Remington Bolt Release and Bolt Removal

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  1. Curmudgeon

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    I just saw a Remington 700 posted for sale. Seller mentioned it had no bolt release and was used for a bench rest match. How is a bolt removed from a Remington that doesn't have a bolt release? I am asking this knowing I can remove the trigger and bolt stop but do many shooters operate without a bolt stop installed? Thanks
     
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  2. Bill Norris

    Bill Norris Silver $$ Contributor

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    Some run a small screwdriver or like tool down along side the action to push the lever to allow the bolt to be taken out.
     
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  3. Dusty Stevens

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    As long as the stop is still in place itll be just fine. I use a pocket knife to release it
     
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  4. gunsandgunsmithing

    gunsandgunsmithing The best tuners and wind flags on the market Gold $$ Contributor

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    It's pretty easy. As Bill said, a small screwdriver or a pocket knife will do the trick on a Remington.
     
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  5. jobhopper66

    jobhopper66 Gold $$ Contributor

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    ^^^As mike and others have said a small screwdriver is all it takes and the original XP100 pistols came from the factory this way.
     
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  6. NorCalMikie

    NorCalMikie Gold $$ Contributor

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    And sooner or later, you WILL have an external release installed. It happens that way.:D:)
     
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  7. Iowa Fox

    Iowa Fox Silver $$ Contributor

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    I found a broken popsicle stick years ago when the grandson was here. Its the perfect shape for my xp100s. I get nervous about metallic tools scratching as you insert them in that tight spot.
     
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  8. carlsbad

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    I just push down on the side bolt release...that I installed.
     
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  9. Nick Caprinolo

    Nick Caprinolo Gold $$ Contributor

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    You can buy a Jewel trigger with a bolt release. You may have to relieve a slight bit of wood on the inside of the stock.
     
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