Remington Arms Model 700 Rifle Official Statement for CNBC

Remington Arms Official Statement for CNBC Program Regarding the Model 700 Rifle
CNBC reporter Scott Cohn appears to not know how to safely handle a firearm.

Remington Arms Company
Remington Arms Company

Madison, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- For nearly fifty years, the Remington Model 700 rifle has been the preferred choice for millions of hunters, shooting sports enthusiasts and military and law enforcement personnel.

Despite emotional reporting of baseless and unproven allegations and plaintiff lawyer assertions, several undisputed facts remain:

  • The Model 700 is the most popular, reliable, accurate and trusted bolt-action rifle in the world, with over five million rifles produced and billions of rounds fired over nearly five decades.
  • The Model 700 is the firearm of choice for elite shooters from America’s military and law enforcement communities, and has been the platform for the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army precision sniper weapon systems for over two decades, both of which specifically require the “Walker” trigger mechanism.
  • The Model 700, including its trigger mechanism, has been free of any defect since it was first produced and, despite any careless reporting to the contrary, the gun’s use by millions of Americans has proven it to be a safe, trusted and reliable rifle.
  • Both Remington and experts hired by plaintiff attorneys have conducted testing on guns returned from the field which were alleged to have fired without a trigger pull, and neither has ever been able to duplicate such an event on guns which had been properly maintained and which had not been altered after sale.
  • Remington takes safety very seriously. We support hunter safety and other educational programs nationwide, and include with every Remington firearm, the “Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety,” which urgently remind every gun owner that if proper firearms safety rules are followed, no accidental injuries would ever occur.

The men and women who build, own and shoot the Remington Model 700 take great pride in a product that, over the last half century, has set the bar for safety, reliability and performance. read and see more at www.remington700.tv

Remington Arms Company, Inc., founded in 1816 and headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military government and law enforcement markets. With plants and facilities in Ilion, NY, Lonoke, AR, Elizabethtown and Mayfield, KY, Remington is the only United States manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S., and in more than 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

Visit: www.remington700.tv

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Cpl Austin
Cpl Austin
3 years ago

I purchased a Remington 700 Long Rang chambered for a 300 Remington Ultra Magnum a few years ago,. to use as a long range rifle for target shooting.

I recently started reloading for it and the results have been phenomenal.

Getting the right Optics for this Long Range Rifle has been challenging but I think I’m finally getting there .

EJ
EJ
6 years ago

I bought a 700 BDL 7 mm Mag. in 1979 and loved the way it handled and most importantly the way it shot. I had never had any problems with it till about a year ago. I had not shot the rifle in several years when I was sighting a coyote off my back deck. The coyote moved to a poor shooting position. I raised the gun up while placing the safety back to ‘On’ position at the same time and the gun fired (my right index finger was behind the trigger apparatus using my right thumb to move safety)… Read more »

Neal Elk
Neal Elk
6 years ago

Remington model 700 bdl and add out of the box are extremely accurate .I have owned several with little or no problems with them.I have had one problem were one actually went off when I placed a bullet in the receiver and closed the bolt..The gun fired by itself with the safety on catching me off guard causing me to loose control of the weapon shooting into my parked truck blowing 2 large holes in my roof because nosler partition bullet split in two as it exited through my roof.Thank goodness I was alone it sure scared the hell out… Read more »

Ron
Ron
10 years ago

Well first let me say, I have no love for CNBC, but I also have no love for Remington Arms Company, as I was A Firearms Dealer for many years, and saw some of the junk they tried to sell me, like a new Model 6 with a Knot in the stock, I don’t call that quality control for a top of the line Rifle, but my biggest complaint with them is from my own experience with them, last year I was teaching my Grand son who was 9 at the time to try to learn how to fire his… Read more »

Peter Egan
Peter Egan
10 years ago

I have owned my Remington 700 BDL chambered in 270 Win since 1973. It is my deer rifle. Those of you that understand what that means, will know that I am familiar with the look, weight, feel, handling and operation of my rifle. It is an old friend in my hands and has been with me on every deer hunt in our Pennsylvania woods. Opening day of our last deer season found me dressed and ready to climb the mountain to my tree stand well before daylight. I was on the front porch of our camp and had just carefully… Read more »

Dan
Dan
10 years ago

I also am concerned about the mis-firings of the Remingtons. I own a model 770 30-06 that is still almost new. Are these also affective? I suspect it is the same trigger system. Should this rifle be sent somewhere to be checked? I feel that the whole story can't be a hoax since the designer himself had doubts nearly from the start. I like Remington and just feel they have handled this problem very poorly. My wife is also a hunter but bought me a new Browning rifle because of this potential safety issue.

Jim Cisneros
10 years ago

I have a remington 700 BDL 30-06 that I bought for "a song" in 1976 when I returned home from my last tour of duty. In 1977 I went big game hunting and after we set up camp we decided to check the "zero" on our rifles. When it was my turn at the table I fliped the safety off and my rifle fired. I immediately took it to the nearest town and the "part time" gunsmith checked it out and couldn't find what made it fire like that. I never heard of anyone having a similar problem until I… Read more »

Robert
10 years ago

I don't believe these people are lying , apparently something is wrong be it a manufacturing problem or maint. of weaponry.I personally own a model 700 in the following custom 300 win mag,270 bdl,270bdlss,7mm08bdlss,7mm08 bdl classic. I use them about as much as a preacher uses his bible. NEVER have I had any type of malfunction NEVER. I will shoot big green with all the confidence in the world

Robert

P.S. That said come on big green ,help these people with their complaints and restore their confidence…

william barnett
william barnett
10 years ago

I had the problem too. Model 700 discharged when the safety was disengaged. Fortunately no injuries. Turns out the small coil springs under both the sear adjustment and trigger pull weight adjustment screws were rendered useless by rust. They were replaced(by a gunsmith) and no problems for the last 20 years or so, but I'm afraid to take it out in the rain. I don't want to mess around with trying to do maintenance on trigger assemblies. I've used other bolt action rifles subjected to same or worse weather conditions with no problems. Whats the answer?

