Remington Arms ("Remarms") website

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  1. Condor

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    Here is a an interview from Field and Stream. They reference quality in three of the answers, and address “fit and finish” in question 2.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/guns/remington-reveals-plans-for-new-guns/

    They also clarify that the receivers will be marked “Remington” (question on another thread”.

    I am optimistic...my first gun was an 870 Express. I plan on giving them another look if a 20 gauge makes it to my LGS.
     
  2. huntsman

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    I see Wingmaster, is the new company going walnut and blued steel on shotguns? Is there a market for a 1k pump gun?
     
  3. JCooperfan1911

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    I would strongly enjoy a 20 bore 870 for house work. Also thank you for the links sir.
     
  4. mcb

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    Speaking in generalities; Two years ago nearly everyone hated Remington (and nearly all the brands they owned) and anything those brands produced. Now everyone has found memories, well wishes, and high hopes.

    Before everyone gets their hopes crushed you should do some research into who now owns and is running RemArms LLC. The same man (Ken D'Arcy CEO) that drove The Remington Outdoor company into its second bankruptcy, that resulted in auctioning off the company in parts, is the same man that is now running RemArms LLC. The new owner of RemArms LLC (Richmond Italia) that purchased Remington's Ilion plant while nearly simultaneously letting his other business (GI Sportz) fall apart in a bankruptcy too. Oh and D'Arcy was a former CEO of GI Sportz too. The Ilion plant is hiring back the same union, and union workers they had employed before the bankruptcy, that were making products no one wanted due to the supposed lack of innovation and poor quality.

    Nothing has changed and yet everyone has high hopes, isn't that sort of insane?

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Not Albert Einstein
     
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  5. Slater

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    Aren't they kind of bound to work with the union?
     
  6. mcb

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    Unfortunately, they are.
     
  7. Slater

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    Presumably, closing the Ilion plant and moving everything to Huntsville was unworkable for a lot of factors - financial, political, and legal (the union)?
     
  8. mcb

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    They could not give up the home of Remington there in Ilion due to the history (some of the building are nearly 200 years old) and the EPA disaster that place no doubt is would be prohibitively expensive to clean up so they could walk away from it. But mostly due to the fact that the bankruptcy forced ownership of the Huntsville facility back to the city of Huntsville that held the mortgage. Remington did not have a facility down here anymore as they could not afford the mortgage payments on the facility they had. They also did not realize how incredibly high the demanded for engineers and associate positions (program managers, technicians etc) is here in Huntsville. Remington (and most any other gun company) could not offer competitive salaries compared to what the automotive, space, and defense sectors were able to offer in the Huntsville area. Polaris and Dynetics absorbed a lot of former Remington employees.
     
  9. natman

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    You're right, the 783 isn't exactly the same as the Marlin 783, the receiver design is different. It would have been more accurate to say the 783 evolved from the Marlin. The barrel nut design, the bolt and safety seem very similar.

    Still ugly though. ;)
     
  10. ColoradoMinuteMan

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    This isn't a new site. Despite minor changes like explaining that they are not part of Remington Ammunition, removing ammunition from the site and removing their direct sales this is basically the same site. I'm sure this is not reflective of what will be in their product catalog going forward. You can see the examples between July 2020 and now.
    Now

    July 2020
     
  11. ColoradoMinuteMan

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    I doubt the average enthusiasts' lives will be much different whether Remington comes back strong or not. Regardless, some of us are just happy to see the brand return and see what the next chapter is all about. There have been many people who have failed at various ventures throughout their lives. Abraham Lincoln was probably the most famous failure of all time. As an Remington enthusiast, who isn't all caught up I the drama of the day to day operations, all I can do is wish them well and hope they learned to valuable lessons that will lead them to success this time around. In the meantime, there are plenty of options.

     
  12. Slater

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    Bought this during the height of the ammo shortage so I haven't had the chance to shoot it yet. Huntsville-manufactured Remington 783 Varmint (.308) with 26 inch heavy profile barrel and laminated stock. I don't know how it's going to shoot, but I can't fault the fit and finish

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  13. N9NWO

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    What happened to Remington is why we need a firearms oriented financial services industry. Maybe the NRA could do something like the USAA or AARP have done. Form a bank, investment house and such that we have our own mutual funds to invest in the firearms industry. Thus ownership would be among gun owners. likewise we could have our own credit system where dealers could process cards and the gun owners would have cards. Much like the Harvest card that Rural King has thru the Army's Redstone Arsenal credit union.
     
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