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model14
12-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Does anyone have experience, or know of any experience, with Remington's new Model 504 .22LR? Sure looks nice and the brochure propaganda is good reading. I haven't seen any prices but I would guess around $1200.

abintx
12-06-2009, 10:32 AM
Have you tried posting your question on the RIMFIRE BENCHREST forum on this site? Your audience will be more aligned with your inquiry. :)

Fred J
12-06-2009, 10:40 AM
I saw Ed Shilen put a barrel on one and glued a bedding block to the barrel, floating the action. Haven't seen in in action though.

Carp
12-06-2009, 11:18 AM
Model 14,
I bought one more than 3 years ago for less than $600 new in the box. There are few that shoot very well. Mine would struggle to shoot 1/2" groups at 25 yards. It is barely minute of squirrel. It is a very handsome gun though. There are aftermarket barrels available but I don't have any experience with them.

Carp

model14
12-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Have you tried posting your question on the RIMFIRE BENCHREST forum on this site? Your audience will be more aligned with your inquiry. :)

Thanks for the advice, but this was not a benchrest question, it was a .22 rifle question. I figured everyone read the general discussion forums.:(

Al Nyhus
12-06-2009, 12:55 PM
model14: A good pal of mine has one. It was a bit of a struggle to get any accuracy. Most groups would run around 5/8-3/4" @ 50 yds., even with match ammo. Finally, he bought a Lilja drop in barrel for it and it shoots very, very well. He told me he'd spent more on trying different ammo than he spent on the Lilja barrel.

I think they are one of the nicest looking rimfires out there. And some seem to shoot pretty well out of the box.

404tbang
12-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Howdy!
Some of the guys on rimfirecentral.com have detailed the struggles they had in trying to get a Remington 504 to shoot. A lot of folks had serious gripes about them. To be fair, there were a smaller amount of folks that thought they did ok, and an even smaller group thought they shot well.

I wanted one for a while, they looked good, they were supposed to be a competitor against Kimber, if I remember right. Sadly, they aquired a reputation for not being shooters, at least in the stuff I read, and from the people I talked to, even including gun dealers. To get them to shoot, at a minimum, required another barrel.

I love Remingtons. Old Remingtons. I wish they would/could make rifles with the quality they used to make them. I have read a lot of complaints on this site of bad barrels, bad machining, poor attention to detail. One guy got a 700 that did not have a fully rifled barrel. I was told while in the Army, by someone who would know, that if I wanted a good rifle, get a Remington 40x. And he was emphatic, that if I wanted a really good 40x, get an old one. His was made in 1967. He said that the people making them then put more effort and attention to detail in their work. I was told this in 1991.

I know that they still put out some good stuff, I just keep seeing more discontented folks concerning quality. It bothers me to see an American gunmaking icon letting quality fall. Marketing only goes so far. At some point, the products actually have to back up the claims of the marketing.

Sadly, the Remington 504 does not seem to do that.

Greg

Waylan Kisor
12-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Does anyone have experience, or know of any experience, with Remington's new Model 504 .22LR? Sure looks nice and the brochure propaganda is good reading. I haven't seen any prices but I would guess around $1200.

The curent issue of Precision Shooting has a good article on 22 rimfires.