What Is Venture X?

Remington’s new product peeps have been busy as of late, what with the Model 783 and all. This despite the fact that the company’s owner (Cerberus Capital Management) has been looking to offload the gunmaker and their Freedom Group compadres to someone, anyone, since California teachers got Bushmasteritis. Or maybe that’s the reason why Remmy’s unleashing a fusillade of tease and release marketing campaigns: to gin-up the company’s stock price. Or it could be that the Venture X was set in motion pre-Newtown; corporate plans are harder to stop than Lindsay Lohan headed to the Botox doc. Anyway, the Venture X reveal looks like one of those Zombie or HSLD things; you need a super secret password to gain access. Or you could watch the video and make the jump for the sly spiel from whatisventurex.com and guess. Or just wait ’til TTAG’s NRA Convention coverage in a few weeks . . .

The VentureX Eyes-Only development program by Remington is close to completion. After years of advanced research by our team and a specialized high tech industry partner, we will announce some details about what Venture X means for the future of shooting during this year’s NRA Annual Meeting in Houston Texas. Apply for clearance to learn about the project as details become available.

I wonder if they’ll put you through a NICS check, mandatory for all emails with gunmakers under New York’s SAFE Act. JK. I think.

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  1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

    My money is on a partnership with the TrackingPoint boys. A cheaper, consumer grade version of their super special scope. At least, that’s what the profile of the rifle makes it look like.

    Also, I could SWEAR that range is the same one the TP guys use…

  2. avatar Ensitue says:

    Apply for clearance and have my info fowarded to some fed data base?
    All Rem products can FOAD as far as I’m concerned

  3. avatar DB says:

    BTW, IMO Cerberus won’t actually sell Freedom Group. They’ll pretend like they are selling it and several months from now when no one cares anyway, they’ll say they couldn’t get an adequate offer.

  4. avatar jp says:

    Not interested in anything remmington has to offer.

  5. avatar Rob.G says:

    Remington, Remington…
    Nope, I don’t see their name on the Police Loophole list so I’ll just have to pass.

  6. avatar Richard W. says:

    Project X didn’t work out too well either.

  7. avatar Swarf says:

    So wait, is the 783 good or bad?

    I’m in the doing-my-research phase of getting a cheapish longish range shooter that could also be a hunting rifle if I can find the time and the teacher to get to that.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      I’ve started mulling the Thompson/Center Venture, which seems to be in that same vein.

    2. avatar Pat says:

      Paid $349 for my 700 Varmint with 26″ bull barrel from the Black Friday sale.

  8. avatar Michael F. says:

    I have a slight interest in what this “VentureX” thing is, but not expecting anything mind blowing.

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    If TFG has anything to do with it, you know that it sucks. Those bean-counters can’t zip their flies without an instruction booklet.

  10. avatar Chuck Pelto says:

    Moved to another thread

  11. avatar Mark N. says:

    Looks like a new long range rifle with a programmable scope, probably a Tracking Point System scope. If you fill in your info, you are redirected to Tracking Points website. Tactical rail, composite stock, and some new bullet to go with it.

  12. avatar Rydak says:

    I don’t honestly care what they invent….they wont get a dollar of my money.

  13. avatar Blehtastic says:

    The only thing that could get my attention is if it’s 10+ capacity magazines for magnum calibers on a 700 action for a reasonable price. Otherwise I’m getting a Winchester 70 and I’ll just accept the fact I can’t afford accuracy international and learn to pop em in the top quickly.

    1. avatar Rydak says:

      A good Ruger Scout Rifle is my next pickup. So many things can be done with that…practical and otherwise 🙂

    2. avatar Ensitue says:

      FNH is making a repro M-70 w/ claw extractor in a Tacticle Hunting Rifle
      excelent reviews

      1. avatar blehtastic says:

        I want a magnum caliber, and I’m taking Nutnfancy’s word that WSM has feeding issues, otherwise, yea, I’d be all over that.

  14. avatar hklenin says:

    it may be their XM2010 rifle, or the MSR in a civilian version

  15. avatar APBTFan says:

    Looks like a rave video.

    Drop some ecstasy, grab your binkie and hit the range.

  16. avatar Eagle1USAF says:

    I’d rather buy another M44 Mosin Nagant. Make that TWO M44s in scout variation.

    But in all seriousness, buy a Howa.

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