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Remington 700 5r safety problem?

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Unread 11-30-2010, 10:57 PM
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Remington 700 5r safety problem?

Hello,

I'm buying a Rem. 700 5r new. I've heard about safety problems and watched the CNBC show about rifles firing without having the trigger pulled. Is this something I should consider before I purchasing this rifle, or has the problem been fixed in newer Remington firearms?

Thanks for you input.
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    Unread 11-30-2010, 11:02 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    there is no, nor has there ever been any safety issue with the 700 rifle.
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    Unread 11-30-2010, 11:22 PM
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    Dear davewilson:

    What you say may be true, but can you provide evidence to prove it? Are you involved with any firearms marketing or manufacturing that might make you a little biased? I'm not trying to egg you on, I really want this gun. I'm just trying to gain a little clarity on the issue that I cannot gain from the mixed reviews I find using google. I thought that this would be the place to obtain expert opinions.
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    Remington under fire



    I don't know if you read this thread or not . Jim
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    the rem 700 is a mechanical device. it can fail, just like any other mechanical device. it can also be adjusted improperly or have cleaning fluids run all through them causing them to gunk up and malfunction. this is the cause of the malfunctions. the injuries and deaths were caused by misshandling of the firearm. cars malfunction every day and kill people. usually it's a combination of missuse or misshandling that causes the death.
    no, i am not involved with any sporting goods manufacturer other than i buy and use their products.
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    There is an issue and there is quite a bit of information to justify your concern. The new triggers are not a problem.

    Send me your email and I can forward you some Remington documents sent to me that were actual exibits in litigation and you can judge for yourself rather that getting opinions form a chat board.
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    Re: Remington 700 5r safety problem?

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the info. It seems that most of these accidents could have been avoided if the people involved had not pointed their muzzle in an unsafe direction, which is something I'm always concious of. Still, it does seem like there may be a safety issue with the old triggers. I'm not too worried about it though since the 5r I'm buying is new and should have the x-mark trigger.
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