Rem 700P 338 Lapua faulty barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by knocker, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. knocker

    knocker New Member

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    Hello,
    I have just taken my second M700P 338 Lapua back to the dealer with a faulty barrel. The rep here in Australia is interested in replacing again and told me to go and buy a Sako. Good factory backup. I know of three other people that have had the same issues. Remingtons QA is obviously not very good. Inspect the barrel just past the throat area. Anyone else heard of this problem?Cheers
     
  2. ItZigs

    ItZigs New Member

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    I have one on order-what exactly seems to be the problem?:confused: Any pictures of the area of concern? Thanks.
     
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  3. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    My 700P MLR 338 lapua had some bedding issues with the HS stock (this is where the bad QC is IMO), but was easily cured with some devcon.

    re: the barrel, the first 10 shots went into 1 ragged hole at 100 m. It is also a regular 1/2 MOA shooter (and often better), and barrel fouling has not been an issue (much to my surprise and delight). Others who I know that have them have has similar, very good results to-date.

    Sorry to hear about the problems you are encoutering. That sucks. What exactly is the problem ?
     
  4. knocker

    knocker New Member

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    Gday,
    The problem on both of the rifles I have had is a very rough patch about 1/2" long with the naked eye and 1" long using a bore scope. The mark is around 1/2" in from the throat on the bore in between the rifling. When I recieved the second rifle, I couldnt make it out until I put 30 rounds through it. Just be wary, because Remington dont give a shit.
     
  5. pengilly

    pengilly New Member

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    Is it shooting good? Or shitty? Is it just a visual problem or function?
    Jeff
     
  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    That was my experience with Remington also, but with a shotgun. A 3" magnum chambered Model 870 shotgun that wouldn't eject 3" magnum Remington Peters factory shells because the mouth of the empty hull wouldn't clear the back edge of the barrel (chamber). They told me they had their 33 years experienced gunsmith look at the shotgun and that there was nothing wrong with it. Charged me to inspect it, replace the magazine spring, and for shipping and then sent it back. The 3" Remington Peters shells still hang up and won't eject. They wouldn't fix the problem on their own penny. Management must be too fixated on the bottom line to do the right thing. Probably more cost effective to lose some customers every now and then.
     
  7. yote bomber

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    My new Sendero had some pretty large tool marks about .3" down from the crown. The gunsmith cut 1/2" off the barrel when he installed the DE brake. I'm certain they would have caused some issues... if not with accuracy, fouling for sure.
     
  8. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    Are any of you guys checking for lug setback? I'd really like to know if headspace is slowly growing.
     
  9. 700bdl

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    If you couldn't make it out until after 30 rounds were sent down the barrel is there a chance it may be fouling and just needs a good copper solvent? How does the rifle shoot?Many button rifled barrels will have tiny nicks and gouges but after proper break in aren't an issue.( the reason for the break in procedure in the first place)You can buy 5 700Pmlr's for the price of a sako,or if it really bothers you just order a custom cut rifled barrel and you will still be way ahead of the game.If you bought the components separately and built it yourself you would still spend way more money.I have a 700P MLR and it shoots great!!!!I also had an issue with the bedding but fixed it for $10.00.If you could I would like to see a picture of the defect you are seeing in the barrel.Bottom line is how does it shoot?
     
  10. Elkkhunter

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    Not sure what to look for in mine, but my 700P 338LM shoots great like 700dbl's. I would like to see pictues of the flaw if anyone can get them.
     
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  11. Black Diamond 408

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    I was contacted several weeks ago from one of my good customers in Aussy land. He has just purchased a Rem 700 VTR 22-250 They have tried all sorts of different loads and it will not shoot at all, they checked the barrel and right ahead of the throat there is what appears to be some sort of ring or imperfection. They took it back to the dealer and they told him he ruined the barrel by not cleaning it correctly. They offered him 350.00 for the gun, he just paid over 1000.00 for. Suposedly they contacted the Importer and they dont want nothing to do with it. I told him to contact Rem direct and register a complaint. Obviously this is another factory defect. I heard of two other 338 Lapua's that were sent to a sherriff's department and the barrels were bad on them as well.

    Just more Remington Crap!
     
  12. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Like I said earlier, I had a Remington M870 Wingmaster in 3" Magnum that wouldn't eject fired 3" Magnum Remington Peters brand shotgun shells. I couldn't believe that Remington wouldn't take responsibility for that mafunctioning shotgun. But they didn't value me or their reputation enough to fix the problem on their dime. Their "30-year experienced, most senior" gunsmith examined the shotgun and stuck in a different magazine which didn't do anything to fix the ejection problem. Then they charged me for their work, parts, and return postage. They said they fired the gun with 3" shotshells and that they ejected in the shotgun just fine. I didn't want a shotgun that had to use the shells that they tested in it only, and gave up on that nonsense. Sold the gun. It was reliable with 2 3/4" shells only. I replaced that Remington with a Benelli Nova 3 1/2" pump action. Enough of Remington's customer service for me. Fool with me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me...

    As a consequence, I won't own any Remington rifles either, in spite of the fact that many love them and say they're the best factory rifle and action out there. My luck I'd get one of their turds and then the same old - same old treatment from Remington customer service. I'd rather not take the chance.
     
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  13. Black Diamond 408

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    Back in the day....we use to be Rem warenty station. I cant tell you how many 870's 3" models came through the shop with 2 3/4" ejectors installed. We finally gave up fixing all their problems.
     
  14. Elkkhunter

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    Is this thread on Rem 700P 338 Lapua Faulty barrel or just a hi-jacked bitch on Remys?

    I am sure there is plenty wrong with Remys, but could we take that to another thread and keep this one about 338 Lapua's.

    Thanks,

    "Added this: I don't want to waist posts off topic. Please keep it inline with title and original post. If you feel it applies post it. Thanks."
     
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