Remington Fires Back at CNBC
In an hour long documentary titled Remington Under Fire, which began airing last night (October 20th), CNBC levels serious accusations against the Ilion NY company used by hunters for generations.
CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn contends through a series of documents and expert witnesses that the Remington model 700 trigger mechanism has been defective since its creation in the last 1940's. Perhaps even more serious is the CNBC accusation that Remington has known about the defect and has refused to recall the model 700, affecting over 5 million rifles since the beginning of production. The documentary's website and future air times can be found here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39554936/
Shortly after the documentary's release, Remington fired back with a new website (www.remington700.tv) that seeks to show their side of the 700 story and highlight inaccuracies in the CNBC story. The site is composed of various videos that highlight problems with the expert witness in the documentary as well as 100s of other videos about the 700 and safe firearms practices.
For instance on the CNBC show Jack Belk, one of Cohn's expert witnesses, states that there is “No credible argument” that the 700 trigger mechanism is safe. However on Remington's website a video shows the same Jack Belk testifying under oath that “the gun” during testing did not fire in any position other than when the safety was in the firing position and the trigger was pulled.
As a hunter and reader of BGH, you probably have either shot, owned, or been around a model 700. What has your experience been?