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Rem 700P 338 Lapua faulty barrel

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Unread 07-23-2008, 05:45 AM
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Rem 700P 338 Lapua faulty barrel

Hello,
I have just taken my second M700P 338 Lapua back to the dealer with a faulty barrel. The rep here in Australia is interested in replacing again and told me to go and buy a Sako. Good factory backup. I know of three other people that have had the same issues. Remingtons QA is obviously not very good. Inspect the barrel just past the throat area. Anyone else heard of this problem?Cheers
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    Unread 07-23-2008, 12:24 PM
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    I have one on order-what exactly seems to be the problem?:confused: Any pictures of the area of concern? Thanks.

    Last edited by ItZigs; 07-23-2008 at 12:33 PM.
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    Unread 07-23-2008, 01:32 PM
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    My 700P MLR 338 lapua had some bedding issues with the HS stock (this is where the bad QC is IMO), but was easily cured with some devcon.

    re: the barrel, the first 10 shots went into 1 ragged hole at 100 m. It is also a regular 1/2 MOA shooter (and often better), and barrel fouling has not been an issue (much to my surprise and delight). Others who I know that have them have has similar, very good results to-date.

    Sorry to hear about the problems you are encoutering. That sucks. What exactly is the problem ?
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 05:56 AM
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    Gday,
    The problem on both of the rifles I have had is a very rough patch about 1/2" long with the naked eye and 1" long using a bore scope. The mark is around 1/2" in from the throat on the bore in between the rifling. When I recieved the second rifle, I couldnt make it out until I put 30 rounds through it. Just be wary, because Remington dont give a ****.
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 10:28 AM
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    Is it shooting good? Or ******? Is it just a visual problem or function?
    Jeff
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 03:32 PM
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    Gday,
    The problem on both of the rifles I have had is a very rough patch about 1/2" long with the naked eye and 1" long using a bore scope. The mark is around 1/2" in from the throat on the bore in between the rifling. When I recieved the second rifle, I couldnt make it out until I put 30 rounds through it. Just be wary, because Remington dont give a ****.
    That was my experience with Remington also, but with a shotgun. A 3" magnum chambered Model 870 shotgun that wouldn't eject 3" magnum Remington Peters factory shells because the mouth of the empty hull wouldn't clear the back edge of the barrel (chamber). They told me they had their 33 years experienced gunsmith look at the shotgun and that there was nothing wrong with it. Charged me to inspect it, replace the magazine spring, and for shipping and then sent it back. The 3" Remington Peters shells still hang up and won't eject. They wouldn't fix the problem on their own penny. Management must be too fixated on the bottom line to do the right thing. Probably more cost effective to lose some customers every now and then.
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 07:12 PM
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    My new Sendero had some pretty large tool marks about .3" down from the crown. The gunsmith cut 1/2" off the barrel when he installed the DE brake. I'm certain they would have caused some issues... if not with accuracy, fouling for sure.
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