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diggsbakes 07-13-2010 12:33 AM

Finished it. . .finally.
 
So this one has a story that gives me plenty of excuses of why it took so long in order to get it ready to go. I'll make it short.

This Remington 700 started out as a .308. I ordered the XHR LH version initially, so I'd have a great stock, barrel all I'd need was the optics and I'd be good to go. Well, the store ordered the wrong rifle, a basic 700 LH with the SPS stock. They refunded me the difference, I took it home, looked for a nicer lefty stock, couldn't find one I liked under $700.

In the mean time I came across a lightly used McMillan long action that is RH, but with an ambidextrous cheek weld and feels GREAT for cheap! (this gun now wears it)

So now I had a long action stock I liked and a short action Remy. :confused: All the while I'm also thinking that I wanted a bigger caliber. (already had a .308) So what to do.

I figured since the shop screwed up the first order they owed me one, so I took it back and told them I wanted a RH 700 in .300 Win Mag. They ordered it and I got the gun. . . only to break off the trigger while adjusting it the first night of ownership! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!! You should see how paper thin that piece of metal is. It broke off right next to the adjustment screw. I'll post a pic.

So it got sent off to one of the Remington Armour's in Tulsa, OK: SPORTS WORLD AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!

Total turn around time was 10 WEEKS!!! For a freaking trigger. I coulda done it myself in an hour (probably less). All the while I had to keep calling and calling and was given excuse after excuse. They even once said that Remington was "out" of triggers for their 700s??? I proceeded to tell them what a joke they were and that I would be letting people know. Which I am. The gun was delivered the 10th week with noticeable scratch marks on the floor-plate, but I was just happy to have my gun. I may still contact Remington and send them pictures. Remington did apologize for their incompetence and said there have been many recent complaints. Hopefully they will act upon them?

So I now have the gun, but the front action screw no longer engaged the threads. So yet another trip to Fastenal. . . they were able to order me in a 1/4 - 28 machine screw that works, but does not have the same low profile head that the original Remington screw did. Oh well. I worked.

So I mounted up my stock, got a killer deal on a Nikon Monarch 2.5 - 10 x 42mm scope, hooked up to Burris dovetail mounts and rings and it looks like the following picture. :)

diggsbakes 07-13-2010 12:38 AM

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Here she is!

diggsbakes 07-13-2010 12:53 AM

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Here's the broken trigger. I managed to keep it. I may have been a little rough with it, (couple of beers???) but should be more durable than this. In addition to the trigger. The chamber and barrel are already showing signs of rust. I keep wiping it off with a properly oiled rag, but it reappears every week or so. I haven't shot it yet, so that will tell if the gun is worth it's quirks, but so far I am skeptical at best for my outlook towards another Remington purchase.

I'd love to hear what some of you folks with more experience in Remys (or rifles in general) have to share.

Thanks,
D

jpattersonnh 07-13-2010 01:32 AM

What happened to the left hand rifle??

spyderfan 07-13-2010 01:48 AM

Nice gun I have a 700 hundred in 22-250 thinking of that gun in doesn't get much use hmmmmm.:confused:

CA357 07-13-2010 02:40 AM

Dang Diggs. What a flippin' nightmare. :eek: All I can say is that thing better be a tack driver.

diggsbakes 07-13-2010 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 314236)
Dang Diggs. What a flippin' nightmare. :eek: All I can say is that thing better be a tack driver.

That's the thought I'm going into this with.

I don't think another Remy will ever be on my mind. :( That actually really hurts me. . . I guess I owe them one more phone call and hopefully get an explanation in return. I LOVE American Firearms!!! There's WAY too much competition for them to treat their folks like this.

As always I wish my gun well, but I also wish this scenario much luck, not for myself only, but many others to come

spittinfire 07-13-2010 10:20 AM

To be honest, it sounds like a lot of run around for a 700 but I'm glad you finally got it all taken care of. I hope that thing is a great shooter for all that hassle.

joshfireart 07-13-2010 12:50 PM

My gun smith say remington has gone to sh!t and has for the last 2years

Dcomf 07-13-2010 04:02 PM

Let me see if I have this straight. You buy a rifle and take it home, get drunk and proceed to work on a trigger that the factory recommends you don't touch. It breaks and you demand they fix it. Okay, sounds about right. There's nothing to adjust on a standard Remington trigger that would result in a broken trigger like that.


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