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Thread: Remington in a Spot of Bother

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    Last edited by jakewire; 26-11-2017 at 10:06 PM.
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    if they go bust will that make my 700 a collectors item lol
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    It will
    along with 7 and a half million other ones.
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    Sako are very lucky that they have Buzman.

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    A salient point Tahr
    Sako's covered , though there shouldn't be a need , however I wonder if Remington had thought of this.
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    So they assumed Hilary would win and there would be panic buying after the election?
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    And manufactured to suit maybe?
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    I think the competition is getting stiffer and people are buying more Tikkas No one wants to purchase a rifle and then replace it's trigger straight away.
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    Remington X Mark Pro triggers suck, they always have , they are useless and every time you go to buy a Remington you should negotiate with the seller the 250$ price of the replacement

    If they won't deal buy something else in front of them or go somewhere else.
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    maybe if they didnt cut costs on the production lines people might buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    maybe if they didnt cut costs on the production lines people might buy them.
    My thoughts too.
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    I think Remington could easily boost some m700 sales by doing a few upgrades that most custom action makers already do: 60 degrees bolt throw, get rid of the inadequate extractor and put a decent claw on, reduce the massive diameter of the receiver and offer it in calibres that are at the cutting edge of what people want. And give Timney or similar some royalties and copy their trigger. The basic design of that action hasn't really changed since its inception. Rifles need to move with the times these days and Remington have been sitting on their hands for too long in my opinion.
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    Remingtons suck
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    I would take the article with a grain of salt.

    The problem with Remington is that their budget rifles are too expensive. Their top line rifles are unexciting. Is it me or does the 700 platform seem old fashioned, like an old pop song that doesnt get played any more. Remington 700's used to be the quality economy rifle. Now they have been massively undercut by new products.They will have been hit hard by the success of the Tikka T3 for the last decade and now the Savage and Ruger American rifles. Following in the footsteps of the Tikka T3, there has been an arms race in who can manufacture the cheapest economy rifle for the masses, but its resulted in some new designs, and the 1960's model 700 just seems unfashionable.

    But if anything it may be the AR15 type sales which are soft. That market is getting crowded and Remington are marketing them as the new sporting hunting rifle, which may not be a successful approach to young black rifle buyers, who can use a tactical rifle to hunt deer if they want while still having its' military charisma.
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