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Remington 700, brand new, won't fire

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Unread 05-14-2008, 08:32 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2001
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Thank you 300Rum and Remington. There was a large screw in the front which kept it from firing. Pulled the screws and it fired. Small screws now in the front - all is well.

Call support from Remington was pretty solid. Not much time at all to get a live contact and very patient. Thanks again on this most humbling of experiences.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 08:40 PM
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Scofflaw, you overrode the "Homeland Security Feature" proceed to the nearest HS office and turn yourself in.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 08:42 PM
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What a Dumb Dumb:eek:
I am sure glad I got to read this post
before I made the same mistake

Great call rum300 (another DD:p)
Ain't the internet a Great thing?

All in good fun guys;)

Thanks, Mike
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Unread 05-14-2008, 08:59 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: AB, Canada
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I'm glas I helped you guys.
You know, some people learn from other mistakes.
My self.... hmmmm in hard way sometimes.

Yes the internet can be a great source of information, if we do it right.

How I find this, from my experience, I come acros with this situation, 1 year ago, I install a scope on a brand new 7MM rifle, and I did not paid attention to the screws sizes.
I drowe 150km to the nearest range to setup the scope, and When I was ready to pull the trigger....NOTHING.
Came back home, remove all out of the barell, and I noticed the front screws come out to deep in the action path, blocking the action pin to close completedly.

But over all it was great to help you guys.
My 338Edge
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Unread 05-14-2008, 11:36 PM
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Join Date: May 2007
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Damn, I've done that too: long screw on front scope mount that extends thru the receiver ring and impinges on the bolt lug. That can also happen if the front action screw is a little long.

Thank goodness for Mr. Dremel.
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