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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

I have a 700, 22-250, that was manufactured in the '70s, I have been using it for 10+ years with no problem until this past week.
After I cycle the action and put the saftey on, it is fine. But if the trigger is bumped while the saftey is on, it will fire as soon as the saftey is pushed off. If the trigger is not touched or bumped it will not fire when the saftey is pushed off.

My question is what should I do? Should I send it back to Remington to be fixed? or Is there any local shops in SW PA that can fix it? or Will an aftermarket trigger assembly fix this?

I've searched a good bit on the web about this and all I get done reading is people criticising Remington for letting this go and then it starts an argument. I dont't care about all that crap, I just want the gun fixed right!
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

DO NOT take it to a local shop where you WILL pay the bill.. Contact Remington customer service and discuss it with them..Most likely they will give you shipping instructions for the rifle and fix it free of charge and ship it back to you free..
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DO NOT USE THE GUN UNTIL IT IS REPAIRED...
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

have you or anyone else adjusted the trigger?
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

Sounds like more of the SAME issues highlighted by the NBC Dateline episode.

I agree with Burk313, I would not use the gun until it is fixed. Good luck to you, and please keep us posted.

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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

After this happend it went right back into the cabinet.

I will definately talk to Remington.

To my knowledge the trigger has not been touched. My dad has owned it since the late '80s, before that I don't know. It's just weird that I have been using for years without a single problem until now.
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

Sounds like you are not the first owner and if so it may have been adjusted too much on the edge or even heavily lubricated. I've taken it to this edge a number of times and then set it a little higher. Take a look at the 2nd paragraph on safety checks.
http://www.quarterbore.com/library/a...00trigger.html

If it was mine I'd take off the trigger assembly and soak and shake it in lighter fluid, white gas, or mineral spirits. This will clean out any oil or grime that may be in it, don't relubricate, blow it out if possible.

Re-adjust according to above procedure or a similar one (lots out there) using the safety checks in the above.

I think that may cure the problem, if not then call Rem or replace it with an aftermarket trigger.

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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

also, i never place a gun in the up right position after cleaning. I have cleaned more guns than most will in life time due to i shoot a lot. if you or someone else cleaned it and didnt use a bore guide placing it in the cabinet some solvents could of ran back in to the trigger assembly. I always use the bore guide with gun in a cradle or something with forward tilt. Then sometimes i will place gun away with muzzle down for few days.
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

I,ll give you 200.00 for it the way it is
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Remington 700 Trigger Problem: What to do?

I'm sure you would!! not for sale sorry bud!

I'm gonna try cleaning the trigger assembly as tundragriz mentioned, that seems like the most likely problem since this is the first time i've had a problem over the years.
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