Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1



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Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:33:52 AM »
After months of waiting, the new Remington .25 magnum finally became available in a couple places and counting! Mine arrived yesterday, so let's see how it stacks up against the Benjamin Trail NPXL725 it's derived from?!
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 09:48:40 AM »
Leonard......Good Video !      I REALLY Like Your Remington 725 VTR Rifle !   :)   

I'll be very interested in seeing how your new rifle performs, for you.
Your Remington 725 VTR looks to me, like it has the makings for a perfect, sub-zero winter climate, small game hunting rifle.

My Best Wishes  -  Tom
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 10:08:44 AM by T. Wood - A.K.A. Tommy Boy »
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My Primary Hunting Guns
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak  (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*MY MOST POWERFUL RIFLE & BEST "RESTED-SHOT" HUNTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Good Winter & Windy Day Gun)
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*EXCELLENT SNAP SHOOTER & GOOD WINTER GUN*)
22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (***MY BEST ALL-ROUND HUNTER & WINTER GUN***)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex.  (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock (My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal 2 Crosman 1377 Pistols (Mouse Zappers)
117cal Umarex NXG APX (Chipmunk Hunter)
117cal Red Ridder BB Gun (Pop Can Hunter)

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
Love your videos Leonard. Thanks for sharing.
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, 2-Golden Boys & 4 Golden Spikes, Christmas Dream 20,25,30,35, Model 1894's; RME, Win, Spittin Image, Limited Edition, 2-BBS, 2-NRA, Wells Fargo, Sealed Box 1894, 880's; 20th Anniv, Silver Anniv, Eldorado, & '71 model. Red Ryder signed by David Sanders, & 2 Pony Express.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:31:06 PM »
Thanks guys. It's rated at 900FPS, but it's still tight judging by the 2 numbers out of at least 24 from lousy chrono. Everything replaced new for free. But treated the .25 as bad as the .177's. The box and adds said Centerpoint 3-9x32. But it got upgraded to the Centerpoint 3-9x40AO mildot scope on Hawk see-through high rise mounts. I swapped in some Hawk mid-rise mounts on the welded Weaver rail and lowered the parallax. Shoots where I point it! Now if it'll just loosen up a little? It's a beautiful, accurate rifle so far. Wanna get the latest Realtree camo dip by that guy in Columbus asap. But the dimpled grips on the grip and forestock will get masked off, along with the trigger guard.
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Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 08:57:25 PM »
That thing is long!  ;D Sort of reminded me of a punt gun.  Congrats on the new beast, enjoy it!
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:25:30 PM »
That thing is long!  ;D Sort of reminded me of a punt gun.  Congrats on the new beast, enjoy it!

Oh No.......That's not his LONG Gun !  :)



This is his Long Gun !      ;D    The Camo Winchester 1400 CS !

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My Primary Hunting Guns
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak  (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*MY MOST POWERFUL RIFLE & BEST "RESTED-SHOT" HUNTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Good Winter & Windy Day Gun)
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*EXCELLENT SNAP SHOOTER & GOOD WINTER GUN*)
22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (***MY BEST ALL-ROUND HUNTER & WINTER GUN***)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex.  (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock (My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal 2 Crosman 1377 Pistols (Mouse Zappers)
117cal Umarex NXG APX (Chipmunk Hunter)
117cal Red Ridder BB Gun (Pop Can Hunter)

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 12:58:05 AM »
Ha ha ha that thing is so long it would knock the camera over if you are not careful  ;D
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 09:18:26 AM »
He's right. The Winchester 1400cs is definitely the big boy on this block. Interesting how the 725VTR is about the same length as the NPXL725 it's barreled action is based on by Crosman. And also how the over-all length and stock length of the GuideHawk is nearly the same as the Striker 1000x?! Here's a pick of them together in the rack to illustrate my point...

  Left to right; Winchester 1400cs, Benjamin Trail NPXL725, Remington 725VTR, Crosman GuideHawk NP, Hatsan Striker 1000x.

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Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
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Remington 725VTR .25M
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 11:29:36 AM »
And the Allen camo sling came in from Amazon seller, a gun shop down in Dayton. Made by Allen and like $11.34. Then the NPXL725 Breech seals, breech seal shims and front sling mounts that also fit the 725VTR.

  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 12:10:49 PM »
Well, I hit a snag with the 725VTR. I can't get the cocking lever to breech block pin out with hammer and punch. Asked around a bit and wound up ordering this heavy duty chain breaker to press that overly-tight pin out.



I need to remove it to install the front sling swivel;
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 08:42:13 PM »
I wound up adding both of those shims to the one already behind the breech seal, making 3 now. And a new seal besides. Makes it shoot a little harder, but chrono won't work yet?
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160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 08:20:17 AM »
And here's part 2 of the Crosman Remington 725VTR videos on Airgun Fan! I get a couple things done to the 725VTR that is oddly lacking in the production example?...
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2018, 12:06:58 PM »
Leonard ....I enjoyed watching your Video.       Good Job on attaching the sling.     I really like your Remington 725VTR rifle.

Best Wishes - Tom
  • Uff-dah Minnesota---- Located in the Nord East Wintersux Zone = Northern Mn. & Wi. Border Area
My Primary Hunting Guns
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak  (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*MY MOST POWERFUL RIFLE & BEST "RESTED-SHOT" HUNTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Good Winter & Windy Day Gun)
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*EXCELLENT SNAP SHOOTER & GOOD WINTER GUN*)
22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (***MY BEST ALL-ROUND HUNTER & WINTER GUN***)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex.  (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock (My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal 2 Crosman 1377 Pistols (Mouse Zappers)
117cal Umarex NXG APX (Chipmunk Hunter)
117cal Red Ridder BB Gun (Pop Can Hunter)

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2018, 12:10:54 PM »
^^^Ditto, definitely a man on a mission.  8)
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, 2-Golden Boys & 4 Golden Spikes, Christmas Dream 20,25,30,35, Model 1894's; RME, Win, Spittin Image, Limited Edition, 2-BBS, 2-NRA, Wells Fargo, Sealed Box 1894, 880's; 20th Anniv, Silver Anniv, Eldorado, & '71 model. Red Ryder signed by David Sanders, & 2 Pony Express.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2018, 05:28:06 PM »
Well, gentlemen, like the song, " you know you ain't seen nothin' yet!" There's definitely more in store for this Remington!
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 12:42:15 PM »
Well, I hit a snag with the 725VTR. I can't get the cocking lever to breech block pin out with hammer and punch. Asked around a bit and wound up ordering this heavy duty chain breaker to press that overly-tight pin out.



The cocking lever pin is actually a rivet. The hole is countersunk and the rivet pressed in with a hydraulic press. I replaced a barrel on a Benjamin Titan and I had to carefully grind off the flare around the rivet in the countersink. I didn't reuse the rivet. I replaced it with a metric spring pin. It actually works better with the spring pin. The original rivet was soft and had shown signs of wear. The spring pin is tempered steel and has held up well with thousands of shots. I hope this helps.
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Re: Unboxing & Testing of the new Remington 725VTR PT1
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 10:20:24 AM »
The pin is only flared on the end where it's pressed in from. You press it out from the other end. I did with a chain breaker press in a table vice.
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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