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    Time for a gun thread


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    Yeah. Trump isn't a good gun salesman like Obama was.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/06/news...les/index.html

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    Taking guns off the streets. Thanks Trump!

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    It's been coming. Remington lost their way. The most popular model they've ever made, the Model 700, was initially a economical rifle. Now the BDL and CDL variants cost $800 plus, and you can get outstanding accuracy and value for nearly half that. The quality didn't reflect the price tag, even though they're still solid rifles. But with the ADL, rough barrel coatings (instead of blueing), a cheap plastic hollow stock, with a trigger that was junk from the factory, and it's still over $500?

    They wanted to build cheap but charge the price of European imports. Destined to fail. Initially their market was the blue collar hunter, but they left him behind.

    Remington 700s are still great platforms, and their biggest draw is the availability of aftermarket parts. They're basically the Chevy LS engine of the gun world, with regards to ease of customization. But when you're looking at $600 for bone stock before you add hundreds more in upgrades, people are gonna look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffco View Post
    It's been coming. Remington lost their way. The most popular model they've ever made, the Model 700, was initially a economical rifle. Now the BDL and CDL variants cost $800 plus, and you can get outstanding accuracy and value for nearly half that. The quality didn't reflect the price tag, even though they're still solid rifles. But with the ADL, rough barrel coatings (instead of blueing), a cheap plastic hollow stock, with a trigger that was junk from the factory, and it's still over $500?

    They wanted to build cheap but charge the price of European imports. Destined to fail. Initially their market was the blue collar hunter, but they left him behind.

    Remington 700s are still great platforms, and their biggest draw is the availability of aftermarket parts. They're basically the Chevy LS engine of the gun world, with regards to ease of customization. But when you're looking at $600 for bone stock before you add hundreds more in upgrades, people are gonna look elsewhere.
    My 30 yr old Remington 7600 06 pump has served me well----nice stock---lighter than the old monsters---got a wall full of antlers attributed to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushart View Post
    My 30 yr old Remington 7600 06 pump has served me well----nice stock---lighter than the old monsters---got a wall full of antlers attributed to it
    Oh, no flies on Remington's product at all. I love my 700 ADL.

    But, a pump rifle? Man... That's just... sacrilegious or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffco View Post
    Oh, no flies on Remington's product at all. I love my 700 ADL.

    But, a pump rifle? Man... That's just... sacrilegious or something.
    Dude!!.....May I call you Dude?

    We cut our teeth on running deer here---we used to chase with dogs many years ago

    It was brought to my attention many decades ago---that a lever or bolt usually requires you taking the gun off your shoulder----and without the great debate---many of us believe semi-s tend to jam

    If I need that 2nd shot---I can pump one in and out of the chamber while it's on my shoulder and my eye on target

    But to each his own---lots of bones on my wall to say she works tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffco View Post
    It's been coming. Remington lost their way. The most popular model they've ever made, the Model 700, was initially a economical rifle. Now the BDL and CDL variants cost $800 plus, and you can get outstanding accuracy and value for nearly half that. The quality didn't reflect the price tag, even though they're still solid rifles. But with the ADL, rough barrel coatings (instead of blueing), a cheap plastic hollow stock, with a trigger that was junk from the factory, and it's still over $500?

    They wanted to build cheap but charge the price of European imports. Destined to fail. Initially their market was the blue collar hunter, but they left him behind.

    Remington 700s are still great platforms, and their biggest draw is the availability of aftermarket parts. They're basically the Chevy LS engine of the gun world, with regards to ease of customization. But when you're looking at $600 for bone stock before you add hundreds more in upgrades, people are gonna look elsewhere.
    I have a Remington 700 BDL in .243. Like it. However, I understand some say the safety is flawed.

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    I'm a Remington shotgun fan, so this breaks my heart. I guess it's time for a new Versa Max to add to the collection before things get worse for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO Native View Post
    I'm a Remington shotgun fan, so this breaks my heart. I guess it's time for a new Versa Max to add to the collection before things get worse for them.
    I reach past my Belgium A5 for my 1100 skeet every time. I love that gun.

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