Hopefully Remington will emerge from this and comeback making a quality product. Remington products were the foundation of my gun purchases as a kid growing up.
My first gun I ever purchased was an 870 20 gauge (age 13 with summer job $). I shot a lot of snowshoe hares, grouse and ducks with that gun. From there, my dream shotgun was a 12 gauge 1100, which I eventually purchased new from Bill's House of Guns in Merril for $281 (still have the receipt and original box). For deer, I always wanted a Remington 742 "Woodsmaster". When I graduated from high school, my parents gave me a Remington Model 4 (high end 742) in .270 with top of the line Redfield scope. Since that time, I have purchased many guns and moved away from Remington, but again....it was the brand that formulated the beginning of my gun ownership from an early age.