The Byron South Edition R-15 is chambered in 223 Remington; easily the most versatile and popular predator hunting round available. For peak accuracy, this R-15 is equipped with a fast-handling, fluted 18-inch Chrome-Moly steel barrel. The barrel is free-floated within a Yankee Hill® Customizable free-floating tube that features 3-inch rails mounted at the 2 and 10-o’clock positions for lighted accessories and has a recessed hunting crown to ensure gasses escape evenly around the bullet for the ultimate in accuracy. Six longitudinal flutes forward of the gas block promote rapid barrel cooling and increase rigidity while reducing weight, further contributing to this rifle’s ability to print impressive groups downrange.

Our design team didn’t stop with just a great barrel. For the ultimate in trigger control and repeatable accuracy, we added a coyote brown, ambidextrous ERGO Grip® and a precision two-stage competition trigger.  And when it’s time to add optics, the receiver-length Picatinny rail provides a rock-solid mounting platform.

To complete this impressive package, the fore-end tube is drilled and tapped for accessory rails and the stock, fore-end and upper and lower receivers are decked in the ultra-effective Advantage MAX-1 HD® camouflage to blend with sage, open country and a multitude of hunting terrains. The Byron South Edition R-15 is supplied with a five-round magazine and is compatible with all aftermarket AR-15 magazines and other accessories.

Model R-15 VTR Byron South Edition Features:

  • Free-floating 18-inch Chrome-Moly barrel with recessed crown for superior accuracy
  • Fluted barrel design reduces weight and promotes rapid barrel cooling
  •  Clean-breaking, two-stage competition trigger
  • Receiver-length Picatinny rail for adding optics
  • Coyote brown, ambidextrous ERGO Grip
  • Yankee Hill customizable free-floating tube
  • 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 2009 are as follows:
Remington® Model R-15 VTR™ - Byron South Edition
Model  R-15 VTR Byron South Edition 
Action  Semi-auto 
BBL Length  18 inches
Overall Length  36 1/4 inches 
Avg. Weight 6 3/4 lbs
Stock Material Synthetic
Stock Finish Advantage MAX-1 HD
BBL Material Carbon Steel
BBL Finish Matte