Remington Under Fire: CNBC Investigation
Remington Under Fire: CNBC Investigation
Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn examines allegations that the Remington Model 700- series hunting rifle is prone to firing without pulling the trigger, and that its manufacturer, Remington, has been aware of this concern for almost 60 years. Dozens of deaths, scores of injuries, and more than a thousand customer complaints have been linked to the alleged problem. This original documentary aired on Wednesday, October 20th.
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Remington Under Fire: CNBC Investigation
but he pulled the trigger first and then pushed the safety off
Yeah you can’t blame the gun manufacturers.
#1 is gun safety. DO NOT AIM GUN AT A PERSON LOADED OR UNLOADED.
Its literally so simple.
I put the safety on one time and it went off in my hands 6mm sps
I’m so sorry about your son sir.
This happened to my uncles Remington 700 when we were hunting once, luckily he had it pointed at the ground when he took the safety off
Never had an issue, so this is just an anti-2nd Amendment, pro-socialist tirade.
The remington 700 has a adjustable trigger! Most people seem to think they want the lightest trigger pull possible! When you do this you can possibly get slam fires! Also a screw in the trigger assembly that has die on it, if you disturb this screw remington voids responsibility unless you are a licensed gun smith! Many times this screw has been comprised! Also as you release the safety you should make sure you don’t have your hand on the back of the bolt! I would be interested in how many times these misfires have happened if or after a inexperienced person has made adjustments on the triggers?
My Brother’s Tikka did that!
Mine has went off like that to but with barrel straight up so no one got hit but My brother in law had to get on roof and patch the hole in the roof on house. It’s not acting up now but I still don’t trust it Before firing I’m going to put aftermarket Timney trigger in mine. Other than the discharge problem I love my 700 I have been using it since 13 years old and 36 now same 700. I hope others don’t get killed with that trigger connecter getting debree in it. My heart goes out to the family members of the ones that has had loved ones lost. Peace happy hunting and God bless.
And now their bankrupt. That management destroyed an icon that being said that group no longer builds killer guns. Who puts a bullit in a gun in their home?
Earlier 700’s had adjustable triggers. Instructions on how to lighten or stiffen trigger pull was in the earlier manuals. This is a source of trouble for some wanna be gunsmiths. Also, paraffinated lubricants can cause paraffin build up between the sear block & trigger, that through time & sitting up can reduce sear engagement. One of the two are responsible for mishaps!
RIP Remington!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up 700 have seen many 700 ND’s from the safety failure but loading and unloading a rifle while pointing at friends and family WTF absolutely no reason for this stupidity . It’s true a safety that acts like a trigger is super bad but aiming a loaded gun at family members is way way dumber. The best gun company taken down by some fat greasy %1er Ceo trying to cut a 10 cent corner and bypassing a Winchester trigger patent by making the main trigger 2 pieces and not listening to the engineers just greed . Bad SAFTEY but 98% of the deaths are from dumb noobs with guns derping it up!! What end is dangerous again??????????????????????? PS Don’t give girls guns bad things happen. I’m sorry for the 2% that skipped rounds into a family members after pointing there gun in a safe direction the rest of you just know you can only half blame Remington you had control of the direction the loud end was pointing.
My First experience with the Remington 700 in 222 cal. I just snapped the safety off to unload the rifle and it fired without me touching the trigger. It was not my rifle and I mentioned it to the owner. Never used it again.
Until watching this report, I was an avid Remington fan …. NOT ANYMORE …. This is Disgusting !!! …. My 700 .223 Bull Barrel was bought new, in the 90s, & was factory fitted with the updated trigger, & I never had a problem with it. …. Rest in Peace Forever to Gus …. I will think of you always. …. I sold my 700 2 years ago, along with my 12 ga 1100, & my Nylon 66 Apache 22. …. I will Never own a Remington again !!! …. I am Crushed !!!
My 700 hasn’t had any misfires but I also have an aftermarket Geissele trigger in it but I was with my uncle deer hunting when I was 12 and as he chambered a round (Rem 700 30-06) it went off and shot his brand new truck right through the fuel tank so I know some of these guns do have issues with misfiring.
This is why you layer safety rule upon safety rule upon safety rule.
1. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
2. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to destroy.
3. Be sure of your target, and what’s behind your target.
4. Treat every gun as if it was loaded.
She should have been unloading that gun pointing at something that would stop bullets. A pile of dirt. A concrete wall. A slab of steel. A bucket of sand.
She didn’t do that. The trailer wall would not stop bullets.
Sure, the gun should not have discharged, but had she paid attention to the rules, her son would be alive.
You layer gun safety rules in case the other ones fail. One will hopefully prevent a tragedy.
this video is 8 yrs old.. so now, in 2023, did they ever fix this problem?
I’m sorry about this
Listening to the story just makes me sad, makes me cry
Remington dug their own grave because of this.
why is his finger on the trigger of the gun HE is holding?
Notice in every story weapon safety was not practiced? Every time the gun went off it’s hits a human person. Muzzle safety absent. So what leads anyone to believe trigger safety was practiced?
Rifles with altered triggers do go off, as do badly kept rifles with major rust issues weakling the steel.
No gun I ever owned and many Remington no problems from any in all I’ve shot
Everyone here that defended Remington is sick in the head. While yes you should never point a weapon at anything you don’t intend to shoot, a weapon should never fire unless the trigger is pulled. That is an absolute there is no reason a modern should ever fire except when the trigger is pulled. Remington deserved to go bankrupt.
Is this only the 700 or the entire 700 series, like the Remington 760?
Guns are garbage period!
I have a 700 BDL that i bought in 1965. I’ve tried every way but loose to make it fire without pulling the trigger and so far it will not malfunction. It’s in .308 Win.
imagine if it went off when it went on the SAFE position. that would be much worse.
When you handle a rifle, never point the muzzle at anyone. Always be mindful of that. To unload a rifle with the muzzle horizontal is unacceptable! It must be pointed at the ground!
Replace the trigger.
The gun did not do it. It was operator error plain and simple. Always points your firearm down range
NO fire is a hang fire.
I packed the Remington away in 2015. It jammed. Only way forward, was to release the safety catch. The gun went off. Trigger was not touched.
Why are all these people unloading a rifle pointed at someone…
Stop victim blaming by charging "gun safety negligence" instead of safety’s not being safe. Gun safety education is just another means for an illegitimate government to deny you your God-given right to keep and bear arms. There is no clause in the constitution that says you have the right "if you undergo strenuous safety training and testing." Your freedoms were won by men who never even heard of the term trigger discipline.
Hold the muzzle down range while loaded and you will never harm anyone
Holds the gun vertically with his finger on the trigger. Yeah…
This is why the Mauser action is better. You should be able to open the bolt without releasing the safety.
lol I don’t ever point a rifle at someone’s head.. For any reason.
Knowing how the trigger mechanism is built, had anyone considered that because of the openings in that type of system, that dirt, lint could migrate into the holes, this producing an unsafe trigger?
None to my knowledge, has presented or investigated that.
I firmly believe in keep your weapon always in a safe direction. That being said, once Remington knew there was a verified problem with the 700 they had an obligation to take action to correct the problem no matter the cost….PERIOD! I also own a Remington 700.
I had a Remington 700 BDL in .30-’06. (Back then the holy grail lay at the feet of the pre 1964 Winchester. "A work of art" said one gunsmith.) I traded the Remington for an 870 Wingmaster. No complaints.
The irony! This reporter can be seen with his finger on the trigger in his opening scene (1:45). He mustn’t have thought of taking a firearms safety course before making this video.
I have 2 REM 700s ,1 30 06 and a 7mm ,this is the first time I’ve heard of this but a few years ago I had new triggers put in . I’m going to go in the morning to a gunsmith and ask about it. If this is still a problem I’ll deep six them.
Petrified grease causes the self fire issue. Remove the trigger, wash in mineral spirits and reassemble.
Holy crap, I’ve been looking to buy one from Midway USA.😮
Garbage hit piece
I don’t believe your reports. I’ve never seen them accidentally go off unless people play with the trigger
I recently had a model 700 30-06 discharge while chambering a round. As I was chambering it, it went off with no finger on the trigger and the bolt was not even completely engaged. I have never had anything similar happen before. I will never use that rifle again.