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I generally say a rem 700 in 30/06 or 308 with a leupold 3-9 with leupold mounts and rings and go hunt anything but dangerous game. The 7mag is just as good and one of my favorites. Now get a good optic and dont look back.

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To each his own but I have been shooting numerous rem 700 for 25 years and I have never had or know anybody that had a bolt knob come off. The safety "issue" is a good feature in my mind because you don't have to release the safety to empty your firearm. Emptying a firearm while still on safety should not be looked at as a problem. As for controlled feed over push feed... which is preferred is a discussion in itself. Controlled feed is good if you are upside down, sideways, etc. but under normal hunting conditions the push feed will be just fine. BTW, remington has an excellent trigger group that can be set at lower pull weights by competent people easily. Most factory rifle triggers are set way too heavy. Enjoy your purchase. Thumbs up

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Got to agree with Chester here. Now Savage makes a fine firearm it is true and I have 4 in my gun safe right now. Still I have two 700's and know plenty of other folks that have 700's and 7's and not one of them have a bad thing to say about the guns. In fact the 700 action is in the top three actions to build a custom rifle on and people don't do that with actions that have weak extractors and bolts that fall off?

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To each his own but I have been shooting numerous rem 700 for 25 years and I have never had or know anybody that had a bolt knob come off.
The safety "issue" is a good feature in my mind because you don't have to release the safety to empty your firearm. Emptying a firearm while still on safety should not be looked at as a problem. As for controlled feed over push feed... which is preferred is a discussion in itself. Controlled feed is good if you are upside down, sideways, etc. but under normal hunting conditions the push feed will be just fine. BTW, remington has an excellent trigger group that can be set at lower pull weights by competent people easily. Most factory rifle triggers are set way too heavy. Enjoy your purchase. Thumbs up

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Laugh Nicely done Mr. 99. nicely done

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One picture does not make a recall nor does it make a trend. You name the rifle and I'm sure we can find pictures of failures of one type or the other. I didn't say it doesn't happen, I just said it is not a problem to worry about. Thumbs up

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Exactly, I have a Parker - Hale 1300LW 30-06 that is the best production gun I own. Truely an awsome gun! I hunt with a guy that has a differnt modle but basicly the same gun (not a LW) and has had nothing but proublems with it. He thinks that P-H's just suck!
I did find it humerous that 99 had that photo, actually still laughing.

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Remington model 788 did have bolt breakage issues because of the way they were welded but the 700 is welded different and has not been an issue(for the most part), but if you sold as many rifles and actions as the model 700 did, you are sure to get a couple lemons in the mix.

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