Rem 700 Date of Manufacture
I have read the sticky on this subject. My rifle is a Rem 700 VLS 6mm Rem. On the side of the barrel are the letters "xs CI". So do I use the xs or the CI to date the rifle? According to the code sheet, the xs dates the rifle as either Dec 1998 or 1969. The CI dates the rifle as April 1988 or 1976. In my mind the Dec 1998 makes the most sense. I am looking for learned opinions as to the date of manufacture.