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Remington 710 not going BANG

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by CustomGunworks, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. CustomGunworks

    CustomGunworks Member

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    I have friend with a Rem. 710 that when cold will not hit the priemer
    hard enough to make it go off.:banghead:

    What do you think ?
    Weak main spring ?
     
  2. skinewmexico

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    Probably over-lubed, since it seems to work then it's not cold.
     
  3. Pete409

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    I don't know what type action the 710 is (bolt, semi, pump, etc?????), but it sounds like the trigger assembly and/or the bolt assembly (specifically firing pin and f.p. return spring) are dirty and full of heavy oil.

    A good cleaning with a good solvent is in order. Mineral spirits (paint thinner) and kerosene are two good solvents.
     
  4. Jim K

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    The 710 is that low price bolt action rifle that Remington put out in 2001 and sold along with a scope, mounts and sling as a complete system for hunting (MSRP was $439, but it sold for under $400 most places). The 3-lug bolt locked directly into the barrel, with what Remington called a receiver sleeve being used basically as a bolt guide and housing. The first ones had a polymer receiver sleeve, but they later went to steel. Not a bad rifle, and pretty innovative, but the shooting public was not ready for plastic sporting rifles. The 710 was discontinued in 2006.

    I seem to recall that there were some problems with the receiver sleeve staying lined up properly, so if no other cause of the malfunction is found, that is a possibility.

    Jim
     
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