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Old 02-02-2009, 02:21 PM
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Is the Genesis Discontinued?

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Does anyone know if the Remington Genesis was discontinued or is planned to be obsolete?

I bought one in Dec. on great deal from Cabelas, and have had such excellent results with this gun that a few buddies are now looking to buy one. Cabelas has dropped it from their offering, and I'm having a hard time even finding a retailer that sells them, and the few that I've found online are not offering anything close to the great deal had from Cabelas, and only offer one or 2 models.

Nobody stocks them locally, and the shops don't have any info to comment on the status either way.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:47 PM
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Yes, Remington will no longer be allowing Traditions to put their name on it.

The new & much improved Huntsman/Sidekick will take it place.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:18 PM
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Yes it is no longer. Its a shame as I bought one because
#1 they always appealled to me..
#2 for the price Cabela's was asking my cheaper side made me jump on one.

I have been very impressed with how well my stainless Genesis shoots. It just seems to shoot about anything I want to put down it. And the rifle seems well made. So yes, it is technically gone to the old rifle files, and yes they are hard to find.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:38 PM
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I wonder what that will do to the warranty, and parts down the road.
I just got mine in Dec also and I do like it but would not have bought if I had thought this would happen.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:07 AM
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There was lot of bad press on it over the net. In a moment of weakness I was looking at getting an inline, and the Genesis price was good, so I looked up all the reviews I could find on line. I ended up getting my Lyman Trade rifle and couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:40 AM
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Parts don't concern me too much. Traditions makes a Yukon model. Its the same thing as the Genesis, part for part. I looked at a Yukon once and other then a little difference in fit, finish, and over all general appearance they looked identical. I think parts will be around for many years to come. If it worries you, order a firing pin, and the spring now, and you should be about set. The breech plug I just bought for a Yukon fits perfect. The scope mounts A1789 from Traditions for the Yukon also fit the Genesis.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:16 AM
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By US law, i believe Remington would be required to have parts available for 7 years, maybe more. The Traditions is more or less identical and still available, so I'm guessing availability will be there for very long time.

Interesting to hear there was bad press online as i did similar search prior to buying mine and found very favorable press other than the chuckhawks site. I value the opinions expressed there, however, many things that are new AND cost cutting usually get predictably poor ratings from those guys. Not saying they're wrong to say so, however in the case of the Genesis, I have not had anything negative to say...and as a rule, I am not a fan of Remington for the last 15 years or so.

I'd recommend the Traditions if Genesis is not available based on personal experience with the Genesis and no worries here on parts. If someday the thing is rendered useless due to lack of won't owe me a thing. $140 cost at Cabelas, $35 Rem rebate, $25 Cabelas coupon and Club points to cover the owes me nothin'!
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:37 PM
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Thats too bad. I've had one just over a year, got to use it this past Dec., got a big 6 point. I thought I missed him at first, it dropped in its tracks and blended with the leaves. Rest of the group just walked away.

Anyway, my home was burglarized 2 weeks later and they got it. It shot great, the only problems I had was the cam getting gunked up and being hard to close after a few shots(had to scrape the crud off every few rounds) and after about 20 shots one day the breech plug froze in so hard I had to put the gun in a vice and use my impact wrench to remove it. The very next shot was the buck.

Guess I'll be getting something else this time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:15 PM
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budpalumbo I sure am sorry to hear of your loss. There is nothing that upsets me more then when I read someone had their rifles stolen by some low life. I have always wondered what makes these criminals believe they have the right to steal from someone else. having dealth with them and courts for more years then I care to remember, they always have an excuse.

But you can bet that if they were caught, their grandmother would be telling the paper they are a good boy, that took them to church, was kind to everyone, cleaned their house for them, and said their prayers every night. I always wanted to ask granny if that scum did their praying before or after the broke into someones home?

There are some good rifles out there. Look at the CVA Accura if you can find one... they sure look interesting. But I do not own one.
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