Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem
Actually had this happen 2years ago on the bench with my son's model 700. I moved the saftey to fire and the rifle went off!!! Scared the heck out of us and I initially felt like I must had done something wrong like having my finger in the trigger. Further investigation on my part found that I could replicate the problem (empty chamber)by lightly touching the trigger and then removing your finger prior to moving the safety to fire and the hammer would fall, so to speak! I contacted Big Green and they sent me a free shipping box to send it out to them, which I did. I got the rifle back in a few weeks with a findings report which summed it up saying that the trigger mech had a "rusty" spring??? Was it? I know we clean our rifles well, but rarely go into the trigger assembly.