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Old January 5, 2013, 07:15 PM   #2
2ndtimer
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As usual, Remington is a day (or a few years, give or take) and a dollar (or a bunch of dollars short). While they unveil their answer to Ruger's answer to Savage's innovative inexpensive bolt guns (first the Stevens 200 and then the Edge now Axis), the industry leaders in innovation are already 3 or 4 steps ahead of them. Remington's belated response is only offered in .270 Win, 30-06 and 7mm Rem Mag, while Ruger's American was originally offered in both short action .243 Win and .308 Win, as well as long action .270 Win and 30-06. And now Ruger has expanded their offering with new chamberings in 22-250 and 7mm-08. Of course the true innovator and market leader, Savage came out with their new package Trophy XP with a decent Nikon 3-9 BDC scope for a very reasonable price with the widest range of chamberings of any rifle offered including the .204 Ruger, the .260 Remington, and the Winchester Short Magnum cartridges. Winchester's (FN) response is to move the assembly of the Model 70 to Portugal and not bother to attempt to compete in the value class of entry level hunting rifles. I applaud Savage and their efforts to offer affordable, accurate, reliable rifles in a wide range of cartridges, so we aren't all doomed to the same old .243/.308/270/30-06 group of chamberings. Ruger appears to be following suit by expanding their offerings in their budget priced American. I don't know who calls the shots at Remington, but whoever it is, hasn't got a clue.
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