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Anyone Ever Buy a Remington EtronX (Electronic Ignition) Rifle?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by TylerDurden, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

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    CDNN has sample rifles in .22-250 on sale for $499.

    I remember reading about this is Popular Mechanics years ago, never saw one for sale until I got the latest CDNN sale email.

    Might be a fun conversation piece.

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  2. remington79

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    I never bought one or would either. I have a problem with firearms that are battery operated and have circuit boards and require a key. Thanks but no thanks.
     

  3. TylerDurden

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    I think it's funny.

    That PCB is absurdly big for all it does.
     
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    Lock time on these rifles is crazy fast.
     
  5. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I got the CDNN email too, and I gave it a couple of minutes of thought last night. I don't mind it being electric or having a key, but it's the ammo that keeps me from going any further than just thinking about it. EtronX primers are $190/1k at Midway.
     
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    I haven't found anything about the Etronx that I liked. I don't like needing batteries to operate a firearm, I don't like electronics which are traditionally sensitive in my guns, and ammunition is scarce as are the overly expensive primers.

    I would be a neat collector piece I will admit. And certainly an interesting conversation piece when you pull it out at the range.
     
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    To me this is a solution looking for a problem.

    Why fix what's not broke?
     
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  10. boozer

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    $499 is a lot to pay for a barrel and stock, the rest is worthless.
     
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    I worked in a good sized gunshop when these came out. Never had one person order one. The small benefit in lock time is not worth the hassle or expense.
     
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    :cool: If it came prewired with a 120Volt outlet and had the capability to run my coffee pot while I'm sitting in the deer blind, then I'd consider picking one up.
     
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    Not sure I see the reason for the huge circuit board.


    Oh, now I see.
     
  14. txpitdog

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    Don't y'all know that Remington was a co-conspirator in an attempt to crush the Constitution? The ETronX was intended to replace traditional firearms, and then once that succeeded, our very own government would explode several tactical nuclear weapons above the earth's atmosphere to create an EMP that would render all of our ETronX firearms useless. Then the government would have complete control of the populace and Remington would have the sole goverment firearms contract. It's all very obvious, don't you see? <Wink>