remington 700 safety


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chute2thrill
December 22, 2007, 09:32 PM
i have another question concerning the m700 adl... when the bolt is uncocked.. i can't put the safety on... is this the way its supposed to be? when cocked it works fine... i haven't shot the gun yet cause i want to be sure that this is the way the safety is supposed to function

this is also my first bolt action so sorry for sounding stupid

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birdbustr
December 22, 2007, 09:41 PM
Not sure what you mean by "cocked". Do you mean after firing or dry firing the rifle, you can't put the safety on? If that's what you mean, then everything is fine. That's the way the 700s are. In fact, I think all bolt guns are that way.

One thing I don't like about some other bolt action rifles is that some don't even allow you to cycle the bolt while it's on safe (Weatherby is one). This allows you to leave the safety on while chambering a round or while unloading a 700 and I like that.

elrod
December 22, 2007, 10:31 PM
If I read your question correctly, you are concerned that the 700 safety has only 2 positions, safe (bolt locked closed), and fire (bolt free to open). This is normal for the 700. This is referred to as a 2 stage safety. Some people (myself included) dislike the rifle for this reason. Other rifles, such as Winchester M70s and newer Ruger M77s have 3 stage safeties...safe(bolt locked), half-safe(bolt will open but will not fire), and fire. The type of safety is another personal preference matter, and may be Hottly discussed in this forum. To each his own!:rolleyes:

chute2thrill
December 23, 2007, 04:39 AM
thanks birdbustr...

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