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Buffco wrote: »
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.
Bushart wrote: »
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
Buffco wrote: »
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.
CO Native wrote: »
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.
fishingcomic wrote: »
Temporary Price Reduction.
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