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Remington 700 quality

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Unread 01-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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Remington 700 quality

What has happened to the Remington 700? Are they junk, has their quality gone down, or has everyone else become better?

I have always considered the 700 to be my favorite rifle but the last few years I don't see to many that I would buy or even like. My last few rifles have been Savage and Browning, I hope Remington gets it together before it's to late. I have shopped and looked at many of their rifles, the only current models I seem to like are the CDL, most of them seem to have cheap stocks, and even the floor plates dont line up.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 04:06 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I wouldn't say that the Rem's are junk but for me I always seem to be spending money to upgrade them into custom rifles. So I am at a point where I will just start with a custom action and build from there.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 05:05 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I would never say Remington's are junk. They have a long history of quality over the years. Anytime you have competition in any industry, that requires the manufactures to either step up their game or be left behind. I think that's what you see in the firearm industry. Remington, Browning, Savage and all the others are pushing to be the best, and the competition is fierce. The good part of all of this is that the customer almost always wins in these situations. We see the end results and get to have fun shooting them.

As for your question about purchasing a Remington. The last three bolt guns have been Remington 700's. The VS in .308, SPS in .243 and BDL in 30-06.

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Unread 01-29-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

the ones that say they are junk have not shot one of the "orginal 700 ti". awesome.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I have a small fleet of 700's. Most of them made in the last 5 years. I would disagree with "junk". I have noted that all manufacturers are are, while making great rifles, are cheaping out in certain areas. My SPS and VSF had the "tupperware" stocks on them, that part of those rifles were junk. That being said, the stock on my LSS is amazing, fits nice and feels great. I just switched out the stocks on the others. My buddy just bought a vanguard, same cheap stock.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

All i own is Remington. I do have one Ruger 77/17 which doesn't shoot that well. I will keep buying Remington's or their actions for a custom builds.

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Unread 01-29-2012, 08:09 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I think a lot of what you see as well is all of the manufacuers trying to get the most bang for your buck, so yeah they are going to put the most cost effective components on the gun that they can get away with. It's all about them making money, and to make money, they have to sell guns. To sell them, they have to make them affordable.
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