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Remington Recalls the Model 700 Again – It’s Triggers (Again)

Remington issued a go tray recall notice earlier today for Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

Specifically, they are concerned about unintentional discharges. According to a press release, “A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process.”

You can determine if your rifle is covered by this country recall by reporting the serial number to Remington or by visual inspection using the guide provided by Remington (see below).


III. You may also determine if your rifle is subject to the recall by a visual inspection.
1) If the face of the trigger is ribbed (see Photo (1) below), your rifle does not have an XMP trigger and is NOT subject to this recall.
2) If the face of the trigger is smooth (see Photo (2) below), your rifle has an XMP trigger and IS subject to this recall – in which case you should immediately seek further assistance at xmprecall.remington.com or by calling 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

This isn’t the first recall for the 700. In 2010, they recalled the 700 to deal with a defective safety block. This stemmed from a series of mishaps going back to at least 2001 involving unintentional discharges (sound familiar?). Then, just two years ago, Remington settled lawsuits caused by those defective triggers. Granted, these are slightly different issues but they deal with the same component of the rifle. Considering this is the most popular hunting rifle in the world, they’ll hopefully finally, get this put to bed.

To read the recall notice visit remington.com.


5 Responses to “Remington Recalls the Model 700 Again – It’s Triggers (Again)”

  1. Fritzthedog says:

    F-Remington recalls-morons. At this point they should buy out Timney.
    The first thing to trash on any Rem 700, after the stock, is the trigger.
    They should suck it up, fire their lawyers and get serious.
    There’s a good lesson in how not to handle QC/liability issues with GM.

  2. Adam says:

    I just submitted my rifle for the recall. As a bonus they have given all those affected a 40% off coupon for the online store.

  3. Ettienne barclay says:


  4. Ettienne barclay says:

    I spent USD $4500 on my Remington 700vls Rifle and Scope only all in all $6000 USD on all the kit and cleaning equipment Ammo and associated hunting gear for this Rifle waited 5 months for issue of licence to collect paid for Rifle at Safari & OUTDOOR Pretoria. Now I still cant hunt, after calling Formalito the Remington Agents in South Africa I must now wait another couple of months for Remington to send New Triggers or replacement triggers for them to fit I miss this years hunting season Tremendous costs of R60000-00 rand spent on this rifle with all its extras to hunt by April/ May 2014 . I cant even get the gun as its still waiting for some one to push a button to print the licence that has been approved a month ago and there’s no police vehicles to fetch the printed licences because of Elections . What do I get OUT OF THIS Frustrations After Frustrations’ and Excuses mean time I’ve paid thousands’ and Got No Rifle or nothing and now the triggers don’t Work . Very UNHAPPY Remington 700 buyer