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    Anyone see the CNBC expose' on the Remington 700 series last night? If I had a dime for everytime I've gone into a gun shop and drooled over a 700 in .308 (With the green synthetic), I'd have enough to buy three of them. My dream was shattered last night when I saw this show exposing the 700's safety design as flawed, with thousands of complaints registered for safety failures and unintended discharges. It seems that gun manufacturers "police themselves" on safety issues and are protected by the 2nd Amendment from allowing the government to come in and dictate manufacturing, safety designs and features. (which in my mind is VERY good). It is said that Remington has known about this issue since the 60's and has covered up the reports and paid off numerous law suits.
    My fear is that (If all of this is true) this may give the feds a toe hold to come in and legislate the manufacturing of firearms. If that happens the 2nd Amendment may fall like dominos. At the very best we would have guns with 20lb triggers, and such convoluted government mandated safety mechanisms that they will be inoperable.

    Here's a few quick links I found regarding the show and situation.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/39383236/CNBC...20th_at_9PM_ET

    http://www.drinnonlaw.com/Texas-Defe...mington700.php

    Your thoughts????


    EDIT: After reading more it looks as though Remington replaced the FCG in all 700's after 2007? MSNBC didn't drop that little nugget last night. I hate the media!!!!
    Last edited by slowz1k; 10-20-2010, 07:06 PM.
    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

  • #2
    I have had a 700 PSS for about 7 years now with no problems. I just qualified on the 600 yard range today with it. Great rifle. I haven't seen the exposing yet. It is on tonight at 10.
    The media most likely blow it out of proportion like they do a lot.

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    • #3
      Saw that show as well. Couldn't understand how anyone with a brain would be surprised by this. I have known about it since I was old enough to shoot. And that was way before the internet. A simple search on that rifle brings up a ton of warnings.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Survivorman View Post
        Saw that show as well. Couldn't understand how anyone with a brain would be surprised by this. I have known about it since I was old enough to shoot. And that was way before the internet. A simple search on that rifle brings up a ton of warnings.
        Guess I'm without a brain... My wife mentions this a few times a week. I thought she was just kidding. Thanks for setting me straight SM, You ROCK!!

        Congrats on your qualifying Keitaboy! 600 yards is really reaching out there.
        Last edited by slowz1k; 10-24-2010, 11:48 PM.
        The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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        • #5
          Thanks Slowz1k. I just wacthed it this morning and ran mine through the same things they were doing. I can not get it to fire without pulling the trigger. Not saying it doesn't happen, but who unloads a weapon inside any way. Most of the stories where it involved somebody getting hurt happened inside. Raises questions.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by slowz1k View Post
            Guess I'm without a brain... My wife mentions this a few times a week. I thought she was just kidding. Thanks for setting me straight SM, You ROCK!!
            LOL! No problem!:p

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            • #7
              If you own a new rem. 700 with the X-mark pro trigger you should be OK. from what i can tell most of the misfires are a handler problem.

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              • #8
                I heard that some of the report was done like the pickup truck exploding, staged. If you have a 700 made after 1980 you should be okay. The 600 had a recall on the trigger but I do not remember the 700 having a recall. There are a few web sights that show how to test your trigger and safety. I understand the young boy was killed the trigger did go off while the owner was unloading the rifle. In the older rifles you had to move the safety into the fire position to cycle the bolt to unload. The newer triggers allow you to unload with the safety on.

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                • #9
                  never had an issue with mine....



                  Or dads 1970s model.....
                  Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                  • #10
                    Ech0,
                    Not only do you have the coolest toys, but you have an eye for photography!
                    The lighting is awesome in that shot.
                    Looks like that thing has a good long distance plan. Can you give up any info on that optic?
                    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                    • #11
                      I had it built for me by a company out of Dade Co FL....Tactical Rifles Inc.

                      This is their TRL model...chambered in .308.

                      Remington 700 receiver...

                      I had them put a Bager 20 rear cant 1pc base on it.

                      Accuracy International Stock....Chrome moly barrel w/ Vortec comp.

                      rings are also Bager Ordinance HDs....holding in place a Leupold Mk4 8.5 to 25 Mil-dot.....5" sunshade....Butler Creek flippers....and US Optics ACD.

                      Best group to date is 3/4" at 200 yrds

                      I had planned to buy components and assemble it myself....but when I got done prcing it.....they were only a couple hundred more....and guaranteed 1/2 MOA at 100.....it will do jagged holes.....it shoots way better than me...

                      Canon D30 8.3 mp Digital.....once again....shoots way better than I do....:)

                      PS....built to be 600yard gun...
                      Last edited by Echo2; 04-20-2011, 02:09 PM.
                      Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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