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[vanity] Bolt release fault - Remington 770 question
Outdoor shooting range | 4/13/2014 | Blueflag

Posted on 04/13/2014 6:03:34 AM PDT by Blueflag

Question for FReeperdom members who have experience with the Remington 7XX series in .308. Bought a slightly used rifle, a 770. Had it inspected by the 'smith at the gun store, zero'd for 200 yds. Son took it shooting yesterday and intermittently when he opened the action the bolt would slide all the out the rear, requiring re-assembly insertion. He was shooting with an experienced 7XX friend who of course made him check the release lever, and they found no obvious fault.

Any thoughts on what to check for or inspect prior to letting the 'smithy look at it for real?

And as is typical on gun threads, I will pre-empt the h8-ers: not interested in other makes and models or your derogatory comments about this series of rifle and its long-gone trigger issues.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; bolt; release; remington
Question for FReeperdom members who have experience with the Remington 7XX series in .308. Bought a slightly used rifle, a 770. Had it inspected by the 'smith at the gun store, zero'd for 200 yds. Son took it shooting yesterday and intermittently when he opened the action the bolt would slide all the out the rear, requiring re-assembly insertion. He was shooting with an experienced 7XX friend who of course made him check the release lever, and they found no obvious fault.

Any thoughts on what to check for or inspect prior to letting the 'smithy look at it for real?

And as is typical on gun threads, I will pre-empt the h8-ers: not interested in other makes and models or your derogatory comments about this series of rifle and its long-gone trigger issues.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 6:03:34 AM PDT by Blueflag
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To: Blueflag

Clean and lubricate.
The bolt release is not popping back up in place to hold the bolt.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Flintlock
Clean and lubricate.
The bolt release is not popping back up in place to hold the bolt.

This. I suspect a bit of gunk or grit.

3 posted on 04/13/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: mylife; smokingfrog

Ping to Remy 7XX question...


4 posted on 04/13/2014 6:22:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Good point. I had disassembled it and cleaned after buying, but you are right - situations like this ARE usually due to dirt/gunk/lack of PROPER lube.

I have a .22 semi-auto rifle that is amazingly sensitive to a clean action. Pretty much all jams on ejection go away with a good ‘detailing’.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Excuse the formatting, I live a village over from Remington. This comes from the local tv station

According to the Business Wire, Remington Arms has announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014, Saturday.

Senior Engineers at Remington determined that some of the rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge due to the presence of excess bonding agent used in the assembly process.

Remington has since 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.

They are also advising that no owners attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles.

For more information about the Remington recall, visit xmprecall.remington.com, or call them toll free at 1-800-243-9700.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Bruce Kurtz

hmmm. unrelated per se but still good gouge. thanks; will pursue.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 6:33:18 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Check the bolt head pin. The only way the bolt can come out is when the release lever is turned up so there may be a problem with the pin.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 6:41:40 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Bruce Kurtz

Thanks you for that warning. Would you just not know it, but my only two rifles which survived the boating accident just happened to be subject to this recall: a 22-250 which is spot on as accurate as any I have ever owned, and a 223 which is fine shooting too.

Just darn.

Again, thanks.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: carriage_hill; Blueflag

Bolt stop spring is weak?


10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Blueflag

Weak/broken spring on release


11 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Blueflag

Never buy a used 770 or 700 they are all junk and I sure wouldn’t be letting my kid handle it.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 7:41:52 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

its our third 700 series. haven’t been junk so far. ;-)


13 posted on 04/13/2014 7:47:09 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Its your kid dude. Theres a lot of fine weapons for sale.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 7:53:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Blueflag

Rem 700, 30-06, 165gr, 2700fps @150 yds. This was my best group of last year. I have a new 20MOA scope rail and am gonna stretch her legs this coming season.

Its been modernized but its the same receiver, barrel AND TRIGGER my dad bought me for $75 when I was 15

15 posted on 04/13/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: Blueflag
Just wait tell the fourth one blows one of your kids in half. Ask the family in Wyoming were the mother took the safety off and killed her young son.
And yes I have time behind the M-24 and M-40. Ask yourself a question, if its so good why is the USMC replacing it with the International Arms bolt rifle? Please no gun hate speech are you for real?
16 posted on 04/13/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Delta 21

That’ll work, everytime.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 8:44:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Delta 21
That's good shooting for a dear rifle but it will not hold it's mud out to 800 to 1000 meters. Try 168gr.Match King and a 24in. bull barrel button rifling 10x1 right hand. Add McMillan stock-Master trigger-Niteforce mildot 20 and 12 weeks at USMC sniper school.
18 posted on 04/13/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Mouton

Glad I could be of service. The Remington website has more info about the recall including serial numbers


19 posted on 04/13/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: lostboy61
Im working on the specs for my new barrel, but cant justify it until I find the limits of the one I have.

Does the 10x1 rifling maintain stability with a larger bullet? I cant see shooting anything bigger than what I have now Swift Scirocco II 165gr . A few have recommended 10x1 but most advice is to go with 14x1 rifling.

24" bull with a real scary looking flash hider. Would love to hang out at the sniper school for a few weeks, but I'm getting too old for that.

I'll have to rely on treachery where my skill lacks.

20 posted on 04/13/2014 9:23:30 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: Delta 21
My 30+ year old 700 ‘06 will make a group like that with a similar 165gr Nosler Partition hand load.

Never had a trigger issue either...

21 posted on 04/13/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: smokingfrog

Good as any educated guess... I’ve never run into it.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Blueflag
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23 posted on 04/13/2014 11:47:27 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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