Jim and Joel:
The rifle is going to a 14 year old young man for Christmas. His father asked that I put a muzzle brake
on the rifle to reduce the recoil. So it would have been hard to send it back to Remington and have it back for Christmas. I made a 150 mile round trip house call to tap the holes.
To top it off the father went to Walmart and bought a box of 150 grain Remington Core locks. They would not group better than 2 inches. I loaded five rounds with 42 grains of H-4895 with 150gr Nosler Balistic Tips touching the rifling, The group size dropped to under an inch at 100 yards.
I called Remington and told them about this rifle. They seemed appreciative.