Re: I'm Done With Remington
Sorry for the late update. I sent the rifle back to Remington last and they told me that nothing is wrong with the rifle. Even the holes are fine. They installed a one piece Leupold mount on it and were able to get 1.5" groups with my rifle. They told me that the carbon on the neck of the shell is fine. A customer service guy called me and told me that they polished the chamber and test fired it numerous times with out any problems. I also found some metal particles in the chamber where the barrel is treaded into the receiver up on receiving my rifle. I can not tell if they re-chambered my rifle or not but they did stamped a WD on the barrel. A few days later the warranty supervisor told me that nothing had to be done to my rifle and my rifle was in specs. So the rifle was sent back to me.
I got the rifle back and found the hole that was not aligning up originally, all loose. It looked like some used an auger to enlarge the hole. Actually the material around the screw holes was raised. The screw is very loose in the whole. I was afraid to torque it to specs so i do not strip it out. I used a lot of loctite to secure the loose screw. Not a quality work from the Remington Warranty Department just to put in my two cents. I bought some Barnes TSX bullet federal ammo and took it out for test shooting. The best group i got with 1.75" actually a 3.5" at 200 yard. I will get an after market trigger someday, because the trigger is to hard and it is not adjustable. I will not consider this rifle to be my favorite long distance rifle. As for a 250 yard rifle I say it will do the job fine. I was able to take a Whitetail in November at 75 yard or so. But I could have shot the deer at that distance with the $50 iron sight Mosin Nagant with no problem. As far as the XCR goes I hope it will grow on me and learn to like this rifle for what it is for the future.
Last edited by trikepedaler; 01-02-2010 at 09:23 PM.
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