worrying probem

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hi went out this afternoon to try some homeloads out, was going well until i had a scarry moment when i closed the bolt as normal and off went my rifle, luckily it was pointing at a safe back stop at the time , so if any wise person could tell what might of gone wrong :(


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Remington Problem

Hi Rifleman, had the very same problem with a 700 Sendero, took it to my gunsmith and it turned out that the trigger assembly had been put together without any lubrication so the sear wasn't returning to engage the firing pin. He stripped it and lubricated it and I haven't had any problems since.
Hope this helps!


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I've had Remingtons since 1982 and never had a problem with them.
Are you sure someone hasn't been trying to tweek the trigger!!


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I was in a gunshop in New Zealand and talking to the shop owner when the "gunny" came in to collect ariflethat was going off as it was loaded, betcha can't guess what it was :lol:


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Haven't got a clue!
All the Remmys I've had and still own, have been the other way, it was always a problem to get the damn thing to go off without putting about ten pounds pull on the trigger.
But I don't mind that as I find it quite simple to adjust the Remmy trigger and can't fault them.
I was with a chap once that had a round go off as he loaded it but that was a Model 70 Winchester and as hard as I tried, I could not get it to go off again.
Until I read about it on here I have not heard of such a phenomena and I have been mixing it with guns of alsorts, both as a stalker and RCO, for many years.


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well folks it seems quite a lot of rem 700 have this problem i am of to the gunsmith asap thanks for all the infomation regards rifleman :confused:


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hi rifle man
this was one of the reasons i never purchased a 700
so i bought a brno instead , zeroed in fine , even shot a few fallow with it , took it to scotland , while on a long hard stalk on reds i chambered a round and booooooom of it went the stalker looked at me in horror , racked another in no probs pushed the set trigger forward and booom again
stalk over
turned out to be a faulty trigger mech , since it has been changed no probs

Heym SR20

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Yes a worrying problem.

Some thoughts / observations:

1) Are these rifles going off when you close the bolt slowly, or are you closing quite fast - ie stricker having enough ooomph to fire the primer.

2) Given a my recent pole - Most of us carry our rifle with round loaded and safety catch on.

In just about all modern rifles - Remy, Tikka, Sako, Heym the safety mechanism blocks the trigger mechanism rather than the firing pin directly.

The Win Mod 70 and the old Mausers and the new Montana, Dakota, and the Brno / 22 Rim fire have a safety that actually blocks the firing pin.

Does make you think!

3) Part of the routine cleaning / maintenance / range session should be testing safety - slam the bolt close a few times to see that the sear always catches the stricker.

Apply safety - a few hard smacks on the butt - does it go off

Release safety - a few hard smacks again - does it go off

If at any time it shows any hint of going off - get it seen to immediately.

And whilst you are about it check your shotguns at the same time.

4) I would suggest the biggest issue with triggers is too much lubrication - especially grease and gunked WD40 holding lots of crap in the mechanism. I was always told the trigger mechanism shoud well degreased and then lubricated with just a very small drop of preferrably dry lubricant.


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I own a remmy 700 LSS 22.250 as yet i have not experienced this problem , is this only happening in the older models or all models .
:( Very Worrying.


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Regarding lubrication - a rifle should be like a good soldier, spotlessly clean and lightly oiled.

Andy L

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What you and I would do with a rifle is obviously vastly different from what an American housewife would do. The whole thing is tragic and the sad thing is this sort of thing happens all the time over the water!
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