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Remington Issues Voluntary Recall on Model 700 & Seven Rifles

by G&A Staff   |  April 12th, 2014 22

On Apr. 11, 2014, Remington announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014.

The remainder of the press release reads as follows:

“Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized process.

Remington has advised customers to immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible. Do not attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles. Remington established a dedicated website and toll-free hotline to help consumers determine whether their Model 700 or Model Seven rifle(s) are subject to recall.”

Please contact Remington for all related questions or concerns: 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

  • Will Branson

    If Remington spent 1% of the effort in quality control that they spend in bragging about their almost non-existent quality control, all these messed up firearms would never leave the factory. But the one consistent thing about Remington is their refusal to accept that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • Mike

    This really chaps me up. I finally buy a Remington 700, on April 10th, and then this happens! Looks like I should have gone with the Mossberg that I was looking at. I would bet that there is one out of a thousand rifles that MIGHT have too much of the stuff in there that needs cleaned out. Really ticks me off. I think this will be the one and only Freedom Group product I will ever buy.

  • WinchesterMan

    Remington never fully accepted responsibility for the bad triggers in their older 700s. It was a cheap fix but they failed to recall them even though many people were killed by accidental discharge. I much prefer the New Haven Winchester Model 70 trigger. It’s wide open, fully adjustable and it does not fail. Now, even Winchester has messed with it with their MOA trigger. Sometimes companies change things that simply do not need changing! I asked a Rep from Browning at the Shot Show why they brought out their new T-Bolt instead of reintroducing their original Belgium model and he said the older model safety didn’t pass the “drop” test. I asked him what dumbassed engineer just didn’t improve the old safety instead of totally redesigning the entire rifle!!
    IDIOTS!!!

  • Justin

    I was planning on buying a 700 in July. But after reading about this recall what’s the point. Every damn rifle in my gun shop’s inventory is going to be affected. And god knows when Remington will fix or produce new rifles that work. I’ll just buy that tactical 870 I’ve wanted and wait till next year to get a 700. I hope the recall will be done by then!

    • GooseSlayer

      Save yourself the hassle and go buy a Winchester model 70! Unbelievable rifle!!!

      • Justin

        Thanks for the advice! Happen to know if Winchester makes a 20 in thick barrel tactical model? MSRP would be nice too.

  • rem-joke

    I bought a custom shop rifle in april , that makes seven rem-jokes I have to send back. its my fault though, I should know by now that the name means nothing because of the dumbing down of America ,we have a (that’s close enough society 2 and 2 is 3 very good) . I went online the first day ,received.. confirmation , waited over a week , called rem-joke , was told there was a glitch with system . entered serial #s again , got cheap boxes a week later, no mailing labels, sendaro wont fit , what on earth makes these people think im going to trust there specialty cleaning in some warehouse. no more for me. thankyou

  • rem-joke

    I bought a custom shop rifle in april , that makes seven rem-jokes I have to send back. its my fault though, I should know by now that the name means nothing because of the dumbing down of America ,we have a (that’s close enough society 2 and 2 is 3 very good) . I went online the first day ,received.. confirmation , waited over a week , called rem-joke , was told there was a glitch with system . entered serial #s again , got cheap boxes a week later, no mailing labels, sendaro wont fit , what on earth makes these people think im going to trust there specialty cleaning in some warehouse. no more for me. thankyou

  • rem-joke

    If I were a freedom group investor , I would be thinking about dumping stock . The red flags are waving , their is more to it than a couple drops of adhesive , the right hand does not know what the left is doing . the big green your bread n butter is screwing its customers . well there giving a 40% discount from the rem. store. for the inconvenience, they would have to pay me to buy there junk from now on. also you hold a company that sells rifles starting around five grand. ill bet the door’s getting knocked down for them . think about it wise investor.

  • rem-joke

    A RED FLAG , Means its time to dump before its too late , basic investing .

  • Craig Smith

    Received my return box this AM on the porch. came from ARM Service Parts.
    Empty Box Sticker on it, pre formed rifle foam inside.
    No Paperwork, Labels or any instructions. I first thought I had ordered something and someone stole the contents …I had to search ARM to even figure out what it was…
    I thought we were to receive a Pre-Paid shipping box.

    CSmith

  • 1685penn

    I bought two Rem 700′s in the last 4 years. I get great accuracy out of them but the “adjustable” triggers were anything but. I got one down only as far as 5 1/2 pounds while the other stayed put at 7 1/2 (!). Terrible triggers. I swapped them both out last year for Timneys. I guess that was pretty smart in retrospect. What a shame they can’t get their act together.

  • john

    Can’t ship rifle via prepared ups shipping due to remington company sent wrong label …they sent ground as opposed to air. I hope the word gets out to everyone that although Remington makes good rifles, they are terrible at quality control and customer service. Last remington product I ever buy.

  • Guest

    Note that this is not a “voluntary” recall for the owners… this simply means that it was voluntary for Remington to recall the rifles. The recall is MANDATORY for gun owners, unless you prefer to fix it yourself. “Immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington…”

  • Byron

    Any recommendations for good alternatives? Hard to have a ton of confidence in Rem. these days.

  • Dis-gusted

    Yes, received letter from Rem. I opted to send to factory for ‘repair’, rather than to hand deliver to an authorized Rem. repair shop 200 miles away. Oh, they said they would reimburse for gas expense, say nothing for ware and tear on my vehicle. They sent PDF for the proper paper work….fine. Box coming in 5 – 7 days. “For the inconvenience they will offer 40% off on my buying any of their products. I don’t want any of their over-priced items. Who is going to pay for my gunsmith to re-install my scope and torque it. Then, after that, I have to travel to my rifle range and shoot off some …not cheap, rifle shells in order to sight the rifle back in. My time should be worth something??? Well, the engineer or whoever, that sets up this program…I hope enjoys his bonus for implantation of this RECALL. Never again! This is a real sham!

  • Mark

    I recently got a Remington 700 back from recall they told me to send it in the original box did not get that back, did not get my bolt back, looks like they decided to drag it around the shop as it is missing coating on the trigger guard and the stock and barrel are scratched up. And someone decided it also needed to have the head spacing adjusted but didn’t bother to clean the burs out of the bore or chamber. To make matters worse is I have a brand new XCRII I have not received back hope that one comes back better than this one.

    • Justin

      I would be on the phone chewing ass at Remington for that. No excuse for that BS! Don’t send your other rifle in. I’d take my chances with a good gunsmith looking it over.

  • RUGER LOL

    I worked at RUGER, same thing no quality control and hire people who cannot even read dial calibers. I will buy from SIG, they seem to still have some pride and they are a Germany Company.

  • guest

    I was an 8541, Scout Sniper to you uninformed and swear by ANY Remmington!

  • JC

    Got 1 of my 2 boxes, mangled! I wouldn’t put a cap gun in this box let alone a $1200 rifle. No packing info, no idea where I need to send it and who am I sending through US postal, UPS, god ???? Very disappointed with Remington

  • Viperkat

    You’ll find that it is cheaper, in the long run, to purchase an aftermarket trigger (Jewel, Timney, etc.). I have 18 Rem 700s and all have the Jewel. After severe bedding, testing and eking the last grain out of my reloader, every one of them shoots under 3/8ths MOA. I have two that shoot 1/4 MOA (.220 & .222). I have shot Remington’s all my life, with an occasional drift to a Win 70, or a Savage (New Age) but I always come back to Remington. Too Bad that they had to make a deal with the devil in New York… Savage is earning my nickles from now on.

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