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22-Rimfire 03-11-2008 08:53 PM

Remington 547
 
Thought I'd mention that I visited a gun shop and they told me that you can now order the Remie 547. They said the retail price was around $1300 for the LR version and they were willing to sell it for about $1050.

The price shocked me. I was expecting them to sell for around $800 like the Weatherby. So, I have a feeling this model will not last long in the market as it is priced in the Anshutz/Cooper area. Any thoughts?

As an aside, I looked at the new Ruger LCP 380 auto pocket model in person. It will be priced around $300. Kel Tec will not be able to compete with the new pocket auto with the strong Ruger name. The Rugers aren't for sale yet. I don't particularly like pocket autos, but I frankly was wanting to reach for my wallet on this one. It's sweet with a 8 lb trigger.

grandparem 03-11-2008 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by 22-Rimfire (Post 1778748)
Kel Tec will not be able to compete with the new pocket auto with the strong Ruger name. The Rugers aren't for sale yet. I don't particularly like pocket autos, but I frankly was wanting to reach for my wallet on this one. It's sweet with a 8 lb trigger.

Gotta' say I was not at all impressed with the .380 Kel Tec I shot... I would not trade my CZ 50 (.32 Auto) for it.

sharpshooter147 03-12-2008 08:05 PM

I am not inpressed with Remington lately, you are better off buying a Weatherby or Anschutz or spend a little more for a Cooper. If thats the kind of money you want to spend. Remington from my opinion is sliding down hill on quality. Just read some of the threads on this Remington site and you will see what I am saying. The best REmington rifle's were made during the 60's 70's and 80's. I was having high hopes for the REmington 504 but had to order a barrel to shoot accurate groups at 50 yards.

frosty03 03-12-2008 08:53 PM

I am of the same mind, they need to prove to me that they still can do it on the rimfires. I too had high hopes on the 504, but when the problems came out about inaccuracy, well I just didn't buy one. I refuse to purchase a high-dollar rifle and then have to buy a custom barrel to get it to shoot like it should have to begin with.

Now, I am not bashing Remington, lord knows I have enough of their guns in my safe.

My pride and joy is my 541-S that I purchased when I was 16 years old. I purchased it in 1979 and paid $335 for it back then. You do the math and see what you would pay for the same gun in today's dollars.

Now, used 541-s (forget the -T, I had one and it was not fit to be in the same gunsafe as my 541-S) will go for around $700 in good shape. They are a sure thing as far as a shooter goes as I have yet to hear of one that will not shoot well. My only complaint is the same as others...the magazines. However, they do feed reliably and it is something I am used to.

I will look into the 547, but will wait for quite a while before thunking down any money on one.

My faith in the big green has been really shaken and I just don't trust them to produce a quality shooter that will even hang with the 541-S.

Besides, I am getting a big case of CZ-itis and am having fun with those rifles. Heck, if you shop right, you could get four CZ 452 rifles for the price of that new 547---AND I guarantee you the CZ will shoot well.

22-Rimfire 03-12-2008 09:31 PM

I have the 541-S also. It is my favorite overall. Also have the Weatherby. The gun shop I went to has a 541-T for sale for $450. I ddin't look at it or confirm pice.

These are a little different animal than the Model 504 or Model 5.

From Remingtons site:
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Model 547™ Features

Guaranteed 1/2" 5-shot group @ 50 yards accuracy with gallery tested target included

“Buffed” high-polish blued action and button-rifled 22" Shilen barrel

Match chamber (22 LR) with concave “dish” crown

Redesigned bolt styled after the popular Model 700™ Bolt

Integrated one piece bolt-handle and cocking piece to eliminate loose bolt handles

Redesigned stock with “CDL Style” checkering and black fore-end tip and grip cap

Black e-coat magazine box for extreme durability

Custom Shop tuned fire control set at 3 lbs

Hard case included
My purpose in posting this was that I have been checking farily regularly on ordering one of these and knew nothing about the retail price or availability. I had heard they would be available in May. It's March. I figured I can't be the only person who is interested or potentially interested in one of these and the availability is important as was the mystery price.

Anyone else been quoted a price yet? Gun shop said they would not be ordering any of these to put behind the counter. It will be special order only.

I believe this rifle is a bit different than the 504 considereing it has a Shelen barrel and is guaranteed to group 1/2" or less at 50 yds. Maybe the price is not so far out of line with the Shelen barrel since many of their barrels run $800-$1000 each.

