The Remington Model 700 refers to a series of manual, bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. A manual, bolt-action means that the gun handler must hand operate a bolt on the side of the rifle to load and unload cartridges into and out of the firing chamber. All of the rifles use a center fire mechanism, which means that the gun’s firing pin connects with a primer in the center of the cartridge case head. This contact results in a controlled explosion that discharges the bullet from the gun.
The Remington 700 has been in production for decades and comes in a variety of caliber configurations for firing various sizes of cartridges, including, the Remington 7 mm, the .308 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield and the .300 Winchester Magnum.
The Model 700 is mass produced for use by hunters and target shooters worldwide and is also used, in modified configurations, by police departments and the military.
The rifle has had its controversies, however, one of which is continuing complaints that the trigger mechanism can cause the gun to fire without the handler pulling the trigger. The allegations concerning unintended firings have been detailed in earlier posts on this blog.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Remington 700, please call us at (214) 826-5400. We will provide information, guidance and answer any questions you may have.