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Old 11-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #21
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The bigger shame is that when Freedom Group acquired Bushmaster, they laid off all/most of former Bushmaster employees and closed that factory.

Those good people got the financing to reopen the factory and (as far as I know) keep all the employees. They are now known as Wyndham Weaponry.
Yea good for them. They make pretty good rifles, and probably have the best warranty in the AR community.
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Speaking of marlin...I've heard thier newer lever action rifles don't last long. I've always wanted a lever gun but was warned by my fil, he has an older 30-30 I may buy from him, don't want newer junk.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #23
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Thanks guys for all the good feedback. Thought I would bring you an update. I called the headquarters yesterday since I had not received the new barrel in several weeks and asked them about it. The guy I spoke with checked and said that unfortunately that barrel was backordered and it would be at least three weeks until they had any to send out (funny that the first guy who claimed he ordered it for me didn't say anything about it being backordered--something he surely knew at the time). I asked him if they might have another barrel to send me since this brand new gun had never worked in the five weeks I have had it, and another three weeks plus seemed a bit unreasonable to me. He checked on the other 28" barrel and their 26" barrel--claimed both were also backordered and they simply had none whatsoever to send out. I don't have any way of knowing whether he was telling the truth or not, but it appears that I won't be able to shoot this new gun for several months after I bought it, at the very best. I have been hearing increasingly worse things about Remington stuff since their purchase by Freedom Group and it will probably be the last Remington product I buy. And the first guy's comment from headquarters about the problems the new barrels are having didn't exactly give me confidence!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #24
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Add to that this: a company without product to sell doesn't make sales and loses money as well as customers. Also note it's hunting season. How bad, how very bad, do things have to be planned, organized, developed, supervised and implemented at Remington that they don't have common barrels for sale?

They sent me to an authorized repair center for what THEY said was a bad trigger and covered under warranty on a new rifle a year ago saying it would only be weeks instead of months at the factory. Then I had to PAY for the repair to get the gun back as Remington wouldn't reimburse the dealer! At the time they were lowering the quality standard on their specifications so damn near whatever was spit out of the factory was saleable!!!
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Just buy a Mossberg 500 and never look back. I learned that the hard way as I have several remingtons 870's just sitting in my safe. My Mossbergs see all the use.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #26
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Sadly, I believe Remingtons QC has gone in the toilet---the 870 is simply my favorite slide-action shotgun---I somehow ended up with three much older 870s and all work just fine. The newer production guns just seem to vary in quality SO much---a few work, many don't and the Express models are the worst---they don't function well and rust if you just look at them---its like Remington doesn't care anymore---just ship 'em! Like I said, SAD...
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:40 AM   #27
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Expresses are built to a cheap price point. That really seems to bug some people. There is not a thing wrong with the current 1100s or Wingmasters.
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I have a 870 express and love it, it has never let me down . They say you get what you pay for, I got way more than I bargained for and priceless memories of great hunts.
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just order a bbl, and send them yours back and get a refund.
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