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Lobo
September 21, 2009, 18:35
I've heard rumors that Remington quality has gone down recently. I'm looking at a NIB Remington 700 SPS in Stainless in .270. Anyone out there purchased a Rem. lately that can comment on the QC/quality?

Jaxxas
September 21, 2009, 21:46
Originally posted by Lobo
I've heard rumors that Remington quality has gone down recently. I'm looking at a NIB Remington 700 SPS in Stainless in .270. Anyone out there purchased a Rem. lately that can comment on the QC/quality?


I bought my Remy 700 XCR Tactical LR new in February, It's .308 in stainless steel with some kind of Trinyte black coating. X40 trigger, full length aluminum bedding in a Bell & Carlson stock. I've had zero problems. Fit and finish are great, accuracy is superb, though I'm sure good riflemen could do better. 100 yd - 3/4" groups out of the box with Winchester White Box 7.62x51, probably the best I'm capable of! Trigger is almost scary, but I left it set at the factory settings.

Here is the original Remington webpage with all the specs.
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_XCR_tactical_long_range.asp

I bought it from Kones Korner thru GunBroker, best deal I could find, for about $1100.

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss317/The_JaXXas/20090907/IMG_1241.jpg

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Lobo
September 22, 2009, 10:25
Never mind....I just found out the 700's have a security system for the bolt that uses a key. No thanks Remington!!!

jugrunner
September 22, 2009, 11:58
find a used mod 700 ... the best IMHO ...

MAINER
September 22, 2009, 12:41
Heard a few grumblings about the synthetic stock feeling flimsy. He's happy with a Laminate repacement stock.

My PSS doesn't feed from the left side, but haven't had time to figgure it out yet.

Hadn't heard about a keyed lock on a Remy before. :sad:

Sig220
September 22, 2009, 13:56
Originally posted by Lobo
Never mind....I just found out the 700's have a security system for the bolt that uses a key. No thanks Remington!!!

That is the first I have heard about a bolt "security system", I looked but could not find anything on it, can you please supply a link??

Thanks!!

BTW, somebody had a Remy 700 in 7mm mag in the marketplace at a steal of a price!!

Jaxxas
September 22, 2009, 20:43
Originally posted by Sig220


That is the first I have heard about a bolt "security system", I looked but could not find anything on it, can you please supply a link??

Thanks!!

BTW, somebody had a Remy 700 in 7mm mag in the marketplace at a steal of a price!!


WOW! Glad there isn't one on my rifle! Per the manual it looks to be true, though it seems to be fairly unobtrusive!

http://www.remington.com/library/downloads/owners_manuals.asp

Page 8, I believe in the 700 manual.

Sig220
September 22, 2009, 22:22
Originally posted by Jaxxas



WOW! Glad there isn't one on my rifle! Per the manual it looks to be true, though it seems to be fairly unobtrusive!

http://www.remington.com/library/downloads/owners_manuals.asp

Page 8, I believe in the 700 manual.

Indeed you are correct, I don't care how unobtrusive it is....I won't own a 700 with it!! I have 2-700 models without it and have never needed it.

splattermatic
September 23, 2009, 05:46
it's called a j-lock.
the key face looks like a letter j.

todays world of gun security from unauthorized use, ya know.
it's real easy to replace, iirc, pacific tool and die sells replacement shrouds, and there's more than likely more out there too.

a new remmy 870 has it too on the safety button.

it life now a days..
personaly it doesn't bother me, but i also own but 1 700 that has had it replaced before i got it.

do as you want, but it's really hard to beat a remmy 700 in the accuracy department.

hedp
September 23, 2009, 07:34
Pretty sure the J-lock has gone away now, at least on new 700s.
Even if it hasn't, it's pretty non invasive for a safety lock, and shouldn't be a deal breaker. Make sure it's unlocked, and lose the key.

Para Driver
September 23, 2009, 10:30
those flimsy lock mechanisms have been known to fall off.. it just happens sometimes?

evan price
October 01, 2009, 05:00
Easy solution:

Find an older Rem 700 rifle, before the "X-Mark-Pro" trigger (it's gold coloured, easy to spot the X-mark). The older triggers were more friendly for adjustment, and they had no J-lock in the bolt. Can't beat my Rem 700 Police Sharp-Shooter .308 for accuracy.

gunplumber
October 01, 2009, 11:22
I hunt for cheap "old" Remys. The newer ones are fine, but I don't care for the stocks, so getting an old beater and a new barrel and stock will give you a much better tactical ninja commando rifle.

Almost every remington rifle, especially their PSS, can be improved by pulling the barrel and facing, then remounting with a tighter headspace. I've seen some really sloppy work from the factory - its like the important part is where the roll-stamp ends up, not where the appropriate torque and headspace is.

gunplumber
October 01, 2009, 11:26
Originally posted by MAINER

My PSS doesn't feed from the left side, but haven't had time to figure it out yet.

Frequently the magazine box and bottom metal result in a pinch on one side or another. should be able to adjust so the box fits snug against the receiver and the bottom metal snug against the mag box.

I also ordered a "new" steel follower to replace the cheesy stamped one I had on an ADL to BDL conversion, and it did the same thing - something hinkey about the follower. The stamp[ed one worked fine