But remember, all the things you mentioned are pushing 60 years old or more. Hardly relevant to what's happening today. You must be as old as I am to even remember when those rounds were "introduced". None of them are "in vogue" today. My how things have changed!!Yes, but. How about the 222Rem, 22-250, 7mm Mag (stolen right from under W-W noses)? It's true their publicity department was too busy stomping out fires to tell the better (Creedmore) lies.
The cartridge business now is like the carbonated drink business. It's all about shelf space and advertizing.
I agree, an "unmodified" 700 doesn't have the extractor pathway to your face that other bolt actions have. But if you modify it with a Sako type extractor it does and then doesn't have the safeguards, like a bolt guide, to deflect stuff from a case failure. That's what Kevinbear was referring to & why I said I would not do that modification. On another note. Do you know how all this stuff with Remington is affecting Marlin? My understanding was that Rem took over making the Marlins when the holding company that owned them both acquired Marlin & that they were making them in the Ilion plant.The extractor is a major weak point on all bolt actions BUT the M700 series. The M700 extractors are uncertain (at best) and hard to replace.
Did I misspell that over-hyped thing AGAIN? I just slapped myself!
Winchester is worse than that.Is the ammunition and firearms with the Remington name produced by the same company? Or two separate ones as is the case with Winchester?
Yeah I don't care who makes their components, the point is a simple QC weighing of the finished rounds would have identified the light ones. That this isn't done in 2020 (when these were presumably made) is mind blowing to me. Heck, I hope the powder charges are correct!Winchester is worse than that.
Gunpowder name is owned by Hodgdon, but built by General Dynamics.
Primers are built by someone else, at one point was CCI.
Cases are least cost bidder, had been coming out of the middle east.
Rifles are FN
Ammo, yes actually winchester kept their presses; so they assemble everyone else's products into their vaulted brand. 🤣🤣
Fair enough. But no one outside the reloader weighs powder charges, so they will always weigh different. Given they are only a simple assembly warehouse, I'm not sure how much internal testing they are doing. FWIW.the point is a simple QC weighing of the finished rounds would have identified the light ones. Heck, I hope the powder charges are correct!
If no one else remembers how little Hornady's promises mean, from a few short years ago....Hornady's president put out a similar video...