Ed
Ed
10 years ago

I have owned 700s in 30-06, 308 and 6mm since 1981. I am the original owner of two, the third was purchased from a rod and gun club. I have shot a lot of rounds thru these weapons and have not had this so called remington moment. I did see the article cmbc did and took my 700 BDL 30-06 to a highly respected gunsmith. He indicated he was highly upset with the bias reporting that was done and the weapon is tried and tested. He showed me how to properly maintain these weapons and explained what happens when owners… Read more »

GunFan
GunFan
11 years ago

Bob – Remington licensed their name to another manufacturer. The black powder gun wasn't made by Remington. If you still have it and are having problems, contact the manufacturer.

Anyone who wants to have their 700 checked for free, just give Remington a call at 800-243-9700. And Remington posted a response to CNBC at http://www.Remington700.tv.

Koolhed
Koolhed
11 years ago

Rem 600's have had a factory recall on their trigger group for decades.

It will forever change your trust in a rifle when it fires after the safety drops, especially when it's a .350 Rem magnum!

Never had any problems with my two 700's, but then again, I don't shoot them much.

There may just be something in the design that Remington uses. Nobody likes lawsuits (except for law firms) but are we to believe that all these incidents are made up? I doubt it.

JAY
JAY
11 years ago

Not just the Model 700 ! About 15 year's ago I bought a new

Remington back powder rifle from (All About Sports). Went

to the firing range and loaded it for the first time. Clicked the

saftey off and boom !

Bob
Bob
11 years ago

Quite a few years ago, I borrowed a Remington bolt-action rifle (not sure of the model) from a friend so I could go hunting. After returning to my pickup, I flipped the safety off and the gun fired, my finger nowhere near the trigger. As others have stated, it scared the beejesus outa me! Having seen the article on CNBC, I remembered that incident. I'm betting it was a model 700.

jim nick
jim nick
11 years ago

I have owned a model 700 for about 15 years, about 10 years ago I was hunting in alberta, my guide and I standing near the truck, gun was loaded, saftey on, 300 ultra mag. I looked and saw the saftey was between safe and fire, I moved it forward then back and the gun went off, my finger wasn't near the trigger. I had it to my gun smith, he looked it over and isn't sure what the remedy may be. at 6:30 in the morning it definetly woke me up……….is there a fix for this ?

Pat
Pat
11 years ago

I bought a brand new model 700 270 about 2 months ago. I shot about 30 rounds before deerseaso n to sight it in. This week when I was chambering a load after I missed, the second I pulled the bolt down the gun fired. Scared the hell out of me. What can I do about this issue?

John
John
11 years ago

Despite the smear against CNBC by Remington, there is something to the network's claims about unexpected firings. I grew up in the mountain West as an avid hunter and am well acquainted with the 700 series. I am also a former Marine with military training in firearms. I too have seen what the news report referred to as "Remington moments," most often occurring just as the safety is released. Does it happen every time or with every weapon? Of course not. But is this a potentially dangerous situation that isn't getting the attention it deserves from the gunmaker? No question,… Read more »

Bill
Bill
11 years ago

I have a Remington 700 338 mag. I was hunting last year and flipped the safety off and the rife fired, scared the pee wad out of me. My finger was not on the trigger. This rifle now has me concerned is there. What can be done to remedy this problem?

Bill
Bill
11 years ago

I do and have owned several model 700's, (6). A 7mm Rem. Mag. that I still own fired once when the bolt was lifted. A .270 win. fired two different times when the safty was applied. Neither time did I touch the trigger. I sold the .270, but I still have the 7 mag. Several years ago there was a recall about this problem and I sent in the 7 mag for a correction of this problem. This was done at Remingtons expense. I now own a 6mm Remington and a 22-250, both 700 BDLs. I want to have the… Read more »

Gerald J. Moors
Gerald J. Moors
11 years ago

I have used a model700 that I bought second hand in 1968 it is in 3006 and has takenBears ,deer.coyote,wood chucks in extreme cold in Canada to extreme heat in the Carolinas-I put 20 to 30 rounds through it each year on the range. The rifle has performed flawlessly all these years. To bad CNBC is'nt as reliable.

steve joswiak
steve joswiak
11 years ago

I own a pre 1970 remmington 700 bdl 7mm mag rifle. I have bought the rifle used from a gun shop in Fairbanks Alaska in 1976. I have hunted with it here and in the lower 48 for all kinds of game from moose to deer. About 8 years ago, I was at a rifle range and was sighting in the rifle. I was about to shoot down range when someone in the fire line yelled for us to hold because their target was blown over and he needed to reset it. I set the gun on safety and waited… Read more »

Neal Elk
Neal Elk
6 years ago
Reply to  steve joswiak

I had a similar problem when I closed the bolt of a 700 model the gun went off on safety for no reason at all never had a problem since so it is a big reminder check your weapon well before you take it to the range or hunting..I take my rifles completely apart now clean them check for wear and change any wore or weak part I think needs changing.I most definitely check the safety and always point the weapon with the muzzle facing the ground before I place a bullet in the chamber.I am not the only one… Read more »