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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16687547 12/05/21
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All of my Remington rifles have Timney triggers, except for the most recent purchase. It will have a Timney in the near future.


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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16687951 12/05/21
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Happened to me once on closing the bolt. All my 700s have timney triggers.

Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16687989 12/05/21
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This happened to me as well. I picked up a .243 700 from our DNR confiscate auction a few years ago. While sighting in a scope it went off upon closing the bolt.
I called Remington and gave the serial number, they said it was not on the recall list but send it back anyway. I did send it with hopeful instructions on the new trigger pull weight.
Remington nailed it. New trigger is perfect with no creep. They also re-blued it. While gone those 6 weeks I had the stock gone over. Today it’s one of the prettiest and most accurate guns in my gun room.
The only thing off now is the bolt did not get re-blued. That’s going to Ahlmans soon to be finished up.
Remington certainly did right by me.

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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688137 12/05/21
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Do the Model 7 rifles from around 1997-98 have the autofire trigger or no?? Don’t own a 700 so nothing to compare to.


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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688177 12/05/21
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So people who are too stupid to flush their trigger once a year or adjust the pull weight so low that the sear will not hold it when the bolt is closed ,blame Remington for a faulty product.The truth is they should not own a Remington or any fire arm.You can`t cure stupid.

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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688216 12/05/21
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I prefer the ADL.

Learned the bump n flip as a kid w a 660.
You dont fully chamber the other rounds to get em out

Not hard.

But every year I see folks w BDL/ ADL at the range cranking the bolt like a madman to chamber/ then unchamber the remaining rounds to unload

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Also seen folks bump triggers and not know it when closing bolts.

Had a 28 oz trigger on one, unloaded and guy wanted to test it and it tripped when he closed the bolt. I was watching and indeed he bumped the trigger. He didnt feel it so claimed it must not have happened.

But I fuggin watched for it.

Off the trigger isnt same as out of the trigger guard.
Dude muat have thought so as he drug the side of trigger w index.

How many people have done same?

Bought two Rem rifles w unsafe triggers. One the guy said he set the M7 light, close the bolt slow. Idiot. You can only set a trigger as low as it can safely go. Stack up of tolerances or whatever, you dont pick a value and let things be.

I always changed springs on my Walkers. No problems.

The other was a 600 set so bad, and dumped at a shop by somebody never seen before- and he didnt disclose yje problem ( gee wonder why ).

Good thing I bought it and fixed it.

Somebody else might not and a tragedy happen.

My 35 rem 760 was from 63. Bought it two or 3 yrs ago and it took me 2 hrs to clean the trigger group. Whatever they used had solidified like pink plastic, all over.

Got a Smith m60 non functional. Innards totally shelllacked.
Proly used wd40 and tossed in a drawer for 30 yrs.
Gun cleaned up like new smile

People on avg dont maintain their stuff.
Got nice big manufacturers to blame.


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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688236 12/05/21
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Haven't read past the initial post, but was wondering what the over-under was going to be for posts denying that it ever happens or if it does, it is entirely because some idiot had his finger on the trigger or otherwise caused it to happen.

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I ain't buying it happened when the bolt was lifted either. I also don't know why anyone would fully chamber rounds to unload.

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Not saying it doesnt happen (legit issue- mech devices can fail ).
Am saying the overwhelming majority are relatives of Alec Baldwin.

They fugged up and didnt know it ( or wont adnit it ).
Then theres improper adj or maintenance.

Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688302 12/05/21
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Nothing like dropping $800 on a gun that also needs a $150 trigger. There is no bigger POS than an M700.


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Originally Posted by River_Ridge
Had a scare at deer camp last night. One of my hunting buddies was unloading his Remington 700 ADL and he had an "unintentional discharge". He said he started to lift the bolt and the gun went off. The bullet went into the ground and nobody was hurt as he was holding it muzzle down. He said it happened several years ago too. It's an older model chambered in 7mm Express. (Now it's called a 280)
My question is, what is the range of serial numbers/years where this was a problem and what was the remedy?
Also, with Remington under new management, can he still get it fixed?
Thanks.

Tell him to buy a quality after market trigger and get it installed. It is a sure fire fix for the Remington trigger problems. The Remington triggers work great until the get some years of gunk and dirt from old oils, etc. built up. If you don't know what you're doing, it just better to get an improved trigger and forget about it. I got me a Timney, which I like, but there's other brands that people speak highly about.

Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16688554 12/05/21
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I bought from a pawn shop, for a very good price, a H-S Precision custom 700 rifle that would fire every time when the safety was released. The price dropped very fast when it was demonstrated to the shop owner.

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How come these accidental discharges all have one common denominator? Walks like a duck ,quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, must be a duck.
And yes my one and only Remington rifle, a Sportsman 78 in .243 has done it before. I don't load it until I'm ready to shoot it. In fact I dont shoot it very often, to many nice Winchesters Mausers, and Mark II Rugers that the safety works on.

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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: LongSpurHunter] #16689674 12/05/21
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Originally Posted by LongSpurHunter
I ain't buying it happened when the bolt was lifted either. I also don't know why anyone would fully chamber rounds to unload.


Saw it happen, on bolt lift at deer camp some twenty years ago. I was stand a few feet away, guys finger was no where near the trigger. Could not repeat it on a empty chamber. Chambered an empty case and it tripped the firing pin 50% of the time.

Go figure.


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Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: River_Ridge] #16689746 12/05/21
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Why are some in here getting so angry and in denial of a faulty product? I promise you, remington made a chit product. We owned one in 222 rem that would fire when the safety was taken off. The trigger was never modified. The gun was properly maintained. It was just a faulty product. Gun was given to a smith to have a different trigger installed and the problem never showed its face again. I was a younging when i first saw it happen. That gun is still in the family and has never had an issue since getting the trigger replaced. Been a good 25 years now


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Originally Posted by gunchamp
Why are some in here getting so angry and in denial of a faulty product? I promise you, remington made a chit product. We owned one in 222 rem that would fire when the safety was taken off. The trigger was never modified. The gun was properly maintained. It was just a faulty product. Gun was given to a smith to have a different trigger installed and the problem never showed its face again. I was a younging when i first saw it happen. That gun is still in the family and has never had an issue since getting the trigger replaced. Been a good 25 years now



Good question and good point.


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What’s everyone’s wait times on the trigger tech Black Friday deal? 1 month/2?

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My 300 mag went off once when I knocked the safety off to unload, scared the [bleep] out of me. After that I had the trigger changed to timney, been great since.


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If my hunting buddy had that happen, and told me it happened before, he would no longer be my hunting buddy.

Re: Remington 700 "unintentional discharge" [Re: kingston] #16690043 12/05/21
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Originally Posted by kingston
Put a TriggerTech in it and be done with it.
That.. And take that original Rem trigger and find a deep spot in the nearest lake for its final resting place..


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