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Old 02-03-2012, 06:59 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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Hmmmm....me thinks George Soros is now owner of Remington! Reckon that could be the reason for Remington being in the 'tank'??
I believe that is false. The NRA had come out with a statement confirming that Soros had no connection to the Remington. I think they are in the tank for the age old reason........crappy management. We had one of Remington's R&D guys at a shoot. He was very frustrated. He said that the company was very bureaucratic, and getting ideas, or improvements implemented was near impossible. In contrast, the Savage people attend our shoots on a regular basis, bring new designs to get input, donate rifles as prizes, and have given tours of their factory to the members of our rifle club. The CEO of Savage even showed up at one of the local clubs to participate in a shoot. The contrast between the two companies is stark. We are located within driving distance of both Remington, and Savage.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:17 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

OK first everyone here has a point or two and with that said here are some things that need to be said. The Remington 700 action is one of the most cloned actions out there so that has something to say about them doesn't it? Second with all the lawsuit happy consumers it's really a wonder any firearm mfg. is still in business! Third I don't know about the rest of you out there but I'm tired of seeing a NASCAR driver telling me what I should buy in a hunting rifle ! What can I go on TV and tell them what motors and gearing to use that part is a joke but it does have an effect on the product we see as it cost the mfg.'s $$ to have these guy's on there and most of them couldn't even tell what caliber a rifle is while holding it as they have no Idea where to look to see where it is stamped on them! Yes I'm a fan of Remington rifles I own many and a few Rugers and a Browning and a Berretta or two and yes the industry has gotten way too gimmicky but that is sales and anything built by humans are going to have their problems. I have just traded for a newer built Remy in 6.8 SPC so we shall see if the quality has gone down and Ill do a posting after I have done some testing to let everyone know about quality and accuracy etc. I hope I haven't put all of you too sleep with my post! Last is pricing they get that part from what we the buyer's are willing to spend so if we don't push back then the price just keeps climbing if we stopped buying maybe then the MFG's would wake up.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:09 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

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I believe that is false. The NRA had come out with a statement confirming that Soros had no connection to the Remington. I think they are in the tank for the age old reason........crappy management. We had one of Remington's R&D guys at a shoot. He was very frustrated. He said that the company was very bureaucratic, and getting ideas, or improvements implemented was near impossible. In contrast, the Savage people attend our shoots on a regular basis, bring new designs to get input, donate rifles as prizes, and have given tours of their factory to the members of our rifle club. The CEO of Savage even showed up at one of the local clubs to participate in a shoot. The contrast between the two companies is stark. We are located within driving distance of both Remington, and Savage.
Snopes says Soros has no connection with Remington or Cerebus:

snopes.com: George Soros - Freedom Group

From a recent Remington purchase, I think their quality has gone down. The action is still one of the best, but their barrels stink!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I probably won't buy a new Remington because:

I don't like their trigger,

I don't like their safety,

I don't like the fit of their stocks.



I own 7 or 8 of them anyway.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

Remington actions are OK....just make certain the lugs are square and that you've got a 'pinned' firing pin! This is my 6.5x47L:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/5575279524/http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/5575279524/ by Sharps45 2 7/8, on Flickr

This IS NOT an unusual group fired from 1000 yards. There are 17 shots in this clanger which is 20" in diameter. First two shots over at the 9 o/clock side were my sighters as there was a 12 mph wind coming in from 3 o/clock and I didn't add quite a bit right MOA. The other shot away from center is slightly below the two wind shots but I called that one! Overall diameter of bull is 44" and the inner plate is 20". This is the same size bull as the paper target used by the Creedmoor shooters who shoot Palma matches and BPCR events on! I just made this one out of steel as I don't need to go down to the target (if paper is used) to see my hits as the 25X spotting scope picks up the hits very well!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/6066231923/http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/6066231923/ by Sharps45 2 7/8, on Flickr
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:01 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

That's a darn nice looking rifle, but it is as much a remmy as the cars Nascar calls Chevys, Fords and Toyotas.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:35 PM
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That's a darn nice looking rifle, but it is as much a remmy as the cars Nascar calls Chevys, Fords and Toyotas.
The key words are 'Remington action'!!
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