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Cleaning, Lubrication, and Maintenance

Overview

Routine maintenance is essential to keeping your Bolt Action Model 710 firearm in top condition for years to come.

Cleaning, Lubrication and Maintenance

WARNING! Before cleaning, make sure your firearm is completely unloaded (both the chamber and the magazine) and engage the safety mechanism by placing the safety lever in the “S” or "SAFE" position.

WARNING! After each use, follow the lubrication and maintenance directions in this Owner’s Manual. If the firearm is immersed in water, it must be thoroughly cleaned and lubricated as soon as possible. In case of saltwater immersion, first flush all parts with fresh water, then dry, clean and lubricate the firearm. If the firearm does not function properly, have it checked and corrected by a Remington Authorized Repair Center before further use. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to firearm malfunctions which could result in serious personal injuries or death.

Caution: The chamber and bore should be cleaned before loading and firing the firearm the first time.

Lubrication

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Over-lubrication should be avoided at all times. A light application of RemTM Oil helps to prevent rusting.

WARNING! Excessive use of a lubricant could adversely affect the function and safe operation of your firearm. Failure to properly maintain your firearm can not only damage your firearm, it can expose you and others to unnecessary risks of personal injury or death.

When the firearm is to be stored, it should be carefully cleaned and thoroughly oiled. Outside metal surfaces should be wiped with RemTM Oil occasionally. When the firearm is to be reused, all excess lubrication must be removed. The chamber and bore must be thoroughly wiped dry.

For safe and dependable operation of your firearm, the barrel and action must be cleaned periodically.

NOTE: Remington’s Rem™ Oil is available from your local dealer. If your dealer is out of stock, ask him to order Rem™ Oil from his Remington Distributor.

To Clean the Barrel

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WARNING! Unload the firearm before cleaning. Look into the ejection port and visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm. Always wear eye protection when handling, disassembling and reassembling the firearm.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Remove the magazine box from the firearm by pressing the magazine latch release lever then pulling the magazine box from the magazine well. See Picture 11.
  4. Open the action by raising the bolt handle.
  5. Disengage the bolt stop by rotating the bolt stop lever until the lever is in the vertical position. See Picture 8.
  6. Pull the bolt rearward, sliding the bolt assembly from the firearm.
  7. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded.
  8. Use the instructions and equipment provided in a quality cleaning kit such as a Remington Cleaning Kit. For recommendations, see your dealer or a Remington Authorized Service Center.
  9. Saturate cleaning patch with Brite Bore™ or equivalent.
  10. Attach the patch to a cleaning rod tip.
  11. Pass the patch through bore from the chamber end to the muzzle several times removing loose residue and fouling.
  12. Select the correct caliber cleaning brush and attach a brush to the cleaning rod.
  13. Spray bore brush with Brite Bore.
  14. Push the cleaning rod through the barrel several times.
  15. Remove the brush from the rod and attach a tip with a cleaning patch.
  16. Push the cleaning patch through the bore.
  17. Repeat several times using a new cleaning patch each time until the patch is removed from the barrel without fouling residue.
  18. Push a clean patch saturated with Rem™ Oil through the barrel.
  19. Push a clean dry patch through the barrel to remove excess lubricant.
  20. Apply a light application of Rem™ Oil to the outside of the barrel with a soft clean cloth.

WARNING! After cleaning, Make sure the barrel is free of obstructions. See To Check the Barrel for Obstructions.

To Disassemble and Clean the Firearm

CAUTION: The Model 710™, 715™, 770™ firearms should NOT be disassembled beyond what is described in this manual, except by the factory or a Remington Authorized Repair Center.

