remington 700 problems on my elk hunt this year
I was hunting in Montana the end of October and had a few issues with my remington 700 .270 rifle and wanted to share them. On the second day of my elk hunt I had a 5x5 bull at about 435 yds away broadside. I took my time and set up to take my shot. When I released the safety the rifle discharged and I missed my shot. Two days later I was in cold and snowy conditions and had another opportunity at a bull at about 100 yards. After releasing the safety I pulled the trigger and nothing happened. I ejected the live round and inserted another into the chamber. As the bull headed away from me I pulled the trigger and the rifle fired. After missing that shot I reloaded and tried again. The rifle misfired again. Loading my last round I gave it a hail mary shot with no success. As I collected the brass the firing pin never struck the two live rounds. After watching the MSNBC investigative report on the problems with the 700 I called Remington and they are going to examine my rifle and they are paying for the shipping.
For the remainder of my hunting trip I would dry fire my rifle every morning and listen for the firing pin. On the second to last day I was able to harvest a large cow and make my trip worth the aggravation.