More than one of our fellow contributors have had similar problems relating to the safe handling of aforementioned weapon. ANyone who gets their information from places like NBC, CNN, MSNBC are getting the propaganda that has been filtered many times often distorting the truth so badly the only truth in there is the meaning of the individual words. What the reporters neglected to mention was that they planted explosive charges in the gas tanks of the different trucks and they were detonated remotely so the report was more dramatic. K..your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.Remmington has developed a new safety mechanism in response to the negative feed back on the history of this safety issue. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to shoot. Some years back, I believe that it was NBC who did a hatchet job on either Chevy or GMC trucks. The Lamestream Media has an agenda and the truth is not in them. They will say whatever to scare people away from the use of guns.
If you are unsure when your gun was manufactured, Remington has set up a website where you can enter your gun's serial number.In this weapons video tutorial, you'll see how to field strip a Remington 700 bolt without the use of tools in the field. All are based on the same rounded, centerfire bolt action.Gus' mother, Barbara Barber, had been unloading her rifle when it went off and said she was certain her finger was not on the trigger when it fired.She told CNBC: 'I went to the funeral home and looked Gus right square in the eye and I said "Son, it ends here and now".'I promised him I would never be bought off and I would never quit until I've effected change.'The Barber family sued Remington and as a result the company agreed in 2002 to modify older 700 rifles for a time. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Justice Department nor the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are not allowed to recall guns.