Remington...errrr

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by angus-5024, May 27, 2009.

  1. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,
    I have a bit of a problem. I bought a .338 Ultra Mag in Model 700 XCR. I thougth that It would be a good rifle considering I paid over $1200 CAD. Well the thing has been nothing but nightmares from day 1. this is my first long range rifle (never mind that it is a sporter rifle, its all I can afford) and my only big game rifle. I sold my .340 weatherby so that I could get this one (boy, do I regret it). The issue I am now faced with is this: I have 2 months till bear season and 3 months till everything else season and MY TRIGGER IS BROKEN IN HALF!!!!! It came with the X-Mark pro adjustable and when I got it the set screw was 1/4" out if the trigger. "no biggy" I though, and screwed it in. left it be for awhile while I releived the barrel channel, stiffened the forend, glass bedded it and painted it. then I went to take the barrelled action out of the stock and the trigger broke right at the set screw!!! I still need to varify my tragectories and do load development! the Remington rep pointed me to their warranty place in Quebec (I'm on the other side of the country in B.C). When I talked to them they were helpful at first saying that they will send me a new trigger assemlby, then they e-mailed me and told me that I have to send in the whole rifle. for them to get me a new trigger it was going to be 6-8 weeks. I have no idea what it will take for me to ship them my rifle, them to fix it, and then get it back to me. I doubt that it would even be back for hunting season, not to mention that I probably am paying the shipping. I told them that I need something a little more customer friendly. waiting on there reply. what should I do? I dont have the $$ to get a new trigger (rifel basix or jewel). do I just send it in and take this crap? or can I buy a used trigger for a reasonable amount? I just dont understand how someone can pay good coin for a rifle (us Canadians always pay good coin), and then when the thing has a manufacturer defect, I get screwed. I just think that remington should be doing justice to the situation rather than me getting left with no rifle for hunting season. anybody gone through this shinanigins before?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    With your hunt coming up I would just order a Jewel trigger and be done with it.

    After you get the trigger ( A couple of weeks) install it and you will never look back.

    Once you have the Jewel then keep hounding Remington foe a new trigger and tell them
    that you don't have time to ship your rifle and risk not having it back in time to make the
    hunt. and that you will send them the trigger buy registered Mail and then they can send
    you the replacement for the broken one.

    That way if they drag there feet it won't ruin your hunt.

    Give Jewel a call and they will help you out.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to get a nice trigger, but unfortunatly I'm way over budget already with my hunting gear. I still need rings and bases for my rifle, some more powder, a weather meter and a spotting scope. All which will be low end stuff. a trigger is just not in the budget. My wife will give me a whoopin' if I spend anything more. Thanks for the thought though. I'm just getting set up this year, hopefully next year I can start getting nice stuff, slowly... very slowy.
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    angus,
    I have a spare factory Rem trigger. I think it is a X Mark trigger. Breaks like glass, but I replaced it with a Jewell on a custom build. I will send it to you. Do you have a smith that can install it for you ?
    Send me a PM with your mailing adress and just pay me what you feel it is worth.
    Just trying to help you out.
     
  5. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Angus, I will also send you an x mark if you need one, Don't worry about the money. It will be my dime, I only have 19 of them laying around in a box.

    Get the phone number off my site or e-mail me an adress.
     
  6. TCKev

    TCKev Well-Known Member

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    Way to step up guy's. It don't get any better than that!!!
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding gentlemen. This does my heart good to see you guys taking care of one of your own. Good job and continue helping others hunt.

    Tank
     
  8. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, your generosity is pretty amazing. you really bailed me out on this one. I cant say how much I appreciate it! Like liltank said, you are trully gentlemen. Thanks again everyone.
     
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  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I just thank God for we still have kind folks in this evil world.

    God Bless You!
     
  10. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Way to go guys!

    Talk about a great community to be in!!!

    And its all in a single living room.
     
  11. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Way to go guys, its good to see people who are able to help, Helping those who need a hand. My hats off to you gentlemen.
     
  12. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    Makes a person feel plumb good to be a part of a family of shooters and hunters that are willing to help out like this. Way to go.

    Angus, I know this kind of thing when under pressure of upcoming hunting season makes you want to tell Remington to go kiss the South end of a North bound mule but not only will that not do any good it is not a nice thing to do. Glad you got some help from board members.
     
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  13. Leupold308

    Leupold308 Active Member

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    Ya, great job with the links , should get him going without high pressure signs (@ home).