i was thinking of ordering a new 700 remmy but i've been reading and hearing alot of lads saying there not what they were in the past. i know the service went downhill but what about the firearms themselves? any input would greatly be appreciated boys.... dont wanna throw hard earned money out the door....thanks again!!
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Thu, 2007-12-20 05:29
Thu, 2007-12-20 08:35#1
i see a few people viewing the topic but no responses yet? come on guys help me out here!!
Thu, 2007-12-20 11:26#2
I think the rifle itself is still a good rifle. They wouldn't last at all if it wasn't. But I've had trouble with their customer servce and have run into a couple really poor shooting Remingtons in the past fifteen years or so. That in itself wouldn't discourage me but their customer service did. As I recall for them something like 3" groups at 100 yds was acceptable accuracy and they found nothing wrong with rifles that only shot that well.
For myself, I doubt I'll ever buy another Remington unless it's a steal and I feel like redoing it.
Thu, 2007-12-20 14:30#3
I have been a loyal remington fan. That being said, the only new remington rifle I have is the remington sendero sf and it truly is a tack driver but was built to be that way. All of the remingtons I now own are great shooting rifles but are also older rifles. I get rid of poor shooting rifles. I am not looking for a .5 MOA rifle for hunting but 3 MOA rifles will not stay in my safe unless they are milsurp. My advice is to look for an older BDL on the used shelves or get a custom. If accuracy is an issue and funds also an issue, get a savage.
Fri, 2007-12-21 07:27#4
There is a 700 BDL @ 30.06 in the closet that was bought new in 1993 that my son hasn't used. except to sight-in, and it is the same quality as my 30 year old BDL I fired a BDL in 7mm mag at the range, that was bought new three years ago, seen no difference.
Nothing newer than that though.
Fri, 2007-12-21 09:00#5
My gun shop buddy just got in the new remigton 700 with the triangular barrel. Yes, triangular. Looks like they did this rather than milling flutes. Also has a built in muzzle break. Stock is synthetic with rubber molding inlets. Interesting and interested to see if it will take off or not. Trigger is suposed to be the "best" factory trigger on the market (I tried it and it's not better then the accu trigger). It's damned good tho.
All I own is Rmingtons with the exception of my AR and M14S.
Fri, 2007-12-21 21:26#6
30 year old 700
I had a 25-30 year old 700BDL in .270, with a nice Swift 4x12x40 scope. It was a tack-driver, and had the sweetest trigger-pull of any rifle I ever fired. My boss wanted one, and I sold him mine for 450.00. Was this a mistake? It was at least 90% condition, or better. But that gun stayed in the safe more than my other rifles. Why, I don't know..........
Fri, 2007-12-21 23:05#7
Thats about right
Fri, 2007-12-28 11:06#8
If you want a well made newly manufactured American made rifle, buy a Ruger or a Savage instead.
Wed, 2008-01-02 13:05#9
IMHO Ruger rifles are crap. The 700 is still a great rifle! I own two, and they are fine firerarms. Savage might be the most accurate rifle out of the box today but they use cheap wood and the finish is not the best. The Winchester model 70 and the Rem 700 are still the two best rifles on the american market for the money. I own a vintage 35yr old 700 in 7mm rem, and a newer 700 in 300win mag. both are great shooters. The Winchester classic models with the pre 64 actions and claw extractors are my favorite, but the 700 still kills more deer every year than any other rifle. I own Sako, Weatherby, Savage, Browning, Winchester, and Marlin, and I still wouldnt hesitate to buy another 700.
Wed, 2008-01-02 15:41#10
BROWNING A-BOLT GETS MY VOTE!!