Quality took a nose dive when North Haven employees received notice that they'd all be losing their jobs (with very few given the option to transfer), when production was moved to Ilion NY and Mayfield KY. So, there was about a year's worth of low quality crap coming from disgruntled North Haven employees, and then another year's worth of low quality crap coming from Remington employees that didn't know what they were doing and machinery that hadn't been set up properly.
The current production isn't too bad.
It's just the "transition" rifles you have to watch out for. -Often not-so-fondly referred to as "Marlingtons" (disgruntled production) and "Remlins" (Remington production).
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."