Popular Remington 700 Rifle Linked To Potentially Deadly Defect

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/popular-remington-700-rifle-linked-to-potentially-deadly-defects-2/

The Remington 700 series is one of the most popular bolt-action rifles in American history — with over 7.5 million sold. But there’s a problem. Thousands of owners have complained that the rifle has fired without anyone squeezing the trigger.

The company has downplayed the danger for decades and the complaints represent only a fraction of the rifles out there. But as we first reported in February, one avid hunter and gun-lover is on a missiont o raise awareness about what he calls the rifle’s defect. And he has good reason.

Roger Stringer: I have become so accustomed to unpleasant thoughts and hardship till that has become my new normal.

One of Roger Stringer’s sons is dead; the other went to prison.

Roger Stringer: Pain is my constant companion.

Family photos of better days show dad and sons hunting. Roger, a powerline construction foreman from Enon, Mississippi, owned a Remington Model 700 rifle. And he bought another one for his older, then 12-year-old son, Zac.

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