A little bit of bad luck!!

darrindlh

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I finally decided on which rifle I was going to get. Yesterday I bought a 300wm in a Remington model 700 stainless steal. It took me a bout a year and several used guns that I ended up not being happy with and selling, I finally bought yesterday. Well today before I was going to go break in the barrel I noticed that the bolt would not close when a round was chambered until alot of force was used. I then would extract the case and the base of the case would be destroyed. I took it to my local gun shop and they had there smith look at it while I was there and determined that the bolt face was not completly round. And there was a part that was causing the case to rub and not close without the bruttle force of a very large man.

I am now second guesing my purchase. I am sending it back to remington to get fixed. Acutally it does not even go to the factory. A gunsmithing warehouse in minnasota is doing all of the fixes for Remington , Browning and winchster. Should I worry I love this rifle so far. Love how the bolt is smooth, i love how it fits on my shoulder and because it is a remington there are alot of extras I can get. Should i worry!!?

Thanks guys
Darrin
 

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Matthew Lundy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Only if it doesn't perform after the fix.</div></div>

+1 only if it does not work after the fix I would then worry about it and want my money back.
 

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

I would bet that it will be fine when it comes back,The sucky thing is having to send your rifle off to get fixed.
 

darrindlh

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

Guys that is what I am worried about. I have read a few post, not a lot but a few where it never was fixed. However I was excited to break in that new barrel monday. It does suck to have to wait!! patience is a virtue
Darrin
 

darrindlh

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

The gunsmith that found the problem told me that it is not unsafe to shoot the rifle. But it would destroy my brass. I reload and want my brass kept. But now my cabin fever is even worse. I just want to go shoot
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Darrin
 

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

Has Remington completely abandoned the concept of quality control? Easily detectable defects like this should not happen.
 

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

Did you take it back to the shop where it was purchased? if so why didn't you just make them get you a new one? you shouldn't have to piss with sending it off! if it was defective when it left the shop take it back!
 

darrindlh

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

That is what I wanted to do. But I bought the rifle at Sportsmans warehouse. And to make matters worse there is a sign that reads " all firearm purchase are final". However sportsmans is going to ship it for me I do not have to ship it they will. Still I don't understand why I can't just exchange it for the same rifle. I have the box and kept the recipt.

Stealthman,
I agree completly. That is why I am emailing a gunsmith. Nathon from straight shot gunsmithing to see if it is worth having a sako extractor put on and I am going to have him flute the bolt.

What do you guys think. Is the sako extractor worth it? Why. I don't understand what it is


Darrin
 

darrindlh

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Re: A little bit of bad luck!!

Ok guys got an answer from sportsmans warehouse. The reason that I can't just exchange it for a new one is because as soon as the rifle is entered in to the computer as mine the ATF consider it a used firearm and Sportsmans Warehouse has can not have nothing to do with used firearms.!!

Darrin