Originally Posted by Q172
That's interesting to hear mate. I've been looking at at a Rem 700 in 308 or 300 mag. Which areas do you think Remington are falling behind in?
First off, I'm a huge Rem 700 fan. It is my favorite action hands-down. Next is the Browning A-Bolt II, then the Weatherby Mark-V. I am blessed enough to have atleast 1, of each of the above.
If you want a good factory built Remington sporter model that will have a good smooth bore (not rough and chunky like some of the newer ones have from slacking quality control), find you an older model (90's-early 2000's). If you want a great newer model Rem you will have to pay for it. Their upper end stuff is more gun than the cheaper priced models. If you want a good heavy barreled .308 or .300 WM, buy a 700 5R model. They have Obermeyer 5R rifled barrels on them from the factory. And let me tell you, they can shoot right out of the box...But if I were you I'd snatch that crappy X-Mark Pro trigger out and put a tuned Jewell trigger in there before you ever even shoot it. Next couple of weeks the X-Mark is coming out of my 5R .308, and in will go the Jewell.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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