I got a Remington 770 in .270 a couple(2 or 3) years back and have had no problems with it. I have had no problems with magazines or putting the bolt back in. I really have no complaints with mine. I dropped a coyote with it out at 180 yards a few weeks back and has had similar results on a handful of antelope with the stock scope. Maybe he got a bad rifle, or have they changed since I got mine?