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WARNING! Unload the firearm before cleaning. Look into the ejection port and visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm. Always wear eye protection when handling, disassembling and reassembling the firearm.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Remove the magazine box from the firearm by pressing the magazine latch release lever then pulling the magazine box from the magazine well. See Picture 11.
  4. Open the action by raising the bolt handle.
  5. Disengage the bolt stop by rotating the bolt stop lever until the lever is in the vertical position. See Picture 8.
  6. Pull the bolt rearward, sliding the bolt assembly from the firearm.
  7. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded.
  8. Remove the barred/action from the stock by removing the three takedown screws, using a 1/8” and 1/16” Allen Wrench. See Picture 13.
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  9. Lift the barreled/action from the stock.

To Clean the Receiver

  1. Thoroughly spray then brush all components inside the receiver using RemTM Action Cleaner.
  2. Air dry or use compressed air to thoroughly dry the receiver assembly.
  3. Apply a light application of Rem™ Oil to the inside and outside of the receiver.

To Clean and Lubricate the Trigger Assembly

NOTE: Clean and lubricate the receiver and trigger assemblies as a unit.

Do not remove the trigger assembly from the receiver.

  1. Thoroughly spray inside the trigger assembly at the four points specified in Picture 14 with RemTM Action Cleaner.
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  2. Disengage the safety by moving the safety mechanism to the "F" or "FIRE" position. Pull the trigger rearward and release multiple times.
  3. Pull and hold the trigger rearward. While using a small punch or screwdriver, depress the sear (Lubrication Point 1, see Picture 14) and release multiple times. See Picture 15.
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  4. Release the trigger and operate the safety lever from the "FIRE" to the "SAFE" position multiple times.
  5. Again thoroughly spray inside the trigger assembly at the four points specified in Picture 14 with Rem™ Action Cleaner. Air dry or use compressed air to thoroughly dry the trigger assembly.
  6. Place one drop of Rem™ Oil in each of the four (4) points in the trigger assembly specified in Picture 14.
  7. Disengage the safety by placing the safety arm in the “F” or "FIRE" position. Pull the trigger rearward and release multiple times. Ensure the trigger returns completely to the forward position each time.
    WARNING! If the trigger does not fully return to the forward position each time it is released, then your firearm is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have had it repaired by a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  8. If the trigger completely returns as specified in step 19, pull and hold the trigger rearward while using a small punch or screwdriver to depress and release the sear multiple times. See Picture 15.
    WARNING! If the sear does not return to the full upward position without hesitation, then your firearm is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have had it  inspected and repaired by a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  9. If the sear freely returns to the full upward position as specified in step 20, release the trigger and operate the safety mechanism from the "FIRE" to the "SAFE" position multiple times. The safety mechanism must operate freely. The safety arm or lever must be positioned fully in the "S" or “SAFE" position. The safety should NOT remain in a position anywhere between the "SAFE" and "FIRE" position. If the safety mechanism does not freely return to the full "SAFE" or "FIRE" position, repeat steps 13 thru 21. If the safety mechanism does not freely return to the "SAFE" or "FIRE" position after repeating operations 13 thru 21, return the firearm to a Remington Authorized Repair Center for an inspection of the safety and trigger assembly.
  10. Place the safety in the "S" or "SAFE" position and lightly spray Rem™ Oil on all the external surfaces of the trigger assembly and receiver. Wipe off excess oil.

To Disassemble the Bolt Assembly

  1. With the bolt assembly removed from the firearm (see To Remove the Bolt Assembly), compress the firing pin spring by placing pliers on the firing pin head and bolt plug as shown in Picture 16.
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  2. Rotate the bolt plug and firing pin assembly clockwise 1/8th of a turn. See Picture 17.
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  3. Remove the firing pin assembly from the bolt body by pulling the bolt plug outward.
  4. Remove the bolt head from the bolt body by removing the bolt head pin with a punch. See Picture 18.
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To Clean the Bolt and Firing Pin Assemblies

Caution! Clean the firing pin assembly as a unit. Do not disassemble.

