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Old 10-20-2010, 03:07 PM
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I posted this under Gun forum, but thought it needs to be here also.

Tonight, Oct 20, at 9 p.m. ET. on Dish TV,(CNBC) channel 208 they are reporting on safety problems.

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:58 PM
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big show/documentary on cnbc about it right now....

"remington under fire"
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:48 PM
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More BS....
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:05 AM
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Remington has been making the 700's for over 60 years, I don't know exactly how long, and I would think if there was a real problem with a design in the action they would have fixed it by now. My 50+ year old, 700 is one of th ones you have to have the safety off to unload it. My grandson's 2 year old 700 can be unloaded with the safety on, so they have made changes internally.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:13 AM
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There's no safety issues with the 700. The only safety issue is the person using it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Ruddyduck
There's no safety issues with the 700. The only safety issue is the person using it.

That says it all..........

Bottom line is don't point a gun at something that you don't intend to shoot.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:28 AM
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^ Did anybody actually watch it? From what I saw (small clip), there is an actual flaw with the safety mechanism; that is prevalent if dirt or rust weasels its way into the mechanism. Even the designer has said that there was a problem with it... in the 1940's. I personally have never had a problem with mine, but I am contemplating sending it in to get the new trigger assembly and safety mechanism just to be on the safe side.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ruddyduck
There's no safety issues with the 700. The only safety issue is the person using it.
Exactly. Even IF there was a problem with the mechanism, no one would ever get hurt if people followed the 1st rule of gun safety: Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction!

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS!!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:43 PM
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Do you have to send the rifle in to Remington to have a new trigger/safety assembly installed or can your local gunsmith do it? How much does it cost?
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:44 PM
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I saw that documentary was on CNBC the other night but I didn't bother to watch it. I have heard from a number of people that Remington's product has started to go down hill every since they were bought out by Cerberus. One of the same reasons I wouldn't buy a new jeep. My old 92 grand cherokee never had a problem, but I see the new ones (and anything else made by Chrystler) coming through the shop more than any other make or model.
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