I have been reading some threads in this forum and because they are old i will post a new one on this subject. Not to mention i dont want to SIDETRACK anyones thread
I bought a REM700 BDL SS 338WIN MAG , i think it was 1992...(THE GUN FROM HELL)
When i cycled the action in the gun shop (Dixons Guns Saskatoon SK) the bolt handle came off in my hand, the shop owners jaw dropped and i had a sh$#$t eatin grin on my face.
Long story short::: He sent the gun back to the factory and about 3 weeks later he called to see how they were making out with the rifle. He was told the rifle was not at the factory and that they had NO RECORD of it ever being there AND NO RECORD of them fixing it.
Then one week later the rifle shows up back at the gun shop with a letter from remington that they had put the handle back on and set the headspace on the bolt. AND claimed the bolt handle came off from shooting excessively hot handloads The rifle had never left the store or fired a shot prior to me going to pick it up..(it was a special order by me)
When i took it too the range accuracy was not good at all so it was GONE
I lost a lot of respect for remington after that.
I guess thats why i'm shooting a SAKO TRG-S since then in 338WIN MAG
Just did'nt have much luck with the first one after ordering and customer service didnt seem to know what was going on when it got lost.
Thats my experience with them...