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Old 05-30-2014, 06:32 AM
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Remington 700 X-Mark Pro trigger recall


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I have a Remington 700 SPS Buckmaster Edition that has the X-Mark Pro Trigger, which I really like, and recently learned about the trigger recall. When I read the recall notice in American Rifleman, I figured my rifle would be affected so I varified by going to the Remington site and typed in the serial number. I hate the thought of taking the scope off and sending it back. I have it set up perfect now. I have tossed around in my mind about not sending it back. I may take it to my local smith and have inspected or possibly replace the trigger. Does anyone else feel the same way?
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:42 AM
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Put a Timney in it.

FVM, I felt the same way and when I talked to Rem. cust. service they said they could not give me a reliable date the rifle might be returned by. I bought a Timney 512 at least I think that is the model. Very easy to install just follow instructions there are several videos on you tube also. It is a much better trigger than the stock Remington trigger. I have it set at 3 lbs. and there is absolutely no creep at all, very crisp. Also the Timney is wider trigger shoe I like that also. Cost was around $120 from Cheaper Than Dirt, well worth it in my opinion.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:10 PM
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Considering this is their second trigger recall in the last 4 or 5 years or so, and their saying that the gun can discharge on it's own, I'd follow grizzers steps and be done with it. Timney, Rifle Basix, Jard, Jewel are some of the people that make a trigger for the 700.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:49 PM
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I have gone back on forth on if I should send it back or have my Smith install another trigger. I did contact Remington to see what was involved. They send me a box with postage but I imagine it will take a while to make the repair since so many rifle are affected. I also hate the thought of spending $125 to $150 on a trigger that should have been up to par to start with. If I send it back, it might come back with a Trigger that breaks hard and it won't suit me. I will stop whining and make a decision. Anyone else in the same boat?

So far, Remington was very accommodating! Just sayin'.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:10 PM
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I couldn't stand the thought of parting with my beloved CDL for any amount of time, so mine now wears a timney 510 factory set at 2.5 lb. it is easy to install with a few hand tools.

It is sweeter than I was expecting....
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:34 PM
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And agree, remington is very accommodating. This recall will cost them a lot of bucks. Kudos for choosing to do the right thing, even though others criticize for the issue in the first place.

BTW, Timney website has instructions if you are gauging your ability to self install.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:06 PM
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I have gone back on forth on if I should send it back or have my Smith install another trigger. I did contact Remington to see what was involved. They send me a box with postage but I imagine it will take a while to make the repair since so many rifle are affected. I also hate the thought of spending $125 to $150 on a trigger that should have been up to par to start with. If I send it back, it might come back with a Trigger that breaks hard and it won't suit me. I will stop whining and make a decision. Anyone else in the same boat?

So far, Remington was very accommodating! Just sayin'.

Midway has a couple of Shilen triggers for the 700, $100-$110. I have two rifles that are having Cerakote put on them, they've been gone about 2 months now and it is hard to wait on them. They should be back in a couple of weeks though and excited to see them. I would ask Remington if they can offer a discount or have a gift card, something to give their customers who decide to not send the rifles back and get them fixed on their own. Something to offset the time you would be without it and or the cost of a new trigger, can't hurt to ask.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:35 AM
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I doubt very much Remington will do anything for anyone unwilling to send back their rifles. After all it's just a case of CYA for Remington here trying to prevent any legal action against them that could result from someone experiencing an accidental discharge. As much $$ as this is costing them to do this recall, I'd bet they'd be happiest if every last rifle actually gets sent in.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:41 PM
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I sent mine in...

700 CDL in .300 Ultra Mag. The box came to me about two weeks after I went online and clicked through all the stuff to set things up. It's been two more weeks since then. I did get an email to update my status as "gun received at repair facility." No clue how long it will take but I miss that hard hitting rifle!

I got a one time 40% discount from their online store by way of apology for the trouble.

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Old 06-14-2014, 04:44 AM
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I sent my 700 in to Remington for the recall and they sent me an email that they had received it on 4/22/14.
I just checked the site to see what the progress was and my rifle is in transit to my home and was shipped yesterday, 6/13/14.
I had the trigger work done and some work on the floor plate also
I just thought I would let everyone know and possibly give you an idea of time frame....
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:31 PM
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What about the Older from the 1970's BDL Varmint Special 700 Rifles.? Are they being recalled.? As Dangerous.?Also.?
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