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Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:37 PM
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Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

Wondering if anyone knows why Remington stopped making Titanium actions? They were/are wildly popular, yet they only made them for 2 years. I was told that it was because they were hard to mill and/or true up, but I find that hard to believe. Any insight or wild rumors?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

I am currious about that as well. 4 years ago i just about bought a M700 TI in 300wsm. I wish I would have now just for the investment.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:20 PM
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

I have a 7mm rem mag titanium that is bedded with brake... It shoots less than 1/2moa and probably capable of better.... I am very pleased with it
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

Titanium is extremely expensive to mill, so are the specialty tools required for working it.

It is also much more time consuming.

As a result of the above the selling price has to be extremely high as well for them to be as profitable as steel actions. Our national economy has been on the skids for nearly four straight years which has resulted in a significant fall in the average person's disposable income so specialty products like Titanium Actions just aren't going to be big sellers.

If they weren't selling enough of them to justify the extra time and cost, then it would be foolish for them to continue making them.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:11 AM
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

all I know is that I want one.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:35 AM
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

I think they are still available through remington custom shop
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:47 AM
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Re: Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

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Titanium is extremely expensive to mill, so are the specialty tools required for working it.

It is also much more time consuming.

As a result of the above the selling price has to be extremely high as well for them to be as profitable as steel actions. Our national economy has been on the skids for nearly four straight years which has resulted in a significant fall in the average person's disposable income so specialty products like Titanium Actions just aren't going to be big sellers.

If they weren't selling enough of them to justify the extra time and cost, then it would be foolish for them to continue making them.
I agree with your points Rose, but were they really having trouble selling them? They command a premium price nowadays. My question was more geared towards if there were any complications/problems with the Ti actions.

I wasn't aware that the Custom shop offered them still Bubba, I'll call to confirm.
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