I know a few guys who got to handle a couple at the Shot Show this year. None of them were impressed with it at all. They all complained about the fit, finish and trigger pull. These were just handling impressions though. Remington didn't have any models available for the media range day.
Hopefully, the guns they handled wont be the case for the ones that hit the market, but I trust the impressions of these guys and I know that they were really hoping to fall in love with the R51. That just wasn't the case.