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Old 10-22-2010, 12:33 AM   #31
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As far as the other issues go, I can be of no help.
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Well I would not put it past being something possibly wrong with one or two rifles out there? But does anyone ever state how many "ghost fire, Remington moment" are there compared to the millions of 700's sold? I have a feeling that all of us have had some issue with a firearm that we have owned at some point in time...............

Now it is an unfortunate for all the deaths and I do feel bad for the families. But as it has been stated before I was always taught to make sure not to point any firearm toward anyone! It is a bad situation any way you look at it....

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:44 AM   #33
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Recently CNBC aired a program titled "Remington Under Fire" about their model 700's misfiring when the trigger is not depressed when either the bolt is touched or safety switched off is causing serious injury and death. Has anyone ever had an accidental discharge without touching the trigger happen to them with their model 700's? Is this as common occurrence as the leftist "news" show makes it out to be or is it some overt ploy by the gun control dumb-o-crats to try to paint firearms as unsafe for the public to own?

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I agree with most that this is all total BS. The fact that they have LEOs and people from the military holds absolutely ZERO weight with me.

One of the guys I do ride-alongs with from a local PD is a gun guy, and their armorer, and will tell you that half the officers they have are total ass-clowns when it comes to any sort of firearm. He says some are lucky they can even find the trigger.

While I've never been in the military, I'm sure it's the same way there. I'm sure there are some people both in the military and law enforcement that know their stuff, but the two are mutually exclusive, being an officer or in the military doesn't make someone a gun person. Being a gun person makes you a gun person.

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If i wanted to replace my trigger group in my 700 VTR what would be the best Jewell or Timney?

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If i wanted to replace my trigger group in my 700 VTR what would be the best Jewell or Timney?
What do you use the rifle for?

Jewell is a great trigger, but we don't recommend it for field applications. It is a bit of a more precision/delicate trigger.

The Timney is a great trigger. No worries or complains about it. Usually a direct drop in and pretty easy to adjust.

Have you looked at Rifle Basix? We install a ton of them and they are very reliable and very sturdy, especially for a rifle that isn't slated for Benchrest style shooting.

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If i wanted to replace my trigger group in my 700 VTR what would be the best Jewell or Timney?
I use a Jewll and it's awsome. No creep or travel and it breaks like glass.
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I owned a M700 made in the 1970s for 10 years; no issues. I also saw the CNBC piece which was OK.

They did give a rather short shift to the safety issue. They never said the obvious, however - 100% of the shooting accidents cited in the piece could have been avoided with safe gun handling - period.

Yeh, the Walker trigger on the M700 could have been designed better and safer - even the engineer who designed it says so. Should they have a recall? - perhaps.

Would I own another M700? ...probably not!

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CNBC is airing a documentary titled "Remington Under Fire" regarding the Model 700 and lawsuits alleging safety problems. It is supposed to run on Friday morning at 12am and again sometime on 11/1. Check your listings for other showings.
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