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Old January 31, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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700 stopped firing and it's not a broken pin!?!

Got my rem 700 all cleaned up last night, backed the trigger pull screw out about half turn, put it back together. Went to the range this morning to test some different loads. Gun was shooting tight groups and I was re-zeroeing it to 200 yards. On about the 27th shot (I was there awhile) I pulled the trigger, heard the pin drop,...then nothing. Okay, bad primer...try another load. Same thing. Tried a factory load same thing. Checked the cartridges and not a scratch on the primers....crap broken firing pin. Take home, dissasembly and clean bolt (not dirty)) and firing pin is fine. Any idea whats going on? I got a hunt in two weeks
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Old January 31, 2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Tighten trigger pull screw about half a turn and retest gun?
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Old February 1, 2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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That was my first thought but it did fire 27 shots without a problem?!?
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Old February 1, 2009, 03:25 PM   #4
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Was thinking perhaps you had adjusted it to the very edge of disconnecting inside the trigger mechanism and the recoil of first 27 shots somehow pushed it over the edge.
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Old February 7, 2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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I'm not familiar with the design of the 700, but could it possibly be a broken spring?
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Old February 7, 2009, 05:45 PM   #6
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I am familiar with the Remmy 700 trigger. Which screw did you turn?
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Old February 8, 2009, 02:03 AM   #7
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One possibility that I've had to deal with is grit getting inside the bolt and slowing it down so that there is no primer ignition.

I check this with a piece of dowel (long enough to have weight). I ensure the firearm is empty, put in the wood dowel, point the firearm straight up and pull the trigger. I'm looking to see how forceful the firing pin hits the wood dowel.

This is also a good method for lowering the firing pins on shotguns... especially fine doubles.
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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There's also the possibility that he either turned the wrong screw, or he backed out the trigger pull-weight screw too much, and the rifle's not resetting.
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Old February 9, 2009, 05:14 PM   #9
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Over travle

Sounds like he messed with the over travel screw.
Top screw is over travle
Bottom is weight.

Also he may have forgot to re-seal the screws they will walk out on thier own if they are not sealed. Use clear finger nail polish, not lock tight.
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Old February 10, 2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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Sounds like he messed with the over travel screw.
Top screw is over travle
Bottom is weight.

Also he may have forgot to re-seal the screws they will walk out on thier own if they are not sealed. Use clear finger nail polish, not lock tight.
Exactly! That's what I was trying to get out of the OP. Maybe he'll reply someday!
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Old February 10, 2009, 02:56 PM   #11
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The OP indicated the firing pin "dropped" but that there was no mark on the primer. If those statements are true, the trigger would be ruled out.

It does irritate me when people ask for help and advice, get a lot (good or not) then never respond with the result or a word of thanks.

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Old February 10, 2009, 04:21 PM   #12
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good catch jim

Yea it does say that lol...
but yea were is this guy?
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Old February 12, 2009, 11:08 AM   #13
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He's giving Remmy 700 trigger advice to a guy in another thread!
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