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If you have a Remington 700 and you sent it in to Remington, how do you know if it was repaired?
 
This is something that was brought to our attention today and someone shed some light on it.
 
As you can see in the photo below, the trigger has a punch mark. This is the key indicator from Remington that the Model 700 with X Mark Trigger has been fixed.
 


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Good info Sky. Excellent
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While you're correct about the punch dimple indicating a trigger Remington "fixed," I use an entirely different method of determining proper triggertude...

If the 700 in question wears a Timney, Rifle Basix, Jewell, or Shilen trigger, I know it's been fixed properly.
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I wonder how many recalled Remington 700 owners are in their garage right now with an automatic centerpunch so they can sell/trade their rifle off so they don't have to mess with returning it.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:



If the 700 in question wears a Timney, Rifle Basix, Jewell, or Shilen trigger, I know it's been fixed properly.

This...
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What Ted said!  Big Smile
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Originally posted by mchgnmike mchgnmike wrote:

I wonder how many recalled Remington 700 owners are in their garage right now with an automatic centerpunch so they can sell/trade their rifle off so they don't have to mess with returning it.


Excellent The exact same thought crossed my mind!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

While you're correct about the punch dimple indicating a trigger Remington "fixed," I use an entirely different method of determining proper triggertude...

If the 700 in question wears a Timney, Rifle Basix, Jewell, or Shilen trigger, I know it's been fixed properly.
 
Ted, for the win! Thanks Ted, I couldn't agree more with you.
 
Funny you bring up Shilen, because we sell their trigger now.
Shilen Competition Remington 700 Trigger Shilen Competition Remington 700 Trigger
Stock # - SHICMTC
  • Chrome Moly
  • No Safety
  • Pull Weight: 2 - 6 oz
  • Also fits Remington 40X, rear-grip XP-100 silhouette pistols and several custom actions featuring the hanger-style trigger mount
$159.95
Shilen Competition Remington 700 Trigger Shilen Competition Remington 700 Trigger
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  • Stainless Steel
  • No Safety
  • Pull Weight: 2 - 6 oz
  • Also fits Remington 40X, rear-grip XP-100 silhouette pistols and several custom actions featuring the hanger-style trigger mount
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Shilen Standard Remington 700 Trigger Shilen Standard Remington 700 Trigger
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  • No Safety
  • Pull Weight: 1 1/2 - 3 lbs
  • Also fits Remington 40X, rear-grip XP-100 silhouette pistols and several custom actions featuring the hanger-style trigger mount
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Shilen Standard Remington 700 Trigger Shilen Standard Remington 700 Trigger
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  • Stainless Steel
  • No Safety
  • Pull Weight: 1 1/2 - 3 lbs
  • Also fits Remington 40X, rear-grip XP-100 silhouette pistols and several custom actions featuring the hanger-style trigger mount
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I have a Shilen on one and a Timney on the other. I would never send a gun back to Remington over a trigger, even if it is free.
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I kind of like the surprise factor... never knowing when your rifle is going to fire is exciting...

Unfortunately, I don't own any Remington 700's except for the ETRONX...

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Anybody got an idea yet on the turn-around time on the trigger fix?  Suspect it might take a while due to the number of 700's out there.  Replacement might be the easiest fix...
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Originally posted by okc4956 okc4956 wrote:

Anybody got an idea yet on the turn-around time on the trigger fix?  Suspect it might take a while due to the number of 700's out there.  Replacement might be the easiest fix...


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Any '700' owners actually had problems w/ the stock triggers ?

I have two older '700s'. I've adjusted the stock triggers on both.  Before or after the adjustments, no problems. On occassion, I've horsed those bolts pretty good.

I did see a special on TV about how dangerous the Remington triggers are. I also noted that all those injuries could have been avoided if the rifles were pointed in a safe direction when they were being handled. That used to be a rule,,, I think ?


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Have never had a problem but mine is only a year old or so.  Have not adjusted it as I sort of liked it the way is was set up.  Its on a 700 SPS that really shoots sweet.  The trigger seems to work really well. I'm reluctant to send it in.....  think that rule about pointing the muzzle in a safe direction still holds true...
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Mine (700 sps varmint 22-250) has went off twice for me and once when my brother was shooting it. All 3 times we were out prairie dog hunting and all 3 fires were when the safety was being engaged. Mine has been sitting in the safe since the last time it did it last summer. I am not sending it in as I had planned on putting a Rifle Basix on it anyway before this latest round of recalls.
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Originally posted by okc4956 okc4956 wrote:

 think that rule about pointing the muzzle in a safe direction still holds true...

AND LEAVE YOUR BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH UNTIL READY TO FIRE.....
Just think of the needless deaths and injuries that could of been avoided be invoking these two Golden Rules, even with a suspect safety.  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by okc4956 okc4956 wrote:

 think that rule about pointing the muzzle in a safe direction still holds true...

AND LEAVE YOUR BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH UNTIL READY TO FIRE.....
Just think of the needless deaths and injuries that could of been avoided be invoking these two Golden Rules, even with a suspect safety.  


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Wanted to post just in case you guys ran into this after you did a swap to the Timney 510.
 
I have been doing a lot of trigger swaps on 700's lately. I just did another one using the Timney 510 on a 700 AAC SD 300 BLK. The customer brought it back and stated he was having problems with misfires. I started looking into it and noticed the primer strikes looked a little light on the rounds he brought in. I saw a few posts on this and figured out the sear in the Timney's are shorter than the factory ones and are not holding the firing pin assembly far enough back. I confirmed this when I reinstalled the factory trigger and test-fired the rifle. Ran fine.  
 
You can check by cocking the rifle, examine the rear of the bolt from a profile view. The longer factory sear holds the firing pin assembly back so it protrudes slightly outside of the bolt shroud. The shorter Timney sear will only hold the assembly barely flush with the shroud when cocked.
 
They have released the 510-U, which was designed for use in high-end, Remington-based actions such as Surgeons. It has a longer sear and reportedly fixes the problem.
 
I contacted Timney to confirm this, but was told the Timneys do not cause misfires or light primer strikes and the longer sear is for higher-end actions only, not to be used in the standard 700 actions.
 
I am waiting on the U-sear from them. I will follow up with the results after installation.
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