I came from a family of Remington owners that has more than 50 Remington rifles.
All of my old , used rifles are Remingtons.
How ever, all of my new guns are Brownings.
I started out with a Browning Gold Hunter 12 Gauge 3 1/2 inch chamber that I bought at a gun shop new on their ding and dent rack. It was a demo gun that some rep from Browning used at gun shows and was never fired.
It worked great until one day out in the field when a piece of aluminum came out of the reciever and held back the fired round and also tried to feed a live round into the action at the same time.
I had to tear it apart out in the field and after the hunt, I took it back to where I bought it and they wanted to know if I still had the piece of aluminum that came out of the reciever.
I didn't and they said that there isn't anything wrong with the gun, but I do not trust it now - because I still think that there is going to be more problems down the road.
Pennsylvania quit stocking phesants this year and I carred it for several weeks and never fired a shot since the gun broke last year.
I also bought a BPR - 300 Winchester Magnum back before they quit making them.
The barrel is one of the most accurate ones I have ever owned and it shoots 3/4 moa at 200 yards
The only problem I see with the gun is that they didn't put the forearm release in the right place and I missed a trophy buck because the action came open when I went to pull the trigger.
I think that they tried to compete against Remington price wise and lost. Now the Remingtons are $550 - $600 and they do not make any in a Magnum. So they kept the price of the Remington down until they quit making them - now Remington gets the same price or even more than what Browning wanted to get for their BPR!
I also own a 270 WSM A bolt medallion rifle that is a very nice gun, but not what Winchester claims that a short magnum is supposted to be. I bought it on a dare and still havent found a use for it that my 270 Winchester - 760 Gamemaster can't do better.
I also bought a BPS 10 gauge that has a steel reciever and is about as heavy a gun as I will ever own. One of the most beautiful guns that I ever saw. I bought it new / used from a local dealer that had two of them and I swapped the long barrel for a short one and my brother uses it every spring for turkeys. I do not believe that the origional owner ever shot it so that is why I still consider it to be a new gun.