Originally Posted by 338 LEGEND
You get what you pay for, get a 700 remington and you will never have to take spare parts with you on your hunt. you can find a sendero for under a grand. If you buy a savage get one with a wood stock because you will need all the weight you can get to swing at an elk, plus you can start a fire with it.
Bull Sh__ THAT DOG DON'T HUNT FOR DAMN SURE!
my new Rem SPS broke its "pinned" extractor on the 3rd shot of confirm zero on a hunt and only 100 rounds fired total. had to carry a cleaning rod for a week, Thought I had a WSM "muzzleloader". To make matters worse, the Rem warranty shop a new extractor in under warranty and this one broke the next year on the first shot of confirm zero. The warranty shop put a Sako extractor in this time and last factory remington I am taking on a hunt. A PTG bolt is being fitted as we speak.
Oh, yes that great rem barrel shot nice 2.5-3" "patterns: (at best) with every bullet combo man ever made. Spent a year trying before I jerked it off and threw it away. Lilja barrel sets on it now and .5 or less with just about anything.
My savages all are under 3/4" and have not had to play Daniel Boone and muzzle loader with one of them.
I will be the first to say, all of them let something slip now and then. It is just in rem case, that is standard practice and then refuse to fix it about half the time. More than one guy has got the response 3" "patterns" are acceptable.
In Remingtons case, you sure as heck do not get what you pay for!!
That is why the Rem president right now is working hard to correct their lack of quality. from what I hear he got an earfull at the shot show. He has visited a gun shop a friend of mine manages in NC, I know at least several times looking at their lack of quality and shooting good guns. He has got an eyefull for sure.