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Old 12-09-2012, 12:33 PM
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Default Removal of the Remington 700's manual thumb safety

Can I remove the manual thumb safety without any loss of function besides a manual thumb safety? R+D Precision's website model 700 does not have a manual thumb safety and I like the way it looks. Plus the best safety on a bolt action is raising the bolt handle and/or pulling the bolt back.


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Old 12-09-2012, 1:24 PM
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I'm sure you could, but you would open yourself up for a world of hurt if there were ever an accident involving that gun. Just something to think about...
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Yes, Timney triggers come with or without a safety. I prefer function over fashion myself, so I ordered mine with a safety.
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I don't get it... even without the safety sticking up the action still has the cut out and the markings as well as the relief in the stock. Might as well stick something in there!!
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I can tell you from experience that if you drive out the rear trigger pin from the left side without putting the safety selector on safe, you will easily remove the safety lever...
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Leave it on. It doesn't hurt anything, or get in the way.
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Didn't you see the recall about 700 triggers? Take the safety off and the damn thing would fire. I think your idea about using the bolt as a safety is the way to go. People rely too much on a safety; don't do any trigger, safety, whatever manipulation unless it is pointed somewhere safe.
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Old 12-10-2012, 9:38 PM
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Just cut off the safety lever, of you don't want the safety.
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I can tell you from experience that if you drive out the rear trigger pin from the left side without putting the safety selector on safe, you will easily remove the safety lever...

I hate when that happens...
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Can I remove the manual thumb safety without any loss of function besides a manual thumb safety? R+D Precision's website model 700 does not have a manual thumb safety and I like the way it looks. Plus the best safety on a bolt action is raising the bolt handle and/or pulling the bolt back.


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I removed one of mine several years ago. None of my Jewell triggers have them either. Never been an issue in my application. Which is bench rest only. YMMV if doing something else.

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