  1. Thoroughly spray and brush all bolt assembly components including the firing pin assembly using RemTM Action Cleaner.
  2. Air dry or use compressed air to thoroughly dry all components in the bolt assembly.
  3. Apply a light application of Rem™ Oil to all surfaces of the bolt assembly.
  4. If desired, apply grease to the cocking notch.

To Reassemble Bolt Assembly

  1. Push the bolt head into the bolt body. Align the bolt head pin and bolt body holes as shown in Picture 19. Orient the bolt handle 180 degrees from the ejector, as viewed from the front.
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    WARNING! When the bolt head pin is NOT in the bolt assembly, the firearm is NOT safe to use. Leaving the bolt head pin out of the assemble can cause serious personnel injury or death to you and others.
  2. Insert the bolt head pin through the bolt body and bolt head. If assembled correctly, the bolt handle will be 180 degrees from the ejector, as viewed from the front. See Picture 20.
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  3. Insert the firing pin assembly in the bolt body, with the firing pin head approximately 1/8 of a turn clockwise from the small cocked notch. See Picture 21.
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  4. Compress the bolt plug, then rotate 1/8 turn counter-clockwise unit the cocking arm is located in the small cocked notch. See Picture 22.
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NOTE: While your bolt action firearm has been designed and manufactured to provide improved corrosion protection, only proper care will keep your firearm in good operating condition and maintain its appearance. After extensive use, the protective coating on plated parts may be worn sufficiently reducing the corrosion protection. Such worn parts should be replaced to assure the integrity of the corrosion protection.

To Disassemble Magazine

NOTE: For instruction how to remove the magazine from the firearm, see To Load the Magazine.

WARNING! Use extreme care when removing the magazine bottom, as the magazine spring is under compression. Wear eye protection to avoid serious personal injury.

  1. Remove the magazine bottom from housing by placing a small flat screw driver blade between the magazine housing locking tab and magazine bottom. Gently pry the two components apart. See Picture 23.
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  2. Remove the magazine bottom, spring, and follower from magazine housing.

To Clean the Magazine

  1. Thoroughly spray and brush all magazine assembly components using RemTM Action Cleaner.
  2. Air dry or use compressed air to thoroughly dry the magazine assembly components.
  3. Apply a light application of Rem™ Oil to all metal surfaces.

To Reassemble the Magazine

  1. Insert the follower into the magazine housing from the bottom. Orient the follower’s cartridge bias in the rear of the housing.
  2. For Short Action magazine housings, insert the “short action” spacer in the rear of the magazine housing.
  3. Place the short leg of the magazine spring into the magazine housing. The last bend in the spring should be oriented toward the rear of the magazine box. See Picture 24.
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  4. Place the magazine bottom on to the magazine spring with the Remington “R” at the front of the magazine box. See Picture 25.
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  5. Compress the spring with the magazine bottom on to the magazine housing until the bottom snaps into place.
  6. Ensure the follower moves freely.
  7. Reassemble if follower does not move freely without hesitation.

To Reassemble the Barreled Action to Stock

  1. With the bolt assembly and magazine removed, place the barrel/action into the stock.
  2. Replace and tighten (clockwise) the takedown screws to the following torque specifications:
    • Front Screw: 55 to 60 inch pounds
    • Middle Screw: 40 to 45 inch pounds
    • Rear Screw: 15 to 20 inch pounds.
      See Picture 13.

WARNING! Before replacing the bolt assembly, make sure the barrel is free from obstructions. See To Check for Barrel Obstructions.

  1. Install the bolt assembly. See instruction on To Install the Bolt Assembly.
  2. Push the magazine box into the receiver’s magazine well until the latch fully engages.
  3. Ensure the safety is engage by placing the safety mechanism in the “Safe” or “S" position.

To Function Test the Firearm

When the firearm is fully reassembled, a short function test should be conducted to ensure proper operation before loading or discharging the firearm. If the firearm does not function as described in any part of the Function Test procedure, then the firearm should be reassembled and function tested again. Do NOT discharge the firearm. If the firearm fails the Function Test again, DO NOT discharge the firearm. The firearm should be sent to a Remington Authorized Repair Center or call: 1-800-243-9700, Mon - Fri., 9:00AM- 5:00PM Eastern Time.

