Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Bad Remington?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-15-2003, 11:36 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Loon Lake WA
Posts: 362
Bad Remington?

Walked through the gun store today, asked to see a Remington VS in left hand. The clerk came back with an unopened box. He took out the rifle and inserted the bolt. He then tried to close the bolt. It would not close, he then tried to force it. I stopped him there and told him to never force a bolt. When the manager came over I told him to send it back to remington with a nasty letter, he said that is exactly what he was going to do.
__________________
Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-16-2003, 06:17 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 128
Re: Bad Remington?

Sounds like the front action screw was just a tad long. Not a major deal, but also not something you expect on a new rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-16-2003, 10:31 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Jackson MI
Posts: 247
Re: Bad Remington?

So much for test firing.
__________________
"When working with the public, there are two things you need to remember. - 1. The public is a bunch of ignorant morons. - 2. YOU and I are one of them!"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-16-2003, 05:06 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 2,539
Re: Bad Remington?

That's not the first time I've heard them never getting test fired either.

Glad you got a nice shooter out of it there. I kind of wonder if a problem other than the action screw was causing this, with them not just fixing such a simple problem, know what I mean?
__________________
Brent Moffitt
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-16-2003, 06:12 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7
Re: Bad Remington?

It's not just Remington. All the major manufacurers use automated systems to put together their products. We, the tight-assed public, want everything cheap and plentiful and don't understand what is about to happen because there is not "middle class jobs" now and forever more.

I've seen Wins, Brownings, Savage(not as much) all have problems. For the most part some of the well known European firearms have a higher quality control on just about every operation but they have a different basic philosophy and expect a higher level of personal attention. We have only ourselves to blame.

I won't buy anything except an American made Savage or a Tikka. I just turn whatever I'm tired off into whatever new toy is out on the marker and I want to play with, but that isn't good for the economy because I don't keep my money moving in large amounts.

We want instant gratification, cheap fast food and cars, cheap wine and women (no denigration inplied or intended), political correctness, something to gripe about, and have NO BA**S.

Quality control is set to a certain level and anything that gets out of control and gets out to the public is just fixed without a question. Just about anything you buy now if it isn't right the store just takes it back and gives you a new one as long as you have your sales slip. The store returns it to the mfg and gets a credit, no problem, no muss, no fuss. You are happy as a clam and just about as thinking, many people have low paying jobs handling this stuff, the money flows, and everyone is happy, relatively speaking.

I do think the products we have are a He** of a lot better and cheaper than "in the good old days", but we have found that plastic is better than aluminum or steel, we don't want things to last forever and a day, craftsmanship is something you read in OLD books, who cares...its party time and TV watching or videos are far better than monopoly, chess, playing cards and talking or parcheezy?.

My Rem 700 Sendero is a better product than the 721's in most respects (arguably), I have/had both models, many times. My Savage is cheap and outs shoots, out of the box, most other brands, and keeps turning into different calibers whenever I see that strange looking wrench. (I keep that knobby looking thing hidden).

No matter what the problem was with the Remington neither the customer or the clerk knew what to do or how to handle the problem other than sending it back. It may have been as simple as grinding off the action screw (screw length out of spec, torque wrench out of spec, wood stock turning machine out of spec or synthetic stock mold out of spec) to the bolt lugs not cut correctly, to the receiver not cut to spec. Here again the clerk was probably just that. There to show you something and take your money. Low paid, not trained much, not expected to know anything other than how to work the register and capable of handling 50 lbs, and no reflection on his/her capabilities, that just the way it is. This is our world now. We made it this way, we have to live with it. In time it will change again, and again, and again.

Hey, America is a great place to live, isn't it!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-16-2003, 06:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Loon Lake WA
Posts: 362
Re: Bad Remington?

Well Makatak, I agree to a point. I asked to see the rifle, the clerk told me "no" and placed it back in the box. I told him the screw was probably too long. Funny.
__________________
Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-16-2003, 06:35 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bad Remington?

Like Makatak said, its not just Remington. I have a friend who got a new Weatherby MK V not long ago and IT DID NOT HAVE A CHAMBER...It had a test target included in the box, but no CHAMBER.Figure that one out?!?>>
Weatherby was more than happy to upgrade him to better rifle WITH a chamber after they found out.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Bad Remington?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
-WTS Remington REMINGTON Model 7 Predator .243 with scope!_!_!--- surfacediver Guns For Sale 2 10-20-2011 07:59 AM
WTS unfired Remington 700 CDL, 7mm Remington Ultra Mag bglimpse Guns For Sale 8 01-07-2011 06:38 PM
7MM Weatherby Mag. vs. Remington 7MM Utlra Mag. vs. Remington 7MM Mag. bvolcic Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 10-31-2010 12:19 PM
WTS/T: Remington LVSF .17 remington stainless/fluted privatepilot Guns For Sale 2 06-21-2007 09:13 PM
F/S Remington Factory, .338 Remington Ultra Magnum Barrel ceg1963 Guns For Sale 4 05-15-2006 11:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC