I got to shoot one last fall and I liked it a lot. I found the gun to be very lively and it worked well for sporting clays. I thought the gun was worth the asking price at the time and was comparable to other guns in the same price range.
Dont think I can bring myself to pay that kind of money for a Sabatti made gun that Remington is most likely to drop later and have no parts for when I can pay less for a White Onyx Beretta 68x series.
It IS NOT built in Russia. It is..as the poster stated correctly above...a Sabatti built gun. Beautiful gun. NOt sure that it is the best deal in its price range. I would drop an extra 500 and pick up something along the lines of a CG. I, too, fear that it is a gun that will be dropped in a few years. I have several Remingtons but it seems lately as if they are stumbling from one gun to the next trying to find something that works for their company and customer base.