HUGE RECALL: Remington 700 and Model Seven

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson
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Remington is recalling Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Visit to see if you rifle needs to be sent back to Remington.

Remington says that while the trigger design is safe there was a potential excess bonding agent applied during production which could result in an unintentional discharge. This Remington 700 is a very popular line of rifles and the company will have produced a significant number in the eight year period of the recall.

The full press release…

Madison, N.C. – Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) today announced a voluntary recall of Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Senior Remington engineers determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.


Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized process.

Remington has advised customers to immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible. Do not attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles.

Remington established a dedicated website and toll-free hotline to help consumers determine whether their Model 700 or Model Seven rifle(s) are subject to recall:

• Website:

• Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

The website and hotline provide guidance on returning recalled rifles free of charge. “Remington takes safety extremely seriously,” said Teddy Novin, Director of Public Affairs and Communications. “While we have the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, we are undertaking this recall in the interest of customer safety, to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process. We have established significant safety and technical resources to determine which rifles are affected and to minimize any risks. Our goal is to have every recalled firearm inspected, specialty cleaned, tested and returned as soon as possible.”

“We’re putting our customers and their safety first by voluntarily recalling all potentially affected rifles. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety,” Novin concluded.

The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.

Remington is informing consumers through a broad range of communications channels, including media outreach, targeted advertising and digital media.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Duglus50 Duglus50 on Aug 23, 2014

    I have a model 700, 300 wsm on the trigger recall list. I was chambering a round and the rifle discharged. Good thing I was practicing safe muzzle control or it could have been ugly. It rang my bell pretty good. I was dizzy for half and hour. It has been a nightmare trying to get it fixed. Customer support is terrible. First off, when you call them you get put on hold for at least half an hour. If you leave a message to get a call back, it never happens. Next, they told me because I live in Alaska Fed-X doesn't deliver here, which is total bull. Sure enough 2 weeks later a shipping box showed up but I had to ship my gun to them( on my dime). NOW! I called to find out the status of the repair.(another 30 minute wait) and they told me 120days!!!!!!!!!! for repair. I will never buy another Remington product.

  • GlennAT GlennAT on Oct 10, 2014

    DO NOT send your firearm to Remington Arms Company for repair. They've had mine for 11 weeks & haven't touched it. I was told it would be a minumum of 12 weeks to however long it takes. I asked them to return my firearm & they refused unless I sign a waiver. You have the option of having certain certified gunsmiths replace the trigger for you & I would strongely advise you to go that route unless you don't care when you get your firearm back.