Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TexasEd, Dec 3, 2014.
The ADL and BDL were both discontinued a few years ago and replaced with the Budget SPS and top end CDL. Both the ADL and BDL are back in limited offerings. The ADL has become a very cheap budget gun with a plastic stock and matte finish. People often complain about the quality. What do you expect for $300 or less.
You can still buy a CDL for around $900 or a BDL for around $700. Those are just as nicely made and finished as they ever were. And when you factor in for inflation a $900 rifle today isn't any more expensive than what a BDL would have cost 30 years ago.
No they are owned by an American company...Cerberus
Few years ago I wanted one of the VSSF II rifles in .22.250. The price was about $1100. As I was getting ready to buy a friend suggested buying an SPS VS stainless which was a special run for Cabellas. I ended up picking the rifle up for about $380 with all the rebates. Wasn't a good shooter. After a B&C Medalist stock and Timney trigger it was though.
It's all about cutting costs. But even though things are done cheaply you can still produce a nice finished product if you want to spend a little time and money.
Have had some problems with Remington ammo during the 2008-2009 gun scare--it was some of the dirtiest .45 ACP ammo that I had ever fired. It might have been some that was contracted production by a foreign company.
Many (most) of their new models have been plagued with issues ranging from annoying to dangerous. To me they fall into the "jack of all trades, master of none" category. They have so many models, and variations of those models, that quality suffers.
To me there is no reason to pay the prices for their higher end models, when there are nicer options from other manufacturers at the same price. Their entry level offerings are horrid, and outclassed by nearly everything in their price range.
My cdl is a beauty that prints .5 inch groups with the green box
My nikon holds a zero and catches light.
My Pse is easy to shoot
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