Two dozen deaths, more than 100 injuries linked to Model 700 rifle
A 10-month investigation by CNBC has found that at least two dozen deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the signature product of an iconic American company...
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October 20, 2010, 10:37 PM
The automobile companies do this all the time.
Safety rarely prompts a recall. What prompts a recall is money. If the recall and repairs cost the company more than a few lawsuits and harm to their name rarely will they recall an item.
“So you're talking about a recall campaign that could have cost up to $300 million if it was run to its fullest,” said Chaffin. “Which was actually more than the entire net worth of the company."
October 20, 2010, 10:49 PM
I am curious if anyone on this forum has actually had this problem. I have owned 3 different remington 700 from several generations without a problem.
October 20, 2010, 10:50 PM
Sounds like a case based on hearsay to me. "I was pretty sure my finger wasn't on the trigger." Pfft. Whatever. Were you pretty sure the gun wasn't pointed at anyone when you were trying to unload it? Just another classic case of folks not taking responsibility for their own mistakes, then taking the greedy route and suing.
Sometimes tragedies and accidents happen, but a tool is only as dangerous as the person using it.
October 20, 2010, 10:55 PM
I'm going to say this with all due respect. IF the firearm was pointed in a safe direction all tragedy would have been avoided. Muzzle control in the best safety. As I tell my hunter ed students, "a safety is a mechanical device that can fail." Is there a problem with the safety yes, is CNBC to be trusted in telling the whole truth, nothing but the truth? Absolutely not!!
"A 10-month investigation by CNBC has found that at least two dozen deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the signature product of an iconic American company."-
because of faulty safeties or operator error? It appears they are twisting the statistics to make it sound like its all about the safety. If it was all linked to the safety why not say, "A 10-month investigation by CNBC has found that at least two dozen deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the signature product of an iconic American company, due to a faulty safety."
October 20, 2010, 11:02 PM
I watched it. They are blaming the trigger mechanism itself along with the safety and they have footage of rifles firing without contact with the trigger. Of course it was one-sided, no comment by Remington, but the evidence looks damning.
I don't argue with previous posts about muzzle discipline.
October 20, 2010, 11:06 PM
Not saying remington's not at fault, but if the trigger pull is set to low the sear will trip by hitting the butt on a hard surface.
October 20, 2010, 11:07 PM
You 700 owners best change out that trigger for another design...
October 20, 2010, 11:13 PM
Remington has put a reply on their website pretaining to this CNBC report