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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Remington model 700

I was surfing the tv yesterday and caught a alarming show from CNBC about the Remington 700 it was titled Remington Under Fire.. the 1hr program was about the 700's safety issues in the trigger assy.. Some gut wrenching stories of miss fires and deaths. and the cover up involved.. I have my Father's 700 3006 BDL which my Son is now using it was puchased during the time of these issues ( 1973) Now it has never missed fired like stated in the story.. but It doesn't leave me with warm fuzzies now.. Did anyone catch this show also? or have miss firing issues with their early model 700's? They say a recall was neevr issued...

I'm a little concerned now..
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: Remington model 700

Make sure your trigger hasn't been modified by a "garage gunsmith" and clean the dirt and gunk out of it every now and then. You should be fine.
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Re: Remington model 700

RUN plain old lighter fluid straight through it...just dump it right down from the top..it's so thin that it will cut all the built-up junk that accumulates over the years..give it ten or more squirts and let it drain out the bottom..I've never had a single problem with hang-fire because of the trigger sticking after doing this.. I use Kroil alot when cleaning my barrels BUT NEVER LET IT GET INTO THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY..it junks up faster than I ever thought..I rarely ever use it on my hunting rifles or let it get into the trigger of my target rifles.. it's a super cleaner but a real problem in the trigger..
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Re: Remington model 700

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Some gut wrenching stories of miss fires and deaths.
Bottom line, if folks would follow THE basic rule of safe gun handling....."Don't point your gun at anything you don't wish to destroy", shows like this wouldn't be on.
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Re: Remington model 700

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Some gut wrenching stories of miss fires and deaths.
Bottom line, if folks would follow THE basic rule of safe gun handling....."Don't point your gun at anything you don't wish to destroy", shows like this wouldn't be on.
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remember the media likes to "embellish" their stories. think about the exploding Chevy truck gas tanks story.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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My Dad's 700 has never been modified.. all original.. but what they implicated was scary .. Even the Army wanted to do away with them. I'll have to let my Son know of the potential danger..
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Like was already said keep it clean and you'll be fine. I've handled countless 700's and the only problem I've ever seen is when uneducated people try "fixing" trigger pull. If you think about it the Army sure doesn't shoot triggers set at factory pull weight either
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 05:59 PM
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use a quality bore guide when cleaning the barrel and listen to what everyone else just posted. Remember anything mechaical is subject to breakdown and if break down happens pointed in a safe direction no one gets hurt.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 07:01 PM
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Remember anything mechaical is subject to breakdown and if break down happens pointed in a safe direction no one gets hurt.
VERY well said!

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