BobCl 03-12-2008 10:28 PM

Remington uses Shilen barrels on the 547 and went to a once piece bolt handle, fixing the two problems I'm acquainted with in the 504. As of July '07 their Custom Shop (source of the 547) had not received the tooling. 547's in .17 HMR began appearing in the fall, ahead of the .22 LR models. Pricing between the Weatherby and its big brothers, the Anschutz 1710 and 1712, is probably accurate.

It would still interest me to know what went wrong with the 504! It should have been world class.

22-Rimfire 03-12-2008 10:41 PM

In case you are interested, I should have mine by the weekend. Probably won't shoot it for a while though until I get a suitable scope for a $1000 22rf.

noah06 03-12-2008 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BobCl (Post 1780331)
Remington uses Shilen barrels on the 547 and went to a once piece bolt handle, fixing the two problems I'm acquainted with in the 504. As of July '07 their Custom Shop (source of the 547) had not received the tooling. 547's in .17 HMR began appearing in the fall, ahead of the .22 LR models. Pricing between the Weatherby and its big brothers, the Anschutz 1710 and 1712, is probably accurate.

It would still interest me to know what went wrong with the 504! It should have been world class.

The most important thing that went wrong with the 504 is remington used older machinery for the most critical part of the gun. The tooling cost for new rifleing was beyond what they wanted to spend. Then some over educated genuis decided to put in 1 in 14 instead of the proven 1 in 16 rifleing. Adding another fact was remington's shortage of trained quailty control people and bam the 504 was born. There's a couple more reason but the 504 is an old horse beat to death several time's. Now my comment's do not include the the heavy barrel 17hmr or the 17mkII. The heavy barrel 22lr fair's not much better than the sporter barrel 22lr model. I believe that some folk's here call the remington 504 22lr barrel's TOMATO STAKE's. I own two of the critter's myself both sporter barrel model's. I bought both as project's to keep me cussing all winter and they did keep me busy. The first one I've been working with is now shooting excellent with SK subsonic's. The second one I'm saving my pennie's for a new barrel from lilja but in 17mkII.

Herb in Pa 03-13-2008 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by 22-Rimfire (Post 1780236)
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I believe this rifle is a bit different than the 504 considereing it has a Shelen barrel and is guaranteed to group 1/2" or less at 50 yds. Maybe the price is not so far out of line with the Shelen barrel since many of their barrels run $800-$1000 each.


HUH??


http://www.shilen.com/pricesRifleBarrels.html

22-Rimfire 03-13-2008 07:40 AM

I had checked one place on pricing as I knew almost nothing about the barrels made by Shilen. Thanks for the link. I shoot my rifles the way they come from the factory except for prehaps a trigger job or scope. At this point price makes no difference, it is a done deal. I'll shoot the thing later on this spring after I get a scope for it. I have other rifles waiting for scopes too.

Herb in Pa 03-13-2008 09:07 AM

You're more than welcome. I just didn't want you to base a decision on information that wasn't quite correct.:bthumb:

BobCl 03-13-2008 09:21 AM

Note that I'm not happy with the price, only recognize that it's in line between what is essentially a Anschutz 64 and an Anschutz 54. If the 547 were closer to $800 I'd already have one.

22-Rimfire 03-14-2008 08:35 PM

Got mine today. The test target was nothing great. The Weatherby test target had a much better group. Anyway, it is really a beautiful rifle. I hope it shoots better than the test target or Remington will see this one again. I believe I'm done buying 22 rifles for a while. This one was painful.

K22 03-15-2008 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 22-Rimfire (Post 1782985)
Got mine today. The test target was nothing great. The Weatherby test target had a much better group. Anyway, it is really a beautiful rifle. I hope it shoots better than the test target or Remington will see this one again. I believe I'm done buying 22 rifles for a while. This one was painful.

I'll sure be interested in hearing the results. There's been a tremendous amount of negative feed back on the new Rem., some deserved and some not. My new 504's were great shooters and caused me to consider the 547, but a super deal came along on a new Sako Quad (single barrel) and I took it. It shot so well that when another Sako deal appeared I went with it also. All told, I ended up with 2 Sako's for about the price of one 547 and with what I've read so far, they are every bit as accurate. The way things look, I'm done buying new Rem. rimfires.

aom22 03-16-2008 08:34 PM

GunBroker.com: Remington 547
 
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Originally Posted by 22-Rimfire (Post 1780236)
Anyone else been quoted a price yet? Gun shop said they would not be ordering any of these to put behind the counter.

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