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    Remington 700 trigger recall

    Hey guys. Has anyone had to have their rem 700 sent back and trigger fixed? They did a recall for triggers causing the rifle to fire on its own. Just not sure how it's going to work if the couriers are no longer shipping firearms. I was hoping to head out for a hunt in a couple of weeks, but can't risk it if my trigger is faulty. I searched the Remington site with my serial number and it came up needing to be changed. I'm asking here as the email Remington supplied bounced back.

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    I have swapped out dozens of 700 triggers in their recall programme.....in all honesty the triggers I removed seemed fine to me,I doubt most of them actually need swapped its more of a butt-covering exercise for Remington.If you like your trigger and it operates reliably then just use it on your hunting trip.
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    Ive been using a Remington 700 with standard trigger since 1989 with no problems.
    Main thing is not to point it at anything you do not intend to shoot.
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    Simple fix don't load the chamber till your about to pull the trigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Ive been using a Remington 700 with standard trigger since 1989 with no problems.
    Main thing is not to point it at anything you do not intend to shoot.
    Na this was only a QC issue on rifles made between 2009 and 2014 I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    Simple fix don't load the chamber till your about to pull the trigger
    Yeah in hindsight that seems the most obvious thing to do, thanks

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    Some places were doing a deal where you could get a Timney trigger installed and just pay the difference. Cheap upgrade to a Timney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    I have swapped out dozens of 700 triggers in their recall programme.....in all honesty the triggers I removed seemed fine to me,I doubt most of them actually need swapped its more of a butt-covering exercise for Remington.If you like your trigger and it operates reliably then just use it on your hunting trip.
    Did you replace them on behalf of Remington? Or for your own rifles? Did they just send you a replacement trigger?

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    Iíll be interested to know how you get on @CamFlatt. My serial number came up as Ďmay beí affected by the recall... I thought my trigger was pre- XMP though, as itís not externally adjustable. Any of those places you mention in Canterbury, @systolic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopheadrob View Post
    I’ll be interested to know how you get on @CamFlatt. My serial number came up as ‘may be’ affected by the recall... I thought my trigger was pre- XMP though, as it’s not externally adjustable. Any of those places you mention in Canterbury, @systolic?
    Not sure. I got mine done through the importers up in Auckland. Outdoor Brands I think it was. My local shop sent it off to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamFlatt View Post
    Did you replace them on behalf of Remington? Or for your own rifles? Did they just send you a replacement trigger?
    On behalf....customers rifles.....I work in the trade.Customer contacts us and gives us the serial number,we contact the NZ Rem distributor with said number....they tell us if that particular rifle quaifies for the recall, if so we fit a new trigger and send their old one back to the NZ Rem distributor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    Not sure. I got mine done through the importers up in Auckland. Outdoor Brands I think it was. My local shop sent it off to them.
    Yeah it is still outdoor brands according to the Remington website. Though I suspect the email bounced because the initial recall was a few years ago. I sent them an email, but have heard no response do far. Also hasnt answered their phone. Will try again monday

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    Thanks @GDMP, Iíll talk to my local Smith. My email to Outdoor Brands also bounced back

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    On behalf....customers rifles.....I work in the trade.Customer contacts us and gives us the serial number,we contact the NZ Rem distributor with said number....they tell us if that particular rifle quaifies for the recall, if so we fit a new trigger and send their old one back to the NZ Rem distributor.
    Thanks. Do you still replace them? Would it take long? I could always pop up to chch for the day sometime

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    Checked mine and has already been done. Has the 'dot' stamped into bolt release.

 

 

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