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Old 04-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Saw a news report on accidents with the model 700 misfiring? Very strange videos showing the weapon firing with out the trigger being pulled. Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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It can and has happened. The minimal amount of these that happened were factory set rifles. And as I recall most was when the safety was put on and taken off! Of Course, the liberal news stations tried to make it into shooters thinking it was a regular occurrence which it is not.. In an attempt to slow gun purchases no doubt discredit the Remington Gun Company! It can happen if adjustments have been made incorrectly by the factory or an owner or back yard gunsmith! If you know what I mean? Improper adjustments can make this happen very easily. But I do not think it is of much concern. If one gets a new 700 series rifle they should check to see if they can get this issue to occur with their new rifle when the get it home. I have several Remington Bolt guns with factory set triggers and also with easily adjustable triggers. I have only had it happen to me while adjusting triggers. Simple fix! Proper Adjustment! But should not be done by a novice or someone who is not familiar with the correct procedures and trigger adjustments. That is why Remington advises if anyone has any trigger issues to send it back to the Factory or one of their Service Centers. An incorrectly adjusted trigger is simply a major liability!

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I don't know about that. What I saw was they fine tuned the triggers so soft that if you bumped the gun it would go off. They had a special on tv about it and not one of those gun that was tested could reproduce an accidental fire. Remington didn't even get a chance to see most of those guns. I believe its all fake. I believe it was the gun handler making the guns go off by having their hands on the trigger then blaming the gun.
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I've heard of em going off when the safety was clicked off.
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This has been discussed repeatedly several months ago. It is NOT, I repeat NOT a misfire. A misfire is when the gun fails to go bang when the trigger is pulled. What it is is an unintentional discharge. The Remington 700 has an adjustable trigger there is a specific way to properly adjust the trigger. Failure to follow the proper protocol can and will cause bad things to happen.
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