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Remington safety question

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Unread 01-02-2013, 02:53 PM
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Remington safety question

I have a Rem 700 made prior to 1982. The bolt cannot be opened with the safety engaged. I am planning to grind the bolt lock off to allow unloading with the safety on but wanted to make sure I was not creating another problem in the process.

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    Unread 01-02-2013, 03:53 PM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    Grind it off. Won't hurt a thing and will accomplish what you want.
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    Unread 01-02-2013, 04:51 PM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    Thanks. I couldn't see where it would effect anything else but thought I'd ask just to make sure.
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    Unread 01-02-2013, 06:04 PM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    I know of several people who have caught the bolt on brush and opened the bolt while traveling through the thick stuff.

    Gus
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    Unread 01-03-2013, 08:14 AM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    The rifle in question will be used for hunting by my wife and kids so I would like them to be able to unload with the safety engaged. Accidentally opening the bolt is not a concern at this point.

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    Unread 01-03-2013, 10:30 AM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    Doesn't to me as you are solving the Rem. Safety issue? Wife and kids you best consider a new trigger /safety after market.
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    Unread 01-03-2013, 03:16 PM
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    Re: Remington safety question

    I just had the Gentry 3 position safety installed on a Remington 600. I think its a better choice than messing with the existing trigger. Retiring the rifle is another choice, lots of good rifles out there looking for a home. Too much at stake.
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