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Jester
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A lot of people who know a lot more about it than you or I would disagree with you. They're called snipers.


Snipers get to choose their weapons?


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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: Remington 700 misfire issues
Hebert guns fixed mine. Ive heard they have a pretty good gunsmith there so not sure if I will bring it in the woods again or not.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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Snipers get to choose their weapons


I would bet the US DOD does their research on what weapons best fit their needs, and the snipers do have a little input on their equipment. Not sure how SWAT snipers get their equipment, but I've never seen one with a brand other than Remington.


Jester
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I would bet the US DOD does their research on what weapons best fit their needs


And the DOD has such a stellar record in weapons development...

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and the snipers do have a little input on their equipment


Do they get to select their brand, model, and specs without any limitations?

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Not sure how SWAT snipers get their equipment, but I've never seen one with a brand other than Remington.


Approved vendor lists....

Look, I'm not saying it's a bad gun, but those older ones should be treated with extra caution because this flaw did exist. It's stupid to bury your head in the sand and act like it's not a problem. Can its effects be mitigated? Yes, but to ignore it is asking for trouble.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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Yes, but to ignore it is asking for trouble


I'm not ignoring, we were discussing accuracy. I am the one who started the thread.


Jester
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I'm not ignoring, we were discussing accuracy. I am the one who started the thread.



Sorry, that last part was more of a general statement regarding the thread.


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FelicianaTigerfan
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Just talked to my dad. Said the day he brought the 700 to the gunsmith every time he closed the bolt the gun would dry fire. He talked to the gunsmith and the trigger was real dirty and gummed up. Gunsmith said it was the cause of the safety malfunction, soft strikes on the bullets, and the misfires / dryfire issue.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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FelicianaTigerfan


Thanks. Hoping that's what it is but not confident enough to check into it myself. Bringing it in next month to have it checked.


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faxis
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re: Remington 700 misfire issues
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If you admit that they greatly improved the trigger mechanism, then there must have been flaws in the old design. Why is it only 700s?


LOL the improvements are not safety related. It now has a crisper break and an external adjustment like much more expensive aftermarket triggers.

There was nothing wrong with the original triggers. In order to make them frick up you had to have dismantled the thing and fricked it up. Sorry, but if you've gone to that kind of trouble, how exactly is that the manufacturers fault?

I suspect part of the reason for putting the new triggers with an external adjusting screw was so they could keep morons out of the guts of the thing. Now you don't have to open it up and do something dangerous to your gun. You just turn the screw. But you don't actually need to for a hunting rifle since they have it set just about perfect right out the box.


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faxis
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could we set this up?? for realz!! whats the wager? i will guarantee you my savages will outshoot th 700 every day of the week. 700 is most overrated gun on the market. had one and sold it fast, and wouldnt touch another one of that junk


Oh hell yes....

If you have a savage that can put ten .308s in a hole you can cover with a nickel I'd LOVE to see it. Because I have a Remington that will.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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A buddy of mine has a savage that makes 1" groups at 300

Not arguing with or against you, just sayin. They do exist.


TheDrunkenTigah
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It was my fault, not the man who built the gun.


this is borderline sig-worthy


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Remington is either the largest or second largest gun maker in the country.
They produce the most popular shotgun ever made,
and possibly the most popular sporting rifle ever made.

If CNBC can help put a bad spin on them, and lawsuits can take them down, then theres no stopping lawsuits from taking down other smaller gun makers.

That's my view of the situation.
A gun can't hit what it's not pointed at. Not the guns fault!


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faxis
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You ever actually seen it do it? Not doubting you, doubting him.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea I've seen it. Can't recall what model it is but it's one I the high end target models with the light accutrigger. Very sweet rifle. Not sure what all he's had done to it. I doubt it's a straight off the rack rifle because its set up for 800 yards IIRC.


faxis
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That's impressive. I'd love to see what he's done to it.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I couldn't tell you. Ill try to remember to ask him next time I talk to him. I'm sure he's put quite a few dollars into it.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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Took the gun apart myself and the entire trigger mech was pretty gummed up. Before I took it apart I dry fired it a few times and the bolt would slowly depress until fire. After a quick brushing off I tried it again and it worked fine. I will clean it really well this week and see how it goes


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tenfoe
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re: Remington 700 misfire issues
Mine is 24 yrs old and the only problem I've ever had with it is that it kills too many deer.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: Remington 700 misfire issues
Mine has laid down some meat too. After the cleaning I will take it to the range to verify. Still probably going to bowhunt mostly


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