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Old 01-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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I do not buy Remington Rifles, their quality does not fit my standards and getting a mass produced rifle trued and fitted with a custom barrel and high quality stock costs about the same as getting a rifle build by my prefered gunsmith.
But with a SPS selling for about 1000$ and a Sendero II selling for 2500$, this is no surprise.

who ever payed 1000.00 for an sps? i just bought a 300 RUM sendero delivered for less than 1100.00. your number comparisons are way off the deep end.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:47 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I have a NO up there, with reservations.... if I stumble upon one for a great deal, then fine, i'll snatch it up. I've found, as I progress my abilities & learn from my mistakes/successes, what is left of my 3 Remington rifles is the action & bolt (sometimes not even a bolt). What purpose does that serve? I try to approach it from a logical standpoint (my logic anyway):

1) Remington CDL $1000 (I'm a southpaw so I don't get much of a choice)
2) Scrap everything except action, leaving a bunch of parts I'll never use
3) Drop another 3K-5K on gunsmithing to get it to the level of performance I expect.


Why not just skip steps 1 & 2? I just bought my first custom action, a Stiller Predator, for the life of me, I can't justify the cost of buying a CDL (which is usually the only LH Remmy on the shelf 'round here) for a thousand bucks & then turn around & drop another couple (or several) hundred into it to get it to the point of the custom action I just bought for a good bit less than that initial $1000.... now, for those right handed fellers out there, you have better options i'm sure, an SPS can still be bought for a very reasonable price... I'm not sure if Big Green even offers a LH SPS & it doesn't matter anyway, if I'm going to have to wait, I will wait for a custom action, that's all i'm going to keep most of the time anyway...

So in all honesty, I will have to say that although quality HAS suffered some, it's more about cost & availability to me... Those alone have taken me in a different direction.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:59 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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who ever payed 1000.00 for an sps? i just bought a 300 RUM sendero delivered for less than 1100.00. your number comparisons are way off the deep end.
Thats europe.
The market isn't as big, there are less dealers and at least here in Germany gunsmithing is illegal as long as you dont have a federal license.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:34 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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I can't justify the cost of buying a CDL (which is usually the only LH Remmy on the shelf 'round here) for a thousand bucks.

I'm not sure if Big Green even offers a LH SPS & it doesn't matter anyway, if I'm going to have to wait, I will wait for a custom action, that's all i'm going to keep most of the time anyway...
I know what you mean about finding the LH models out there Outlaw. I try and grab them when I see them on the shelf in the store or on the table at a gun show. I have the LH version of the VS, SPS and an older BDL in the safe.

Jim
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I will never own a remington ever again. Just got done with a 300wm remmy 700. I sold it, i'm so glad to be done with that P.O.S. Right out of the box a broken extractor that I had to send in to get fixed and when I called remington they did not care at all and hung up the phone. Savage has left remington in the dirt.

Darrin
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:59 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I have hordes of Remingtons, and recently picked up two XCR's, the bolts are as smooth as ever and can't find anything wrong with them. Can't speak to the SPS line as I've never owned one, but the early ones were pretty rough on the finishing aspect, they've improved a bit when they started jeweling the bolt again and stopped bead blasting the rifles with road gravel.

To this day I've never had a Remington that hasn't shot an inch or under at 100 yards.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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I do not buy Remington Rifles, their quality does not fit my standards and getting a mass produced rifle trued and fitted with a custom barrel and high quality stock costs about the same as getting a rifle build by my prefered gunsmith.
But with a SPS selling for about 1000$ and a Sendero II selling for 2500$, this is no surprise.
Beng- i agree with getting a custom action and a krieger barrel . then you are sure to have a rifle that shoots as good or better than you. the sps is 400$, and i have senderos that i paid 480, 520 550 599 shipped to AZ. new senderos are more. roninflag
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