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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
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Very old news and I'm not defending Remington for not dealing it with it long ago, either.
But, the crux of the matter, is that the anti-gun media trots this one out every so often and as-noted, they do not bring it up for the benefit of M700 owners.
And I would <u>never</u> spray WD40 on any working component of any firearm, including the trigger. WD40 has its uses, but that would not be one of them. The stuff attracts dirt and eventually turns into a wad of varnish-like crud.
There are problems with the original M700 triggers. Partly from the design, coupled with the fact that the safety had to be disengaged in order to open the bolt. Newer M700s no longer have that feature, as the bolts can be opened while the safety is engaged.
Still feel that the majority of the fabled Accidental Discharges, had more to do with shade tree "gunsmiths" tinkering with such triggers. Probably because I have encountered far too many such situations personally.
Keep it pointed in a safe direction always, as with any firearm. Anything mechanical can and will malfunction at some point, regardless of how well it was designed or made.
No one has ever been injured by an AD, if basic firearm safety procedures were followed.
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