Remington® Model R-15 VTR™ Thumbhole Varminter – For Rock-Solid Stability and Control

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – 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, semi-auto shot capability.  New for 2009, Remington is excited to introduce the Model R-15 VTR Thumbhole Varminter in 223 Remington, today’s most popular varmint and predator chambering. Fitted with a rock-solid Bell and Carlson thumbhole stock, the R-15 VTR Thumbhole provides the perfect combination of accuracy, comfort and control.

Perfectly suited for predator hunting or working the prairie dog towns, the R-15 VTR Thumbhole is covered in the ultra-effective Advantage MAX-1 HD® camouflage to blend with sage, open country and a multitude of hunting terrains. Its 24-inch 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. 

Model R-15 VTR Thumbhole Features:

  • Free-floating button-rifled 0.680” Chrome-Moly barrels with recessed hunting crown for superior accuracy
  • Fluted barrel design reduces weight and promotes rapid barrel cooling
  •  Receiver-length Picatinny rail for adding optics and accessories
  •  Ergonomic Bell and Carlson Thumbhole stock 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 style magazines
  • Lockable hard case included
Offerings for 2009 are as follows:
Remington® Model R-15 VTR™ Thumbhole Varminter
Model R-15 VTR Thumbhole Varminter
Action Semi-auto
BBL Length 24 inches
Overall Length 40 1/4 inches
Avg. Weight  7 3/4 lbs 
Stock Material  Synthetic 
Stock Finish  Advantage MAX-1 HD 
BBL Material  Carbon Steel 
BBL Finish  Matte