Remington issues a recall for rifles with their X-mark triggers

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by AZShooter, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. All product manufactured after April 9, 2014 is not subject to recall.

    See if your rifle is affected: Remington Recall

    I have two. One has a timney. The other rifle's trigger is working fine. Guess I will spring for another timney.

    IMO Remington should stop trying make their own triggers and just set up a contract with timney or some other trigger manufacturer for their future triggers.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I posted the same safety recall notice yesterday >>> http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f22/voluntary-recall-model-700-model-seven-rifles-134000/

    ... but it never hurts widest dissemination when it comes to safety regardless of brand. Thanks for doing the same.


    Another LRH member shared this from another site ...

     
  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    The one sure thing about Remington triggers, is they have always generated some passionate discussions.
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    The only Remington I own is a cast bronze statue (Fredrick Remington).....:D
     
  5. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    I am sending mine in. I want them to remove the massive wad of epoxy somebody dumped in the trigger. I have already replaced the trigger springs in it, but will put the originals back in when I send the thing in for repair.

    It's a nightmare for a good machinist. The trigger is great, sloppy craftsmanship ruins the whole package.
     
  6. 1uhBsniper

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    It doesn't look like they give you a timmy or joules trigger, they just "inspect" it and clean it. Is it even worth sending in or should I just buy a new one, a timmy or something?
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Spend $20-50 on an old-style Remington wide-shoe trigger, and have a competent smith adjust it to a safe level, and you should have no issues. I've swapped all my X-Mark Pro triggers for the old-style Rem triggers and have never had any issues. Plus, I just hate the way the XMP's feel. They're gritty, clunky, and heavy as hell. The old styles can be adjusted to be really nice & smooth.

    You can most likely find one in the classifieds for $20-50.
     
  8. Kennibear

    Kennibear Well-Known Member

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    Turns out the 300 WinMag in the safe has a bum trigger. Filed for the recall. Has anybody sent and received back a rifle yet? What exactly do they do to it?

    KB
     
  9. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Why can't I be this lucky with a lottery ticket? My safe has 2 winners (or losers depending on perspective).

    On the bright side, I've become addicted to Jewell triggers and all the X-spot trigger issues went away. :D

    Pete
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to see another person on here with logic and common sense.

    Send my gun back to Remington? I don't think so. I have one sitting in the safe that needs the X-Crap replaced...Oh wait, I have an old style wide-shoe sitting in the safe, too. Problem solved, and I didn't even have to send my gun back to Remington. :D
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'd flip to a different trigger, but the only remmy I've got with the x mark trigger is my 375h@h.... kind of a waste of $$ imo to put a trigger in a mid range thumper. I've got a couple of walker groups that may eventually be replaced, but they are on my big 7's and my 300rum and have been pretty good to me so far...
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have 1 with a Jewell at the moment (.25-06 AI). All the rest have old style wide-shoe triggers that have been professionally worked and adjusted as light as they can go while still being reliable and safe. That was the key factor with the old style triggers that Remington replaced with the XMP, and deemed the old ones "unsafe". Even though they simply were not. It was due to morons not knowing what they were doing and doing their own "trigger jobs" and getting people hurt.
     
  13. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    yup, gotta watch yourself adjusting the walker groups. I've got a modded walker group in my 7stw (it has a 3 position safety shroud) and it took me a good bit of time to re adjust the trigger to a safe and decent pull. It wasn't safe or decent when I got the rifle.
     
  14. Kennibear

    Kennibear Well-Known Member

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    I take it from the posts that most shooters change out the trigger.

    If I had a 375 H&H I would want a crisp 2 - 2 1/2lbs of pull. My 45/70 is about three even and very crisp. No reason not to have the best trigger possible on a rifle - any rifle. Self defense duty type pistol maybe not as going bang is the most important. But a rifle needs good sights, good trigger and comfortable stock in that order. If you spent $$$ on a scope spending $ on a trigger only makes sense.

    Unless that 375 H&H has just iron sights.....

    IMHO KB