WARNING! Completely unload the firearm before Function Testing. Look into the ejection port and visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure thereare no cartridges in the firearm. Always wear eye protection when handling the firearm.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction throughout the Function Testing process.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Open the action by raising the bolt handle, then pulling the bolt fully rearward. The bolt should stop on the bolt stop at the rear of the stroke.
  4. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded. Also make sure the barrel is free of obstructions.
  5. Verify the bolt head pin is present. See Picture 26.
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    WARNING! If bolt head pin is missing; do NOT use the firearm. The firearm is NOT safe. Using the firearm without a bolt head pin may lead to firearm malfunctions which could result in serious personal injuries or death.
  6. Remove the magazine by disengaging the magazine latch while pulling the magazine from the firearm. See Picture 11.
  7. Slide the bolt forward, then push the bolt handle down, locking the bolt into the firing position.
  8. With the safety engaged, pull the trigger rearward and release. The firing pin should not release.
  9. Disengage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully forward to the “F” or “FIRE” position.
  10. Pull the trigger rearward and release. The firing pin should release.
  11. Ensure the trigger returns completely to the forward position each time the trigger is pulled.
  12. Cycle the bolt and repeat steps 10 and 11 multiple times.
    WARNING! If the trigger does not fully return to the forward position each time it is released, then your firearm is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have it inspected and the problem corrected by a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  13. If the trigger completely returns as specified in step 11, remove the bolt. See To Remove the Bolt Assembly.
  14. With the safety disengaged, pull and hold the trigger rearward while using a small punch or screwdriver to depress the sear then releasing multiple times. The sear must return to the full upward position without hesitation. See Picture 27.
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    WARNING! If the sear does not return to the full upward position without hesitation, then your firearm is NOT in a safe operating condition and must NOT be used until you have it inspected and the problem corrected by a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  15. If the sear freely returns to the full upward position as specified in operation 14, release the trigger and operate the safety from the Fire “F” to the Safe “S” position multiple times. The safety must operate freely. The safety arm must be positioned in the full Safe “S” or full Fire “F” position.
  16. Repeat steps 14 and 15 multiple time.
    WARNING! If the safety does NOT freely return to the full Safe “S” or full Fire “F” position after repeating steps 14 thru 15 multiple times, then your firearm is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have had it inspected and corrected by a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  17. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  18. Install the bolt assembly into the receiver. See To Install the Bolt Assembly.
  19. Pull the trigger fully rearward. The firing pin must NOT release.
  20. Place the empty magazine into the magazine well until it is latched fully.
  21. Disengage the safety by placing the safety mechanism in the “FIRE” or “F” position.
  22. Close the action smartly (with force) by moving the bolt assembly fully forward quickly. Once fully forward, push down on the bolt handle, caming the bolt into the locked position.
  23. The firing pin must Not release and the empty magazine should remain latched in position.
  24. To check if firing pin released, (with the safety mechanism disengaged), pull the trigger fully rearward. The firing pin should release.
  25. Repeat steps 21 thru 24 multiple times.
    WARNING! IF the firing pin does NOT remain cocked when the bolt is closed smartly, the firearm is NOT safe to use. Return the firearm to the  factory or to a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
  26. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.

WARNING! Incorrectly assembling the firearm or with modified parts can result in damage to your firearm, personal injury or death to you or others. Remington recommends all service and replacement of components be performed by a Remington Authorized Repair Center. If a repair or component replacement was not completed by a Remington Authorized Repair Center we recommend that you have your firearm checked by an Authorized Repair Center. See Getting Parts and Service for a Remington Authorized Repair Center nearest you.

The firearm owner and user must accept full responsibility for the correct reassembly and functioning of the firearm after disassembly or replacement of parts.

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