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#536015 - 12/21/07 07:37 AM Remington 700 Problem - Help?
marathonhunter
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The mechanism that keeps my bolt from coming out is not working. If I'm not careful, when I work the action, the bolt comes right out in my hand.

Is there a spring in there that is supposed to push the bolt release button back in place? Is this something that I can fix myself?

If not, are there any gunsmiths on here around Collierville?
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#536021 - 12/21/07 07:44 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
Whelen Man
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It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism. There's a little small return spring on the underside of the tang right beside the trigger mechanism. If you'll take the action out of the stock and look you'll see it and how it functions easily. Likely a little blast of brake cleaner will cure your problem. The little spring isn't too strong and the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement.

If that doesn't do it and it works fine out of the stock I have seen stocks swell and require a little inletting at the side of the trigger to give clearance. Just another thought.
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#536096 - 12/21/07 08:51 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: ]
marathonhunter
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Oh, Renegade, you've got me thinking.

"Honey, my gun is broke, I guess I've got to buy a new one." Then, I just have to make sure she doesn't catch me taking this one out of the safe, after it's fixed. Hehehe.

Thanks to those that have responded so far. We can fix the world with WD40 and duct tape, can't we?
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#536110 - 12/21/07 09:01 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: marathonhunter
"Honey, my gun is broke, I guess I've got to buy a new one." Then, I just have to make sure she doesn't catch me taking this one out of the safe, after it's fixed. Hehehe.


I'd never thought of that one. Safety is paramount you know. You wouldn't want your loved one taking a chance would you?
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#536163 - 12/21/07 09:40 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Whelen Man]
TiminTN
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Just don`t use WD-40. The carb cleaner/brake cleaner fix is the right one as Whelen Man has suggested. Go ahread and give the whole trigger a bath in the stuff, as someone may have used lubicant in or around it in the past. Just use compressed air or air dry and reassemble with no lube.

I have purchased more than a few 700`s from folks that thought their rifle was broke/no longer would shoot, just to dig up a pearl....... ;\)
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#536507 - 12/21/07 02:09 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Whelen Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Whelen Man
It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism. There's a little small return spring on the underside of the tang right beside the trigger mechanism. If you'll take the action out of the stock and look you'll see it and how it functions easily. Likely a little blast of brake cleaner will cure your problem. The little spring isn't too strong and the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement.

If that doesn't do it and it works fine out of the stock I have seen stocks swell and require a little inletting at the side of the trigger to give clearance. Just another thought.

It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement. .
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#537093 - 12/21/07 11:24 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Locksley]
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Has the trigger been replaced with an after market or has the original been 'tuned'? Often times an amateur will try to work on a trigger group and foul up the re-install...the bolt stop and spring take a certain touch to get it right!
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#537203 - 12/22/07 08:15 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: firefox]
marathonhunter
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 Originally Posted By: firefox
Has the trigger been replaced with an after market or has the original been 'tuned'? Often times an amateur will try to work on a trigger group and foul up the re-install...the bolt stop and spring take a certain touch to get it right!


The gun has never been worked on. Everything is original.
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#538007 - 12/23/07 10:14 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
BZ911
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ROTFLMFAO!!! \:D TALK ABOUT TIMING!!! CZ284 JUMP ON IN!!!! \:\)
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#538162 - 12/23/07 02:15 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: BZ911]
CZ284
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OK, I'm an engineer. We look for root causes when trying to solve a problem. Root cause in this case is that it's a Remington.
Get over it.
Plant a garden, stake the tomatoes with the 700.
The additional iron in the soil will encourage great growth. With the money you can make off the extra tomatoes you'll grow, you'll be able to go out and buy a Browning.

Problem solved!

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#538170 - 12/23/07 02:24 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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you should be able to charge double for the tomatoes due the sweetness obtained from the high quality nutrients it gained from the remington barrel. \:\/

Edited by BZ911 (12/23/07 02:25 PM)

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#538172 - 12/23/07 02:28 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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You ain`t trying to corner the market on friends around here is ya........
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#538191 - 12/23/07 02:58 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: TiminTN]
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Nope- just a little friendly banter, but BZ knows the truth.

Finally, have you heard of Browning's disease?

It's a fatal disease deer contract when exposed to Browning Rifles. This time of year, does are especially susceptible to it.

