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Remington needs to get off their high horse and fix the problem.The quality that made them so famous is falling off with cheap finishes and rust issues as well as 870 models locking up. I may be leaning more toward Mossberg for future purchases.
 

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My friend recently bought a Remington 597 and within months the safety broke, locking the entire gun up. He has attempted to fix it it multiple times and it has broken within weeks after the repair. This is all on a 22 plinking rifle. I will never buy a remington rifle after seeing that.
 

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You ppl are buying crapy guns! I have had an 870 laminate stock for years(3) not one single pronlem!!!! Shoots great safty is great, trust the gun with my life!!!!
 

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I've had a 20ga 870 for a little over 25 years. I've never had a problem with it.

However, relying on anything mechanical for "safety" is your first mistake. Read any modern owner's manual and the manufacturers say the same thing.

Now, go ahead and show me the Youtube videos of the Rem 700s going off without anyone standing next to them. Yep, seen those. Even watched the CNBC special on Remington a while back. These are not new problems. They've been going on for something like 60 years. Caveat Emptor folks! Let the buyer beware. Do your research and decide how much faith you put in the products and manufacturers that you buy.
 

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agreed my 870 is great! but remington has lost quality since it is now owned bt the same ppl as bushmaster, dpms, marlin, and so on they are all the same company now!
 

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I've had a 20ga 870 for a little over 25 years. I've never had a problem with it.

However, relying on anything mechanical for "safety" is your first mistake. Read any modern owner's manual and the manufacturers say the same thing.

Now, go ahead and show me the Youtube videos of the Rem 700s going off without anyone standing next to them. Yep, seen those. Even watched the CNBC special on Remington a while back. These are not new problems. They've been going on for something like 60 years. Caveat Emptor folks! Let the buyer beware. Do your research and decide how much faith you put in the products and manufacturers that you buy.
with the bolt guns like the 700, does anyone carry it or store it chambered? the nature of the weapon you need to aim it and have a secure setup shot right? that leads me to believe that you can chamber as you are pointed downrange and ready to find a target and not until then.

who uses a bolt gun for SD that they need to carry it chambered? seems silly.
 

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with the bolt guns like the 700, does anyone carry it or store it chambered? the nature of the weapon you need to aim it and have a secure setup shot right? that leads me to believe that you can chamber as you are pointed downrange and ready to find a target and not until then.

who uses a bolt gun for SD that they need to carry it chambered? seems silly.
Hunting ;)
I carry my 700 ADL .30-06 loaded with one in the chamber when hunting. In the areas I hunt you will usually only get a few seconds to get lined up and get a shot off. If you make too much noise in that time, the animal will be gone.
Most shots are under 100 yards. Anything farther means your in a field and you will have more time. Most of it is pretty dense though so the animals can hide pretty quickly.
 

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Hunting ;)
I carry my 700 ADL .30-06 loaded with one in the chamber when hunting. In the areas I hunt you will usually only get a few seconds to get lined up and get a shot off. If you make too much noise in that time, the animal will be gone.
Most shots are under 100 yards. Anything farther means your in a field and you will have more time. Most of it is pretty dense though so the animals can hide pretty quickly.
right on. seems like if you have to rush shots like that people would miss a lot. lol
 

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None of my Remingtons have ever failed me. I also make sure to properly maintain them.
 

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I presently own 14 700's, 3 870's, and 2 1187's. I can say Ive never had a issue with any, maybe Im lucky. I also have 3 788's, that Ive read horror stories about, all 3 run like tops.
 

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The only problem I had with one of my 870 Wingmasters was the cartridge stop needed to be restaked because it fell out. The shop that did the "repair" staked it so it won't come out at all. The problem is it won't allow shells form the magazine onto the elevator when you pump the action. I will send it back to Remington for a proper fix sometime next year. I have another Wingmaster that is just fine.
 

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Nope-- have only 2 870`s now but never have had any issues with them. One is about 12 years old, the other about 3.
 

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Remington has a response to this accusation that is just as compelling. I will have to say that the finishes of their firearms has suffered tremendously though so, I have no doubts that there may be other issues.
 
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