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I have a Remington 700 .243 that I have owned since 1975. 2 years ago it started miss firing when you closed the bolt, with/with

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  • I have a Remington 700 .243 that I have owned since 1975. 2 years ago it started miss firing when you closed the bolt, with/with

    I have a Remington 700 .243 that I have owned since 1975. 2 years ago it started miss firing when you closed the bolt, with/without a round, or sometimes when you had a round in the chamber and took it off safety. I cleaned the trigger mechanism and it stopped, until last weekend. I was returning from a hunting trip and took it off safety to unload the weapon and it fired. No trigger pull. Has anyone else had this problem? I contacted remington's help line and they sent me a weapon safety brief. I sent another reply and have heard nothing. I also checked today and my account with remington.com has been deleted???? Should I try to contact Remington Corporate?

  • #2
    I would contact them immeditaely and not use the rifle until the problem is resolved.

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    • #3
      Oh buddy. You are about to enter into one major sh*t storm. There have been some major accusations. Just as you described. I would not even touch that rifle. I have only had 1 Remington, to which I have had no issues. Good Luck.

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      • #4
        You need to get the trigger replaced. I'm not going to ask whether you've ever tried to alter the trigger pull yourself or had someone do it on your behalf--but somehow the trigger has gotten out of whack and I would just get a competent gunsmith to install an after-market trigger such as a Timney.

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        • #5
          Remington model 700's that were made prior to 1982 need to have their trigger/safeties reworked. This is not an all out recall but Remington has acknowledged design problems with this safety. Just go to Remingtons website and you can read up on what you need to do to get it fixed. I think it will cost you around $20 from what I heard.

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          • #6
            remmington 700 has an existing problem,

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            • #7
              my brother in law had a remington 12 ga smi auto and when he would pull the trigger once it would fire three times

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              • #8
                whoops, SEMI auto

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                • #9
                  I agree with cjohnsrud. I live in Ontario, Canada and about 6 months ago a showed aired about the Remington 700s built prior to 1982. Several people have been killed(even children) by the same thing you discribed. Get the new trigger upgrade or destroy it. Remington claimed it was from lack of maintainance on the rifles. I own 7 Remington guns and love them, but they are all newer models.

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