Remington in the last few years have been changing their direction considerably. They so far have made some huge blunders as far as I can see. Some of these failures are the 105 CTI and a butt ugly pump gun I cannot remember the model of to replace the 870 which is purely stupid in my eyes. Next it seems that their hanging their hat on their version of the AR15 and the AR10 which they are good guns but their aimed at the younger shooters that are into the spray and pray guns and those that got all caught up in the Pre-Ban Post-Ban Ban-Again fiasco that is going to end up with the used gun racks full of used AR15 type guns in the future when they figure out their not the great investment they thought they would be. The 710 is another POS that is being perpetrated on the unknown public. Those thing weigh a ton and to make a young shooter carry a gun like that will make them grow to hate you.
Its like the 700 ADL Youth .270 they built. Father buys one of those and then buys the first box of ammo they see and takes their kids out to shoot and after the first shot the kid does not want to shoot it again as the gun has very little weight which is good for them as it does not outweigh them but kicks like a mule and the kid learns to hate it. Buy it in a .243 and the kid learns to shoot. But you see 10 times more of the .270's as you do .243's. Great gun to buy as their usually cheap because they have a great action to build another gun on.
Some of the great moves the company that owns Remington has made was buying Bushmaster, Buying Remington, Buying Dakota Arms, and buying Marlin. You have all the way from High end to middle range and then the low end with H&R. Something for everyone. But there are some people that are messing with things in the middle that ought to have their head examined.