Why doesn't Remington make Titanium actions anymore?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Coues Sniper, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if anyone knows why Remington stopped making Titanium actions? They were/are wildly popular, yet they only made them for 2 years. I was told that it was because they were hard to mill and/or true up, but I find that hard to believe. Any insight or wild rumors?
     
  2. mtelkhntr78

    mtelkhntr78 Well-Known Member

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    I am currious about that as well. 4 years ago i just about bought a M700 TI in 300wsm. I wish I would have now just for the investment.
     

  3. bubbagodkin

    bubbagodkin Active Member

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    I have a 7mm rem mag titanium that is bedded with brake... It shoots less than 1/2moa and probably capable of better.... I am very pleased with it
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Titanium is extremely expensive to mill, so are the specialty tools required for working it.

    It is also much more time consuming.

    As a result of the above the selling price has to be extremely high as well for them to be as profitable as steel actions. Our national economy has been on the skids for nearly four straight years which has resulted in a significant fall in the average person's disposable income so specialty products like Titanium Actions just aren't going to be big sellers.

    If they weren't selling enough of them to justify the extra time and cost, then it would be foolish for them to continue making them.
     
  5. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    all I know is that I want one.
     
  6. bubbagodkin

    bubbagodkin Active Member

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    I think they are still available through remington custom shop
     
  7. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your points Rose, but were they really having trouble selling them? They command a premium price nowadays. My question was more geared towards if there were any complications/problems with the Ti actions.

    I wasn't aware that the Custom shop offered them still Bubba, I'll call to confirm.
     
  8. 8 SNAKE

    8 SNAKE Well-Known Member

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    If you get a chance to post Remington's reply, I'd like to hear what it was.
     
  9. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    Customer service said that they stopped offering them in the Custom Shop this year. He didn't seem 100% so I have a call into the custom shop to be sure. I'll post what I hear.
     
  10. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

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    The real reason they don't make a lot of rifles they used to is that they are not really a gun company anymore. At Remingtons heart they are an investment vehicle for Cerbus capital management. That is why quality is way down. Trying to make guns faster and cheaper to pump up short term profits so they can sell the burnt out shell of a company for a big payday. They destroyed marlin and Remington quality is a shadow of its old self. The reason most of the bigger custom shops who used to use remington actions now build their own actions is because the Remington actions quality went down. The time and work it took to true up a remington became more than starting from scratch. These small companies have invested what for them are huge sums of money into CNC milling machines because Remington is that bad.