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Remington 700 quality

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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I just picked up a new Sendero sitting on the shelf a local gun store and the floor plate has about 1/4" of side to side slop in it. Their QC sucks.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

Don't take my reply the wrong way, I have several Sendero's that will shoot under MOA with no trouble and a BDL in 7 mag that will do under MOA with ease. One of my most accurate Remmingtons is a ADL in 243win, this is easily a .75" rifle with federal 85 gr HPBT's, but it routinely jams trying to grab a shell from the box magazine. I put up with the jamming because it shoots so good, but trying to reload after the first shot can be a little exciting when the animal does not drop in it's tracks.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 01:23 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I've not had the # of 700s alot of other people on this board have but i did work in a gun shop about 7yrs and am still good friends with the owner. This store is a authorized remington repair/warranty station so very few things have to actually go back to the factory.

Rem 700 quality has certainly gone down hill in the last 5-10 years to the point where this shop usually just ships new items with issues back to the factory anymore.

Not worth their time to make the repairs in house anymore.

I hope they can get back on track and start puting out a quality product again.

Until this happens, no more NEW 700's for me. Ill still buy the older ones.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I'm going to step out on a limb and speculate that modern production methods have narrowed the gap between the low end and high end big volume production rifles in terms of quality.

Either way, lemons can/do slip through. Sometimes these could be spotted at the factory or gun store. If you got one of those, perhaps you should've looked more closely. Others don't show up until you shoot them. This even occurs with custom rifles sadly enough. In which case, it's simply a question as to what the mfg/smith is going to do about it.

Fine rifles still require extra TLC to make a difference which is reflected in the price tag.

Factory rifles just don't do it for me any more. I started building my own so that I can have them made to my personal taste/specs.

-- richard
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I have owned a truck load of remington 700's and had very few issues. Alot of problems I see with remington 700's is from people working on them that shouldn't. Most proven action out there by far.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:43 PM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

I think there is a lot of shooting with the keyboard going on here, I have had 5 SPS Tacticals and they would all shoot 1/2" at 100 yds with 168 smk, Varget and BR2 primers, yea the stocks are crap but I would rather have a lousy stock than a lousy barrel and action. Rugers are hit and miss and I can't get past the barrel nut on a Savage. If you want a good shooter all the time CZ may be the way to go.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 11:33 AM
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Re: Remington 700 quality

In my opinion, other than aftermarket parts availabiltiy, there is very little to recommend about the Remington 700 when they were being made with even a moderate level of quality. That time has long since passed and the quality of anything made in the last ten years is ****.

If you must use a 700 pattern, one would be much better served by starting with a custom action and purchasing quality parts to round out the package.
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