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#5460408 - 12/05/14 07:47 PM Do You Own A Remington Rifle?
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#5460430 - 12/05/14 07:53 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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The settlement involves a class action suit brought in 2013 by Ian Pollard of Concordia, Missouri, who claimed his Remington 700 rifle fired on multiple occasions without the trigger being pulled.


Multiple times? I don't think Ian has a whole lot going on between the ears.
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#5460456 - 12/05/14 08:02 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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I have one Rem 700 action and bolt, wearing a Timney.

Don't think I qualify.
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#5460496 - 12/05/14 08:27 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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I've owned plenty. And never had a problem smirk
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#5460510 - 12/05/14 08:37 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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Down to 2 Remmy 700s, probably soon be down to 1 and it ain't going anywhere anytime soon. But will say my favorite Remmy Bolt action rifles are 788s.
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#5460654 - 12/05/14 10:12 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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I have a 700 CDL and it is the best rifle I have ever had.
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#5460658 - 12/05/14 10:14 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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I've got 3 700's all with their original triggers. I've never had a problem with one but I've been wanting to change them over to timneys anyways. I'll just tell the chief financial officer it makes them safer for the grandsons.

I've got a feeling that I'd better get them ordered because Timney is gonna get busy!
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#5460745 - 12/05/14 11:37 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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Not a rifle. I have my great grandfather's model 11 shotgun I hunted with as a teenager until it would go full auto. Later I took it to a gunsmith and had him fix the auto problem, blue and put a new butt stock on. He said at some point the sear lever broke and it was replaced with about a sixteen penny nail which finally gave out. I will not blame Remington for that.

I have a old model 66 which has never given me a problem.

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#5460756 - 12/05/14 11:54 PM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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An old Remington 552 Speedmaster. I bought a 597 when they first came out, and it was a jamomatic. Sold it at a yardsale. Bought my dad a 700, and the bolt knob broke off. Will never buy another Remington rifle. I have two Remington Shotguns, a mid 90s 870 Express and a 2002 11/87 Premier light contour. They are both outstanding firearms.

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#5460787 - 12/06/14 02:04 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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#5460794 - 12/06/14 02:28 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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Decent guns with great aftermarket support, but I'm not a fan of the cast bolt handles. I do a lot of tactical bolt knobs on 700's and in about 80% of them, turning the bolt knob down will result in hitting a void in the casting. In most cases it will never cause a problem, but I'd hate to think of really needing a quick followup shot and having my bolt knob break off in my hand.
Also, and this was a looong time ago (1975'ish), I was a wide-eyed 10 year-old going on a hunt put on by a group of guys that took kids hunting for the first time. Any kid that didn't have a hunting rifle could pick one out of the ones available from the sponsors. I picked out a nice Remington 700 in .243 because it was gorgeous and it made me feel like a big game hunting fool. We all had to sight in our guns and after I fired one round on the range, the bolt handle broke loose from the body, so I couldn't eject the fired case. There was already more kids than there was guns. so I ended up missing my first deer hunt due to a POS Remington. I know it was a fluke, and I've worked on and shot hundreds of Remingtons since then, but it left a bad taste in my mouth for years and years. I still don't own one and never have.


Edited by toolman (12/06/14 02:29 AM)
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#5460837 - 12/06/14 06:56 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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Nope. I'm a savage guy. Always have been. Got a 99 that in 60+ years has never let me, my dad, or my great grandfather down. And I've got a 111 that I expect to do the same.
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#5460945 - 12/06/14 08:12 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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OwnED several. Some shot sweet and some not so much. Never was a fan if any of their triggers. Only bolt action center fire rifles I own now are Tikkas.


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#5460963 - 12/06/14 08:23 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: watchale]
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Originally Posted By: watchale
I've owned plenty. And never had a problem smirk

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#5461038 - 12/06/14 09:27 AM Re: Do You Own A Remington Rifle? [Re: mrmo]
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I've owned a lot of 700s and have only had a single malfunction. It was on a predator hunt and the rifle discharged when I pushed the safety forward. But....it was a trigger that I had paid a gunsmith to "rework" so I can't blame Remington for the missed song dog.


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