If you own a Remington rifle, it may be on the recall list for a trigger replacement.
In order to avoid a protracted class action lawsuit regarding some inadvertent discharges from some of their rifles, Remington has agreed to replace millions of triggers for more than a dozen of its most popular rifles.
Remington has announced that it would replace their so-called “Walker Trigger” in a dozen variants of the Model 700 rifle at customers’ request.
In a press release, Remington said, “This economic settlement provides avenues for consumers, who have certain Remington rifles, to voluntarily have a new trigger installed. The press release goes on to say, “Remington believes it’s important that the terms of the proposed economic settlement be accurately described, as Remington does not want its customers to be confused or misled.”
Over the past year, several news stores have documented cases where certain Model 700 bolt-action rifles have fired without pulling the trigger, sometimes discharging when the bolt is locked forward or when the safety is disengaged. Remington claims there is no design flaw with the trigger and has said the unintended discharges are the result of user error.
Remington, according to the settlement, has agreed to replace triggers at no cost to the owners of Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 and 725. And the settlement agreement covers rifles manufactured way back in the 60s.
In their rebuttal, Remington says, “The Model 700 is the best-selling American-made bolt action rifle of all time. The Model 700 has also been and continues to be the tactical sniper rifle of choice for the U.S. armed forces and special ops and is widely used by state and federal law enforcement agencies.
So if you own any of the aforementioned rifles, go to Remington’s website for information on a retrofit.
PGC INVITES HUNTERS TO SUBMIT HUNTING PHOTOS
If you see the GoHuntPA campaign ads on TV, your hunting or outdoor photo could be shown on one of those TV commercials.
Photos can be of trophy shots from this season, or depict other scenes afield, including enjoying time with friends and family, says the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
To enter, sportsmen simply submit their photos by visiting GoHuntPA website (www.gohuntpa.org) and follow the instructions for uploading. And to publicize it, the PGC has launched #MyGoHuntPA Moment social media campaign that uses Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in addition to a radio campaign plus eBlasts.
Top Flight Media ad agency, in conjunction with the PGC, will review submissions and choose photos that will be incorporated into its fall 2015 statewide TV commercial. Winners will be selected in early 2015.
CABELA’S FREE PREDATOR SEMINARS
Cabela’s Hamburg is hosting several predator hunting, trapping and long range shooting seminars at their store Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11.
The seminars on both days are as follows:
* 10 a.m. – Introduction to trapping Tactics and Ethics, which will be a demonstration of the basics of trapping and explanation of the proper ethics and regulations.
* 11 a.m. – Firearms and Ammo for the Predator Hunter that will be detailed by predator hunting expert and Pennsylvania resident Mike Huff who is a registered Pennsylvania Coyote Hunting Guide, Pro Staffer for Coyote Light and maintains his www.masterpredatorhunting.com website.
* 12 p.m. – Long Range Shooting will describe how to extend your effective shooting range.
* 1 p.m. – Advanced Predator Tactics, again, by Mike Huff
who will discuss best ways to hunt foxes, coyotes and raccoons in the Keystone state.