Originally Posted by Sauer
Bought a new in box LH 700 VSF 308 few years ago and to make a long and frustrating story short i ended up spending over twice the starting price to get the rifle to shoot decently.
As i live in Europe the rifle ended up costing about the same as the price for a new Blaser but still not as accurate even if my blaser is a light short hunting rifle...
I might have got a lemon but im never going to buy another one!
I'll bet the outside of the rifle was shiny though!
Keep in mind, Remington doesn't sell it's product to you and me. They sell them to Dealers. If you love your Remington, tell your Dealer. If you don't, take it back and make a scene if you have to. Firearm sales are final but a good Dealer will stand behind it's product. It's not to much to ask that they stock products that work to expectations and to do something about it if they don't. If Dealers spent 3 or 4 times the man hours handling a typical transaction because of poor quality or performance, then they'll take their case to the Manufacturer. If the Dealer rolls his eyes every time he sees you walk into his store, that means he understands how hard you had to work for the money you spend in his establishment.
The idea that delivering a new rifle to the gunsmith to make it function how you thought it would is ridiculous. You wouldn't do that with a washing machine would you? A tight/straight action, a good tube and a fair trigger. Without that, we shouldn't even be thinking about fit and finish.