CNBC’s Remington 700 “Smoking Gun”

Is it me, or does the Remington 700 at the tail of this piece go off before the officer touches the bolt? And/or before he puts any rearward pressure on it?


  1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    It appears that the officer may have had his finger on the trigger before removing it from the trigger guard. If so, he may have taken up some of the sear spring tension, and turned the trigger into a 'set' trigger. From a safety standpoint, it makes no difference: that particular gun, at least, is dangerous.

    A (loaded) gun should fire *every time* the trigger is pulled, and *only* when the trigger is pulled. If the trigger is touched beforehand, the gun should either fire (assuming an adequate trigger pull) or not fire. Period. Dot. End of story.

    1. Not really. Don't rule out a scam. Remington's payouts for this problem are well known.

  2. avatar Laura Lizabe says:

    Check out Remington's side of the story: Log on to the site and encourage all of your friends to visit the site, too.


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