On vacation next week for the express purpose of locating deer on our lease that have succumbed to this fatal malady. However, the meat from these diseased animals is safe to eat.

Merry Christmas all.
CZ

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#538200 - 12/23/07 03:18 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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I call that far from friendly. I was taught not to say anything if it wasn`t something nice.
You get over it.
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#538312 - 12/23/07 06:40 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: TiminTN]
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If I'm not mistaken Browning is a rusty finish on old antiquated firearms.
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#540888 - 12/26/07 12:05 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Whelen Man]
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Funny! Going out again this afternoon to see if the old Browning can do its thing.

BZ- you working this week?

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#540890 - 12/26/07 12:06 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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TiminTN,


Talk to your buddy- we were collaborating on this the whole time. No need to get defensive.
CZ out.

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#540892 - 12/26/07 12:13 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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Not defensive, just different opinons about friendly.
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#546897 - 01/02/08 07:54 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: TiminTN]
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I am working but I will still take the tomato stake out on friday!!!Good luck!!
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#547054 - 01/02/08 10:39 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: BZ911]
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BZ,

Thanks for holding on so we could do the deal. Jaeger is a very happy kid. I'm hoping you choose well with the money. Choosing well is spelled B-R-O-W-N-I-N-G.

Good luck Friday-I'll probably be out all day as well. Still have a few does to thin out.

Rgds
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#547065 - 01/02/08 10:53 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: BZ911]
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Tim knows how to spell......... ;\)

And WHAT to spell................
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#547130 - 01/02/08 11:58 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: TiminTN]
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I know how to spell the same word Tim knows how to spell lol I have both and the buckmark just doesnt compare in the accuracy department sorry lol
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#547428 - 01/02/08 04:26 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: smstone22]
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OK, now gang up on the Browning lovers!
If a 5 shot group with a .284 bullet that measures .440 (hole in the target diameter) isn't accurate enough for you Remington lovers, that's fine with me.

This was with the Barnes X bullet. TiminTN might agree with me on the Barnes issue. Hang around our "camp" for a while, if you have thin skin you'll be in the wrong place. We have a US Marshall in our group that is a shooter for their special ops group. He took a good bit of "friendly banter" when he missed a buck at 100 yards this year. Nobody's safe, and like Larry the Cable guy says, if you're afraid of being offended, don't come to my shows!

Now that we agree that Brownings are for some and Remingtoons are for others,how about starting a thread with "trophy wife" pictures? (nothing revealing, this is a family site) We could field score each others' wives and reeaally get some guys fired up. Whaddyathink?

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#547434 - 01/02/08 04:32 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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Did that US Marshal shoot a Browning in his "special ops" group????lol
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#547455 - 01/02/08 04:51 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: smstone22]
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Nope- they shoot Remington 700s. They WISH they could shoot Brownings.

Fact- they're also switching from the Sig and Glock 40s to Kimber 45 ACP. Thought that was interesting.He told us they've had several guys takd a full clip of 40s and still have to be finished off with an M4. Unfortunately the bad guys are often better equipped than the good guys are. He's a very interesting guy.

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#547474 - 01/02/08 05:01 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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Now how do I spell it ...Oh Yeah ,I believe it is-- TOE MATOE OR TOMATER STAKE? \:D lol...
MY PLEASURE. TELL THE Lad TO ENJOY...
my swat buddies were carrying sig 45 acp. The city is to cheap to buy the ammo and took the weapons back. I think they are back to carrying 40 cal handguns. I would have to call memfuzz to be sure. The swat sniper for one group of mempho is my bow hunting buddy. he won the all the sniper swat olympics with a tomato stake !! \:\/


Edited by BZ911 (01/02/08 05:07 PM)
Edit Reason: Cause I don't have spell check!!!

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#548251 - 01/03/08 08:07 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: BZ911]
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I'd have to ask why the city took the guns back. If a guy wants to carry something to give him parity with the bad guys and is willing to pay for his own ammo in the interest of keeping himself alive- let him do so.
Oh wait- we're in MEM, it doesn't have to make sense, just what Willie wants!

Glad to be living in Fayette County, where the cops talk deer hunting with you!

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#548254 - 01/03/08 08:10 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: CZ284]
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BZ-
Jaeger shot it yesterday, loved it!
BNow he's goint to look into reloading for it with some Barnes pistol bullets- wants to get a deer with it. Also has me interested in one.....

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