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anybody see that show on cnbc lastnight very interesting never had a problem with mine (knock on wood) hope i never do that was pretty scary. he just touched the the bolt and the gun fired.
 

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nope, but didn't they have a recall some years ago ? never got mine " fixed" . only malfunction i had with mine is it didn't go off once when it was frigid out. my extractor is screwed up right now , but thats my doing...
 

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no never recalled them the man that designed the 700 told them to but they didnt they interveiwed him last night . he is 98 yrs old now. this has happened in the military to.
 

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ok, i definitly remember them addressing the having to put it on fire to unload thing on earlier models. there was a 20 dollar charge to do it according to cnbc.
 

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I watched it. Pretty scary if it is true. Do you think the ex-employee they interviewed could smoke any faster? That must be a 6 pack a day habit!
 

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It happened to a used 700 that I bought. Was at the range for the first time. Getting ready to shoot, took the safety off and boom! Scared me to death. It is fixed now.
 

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we have 3 remington model 600's and it one fired when safety was taken off. They were recalled and fixed by company many years ago. The show was scary and just shows you how corportations value the bottom line more than safety. In the show, the guy that designed the trigger said their was a problem in 1946. It would have cost 5 1/2 cents to fix back then. they interviewed him. He is in his 90's. He said, 'you are going to get me in trouble with Remington'.
 

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I bought a 700 used several years ago for what I thought was a good deal. I took to the range and it shot perfect no malfunctions.
I took it out last year bear hunting and when I went to unload at the truck. BOOM when I took the safety off.
I know I never pulled the trigger.
Since then I took the rifle to a local gunsmith. He said that someone prior to me owning it adjusted the trigger tension. It was set to 15 ounces. He reset the tension to 3 lbs. So far no more mishaps , but in the back of mind i'm nervous when I take that safety off.
The gunsmith said there are several things people do to their guns that could make them fail:
adjusting the trigger
using oil in the trigger
dirt in the trigger assembly
 

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Stack e'm, you need to watch the show... This failure has nothing to do with "messing with the trigger" These guns are SCARY to say the least.
 

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team run-n-gun said:
Stack e'm, you need to watch the show... This failure has nothing to do with "messing with the trigger" These guns are SCARY to say the least.
There's nothing scary about Rem 700's. I've never had a problem with the half-dozen I own.

I've also never had a problem with my jeep rolling, or my chevy truck exploding, even after 20/20 did all they could to sabotage them as well.
 

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Somehow I just knew somebody that ownes one of these rifles will take offense to the facts. WOW, Pride over safety... dosen't make sense. Remington also denies that they have any problems with the 700 either!
 

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its the safety, not the trigger gun fired while the safety was on by just touching the bolt action.
 

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riddle me this. does anyone believe for even a minute that even 1 military or swat sniper or police organization would tolerate a sniper rifle that would inadvertently discharge? that part of report is, at best, questionable.
 

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I really don'y know what to say...From what I undersand there has ben a few issues.


Sell close to a million of anything, and lets see what happens.

There could be a number of reasons a gun could go bang after the trigger was taken off safe. I'm betting most of those reasons have somewthing to do with the shooter.

Also, everybody knows it's harder to stay on top as it akes to get there.

Like I said before. If a gun manufacurer that made a 1% error rate and made a hundred guns a year it would be ONE. Make a 100,000 guns a year and made 1/2% error rate and it would be 500. That will make the news at 11.

I'm thinking the error rate in this case is much much smaller than that. Take away the idiots that messed with a trigger or two, and the erroe rate drops to a fraction of a percentage.
 

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this has happened to me with my model 700 mountain rifle in .270 one time 2 years ago during deer season, and it happened to my buddy's model 700 mountain rifle in .280 3 times in a row at the range when we went to shoot last week.
 

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alot of you guys are missing the facts here, the developer of the remington action, before establishing and assembly line, admitted that the safetys on mod 700 design had a fault to it and needed to be fixed before an assembly line took place. Well guess what, the problem was overlooked and never fixed. The developer of this action even admitted to this numerous times. It can happen to ANY model 700 action, they are all made the same.
 

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Great point hunt/fish. Screw your brains in a little tighter, everyone else. If your muzzle is pointed in a safe direction, the .000000001% of Remington 700s that have a "problem" won't affect you anyhow.
 

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bucktrap said:
this has happened to me with my model 700 mountain rifle in .270 one time 2 years ago during deer season, and it happened to my buddy's model 700 mountain rifle in .280 3 times in a row at the range when we went to shoot last week.
Wow, you seem to have the highest incedence rate of anyone in the shooting world!

What did those guys do with those rifles? Did they return, take to a gunsmith? How was the repair handled?
 
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