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Unread 09-07-2007, 01:23 PM
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Remington Firearms

Is it me or do you guys think remington prices are getting too high ?

I looked at some of the prices at Buds guns they usually have good prices so i'm sure other dealers are basically the same.

A plastic stock -blued with sights 7-08 for $555 seems like a lot of money .

And why doesn't remington build a sendero in 338 rum -the one rifle in their line-up that makes the big magnum's recoil tolerable.
All the better for gunsmiths i guess.
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    Unread 09-07-2007, 07:37 PM
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    Yup. Too high. Customer bought a new 243 SPS Varmint. The rifle was full of metal shavings and dirt. UGLY plastic stock. I was not impressed with the trigger or the finish. I was not impressed. If you love Remington's, I'd start buying older rifles just for the actions.
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    Is it me or do you guys think remington prices are getting too high ?

    I looked at some of the prices at Buds guns they usually have good prices so i'm sure other dealers are basically the same.

    A plastic stock -blued with sights 7-08 for $555 seems like a lot of money .

    And why doesn't remington build a sendero in 338 rum -the one rifle in their line-up that makes the big magnum's recoil tolerable.
    All the better for gunsmiths i guess.

    I have a .338 RUM in Sendero. I looked for it for 3 years though. They stopped making them before I could afford them and luckily I found a new unfired one from this web site from a guy that bought one and never used it.
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    The prices have gone up $100-150 in the last 6 months. I don't know if they are just following the climbing Winchester prices, or if I heard right and Remington has new owners.

    I have always been able to find Rem donor rifles for $350-450, but not any more. I may finally be able to justify recommending custom actions now. If I have to pay $500-600 for a donor and then spend $250-300 cleaning it up, that's close enough to some of the customs to make sense. Also, I can only get about $20 for a take-off barrel and about the same for one of the Tupperware stocks; used to get $50-75 each for a barrel or a wood stock. Selling both of them was enough to cover a reamer or something.

    Enough whining, Tom
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    A 338rum and the 7stw are very hard to come by ,there was a 7stw on 24hr campfire about 4-5 months ago -a rough been hunted with -but not shot much.I should have bought it but the timing wasn't right ,i think it was $650.

    I bought a new 12ga rem 870 for coyote hunting -the blueing looked like flat-black overspray.Also bought an xr-100 22-250 and the fit -finish and accuracy are as good as i'd expect in a custom rifle -flawless !

    I have a 7mm broughton barrel on order and am torn between putting it on a 700adl or selling the adl and getting a custom action .

    I think it's steel prices that have driven up costs but i could be wrong .
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    Metal prices are going up, energy prices to build the gun are going up, etc. but that only accounts for a fraction of the increase in price. I know that I am cinical but I think it is a business decision; increase the price until sales drop off then stabalize there. As rdc pointed out, customers are still buying them so the price isn't too high.

    That's just my opinion, and along with 25-cents it won't get you a cup of coffee.
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    Metal is going up but it doesn't seem like savage is going up at the same rate as remington. I for one, think they are getting a little pricey.
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