Remington needs to get off their high horse and fix the problem.The quality that made them so famous is falling off with cheap finishes and rust issues as well as 870 models locking up. I may be leaning more toward Mossberg for future purchases.
with the bolt guns like the 700, does anyone carry it or store it chambered? the nature of the weapon you need to aim it and have a secure setup shot right? that leads me to believe that you can chamber as you are pointed downrange and ready to find a target and not until then.I've had a 20ga 870 for a little over 25 years. I've never had a problem with it.
However, relying on anything mechanical for "safety" is your first mistake. Read any modern owner's manual and the manufacturers say the same thing.
Now, go ahead and show me the Youtube videos of the Rem 700s going off without anyone standing next to them. Yep, seen those. Even watched the CNBC special on Remington a while back. These are not new problems. They've been going on for something like 60 years. Caveat Emptor folks! Let the buyer beware. Do your research and decide how much faith you put in the products and manufacturers that you buy.
Huntingwith the bolt guns like the 700, does anyone carry it or store it chambered? the nature of the weapon you need to aim it and have a secure setup shot right? that leads me to believe that you can chamber as you are pointed downrange and ready to find a target and not until then.
who uses a bolt gun for SD that they need to carry it chambered? seems silly.
right on. seems like if you have to rush shots like that people would miss a lot. lolHunting
I carry my 700 ADL .30-06 loaded with one in the chamber when hunting. In the areas I hunt you will usually only get a few seconds to get lined up and get a shot off. If you make too much noise in that time, the animal will be gone.
Most shots are under 100 yards. Anything farther means your in a field and you will have more time. Most of it is pretty dense though so the animals can hide pretty quickly.
Seems like a great PR video, begs the question if all these people are lying were are all the lawsuits from Remington?And here's Remington's response...Probably won't see this on CNBC...
Remington's In-Depth Response to CNBC Under Fire - YouTube
Not with a Rem shotgun, but with a Model 700 in 264 Mag. Fortunately it was pointed down range.Have ANY of you PERSONALLY experienced a failure?