I am the proud owner of a new 700 dollar paper weight. I just bought a new Remington 750, in 308 cal., and don't want you to make the same mistake I did. Right off the bat, upon opening the box, I saw a maintenance manuel for a semi automatic 22 rimfire rifle, a 597, with a sticker on it that said Remington 750. That was my first clue that quality control at Remington might be headed south.
Then, without a maintenance manual, I proceeded to check it out. The magazine jammed in the hole, and I couldn't get it out.
Now, I'm starting to get depressed. I took the Gun back to the gun shop I bought it from, and they managed to get it out, by using a brass punch on the magazine release button. They found the inside release catch to be dry, so they put some grease on it, and now that works ok, not good, just ok. Now, I mounted a new Bushnell Elite 3200 scope on it, and off to the range I went.
Well, I had a little trouble putting in the magazine, but finally got it in. The first shot was on the 25 yard line to sight in the new scope. Guess what? It failed to feed the next round. I thought well, this is a new gun, and they are sometimes a little stiff, and tried a few more rounds, all failing to feed. Then I put 25 more rounds through it, using new factory Remington, and Winchester ammo. Guess what? They all failed to feed, because the bolt isn't coming far enough back to strip the round from the magazine. I took the gun back in at the range where I bought it, and their gunsmith is taking a look at it, and will send it back if he can't fix it.
I am now shopping around for a good deal on prozac. I had a Remington 742, with a Bushnell scope about 25 years ago, that was lifted from my house during a burglery, and I thought it was time to replace it, since it was a wonderful, read never jammed, rifle. Boy times have changed.
Starting to sound like a drunk divorcee now, so I will sign off.
I was looking at the Savage 14 in 308, and now I am sorry I didn't buy it. Might want to think twice if you are considering a new Remington 750.