They said to send it in...I did. I waited 4 1/2 months to get it back! What pissed me off, was that they sent me a NEW rifle, not my old one. They could have sent me that new rifle in a week. I traded that new one in where I bought the old one, the dealer gave me back what I paid for it, I bought a Winchester model 70 stainless classic in .375 and have been happy ever since.
I have a Remington model 700, I replaced the trigger with a Timney trigger first thing.If I were you, I'd do the same.
My elk hunting buddy bought a new remington 798 around 2009. This is the rifle with the mauser action. He couldn't get it to shoot for anything no matter what ammo he used or who was shooting it. He called remington multiple times and after persistence he was able to ship it back for repair work. After 4 months they said they had no one available that knew how to work on those actions because remington had purchased them from some eastern block european company. After 8 months of persistent calling they sent him a new rifle. By then the damage was done; he took the gun still in the box and sold it. I remember listening to him across the cube wall trying to get answers on his rifle so I know the story is not BS. His treatment was absolutely horrible.
The factory x-pro triggers are complete garbage!! Just buy a Timney or Shilen knock two pins out and drop them in and your set!! No waiting for Remington to spray cleaning solvent into their trigger and take up to 12 weeks turn around for that. The Rem 700 is the best action in the world period!! You go look at all the custom actions made and they base their design around the 700!! and not to mention the after market parts are endless. Happy hunting boys and girls!!
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I have 1 model 700 that I won at a hunting banquet. It works well and I've taken quite a few critters with it. My brother on the other hand, had to have some work done and after a long drawn out ordeal, just received a new rifle. the majority of my rifles are Win. model 70's and if I buy anymore rifles that's what it would be. Good luck on your rifle, at this point I would probably call and just ask them to replace the whole rifle(send a new one)
I hope it ends up turning out ok for you, dealing with big companies and being put on hold over and over is sure frustrating. Hang in there!
I am so sorry to have learned of your trouble. I hope your rifle is returned to you, in excellent condition, very soon.
I have no experience with newer Remington products. I do have a Wingmaster that's closing in on 40 years' old. It's an excellent shotgun. I have a Model 700 in .270 Win that is one of the best rifles I own. I'd sell my CRF Featherweight before I sold my Model 700.
The second most accurate rifle I have ever fired was a stock, off-the-shelf circa late 60's Model 700 ADL 7MM Rem Mag. That rifle would shoot well under MOA all day long, and nothing was ever altered on that rifle. No bedding, no trigger work, no nothing.
I have heard that Remington's quality control of late has gone the wrong direction. I have no clue whether it's true. Regardless, there is no excuse for lack of prompt attention to your very serious matter. BTW, did you ask the customer service rep how a rifle with a bad barrel managed to get by quality control?
I wish you best of luck with your rifle, and I wish you best of luck on your hunt(s).
I keep reading excellent stuff about Tikka rifles. I do not own one. Apparently Tikka guarantees MOA. And I have read many positive things about Savage as well.
I don't keep up on rifle manufacturers because I have more rifles than I need. In fact, I need only one good rifle. But, like most of us, I wanted more than I needed.
Were I really smart when I was sure I knew everything, I'd of bought a .280 Rem and never looked back.
Why is it that we have to grow older to grow wiser?
My Model 700 .270 Win is 40 years' old. Does anyone know what trigger Remington used then? I do know that I've never had any problem with that rifle. Should I put a Timney on it or stay with the factory trigger?