Been meaning to do this for a while and would come in, start reading the threads and get totally distracted and forget about updating this post. Before we took the Rifle out to shoot it in, I happened across one the Remington 700 trigger recall ads in American Rifleman Magazines and got to wondering if it had ever been checked. Went into the Remington site, plugged in the Serial Number and sure enough it was subject to the recall.
Figuring to kill two birds as long as i was going to lose the use of the rifle for a while, thought I would see what it would cost to have Remington fix it. Called Customer service, left my number and they called back in a couple of hours. Told the customer service rep what the problem with the misaligned holes, not being able to get it on paper, etc. and I gave him the serial number. When he punched it up, he paused, muttered something about a Cross indexed(?)(he didn't say threaded) barrel and (I really didn't hear him very well, so this may be completely wrong). Said something else about a manufacturing error (He didn't use error, but something like mis-manufacture) and he told me that the rifle was less than 2 years old and still under warranty, but since I wasn't the original owner, the Tech would decide on what to do with it. Also told me that it may not be repairable, but Remington would make it good, whatever that means. After he had ran the Serial number, he paused for quite a while, like he was aware that there may be a problem, then mumbled what ever it was he said about the barrel, so figured that there may have been a group of VTR's with the same problem. I never mentioned the barrel, except for the hole misalignment he did, if that means anything.
He then took my name, address, all other pertinent data and told me that UPS would be dropping by a self addressed box in the next couple days and to strip the rifle down to basics, put the rifle in the box and call UPS for pickup. Told me to write a short description of the problem and put it in with the service Order he emailed me. So far hasn't cost me a dime.
Anyway, the Rifle has gone back to Remington and while back I received a Repair Order to replace the Service Order I had previously. Been back to their automated site over the last couple of weeks and they only tell me that it is out to a service tech for repair.
Anyway, that is where it stands for now, but I do know that the Scope mounting holes were out of alignment with the receiver and now it may be that the barrel was also put in crooked or something, but will just have to wait and see. Am going to have to trust Remington to make it right.
In the meantime, been busy working on an exercise program for folks my age. Calling it "Pumping Rust".
In the ear, right?