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Is it normal for the finish to get chewed up by ejected brass like this? This only has 150 rounds of Fed. 168gr. thru it.
 

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Hi,

Its an extractor issue. I have a 700 that went for about 1500 rds before the stock extractor finally gave out, I never had a problem. I replaced it with another Facotry Rem. replacement and have had the same marks you have ever since.
 

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I'm inclined to agree with the extractor opinion, but have two VERY BASIC questions first.

1. How long did you have the rifle before you noticed the marks beginning to build up?

2. Did you have any work done on the rifle before the marks began to mar the finish?

If the answer to number two is NO, and the answer to number one is almost immediately, You probably have a warranty issue that can be resolved by simply taking the rifle back to the seller/manufacturer for warranty work. If the answer to number two is yes, you need to talk to the person who last worked on the rifle (depending upon what work they did of course). Good luck.
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They would be wrong, unless its normal for THIER products. A standard off the shelf 700 BDL won't do that- mine never has.

In fact, I don't think any of my bolt rifles have had issues like that.
 

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havnt had any issues like this with my Remington 700 Police
none of my friends who have a Rem 700 never had this happen to them
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I'm a little ticked having just dropped $2800 on this rifle package. I'm waiting to hear back from Remington.
 

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is this normal

Well I have several Rem 700s and have worked with and saw a bunch more and nothing like this I would probably return it to iron brigade or at least take it to a qualified riflesmith to check out
 

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I'm in line with the other 700P owners - I own and shoot one, and I've never seen anything like that unless there is a problem - I certainly do not consider it "normal."

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This was Remington's response:"It is normal for the ejection path to sometimes cause the fired round to hit the gun. This really shouldn't cause any problems. We hope this information is helpful and we appreciate your loyal support of Remington products."
 

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I have been shooting BDL's (hunting rifles) ever since I can remember and I would have to call bull....... (you know) on that. Even in the heat of trying to hurry for a second shot on animals my brass has never came back and hit the rifle like that. Just $.02 though.
 

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Yeah, That doesnt seem like a "normal" thing and if it is they need to be sued for selling a faultly product. Id take it to a qualified gunsmith and have him check it out to see what the problem is. If the gunsmith says its a bad extractor id send it back and try to get my money back and buy from a diffrent company.
 

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While it is not normal, it can happen. I fixed mine after reading this post. Its simple to fix, tear your bolt down and trim a coil off of the Ejector spring. I just trimmed about a half coil then tried it out, it wasn't enough so I went a little more. It is perfect now. Hope this helps.
 
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