Remington tells me that this is because mine was a very early production gun and that they don't expect their customers to have to lay out money to a gunsmith to get an acceptable trigger. However, I did, and I can tell you that for about $45, a good gunsmith can give you as fine a letoff as there is on anything at any price. (My gunsmith, by the way, was very impressed with the rifle. "Robust," and "full of good ideas," were some of the words he used to describe it.) **GRAND GROUPS **
That's about the end of the 504's shortcomings. In the end, you pay for accuracy, and I am here to testify that my 504 is one of the most accurate .22 sporters I have ever shot, right there in the very top rank. It shoots everything well, and with ammo that it really likes it produces groups (5 shots at 50 yards) so miniscule that I won't tell you what they measured for fear you will think me a liar. Suffice it to say that if a fly had landed on the target at 25 yards I could have killed it, and if it had landed at 50 yards I probably could have killed it.