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#6446515 - 09/10/16 01:06 PM Remington Q/C
Alex49 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/16
Posts: 46
Loc: DFW
Over the past few years I've noticed Remington Arms has been getting a lot of hate about the quality of their guns. Maybe I just got lucky because in the past 2 years I've bought another 700 varmint rifle in .308 and an 870 pump for a home defense build and the fit and finish on both of them are top notch. The 700 is a tack driver that has no problems feeding or extracting after a few hundred rounds as well as the 870. They both just feel just as solid as the old Remingtons my father had from the late 80's early 90's.

Has anybody gotten a low quality weapon from them because I'm thinking about getting either an 11-87 or the V3 autoloader soon too. Just gotta try and sneak it passed the wife bolt
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#6446575 - 09/10/16 01:58 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I have an older 700 and a newer 700 both were about the same cost. My older 700 looks like a $1000 gun and the newer one looks like a $500 gun. They use plastic where they can, finish the metal as cheaply as possible, and the stocks are awful. But function wise, they both work perfectly fine.

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#6446610 - 09/10/16 02:25 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I don't know about present day, but several years back there was for sure some serious QC issues going on with Remington and Marlin.

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#6446674 - 09/10/16 03:44 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I've seen enough junk from them to avoid them for awhile.
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#6446675 - 09/10/16 03:46 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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Loc: Watauga, TX
How many tacks have you driven with the rifle? A hammer is a more efficient tool.
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#6446769 - 09/10/16 05:22 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I live in a small desert town, and so far have had two different shooters bring me Remington 700's that the bolt handle had fallen off of.



If this happens to you, PM me, I know a fellow that you can send it to who will TIG weld it back on -permanently.


Edited by charlesb (09/10/16 05:27 PM)
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#6446779 - 09/10/16 05:36 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
Dalep Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
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I bought a 787 (I think, low budget rem) that had 10 rounds through it. I then found out after 10 more rounds the action had a bur in it which waded up the bolt. Called for help/price on parts and was told to call another number of a guy who can fix it. Non Remington guy FYI, just a gunsmith

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#6446793 - 09/10/16 05:52 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I'll stick with my Winchesters, Tikkas and Brownings.

Had more than a few Remingtons over the years. Some were great, some were beyond bad. Never had a bolt handle come off, but have had 2 700 factory trigger groups fail and one 700 receiver that was d&t'd off center. I have one 700 (with a Timney), one 870 and a Model 7 (with a new Timney) left. The 700's do make a good starting point for a build, though.

Too many other good rifle manufacturers out there with better QC, IMO.

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#6446873 - 09/10/16 07:16 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 168
Loc: Shreveport, La
I gave up on Remington long time ago. I usually buy Savage. If there's an issue with it, They go out there way to help


Edited by mudd (09/10/16 07:16 PM)

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#6447016 - 09/10/16 09:11 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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I have one Rem 700 action. The front base screw hole is half a screw hole off to the left. I had to mill the base to the left to get it to screw down. The trigger was too heavy. I did the DIY trigger poundage reduction, but was still not satisfied. Installed a hundred dollar Timney.

1990's model 870 has never failed, but I'll stick with Tikka bolt action rifles from now on.
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#6447063 - 09/10/16 10:07 PM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
Alex49 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/16
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Ive always heard good reviews on Tikka rifles. Never had the chance to fire one though. Im also a fan of Savage rifles. I have my eye on a few different Savages right now as well
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#6447169 - 09/11/16 12:45 AM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I have one Rem 700 action. The front base screw hole is half a screw hole off to the left. I had to mill the base to the left to get it to screw down. The trigger was too heavy. I did the DIY trigger poundage reduction, but was still not satisfied. Installed a hundred dollar Timney.

1990's model 870 has never failed, but I'll stick with Tikka bolt action rifles from now on.


That was the same exact issue my 700 had. Same fix too. bang
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#6447172 - 09/11/16 12:51 AM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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Originally Posted By: Alex49
Ive always heard good reviews on Tikka rifles. Never had the chance to fire one though. Im also a fan of Savage rifles. I have my eye on a few different Savages right now as well


Savage makes a good rifle. One of the easier ones to do a do it yourself rebarrel on. Try out a Tikka if you can, though. Smooth as butter action, excellent out of the box trigger and accuracy. cheers
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#6447206 - 09/11/16 07:14 AM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
arandy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
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Loc: SW Arkansas
I have had good service out of Remington guns. Been shooting them for over 50 years. They have made a few that were not what they should have been but they have made millions of fine guns and their sales records for 870's, 700's, and 1100's reflect quality. Should my life depend on a gun's reliability, it would be an 870 that would get the call.

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#6448540 - 09/12/16 09:14 AM Re: Remington Q/C [Re: Alex49]
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Between dad and I, we have at least 8 Remingtons that I can think of. He's got 3 700s and a 870 wingmaster, and I've got 3 700s and a 870 express.

Neither of us have had any issues with any of them except my 14 year old 870 express. I had some issue with spent shells getting stuck once the gun was nice and hot. We took to it with a drimmel tool and then a polishing wheel and it's much better, but still occasionally a few will stick.

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