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Old 12-07-2010, 10:00 AM
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Lookin at gettin a Remington ADL .270 26" barrel Buriss 3X9X50 scope. Never hunted. Year opld 100 rounds thru it maybe..Great shape. Any ideas on pricing?
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Did anyone see the CNBC documentary on the long history of the Remington 700 series trigger malfunctions, and the gun going off when you slide the safety? Before anyone calls BS, just because it never happened to you, it was well documented over decades, by the US military, respected gunsmiths, and by the Rem engineer who designed the trigger mechanism decades ago, and recommended a 5 cent change decades ago.
The sniper school instructors said it was a daily occurrence on the range, and they just call it a "Remington Moment", when it comes to reporting it.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Did anyone see the CNBC documentary on the long history of the Remington 700 series trigger malfunctions, and the gun going off when you slide the safety? Before anyone calls BS, just because it never happened to you, it was well documented over decades, by the US military, respected gunsmiths, and by the Rem engineer who designed the trigger mechanism decades ago, and recommended a 5 cent change decades ago.
The sniper school instructors said it was a daily occurrence on the range, and they just call it a "Remington Moment", when it comes to reporting it.
Hope this wont dont,jus paid 4 for it. I think thats a decent deal
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Do yourself a favor take it to a gunsmith and have him put a Timney trigger assy in it,make's for a world of difference..MHO
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Hope this wont dont,jus paid 4 for it. I think thats a decent deal
That is a good price.

You should have the trigger mechanism checked out and modified if need be. Those guns did have problems. Loads of them didn't, but too many of them did. The potential grief is not worth the ease of ignoring the issue.


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I've got 2 of those, 30.06 and 7mm Rem Mag. Great guns imo, very accurate, reliable for me, no issues. I'd buy another 1 but will never need to, they will outlast me.
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Have owned 3 270's, 2 30-06's, 1 243 converted to 22BR, never had a "Remington moment". 400 sounds like a good deal if the barrel is in good shape. 100 rounds shouldn't have hurt it but a good cleaning wouldn't hurt. I agree with Vertigo put a Timney in it.
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Remington Moment HA! Never had a problem with mine. There is a problem if you try and adjust the trigger pull too light (3# range) without making any other adjustments. A competent gunsmith can make the adjustments for you. If you need a very light pull, drop in the Timney.

400 sounds like a decent price.
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Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
Remington Moment HA! Never had a problem with mine. There is a problem if you try and adjust the trigger pull too light (3# range) without making any other adjustments. A competent gunsmith can make the adjustments for you. If you need a very light pull, drop in the Timney.

400 sounds like a decent price.
Pay 50% of the cost of a new one and you can't go wrong.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Did anyone see the CNBC documentary on the long history of the Remington 700 series trigger malfunctions, and the gun going off when you slide the safety? Before anyone calls BS, just because it never happened to you, it was well documented over decades, by the US military, respected gunsmiths, and by the Rem engineer who designed the trigger mechanism decades ago, and recommended a 5 cent change decades ago.
The sniper school instructors said it was a daily occurrence on the range, and they just call it a "Remington Moment", when it comes to reporting it.
I did see it and the gun scares the crap out of me!
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Rifles are made for Killing -It your Choice of who gets Killed --Mis fire , poor trgger pull, the M 1 had a poor trigger pull , but at times ya didn't notice--If its REMINGTON ya got a good weapon , use it wisely
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Did anyone see the CNBC documentary on the long history of the Remington 700 series trigger malfunctions, and the gun going off when you slide the safety? Before anyone calls BS, just because it never happened to you, it was well documented over decades, by the US military, respected gunsmiths, and by the Rem engineer who designed the trigger mechanism decades ago, and recommended a 5 cent change decades ago.
The sniper school instructors said it was a daily occurrence on the range, and they just call it a "Remington Moment", when it comes to reporting it.
I think it would be good to look at Remington's response in considering the validity of NBC's documentary. The media is and has been biased on reporting gun news. I have never had any problems with my 700 nor have any of my friends. I am not saying that this stuff did not happen but that maybe looking at it from only one side (the sensationalized media) may give us a biased and narrow perspective on the issue.

Here is Remington's response:

http://www.remington700.tv/#/home
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Originally Posted by proine17 View Post
I think it would be good to look at Remington's response in considering the validity of NBC's documentary. The media is and has been biased on reporting gun news. I have never had any problems with my 700 nor have any of my friends. I am not saying that this stuff did not happen but that maybe looking at it from only one side (the sensationalized media) may give us a biased and narrow perspective on the issue.

Here is Remington's response:

http://www.remington700.tv/#/home
The gentleman who invented the action was interviewed and gave the fact's and the fix as well.
My friend didn't believe the story either until just last fri he was unloading his older model 30-06 model 700 BDL ( Which was bone stock since day 1 ) go off on him while unloading the gun, ( muzzle was pointed down thankfully ) Scared the Beegezuss out of him, now it is at the gunsmith ..
The phrase " Never happened before " has gotten many a girl pregnant..
The model 700 is a very good gun and quite acurate with a strong action,although it is better to be safe than sorry ..
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No testing has EVER re-created the so called "problem" in the Remington 700. EVEN in the rifle that allegedly misfired and killed someone. The video provided on CNBC and other outlets showing the Rifle exhibiting the issue is unverifiable. The footage has no povenance. People will believe anything they see on TV.
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My only long rifle is a 700CDL 30.06 with a nikon 3x9x40 scope......not alot of use but been great to me.
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http://remington.com/pages/news-and-...n-program.aspx
From the horses mouth is it an admission of guilt somehow.;?
Like I said before I would rather be safe than sorry...
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Originally Posted by vertigo View Post
http://remington.com/pages/news-and-...n-program.aspx
From the horses mouth is it an admission of guilt somehow.;?
Like I said before I would rather be safe than sorry...

I get it, there are attorneys involved. Again, unable to demonstrate under ANY conditions the "problem" my point being, dont be afraid of a Remington 700, they are excellent rifles.
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Originally Posted by vertigo View Post
http://remington.com/pages/news-and-...n-program.aspx
From the horses mouth is it an admission of guilt somehow.;?
Like I said before I would rather be safe than sorry...
You do realize that this pertains to rifles manufactured prior to 1982....
and that it is only relevant to the bolt lock mechanism on those rifle not the Walker trigger mechanism that is the center of this whole controversy. ;?
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Originally Posted by vertigo View Post
http://remington.com/pages/news-and-...n-program.aspx
From the horses mouth is it an admission of guilt somehow.;?
Like I said before I would rather be safe than sorry...
I am with you on safety and therefore I follow the ten commandments of gun safety:

Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
Don't rely on your gun's safety.
Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.
Use proper ammunition.
If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
Don't alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.

I think that many of these issues are a result of modified triggers, improperly maintained weapons and the lack of safe weapons handling.
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I was jus wanderin if it was a good deal. Thanks for the info,sounds like I got a very good deal

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