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Old 09-16-2008, 08:53 PM
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Re: Are Remy's overrated

JE, glad to hear you're OK. can't say i envy you southerners when the storms pick up.

as far as the 3x, like i said, this was just the gravity direction flex test. they'll all work well if fitted right, and of course, blow up if things are done very wrong.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:29 PM
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they are all my gunsmith will work on ( except custom) . true the action 125$ . have a krieger ( or your selection ) installed . adjust the trigger . put a leup 6.5-20 or your choice and feel the magic. you will never want to shoot or load for a factory barrel again. senderos are close though.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:17 PM
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In the original post the safety issue was raised. I have heard that the Rem's have a propensity to miss fire. I hate to even say it. Can someone here give the skinny about how the facts to this claim come down? In other words, is it true and why?

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:16 AM
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In the original post the safety issue was raised. I have heard that the Rem's have a propensity to miss fire. I hate to even say it. Can someone here give the skinny about how the facts to this claim come down? In other words, is it true and why?

Thanks,
Steve
Steve.

I bought my first Remingtion in 1962 and have never had any missfires or extraction
problems with any remingtions (several hundreds) to date.

You can have problems with any rifle if it is not set up correctly.

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:57 AM
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Re: Are Remy's overrated

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In the original post the safety issue was raised. I have heard that the Rem's have a propensity to miss fire. I hate to even say it. Can someone here give the skinny about how the facts to this claim come down? In other words, is it true and why?

Thanks,
Steve
I was around one rifle that fired when the safety was disengaged (one time). What we found, was the original lubricant on the trigger mechanism was hardened and the trigger was HORRIBLY dirty. 25 seconds with a can of brake cleaner and the problem was resolved. That trigger was 35 years old and had never been cleaned (the stock had never been removed from the rifle).

I have heard this same situation from a couple other guys as well.

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:41 AM
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So if I sum this up correctly, a Remmy is most popular to build on since it has the most after market parts and a ton of smiths out there who find it easier to work on. If I was to build the ultimate factory PRECISION hunting rig, I would be better served with a different action. Something like a winchester. I even heard that the technique that ruger uses in their action forming may make it stiffer than other brands. This is true only if I am looking for the stiffest action, not going after all the after market bells and whistles that do not necessarily add to accuracy in the rifle itself. Yes it would be cheaper to go remmy, quicker to have the work done, and easier to find someone to do the work, but if I am looking just for the best factory market action remington isn't it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:54 AM
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I would look at Stiller Custom Actions. You can get the Stiller Predator for around $800.00 and it will be better than a trued Remmy and the resale value will be excellent.
100% true--I have 8 of these and the Stiller is a much better product and will hold resale because one will not have to wonder if the smith that did the work knew what he or she was doing!!!
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